Literary Calendar: November 13-19, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

The following events this week are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. This is not a complete listing. For additional events, see Bookshop on our pages or log on to cityguideand type in "book events."

13 Monday

Noon. The Marine Corps Association hosts a reading and signing with Steven Pressfield , author of the historical novels Tides of War and, most recently, The Afghan Campaign (a novel of Alexander the Great), at the bookstore in the Association Building, 715 Broadway St., Quantico, Va. For details, call 703-640-6161, ext. 336 or visit .

7 P.M. Erik Larson discusses and signs Thunderstruck , the intertwined stories of Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of wireless communication, and the notorious murderer Dr. H.H. Crippen, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

14 Tuesday

10:30 A.M. Award-winning children's authors Walter Dean Myers and Christopher Myers discuss and sign their new collaboration, Jazz (with poetry by the former, illustrations by the latter), at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

Noon. Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Garry Wills discusses his new book, What Paul Meant , in conversation with journalist Bill Press at the Dacor Bacon House, 1801 F St. NW, in an event sponsored by the English-Speaking Union. Admission is $25 for non-members; call 202-234-4602 or e-mail for details and to RSVP. Garry Wills will also speak that evening at 7 p.m. at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

Noon. Poets Bernadette Geyer, Carly Sachs and Marcela Sulak read work on the theme "Delicious Poems About Food" as part of the "Poetry at Noon" series at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE, 202-707-1308.

6:30 P.M. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Cultural Center hosts an evening with Book World Editor Marie Arana , who will read from her new novel, Cellophane , and discuss the challenges facing Hispanic journalists today, at the Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center, 1330 New York Ave. NW. Free tickets will be distributed beginning at 6 p.m.; a photo ID is required for entry.

7:30 P.M. Lt. Col. Jay Kopelman discusses and signs From Baghdad, With Love: A Marine, the War, and a Dog Named Lava (written with Melinda Roth) at Barnes & Noble-Tyson's, 7851L Tyson's Corner Center, McLean, Va., 703-506-2937.

7:30 P.M. Claudia Roden , author of the James Beard Award--winning The Book of Jewish Food and her newest culinary collection, Arabesque: A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon , discusses her work at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Admission to this "nextbook" event is $8; call 888-219-5222 or visit for details and to RSVP.

7:30 P.M. David Poyer reads from and signs his new military thriller, The Threat , at Barnes & Noble-Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, 202-965-9880.

7:30 P.M. Isabel Allende , author of the novels Daughter of Fortune and the recently published Inés of My Soul , discusses the archetypes in her fiction (and our lives) with Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen , author of Goddesses in Everywoman: Powerful Archetypes in Women's Lives , at the Washington National Cathedral, Nave, Massachusetts & Wisconsin Aves. NW. Admission is $16; call 800-937-8728 or visit for details and to RSVP.

15 Wednesday

6:30 P.M. Jerry Mander , a senior fellow at the Public Media Center and founder of the International Forum on Globalization, discusses the new anthology Paradigm Wars: Indigenous Peoples' Resistance to Globalization (edited with Victoria Tauli-Corpuz) at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

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