Literary Calendar: December 11-17, 2006

Sunday, December 10, 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."

11 Monday

1 P.M. The "Mystery Monday Lunchtime Series," sponsored by Mid-Atlantic Mystery Writers of America, presents a reading and discussion with M ary-Jane Deeb, author of A Christmas Mystery in Provence and Murder on the Riviera, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.

6 P.M. Claudia Cangilla McAdam reads from and signs her children's picture book, The Christmas Tree Cried: The Story of the White House Christmas Tree (illustrated by Anna-Maria Crum), at Borders Books-14th St., 600 14th St. NW, 202-737-1385.

7:30 P.M. Poet and translator Carolyn Forché, the award-winning author of the collections Blue Hour and The Angel of History, and the editor of Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witness, presents the annual Emily Dickinson Birthday Tribute Reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. A reception and signing follow. Tickets for this event, co-sponsored by the Poetry Society of America, are $12; call 202-544-7077 or visit for details and to RSVP.

8:15 P.M. Journalist Jim Lehrer, executive editor and anchor of the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" on PBS, reads from and signs his new novel, The Phony Marine, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

12 Tuesday

Noon. William S. Shepard, a former consul and political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, discusses and signs Murder On The Danube: A Robbie Cutler Diplomatic Mystery (set amid the 1956 Hungarian Revolution) at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. For details on this event, sponsored by the library's European Division, call 202-707-8493.

3 P.M. Doro Bush Koch discusses and signs My Father, My President: A Personal Account of the Life of George H. W. Bush at Books & Crannies, 15 S. Madison St., Middleburg, Va., 540-687-6677.

6:30 P.M. British journalist Askold Krushelnycky, author of An Orange Revolution: A Personal Journey Through Ukrainian History, and Andrew Evans, author of Ukraine: The Bradt Travel Guide, discuss their books in a forum sponsored by the Washington Group Cultural Fund at the Embassy of Ukraine, 3350 M St. NW. A reception and book signing follow. There is a $10 suggested donation. For details, call 703-241-1817; to RSVP, call 202-349-2937 or e-mail

7 P.M. Architect and interior designer Lisa S. Roberts discusses and signs her new illustrated resource, Antiques of the Future, at the Corcoran School of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Admission is $16 for the general public; call 202-639-1700 for details and to RSVP.

7 P.M. Mireille Guiliano, president and CEO of Cliquot Inc. (part of the LVMH luxury group), discusses and signs French Women for All Seasons: A Year of Secrets, Recipes, and Pleasure at Borders Books-White Flint, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, Md., 301-816-1067.

7 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Art Buchwald discusses and signs his new book, Too Soon to Say Goodbye, at the Wesley United Methodist Church, 5312 Connecticut Ave. NW in an event sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore; call 202-364-1919 for details.

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