Literary Calendar: January 15-21, 2007

Sunday, January 14, 2007

7 P.M. Physicist Joseph Romm, founder and director of the Center for Energy and Climate Solutions, discusses and signs Hell and High Water: Global Warming -- the Solution and the Politics -- and What We Should Do at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919. He will also speak on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Borders Books-Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va., 703-556-7766.


Noon. Katherine Roeder presents a lecture, "Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy and Mass Culture in the Work of Winsor McCay," a look at the work of the influential film animator and cartoonist who introduced the strip "Little Nemo in Slumberland" in 1905, at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Dining Room A, 101 Independence Ave. SE, 202-707-9115. Roeder is a fellow at the Swann Foundation, which presents annual grants to aid research and writing projects in the fields of caricature and cartoon.

7 P.M. Jörg Friedrich discusses and signs The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, 1940-1945 at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. NBC News reporter Andrea Mitchell discusses and signs her memoir, Talking Back: ... to Presidents, Dictators, and Assorted Scoundrels (just published in paperback) at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW. Admission is $20 for nonmembers; call 202-639-1700 for details and to RSVP.


6:15 P.M. A reception sponsored by the Newseum begins an evening with Gene Roberts, a journalism professor at the University of Maryland, and Hank Klibanoff, managing editor of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who will discuss and sign their new book, The Race Beat: The Press, the Civil Rights Struggle, and the Awakening of a Nation, at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Call 202-662-7129 or e-mail to RSVP. They will also speak on Thursday, Jan. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Olsson's Books-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227.

7 P.M. The monthly POESIS series features a poetry reading by Katherine Young and music by keyboardist Shep Williams and flutist Mike Gillispie at Greenberry's Coffee, 1737 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-465-7823.

7 P.M. Kate Gale, managing editor of Red Hen Press, reads from and signs her second book of poems, Mating Season, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.


6 P.M. Karna Small Bodman, a former senior director of the National Security Council under President Reagan, reads from and signs her new political thriller, Checkmate, at Borders Books-14th St., 600 14th St. NW, 202-737-1385.

7 P.M. Musician Ivor Hanson discusses and signs his new memoir, Life on the Ledge: Reflections of a New York City Window Cleaner, at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-785-1133.

7 P.M. Chris Hedges discusses and signs American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America at Olsson's Books-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610.

7 P.M. Robert Stone discusses and signs his new memoir, Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Emmet Kennedy, a professor of history at George Washington University, discusses and signs Secularism and Its Opponents from Augustine to Solzhenitsyn at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 202-737-5553.

7:30 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Michael Sallah discusses and signs Tiger Force: A True Story of Men and War (an account of the elite platoon of the Army's 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry, which served in Vietnam, written with Mitch Weiss) at Barnes & Noble-Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, 202-965-9880.

7:30 P.M. The Café Muse series presents readings by poets Jody Bolz and Jean Nordhaus at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, Md. An open reading (sign-up at 7 p.m.) concludes the program. For details, call 301-581-9439 or visit


10:30 A.M. Barrie Trinkle, the 1973 National Spelling Champion and a member of the Bee's World Panel since 1996, discusses How to Spell Like a Champ: Roots, Lists, Rules, Games, Tricks, & Bee-Winning Tips from the Pros (written with Carolyn Andrews and Paige Kimble) at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

Noon. Russian-born poet Philip Nikolayev reads from his new book of verse, Letters from Aldenderry, at the Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. This event, introduced by Grace Cavalieri, celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Public Radio's "The Poet and the Poem" feature. Call 202-289-1200 for details.

6:30 P.M. Rafis Abazov, adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, discusses and signs Culture and Customs of the Central Asian Republics at the Russia Online, Inc. Bookstore, 3800 Howard Ave., Kensington, Md. For details, call 301-933-0607 or e-mail

7 P.M. Journalist Edward Luce, Washington bureau chief for the Financial Times (and formerly its South Asian bureau chief) discusses and signs In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.


2 P.M. Yasmin Shiraz signs her new novel, Privacy (the sequel to Exclusive), at Karibu Books, Pentagon City Mall, 1100 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va., 703-415-1118.

2 P.M. Linda Lear, a professor of environmental history, discusses and signs Beatrix Potter: A Life in Nature at Borders Books-White Flint, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, Md., 301-816-1067.

6 P.M. Richard A. Clarke, a veteran counterterrorism official who served in several administrations, reads from and signs his new political thriller, Breakpoint, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.


5 P.M. Journalist Stanley Meisler discusses and signs Kofi Annan: A Man of Peace in a World of War, his new biography of the recently retired U.N. secretary general, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.


The Friends of the Chevy Chase, D.C. Library will hold a book sale on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, at the library's location, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-244-4809 for details.


The Friends of the Chevy Chase, D.C. Library will hold a book sale on Friday, Jan. 19 and Saturday, Jan. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, at the library's location, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW. Call 202-244-4809 for details.

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