Literary Calendar: January 22-28, 2007

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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Noon. David Weber reads from and signs Off Armageddon Reef, his first book in a new science fiction series, at Olsson's Books & Records' newest location--Crystal City, 2200 Crystal Dr., Arlington, Va., 703-413-8121. He will also read on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Borders Books-Tyson's Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va., 703-556-7766.

1 P.M."The Mystery Monday Lunchtime Series," presented by the Mystery Writers of America (Mid-Atlantic Branch), features a reading by attorney Patrick Hyde from his first legal mystery, The Only Pure Thing, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.

7 P.M. Vikram Chandra reads from and signs Sacred Games, his new novel set in Mumbai, at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404. He will also read on Tuesday, Jan. 23, at 7 p.m. at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Martha Grimes reads from and signs her new Richard Jury mystery, Dust, at Barnes & Noble-Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Alexandria, Va., 703-299-9124. She will also read on Thursday, Jan. 25, at 7 p.m. at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

23TUESDAY

7:30 P.M. Investigative reporter Isabel Vincent discusses and signs Bodies and Souls: The Tragic Plight of Three Jewish Women Forced into Prostitution in the Americas in a "nextbook" program at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. Admission is $8 for nonmembers; call 888-219-5222 or visit http://www.nextbook.org/ to RSVP.

7:30 P.M. J.A. Jance reads from and signs her new Ali Reynolds mystery, Web of Evil, at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, 703-998-0404.

24WEDNESDAY

12:30 P.M. Richard A. Clarke, a veteran counterterrorism official who served in several administrations, reads from and signs his new political thriller, Breakpoint, at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.

5 P.M. Rafe Esquith, a fifth-grade teacher at Hobart Elementary in central Los Angeles for the past 25 years, discusses and signs Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire: The Methods and Madness Inside Room 56 in a program at the Shakespeare Theatre, 450 Seventh St. NW. Besides being honored with the presidential National Medal of the Arts, Esquith, along with his students, was profiled in a PBS documentary, "The Hobart Shakespeareans." This program, part of the citywide festival "Shakespeare in Washington," is co-sponsored by the English-Speaking Union. Reservations are recommended; call 202-547-1122 or visit http://www.shakespearedc.org/.

6:30 P.M. Journalist Peter Barnes, a co-founder of the long-distance telephone company Working Assets, discusses and signs Capitalism 3.0: A Guide to Reclaiming the Commons at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Allan Folsom reads from and signs his new political thriller, The Machiavelli Covenant, at Olsson's Books-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227.

7 P.M. Phil Gailey discusses The Best of Mary McGrory: A Half-Century of Washington Commentar y, his anthology of work by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who worked at both the Washington Star and The Washington Post, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

25THURSDAY

10:30 A.M. Newbery Award-winning author Christopher Paul Curtis reads from Mr. Chickee's Messy Mission, the latest book in his "Flint Future Detectives" series, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919. He will also read that evening at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave, Bethesda, Md., 301-986-1761.


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