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Sunday, April 1, 2007


7:30 P.M. In honor of National Poetry Month, the "Folger Poetry Series" presents a program celebrating the sonnet with readings by Henri Cole, Phyllis Levin and Molly Peacock at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE. A reception and book signing follow. Tickets are $12; call 202-544-7077 or visit http://www.folger.edu to RSVP. This event is part of the six-month "Shakespeare in Washington" festival.


Noon. Paul D. White, a teacher at the one-room high school West Valley Leadership Academy in Canoga Park, Calif., discusses and signs his new book, White's Rules: Saving Our Youth One Kid at a Time (written with Ron Arias), at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, 202-727-1261.

Noon. Clint Bolick discusses his new book, David's Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary, in conversation with M. Edward Wheland II, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, and Jeffrey Rosen, author of The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries That Defined America, at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Call 202-789-5229 or e-mail events@cato.org to RSVP.

7:30 P.M. Award-winning poet and writer Mark Doty reads from and discusses his new memoir, Dog Days (reflecting on his affection for his and his partner's canine companions Arden and Beau), at Borders Books-Tysons Corner, 8027 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va., 703-556-7766.


Noon. The reading series "The Poet and the Poem," hosted by Grace Cavalieri, presents a reading by New York poet Daniel Thomas Moran, author of the collections From HiLo to Willow Pond: New and Selected Poems and Looking for the Uncertain Past, at the Goethe-Institut, 812 Seventh St. NW. Call 202-289-3975 for details.

5 P.M. Elaine Heumann Gurian, a 35-year veteran of the museum field (educator, administrator and consultant), discusses her recent anthology, Civilizing the Museum: The Collected Writings of Elaine Heumann Gurian, at the National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, Fourth St. & Independence Ave. SW. A reception and book signing follow. E-mail Howard Bass at bassh@si.edu or visit http://www.americanindian.si.edu for details.

7 P.M. Jabari Asim, deputy editor of The Washington Post's Book World, discusses and signs The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn't, and Why at Vertigo Books, 7346 Baltimore Ave., College Park, Md., 301-779-9300. He will also speak on Friday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. at Karibu Books-Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie, Md., 301-352-4110.

7 P.M. Professor Benjamin R. Barber discusses and signs Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Richard Marcinko, author of the Navy SEAL adventure series "Rogue Warrior" (written with Jim DeFelice), reads from his most recent thriller, Holy T error, at the Lyceum in Old Town, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, Va., in a benefit for the Wish You Well literary foundation. For details and to RSVP, visit http://www.vawriters.org.


1:30 P.M. Psychologist and researcher Fred Friedberg discusses Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Seven Proven Steps to Less Pain and More Energy at the Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Ln., Bethesda, Md. For details, contact the Pain Connection at 301-309-2444 or e-mail cfsupport-owner@yahoogroups.com.

6 P.M. Mattilda, a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore, discusses and signs her new anthology of essays, Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

6 P.M. Professor and poet Dave Smith, author of Little Boats, Unsalvaged: Poems, 1992--2004 and the recently released Hunting Men: Reflections on a Life in American Poetry, joins academic colleague and poet John T. Irwin, author of Unless the Threat of Death Is Behind Them: Hard-Boiled Fiction and Film Noir and the poetry collection (under the pseudonym John Bricuth) As Long As It's Big: A Narrative Poem, as part of a faculty reading at Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Remsen Hall 01, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. For details, e-mail dbasford@jhu.edu or visit http://www.jhu.edu/writingseminars.

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