July 16-22, 2007
7 P.M. Kieran Doherty discusses and signs Sea Venture: Shipwreck, Survival, and the Salvation of the First English Colony in the New World (a true story of the Jamestown Settlement) at Olsson's Books-Old Town, 106 S. Union St., Alexandria, Va., 703-684-0077.
7 P.M. Patrick Symmes discusses and signs The Boys from Dolores: Fidel Castro's Classmates from Revolution to Exile at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Poet and writer Kim Addonizio reads from and signs her new novel, My Dreams Out in the Street, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.
Noon. Bryan Caplan, an associate professor of economics at George Mason University, discusses his new book, The Myth of the Rational Voter: Why Democracies Choose Bad Policies, in conversation with Scott Keeter, director of survey research at the Pew Research Center, and policy analyst Will Wilkinson, at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Call 202-789-5229 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
2 P.M. Children's writer Mary Downing Hahn, the author of numerous ghost stories and historical novels for young readers, reads from and signs her new novel for young adults, Deep and Dark and Dangerous: A Ghost Story, at Aladdin's Lamp Children's Bookstore, 2499 N. Harrison St., Arlington, Va. Call 703-241-8281 to RSVP.
7 P.M. Sportswriter and commentator Dave Zirin, author of the weekly column "Edge of Sports" as well as columns in the magazines Slam and the Nation, discusses and signs Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics and Promise of Sports at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Poet and educator Sunshine O'Donnell reads from and signs her first novel, Open Me, at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-785-1133.
7:30 P.M. Shirley Brewer and Matthew Salomon read from their work as part of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series held at Miller's Cabin, Picnic Grove #6, Beach Dr. at the Military Road overpass in Rock Creek Park, 703-820-8113.
7 P.M. Journalist Robyn Meredith, a foreign correspondent for Forbes magazine, discusses and signs The Elephant and the Dragon: The Rise of India and China and What It Means for All of Us at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 202-785-1133.
7 P.M. Political journalist and pundit Robert D. Novak discusses and signs his new memoir, The Prince of Darkness: 50 Years Reporting in Washington, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Poets Mike McDermott and Simki Ghebremichael read from their work, with music by Shep Williams and friends, as part of the monthly POESIS series at Borders Books-Pentagon Centre, 1201 S. Hayes St., Arlington, Va., 703-418-0166.
Noon. Kristin Gore reads from and signs Sammy's House (her sequel to the political satire Sammy's Hill) at Books-A-Million, 11 Dupont Circle NW, 202-319-1374. She will also read on Friday, July 20, at 7 pm. at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.