Literary Calendar

Sunday, February 3, 2008


6:30 P.M. Aaron Raz Link and his mother, Hilda Raz, discuss their collaborative memoir, What Becomes You (chronicling Link's gender reassignment from female to male), at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638. A book signing follows.

7 P.M. Distinguished gender studies professor Carol Gilligan reads from and signs her first novel, Kyra, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Environmental journalist Mark Lynas discusses his new book, Six Degrees: Our Future on a Hotter Planet, as part of the "National Geographic Live!" series held at the National Geographic Society, Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. Admission is $18 for nonmembers; call 202-857-7700 or visit to RSVP.


6:30 P.M. Jesse J. Holland, a congressional reporter for the Associated Press, presents a lecture, "The Hidden History of Washington, D.C.: The African-American Presence in the Capitol, the White House and the National Mall," drawn from his recent book Black Men Built the Capitol: Discovering African-American History In and Around Washington, D.C., at the Cleveland Park Branch Library, Connecticut Ave. & Macomb St. NW, 202-282-3080.

7 P.M. Journalists Roy Gutman, foreign editor of Newsday, and Jess Bravin discuss the newly revised and expanded edition of Crimes of War 2.0: What the Public Should Know at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.

7 P.M. Activist and public interest lawyer Charles Halpern, founder of the Center for Law and Social Policy, discusses and signs his new memoir, Making Waves and Riding the Currents: Activism and the Practice of Wisdom, at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-785-1133.

8 P.M. Paul Rusesabagina, the good Samaritan whose harrowing story was chronicled in the movie "Hotel Rwanda" (and who was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005), presents a lecture, "Hotel Rwanda: A Lesson Not Learned," as part of the Johns Hopkins Foreign Affairs Symposium (celebrating its 10th year) held at Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Shriver Hall Auditorium, 3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md. He will sign copies of his memoir, An Ordinary Man (written with Tom Zoellner), following the program. For further details, visit


7 P.M. Journalist and military historian Stephen Budiansky discusses and signs The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox at Olsson's Books-Old Town, 106 S. Union St., Alexandria, Va., 703-684-0077.

7 P.M. Zane signs her new anthology of erotic fiction, Succulent: Chocolate Flava II (which includes three new stories by her) at Books-A-Million, 503 King St., Alexandria, Va., 703-548-3432. She will also read on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 7 p.m. at Borders Books-Largo, 913-A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo, Md., 301-499-2173.

7 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Levering Lewis discusses and signs God's Crucible: Islam and the Making of Europe, 570-1215 at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.


Noon. Scholar Michael B. Oren, a senior fellow at the Shalem Center in Jerusalem, discusses and signs Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present (just published in paperback) as part of the "Books & Beyond" series at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE, 202-707-5221.

6:30 P.M. Financial journalist Ronald D. Orol, senior writer for the Deal and the Daily Deal (covering the activist hedge fund industry), discusses and signs his new book, Extreme Value Hedging: How Activist Hedge Fund Managers Are Taking on the World, at Reiter's Scientific and Professional Books, 1990 K St. NW, 202-223-3327.

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