Literary Calendar

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Sunday, June 29, 2008


6:30 P.M. Robert Engelman, vice president for programs at the Worldwatch Institute, discusses and signs his new book, More: Population, Nature, and What Women Want, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Patrick Creed, a U.S. Army reserve officer and volunteer firefighter, discusses and signs Firefight: Inside the Battle to Save the Pentagon on 9/11 (written with Rick Newman, a writer for U.S. News & World Report) at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, Va., 703-228-5990.

7 P.M. Diana Peterfreund, author of the young adult novel Secret Society Girl, reads from and signs her new YA tale, Rites of Spring (Break), at Borders Books-White Flint, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, Md., 301-816-1067.


7 P.M. Novelist Nani Power discusses and signs Feed the Hungry: A Memoir with Recipes at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Poets John O'Dell and Katy Richey 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. An open reading (sign-up at 7 p.m.) will conclude the program.

7:30 P.M. Lauren Weisberger, author of the bestselling novel The Devil Wears Prada, reads from and signs her new book, Chasing Harry Winston, at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404.


6 P.M. Award-winning producer John Siceloff, creator and executive producer of the PBS program "NOW," discusses and signs Your America: Democracy's Local Heroes (a profile of 12 community activists featured on "NOW," and co-authored with Jason Maloney) at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-737-1133.

6 P.M. Camilo Mejía, a veteran of the Iraq War who applied for a discharge from his National Guard unit in 2004 as a conscientious objector -- a bid that was refused, after which he was court-martialed for desertion -- discusses and signs his memoir, Road from Ar Ramadi: The Private Rebellion of Staff Sergeant Mejía (recently published in paperback) at Busboys and Poets, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Amanda Ripley, a senior writer for Time magazine, discusses and signs The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes -- and Why at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.


7:30 P.M. Thomas Greanias reads from and signs The Atlantis Prophecy, his new D.C.-set thriller, at Barnes & Noble-Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, 202-965-9880.


The Literacy Council of Montgomery County will hold two orientation sessions for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read, write and speak English: Tuesday, July 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7:30 p.m., both at the Rockville Library, 21 Maryland Ave., Rockville, Md. Once volunteers have completed the orientation, they can select a two-part training session that fits their schedules. Planned workshops will be held at the Rockville Library on Saturday, July 12 & 26, and Saturday, Sept. 13 & 27, both from 9:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. For complete details, call 301-610-0030, e-mail or visit

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia will hold a basic literacy training workshop for volunteers interested in helping adults learn to read and write English beginning on Monday, Aug. 4, and continuing on the following Mondays, Aug. 11 and 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day at the James Lee Community Center, 2855 Annandale Rd., Falls Church, Va. (Volunteers must attend all sessions.) The group also offers an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) tutor training program, to support volunteers in helping adults who need assistance in understanding and speaking English, as well as reading and writing. The next training session begins Monday, Aug. 25, and continues on the Mondays of Sept. 8 and 15, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day. As with the basic literacy training, all sessions are required. A $35 fee (to cover cost of materials and instruction) applies to each program; call 703-237-0866 or visit for details and to register.

The Literacy Council of Prince George's County will hold its next tutor training workshops on July 11, 14, 18, 21, & 25, from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. each evening. Volunteers are required to attend all sessions, as well as complete pre-registration and a tutor profile, all of which can be found online at Deadline for registration is July 9. Contact Loreta Jordan at 301-699-9770 or e-mail for complete details.

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