Sunday, March 1, 2009

2 MONDAY7 P.M. Longtime New Yorker magazine writer Adam Gopnik discusses and signs his new book, Angels and Ages: A Short Book About Darwin, Lincoln, and Modern Life, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

3 TUESDAY6:30 P.M. Thomas E. Ricks, the senior Pentagon correspondent for The Washington Post, discusses and signs The Gamble: General David Petraeus and the American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2006-2008 at Borders Books-Downtown, 202-466-4999.

7 P.M. Journalist Azadeh Moaveni discusses and signs her new memoir, Honeymoon in Tehran: Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

5 THURSDAY6:30 P.M. Activist and radio personality Tavis Smiley discusses and signs his new book, Accountable: Making America as Good as Its Promise (written with Stephanie Robinson), at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore, Md., 410-396-9454.

6 FRIDAY7:30 P.M. Local writer and professor Austin S. Camacho, president of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Writers Club and author of the Hannibal Jones mystery series, presents a workshop, "Hooks and Books: How to Get Agents, Editors, and Readers to Pick Up Your Story ... and Keep Reading," as part of the Northern Virginia Writers' "First Friday" series held at the Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg, Va. Admission is $4 for Writer's Center members and Leesburg residents, $6 for the general public. Call 301-654-8664 or visit

7 SATURDAY7 P.M. Israeli illustrator and artist David Polonsky discusses and signs his new graphic novel, Waltz with Bashir: A Lebanon War Story (created with Ari Folman, whose animated film of the same name inspired the book), at Busboys and Poets (D.C.), 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

8 SUNDAY5 P.M. Ivo Daalder, formerly on the national security council staff in the Clinton administration and now with the Brookings Institution, joins I.M. Destler, a professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, for a discussion of their new book, In the Shadow of the Oval Office: Profiles of the National Security Advisers and the Presidents They Served -- From JFK to George W. Bush, at Politics and Prose Bookstore. (See review, page B1.)

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