March 23-28, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009


23 MONDAY 7 P.M. Juan Cole, a professor at the University of Michigan and a Middle East expert, discusses and signs his new book, Engaging the Muslim World, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

24 TUESDAY 7 P.M. Frank Wisner discusses and signs How the World Makes Love ... And What It Taught a Jilted Groom at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301-986-1761.

25 WEDNESDAY 7 P.M. Scholar, poet and writer E. Ethelbert Miller, director of Howard University's African American Resource Center and the author of Fathering Words: The Making of an African American Writer and the verse collection How We Sleep on the Nights We Don't Make Love, discusses and signs his new memoir, The 5th Inning, at the Shirlington Branch Public Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va., 703-228-6545. A book signing will follow across the street at Busboys and Poets (Shirlington), 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va., 703-379-9756.

7:30 P.M. Barry Eisler reads from and signs Fault Line, his new thriller introducing military assassin Ben Treven, at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404. He will also read on Thursday, March 26, at 7 p.m. at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 301-986-1761.

26 THURSDAY Noon. Marine engineer Dennis J. Ringle discusses and signs Life in Mr. Lincoln's Navy as part of the "Authors on Deck" series at the United States Navy Memorial, Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. A Q&A and book signing follow; visit http://www.navymemorial.orgfor details.

6:45 P.M. Alan Boss, a research scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, discusses his new book, The Crowded Universe: The Search for Living Planets, as part of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program being held at the Carnegie Institution, 1530 P St. NW. A book signing follows. Tickets are $15 for nonmembers; call 202-633-3030 or visit

7 P.M. Professor of law Jedediah Purdy discusses and signs his new book, A Tolerable Anarchy: Rebels, Reactionaries, and the Making of American Freedom, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

28 SATURDAY 11 A.M. Syndicated radio host Mark R. Levin discusses and signs Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto at Barnes & Noble-Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va. Distribution of wristbands for attendees will begin at 9 a.m.; call 703-506-2937 for details.

4 P.M. Barbara A. Seals Nevergold and Peggy Brooks-Bertram discuss and sign their new book, Go, Tell Michelle: African American Women Write to the New First Lady, at Busboys and Poets (D.C.), 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.


The Children's Book Guild of Washington, D.C. will hold its annual award program on Saturday, April 4, at 2 p.m. at the National Geographic Society, 1145 17th St. NW, honoring Susan Campbell Bartoletti, winner of the 2009 award for nonfiction for her numerous illustrated history books for kids, including The Flag Maker: A Story of the Star-Spangled Banner (illus. by Claire A. Nivola) and Black Potatoes: The Story of the Great Irish Famine, 1845-1850. The event will also include a performance by the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance as well as a reception. Tickets for this event, sponsored by The Washington Post, are $35 ($15 for students); visit http://www.childrensbookguild.orgfor details and to RSVP.

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