Literary Calendar, May 26-31, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009


26 TUESDAY6 P.M. Jon Jeter, a former overseas bureau chief for The Washington Post, discusses and signs his new book, Flat Broke in the Free Market: How Globalization Fleeced Working People, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Uruguayan-born writer Eduardo Galeano, author of Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, reads from and discusses his new book, Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone (a series of imaginative vignettes), at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Michael Connelly reads from and signs his new Jack McEvoy thriller, The Scarecrow, at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404.

27 WEDNESDAY Noon. Economics journalist Amity Shlaes discusses and signs The Forgotten Man: A New History of the Great Depression at the National Archives, Jefferson Room, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-357-5000.

7 P.M. Loree Rackstraw discusses and signs Love as Always, Kurt: Vonnegut as I Knew Him at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301-986-1761.

7 P.M. This month's poetry evening at the Kensington Row Bookshop (3786 Howard Ave., Kensington, Md.) features Lucille Lang Day, the director of Scarlet Tanger Books and author, most recently, of the chapbook The Curvature of Blue, and Ann B. Knox, a former editor of the journal Antietam Review and the author of Stonecrop and Staying is Nowhere. Refreshments provided, and an open reading will follow; call 301-949-9416 for details.

7:30 P.M. Elizabeth Steger Trindal discusses her book Mary Surratt: An American Tragedy at the Lyceum in Old Town, 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria, Va. For details on this event, co-sponsored by the Alexandria Historical Society and the Fort Ward Museum & Historic Site, call 703-683-2636 or visit

8 P.M. mothertongue, a community group that hosts monthly open-mic and spokenword events to embolden women to share their voices, holds its next event at the Black Cat (1811 14th St. NW) featuring local poet Lisa Pegram and DC Youth Slam Poets followed by an open-mic segment. Doors open at 8 p.m.; the show is at 9 p.m. Tickets are $8. The event is a fundraiser for the 2009 DC Youth Slam Team and their quest to compete in the 12th Annual Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam Festival being held in Chicago July 14-19. Visit

28 THURSDAY7 P.M. Michael Malone reads from and signs his new novel, The Four Corners of the Sky, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. David O. Stewart, an attorney in Washington, D.C., discusses and signs Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy, at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 301-986-1761.

7:30 P.M. Local author Richard Samuel Sheres, a former foreign affairs and intelligence officer for the U.S. government, reads from and signs Keeping Gideon, his novel of World War II and family secrets, at the Duncan Library, 2501 Commonwealth Ave., Alexandria, Va., 703-838-4566.

29 FRIDAY7 P.M. Charles McCain reads from and signs An Honorable German, his new novel of World War II, at Barnes & Noble-Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va., 703-506-2937.

30 SATURDAY1 P.M. Selig Kainer reads from and signs Brothers in Exile: A Novel of the Lives and Loves of Thomas and Heinrich Mann at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

2 P.M. R. Andrew Lambert signs copies of his new book, Beginning a Prayer Life, at Borders Books-Largo, 913-A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo, Md., 301-499-2173.

31 SUNDAY2 P.M. Poets Ann Knox, author of Reading the Tao at 80, and Greg McBride, author of Back of the Envelope, read from their work at the Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, Md., 301-654-8664 or

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