Correction to This Article
An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed an event for Monday, June 22 featuring author Kevin Mattson. The correct event date is Monday, June 29.

Washington Area Literary Calendar: June 22-28

Sunday, June 21, 2009


6:30 P.M. Mariam Said discusses A World I Loved: The Story of an Arab Woman, a memoir by her late mother, Wadad Makdisi Cortas, who was the principal of the Ahliah National School for Girls in Lebanon for more than two decades. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Joseph O'Neill reads from and signs his most recent novel, Netherland, winner of the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Rachel Simon discusses and signs Building a Home with My Husband: A Journey Through the Renovation of Love. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-986-1761.

7 P.M. Paula Span, a former staff writer for The Washington Post, discusses and signs When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share Their Struggles and Solutions. Barnes & Noble, 7851 Tysons Corner Ctr., McLean. 703-506-2937.

7:30 P.M. Jeffery Deaver reads from and signs his new Kathryn Dance mystery, Roadside Crosses. Borders Books & Music, 5871 Crossroads Center Way, Falls Church. 703-998-0404.

7:30 P.M. Robert K. Musil, the former executive director and CEO of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Physicians for Social Responsibility, discusses and signs Hope for a Heated Planet: How Americans Are Fighting Global Warming and Building a Better Future. Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.


12:30 P.M. Charbel E-H Moussa discusses and signs his new book, The Ultimate Peace: America's Challenge in the Middle East. Borders Books & Music, 18th and L streets NW. 202-466-4999.

1 P.M. Diane Heiman, author of See What You Can Be: Explore Careers That Could Be for You! (written with Liz Suneby for children), takes part in Strathmore's "Specialty Authors' Tea" along with Cathy D. Knepper, editor of Dear Mrs. Roosevelt: Letters to Eleanor Roosevelt Through Depression and War; nutritionist Dana Godbout Laake, co-author of The Kid-Friendly ADHD & Autism Cookbook: The Ultimate Guide to the Gluten-Free, Casein-Free Diet; children's book writer Mary Quattlebaum, author of Family Reunion and Sparks Fly High: The Legend of Dancing Point; and Jeanne Pettenati, author of the children's picture book Galileo's Journal, 1609-1610 (illustrated by Paolo Rui). Musical accompaniment will be provided by accordionist Steve Albertini. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5108 to RSVP. $26.

6:30 P.M. Chris Gardner, author of the memoir The Pursuit of Happyness (inspiration for the feature film starring Will Smith), discusses and signs his new book, Start Where You Are: Life Lessons in Getting from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. Borders Books & Music, 18th and L streets NW. 202-466-4999.

6:30 P.M. Joseph Olshan reads from and signs his eighth novel, The Conversion (just published in paperback). Lambda Rising Bookstore, 1625 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-462-6969.

6:45 P.M. Dan Buettner, the founder of Quest Network and a National Geographic explorer, discusses his new book, The Blue Zones: Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who've Lived the Longest. A book signing follows. S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-3030 or to RSVP. $25.

7 P.M. The Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series opens its 2009 season with readings by Chris Goodrich, author of the collection Nevertheless, Hello, and Nancy Krygowski, author of Velocity. 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.

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