Washington Area Literary Calendar: Oct. 5-11, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009


6:30 P.M. Nicolaus Mills, a professor of literature and American studies, joins Michael Walzer, a professor of social science and the editor of the journal Dissent, for a discussion of the anthology "Getting Out: Historical Perspectives on Leaving Iraq" at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Washington Post reporter David Finkel discusses and signs "The Good Soldiers," his chronicle of the 15-month deployment of the 2-16 Infantry Battalion in Baghdad, part of the 2007 "surge," at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. John Harwood, the chief Washington correspondent for CNBC and a political writer for the New York Times, discusses and signs "Pennsylvania Avenue: Profiles in Backroom Power: Making Washington Work Again" (written with Gerald F. Seib) at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, Md., 240-777-0970.

8 P.M. Local attorney Stuart E. Weisberg discusses and signs his new biography, "Barney Frank: The Story of America's Only Left-Handed, Gay, Jewish Congressman," at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. Tickets are $6 each, or two with purchase of the book. For details and to RSVP, call 202-408-3100 or visit www.sixthandi.org.


10:30 A.M. Children's author Fred Bowen reads from and discusses the most recent books in his sports series for young readers (ages 9-12), "Touchdown Trouble" and "Soccer Team Upset," at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

6 P.M. U.S. Senator Christopher S. Bond discusses and signs his new book, "The Next Front: Southeast Asia and the Road to Global Peace with Islam" (written with Lewis M. Simons), at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.

6 P.M. Ray Raphael discusses and signs "Founders: The People Who Brought You a Nation" at Busboys and Poets, 202-387-7638.

6:30 P.M. Jim Colucci discusses and signs "The Q Guide to the Golden Girls: Stuff You Didn't Even Know You Wanted to Know ..." at Lambda Rising Bookstore, 1625 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-462-6969.

6:45 P.M. Keith Clark discusses and signs "Black Manhood in James Baldwin, Ernest J. Gaines, and August Wilson" at the Pohick Regional Library, 6450 Sydenstricker Rd., Burke, Va., 703-644-7333.

7 P.M. Jen Yates discusses and signs her new illustrated humor book, "Cake Wrecks: When Professional Cakes Go Hilariously Wrong," at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301-986-1761.

7 P.M. Jacquelin Thomas reads from and signs her new novel, "The Ideal Wife," at Borders Books-Largo, 913-A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo, Md., 301-499-2173.

7 P.M. Andro Linklater discusses and signs "An Artist in Treason: The Extraordinary Double Life of General James Wilkinson" at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

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