Literary Calendar

March 3-9, 2008

Sunday, March 2, 2008; Page BW13


3 P.M. Freelance writer David Sheff discusses and signs Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction at George Washington University, Gelman Library, Room 207, 2130 H St. NW. He will be joined by his son, Nic Sheff, who wrote his own book on the agony of addiction, Tweak: Growing Up on Methamphetamines. One of a series of nationwide events with Sheff sponsored by Starbucks.

7 P.M. E.J. Dionne Jr., a Washington Post columnist and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, discusses and signs his new book, Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics After the Religious Right, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Poets Mary Ann Larkin and Bruce MacKinnon read from their work as part of the Cafe Muse series held at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, Md., 301-581-9439.


10:30 A.M. Musician Ysaye M. Barnwell, a member of the a cappella group Sweet Honey in the Rock, reads from and discusses her new children's picture book (with accompanying CD), We Are One (illustrated by Brian Pinkney), at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Journalist Amy Sutherland discusses and signs What Shamu Taught Me About Life, Love, and Marriage: Lessons for People from Animals and Their Trainers at Olsson's Books-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610.

7 P.M. Jerome Charyn discusses his new novel, Johnny One-Eye: A Tale of the American Revolution, in conversation with Book World columnist Michael Dirda at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.


1 P.M. Books & Crannies in Middleburg, Va. will host a luncheon in honor of novelist Susan Vreeland, where she will discuss Luncheon of the Boating Party (inspired by the famed Renoir painting), at the Middleburg Country Inn, 209 East Washington St., Middleburg, Va. Tickets are $35; a copy of the novel is included. Call the bookstore at 540-687-6677 to RSVP.

7 P.M. Martha Grimes reads from and signs Dakota, her second Andi Oliver mystery, at Barnes & Noble-Potomac Yard, 3651 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, Va., 703-299-9124.

7 P.M. Laura Flynn discusses and signs Swallow the Ocean: A Memoir at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 1307 19th St. NW, 202-785-1133.

7:30 P.M. Diane MacEachern discusses and signs Big Green Purse: Use Your Spending Power to Create a Cleaner, Greener World at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404. She will also speak on Thursday, March 6, at 7 p.m. at Olsson's Books-Dupont, 202-785-1133.


Noon. Michael Dirda, Book World's Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist, discusses his new book, Classics for Pleasure, as part of the "Books & Beyond" series at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE, 202-707-5221.

6 P.M. Eric Liu, a professor of public affairs at the University of Washington and a former speechwriter for President Clinton, joins Nick Hanauer, a partner in Second Avenue Partners, a management, strategy and investment group, for a discussion of their new book, The True Patriot: A Pamphlet, at the New America Foundation, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW, 7th fl. For details and to RSVP, call Liz Wu at 202-969-2700 or e-mail

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