Washington Area Literary Calendar: March 30-April 5, 2009

Sunday, March 29, 2009

30 Monday 6:30 P.M. Doloris Coulter Cogan discusses and signs We Fought the Navy and Won: Guam's Quest for Democracy. Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638. Free.

7 P.M. William Julius Wilson, a professor of sociology at Harvard University, discusses and signs More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Free.

31 Tuesday Noon. Diana Hollingsworth Gessler discusses and signs her new illustrated guide, Very Washington DC: A Celebration of the History and Culture of America's Capital City. Borders Books, 18th and L streets NW. 202-466-4999. She will also speak on Wednesday, April 1, at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW. 202-965-9880.

7 P.M. James Reston Jr. discusses The Conviction of Richard Nixon: The Untold Story of the Frost/Nixon Interviews, his book that inspired both the award-winning play and feature film, at the AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Rd. Silver Spring, Md. The event is a fundraiser for the nonprofit group SEEC, which provides services to residents in Montgomery County living with disabilities. Tickets are $50; to purchase, visit http://www.seeconline.org or call 301-576-9024.

7 P.M. Leslie H. Gelb, president emeritus of the Council on Foreign Relations, discusses and signs his new book, Power Rules: How Common Sense Can Rescue American Foreign Policy. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Free.

7 P.M. Brian Lynch, an Irish novelist and playwright and author, most recently, of The Winner of Sorrows, reads from his work-in-progress. This event is part of a celebration of Irish culture and writing sponsored by Solas Nua (New Light). Arts Club of Washington, 2017 "Eye" St. NW. 202-331-7282 or http://www.solasnua.oeg/events. Free.

7:30 P.M. Jason Emerson, a historian and freelance writer, lectures on Mary Todd Lincoln, drawn from his recent book The Madness of Mary Lincoln, as part of the "Great Lives Lecture Series." University of Mary Washington, Dodd Auditorium, 1301 College Ave., Fredericksburg. 540-654-1055. Free.

01 Wednesday 6 P.M. Mark Teague, a children's author and illustrator, reads from and discusses his new picture book, Funny Farm. Borders Books & Music - Fairfax, 11054 Lee Hwy., Fairfax. 703-359-8420. He will also read on Thursday, April 2, at 4 p.m. at Aladdin's Lamp Chilren's Books, 2499N. Harrison St., Arlington, Va. (call 703-241-8281 to register), and again on Friday, April 3, at 10:30 a.m. at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. Free.

7 P.M. Paul McGeough, a journalist and former executive editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, discusses and signs Kill Khalid: The Failed Mossad Assassination of Khalid Mishal and the Rise of Hamas. Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. He will also speak on Thursday, April 2, at 7 p.m. at the Shirlington Library, 4200 Campbell Ave., Arlington. 703-228-6545. A signing will follow across the street at Busboys and Poets, 4251 S. Campbell Ave., Arlington, Va., 703-379-9756 or http://www.busboysandpoets.com.

7 P.M. Jonathan Maberry, reads from and signs his new Joe Ledger novel, Patient Zero. Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda. 301-986-1761. Free.

02 Thursday 4 P.M. Emiko Ohnuki-Tierney, holder of the John W. Kluge Center Chair of Modern Culture at the Library of Congress and a professor of anthropology (specializing in symbolism in Japanese culture), presents a lecture, "Blooming Cherry Blossoms, Falling Cherry Blossoms: Symbolism of the Flower in Japanese Culture and History." This event coincides with Washington's National Cherry Blossom Festival, which runs March 28-April 12. Library of Congress, Room 119, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. 202-707-2692. Free.

6 P.M. Jeffrey Everett, an award-winning local graphic artist and a member of the team at Graves Fowler Creative, discusses and signs his new book, 1,000 Garment Graphics: A Comprehensive Collection of Wearable Designs. Borders Books-White Flint, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, Md., 301-816-1067.

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