Washington Area Literary Calendar: July 6-12

Sunday, July 5, 2009


7 P.M. Bill Wasik, a senior editor at Harper's magazine, discusses and signs And Then There's This: How Stories Live and Die in Viral Culture at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Brad Thor reads from and signs his new Scot Harvath thriller, The Apostle, at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404.


7 P.M. Jim Lynch reads from and signs his new novel, Border Songs, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919. [Read our review.^ *http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/16/AR2009061603208.html]

7:30 P.M. April Lindner and Bonnie Naradzay read from their work as part of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series at 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.


Noon. U.S. Navy Cmdr. Henry J. Hendrix discusses and signs his new book, Theodore Roosevelt's Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century, as part of the "Authors on Deck" series at the United States Navy Memorial, Naval Heritage Center, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. A book signing and Q&A follow; visit www.navymemorial.org for details.

4 P.M. The John W. Kluge Center is sponsoring a lecture by historian Marilyn B. Young on the ramifications of America's limited wars from Korea to Iraq and Afghanistan, "Limited War, Unlimited," at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Bldg., Room 119, 10 First St. SE. Young is the author of The Vietnam Wars 1945-1990 and, most recently, editor (with Yuki Tanaka) of Bombing Civilians: A Twentieth-century History. Call 202-707-2692 for details.

7 P.M. Alyssa Katz discusses and signs Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Air Force General Richard B. Myers, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, discusses and signs his new book, Eyes on the Horizon: Serving on the Front Lines of National Security (written with Malcolm McConnell), at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, 703-998-0404.

7:30 P.M. Mary Kay Andrews reads from and signs her new novel, The Fixer Upper, at Borders Books-White Flint, 11301 Rockville Pike, Kensington, Md., 301-816-1067.


Noon. Abigail Thernstrom, vice-chair of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, discusses her new book, Voting Rights┬┐and Wrongs: The Elusive Quest for Racially Fair Elections, in conversation with Roger Clegg, president and general counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity, and Roger Pilon, director of the Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Call 202-789-5229 or e-mail events@cato.org to RSVP.

1 P.M. The National Park Service (National Capital Parks-East) is hosting a reading and discussion with Katie McCabe, author of Justice Older than the Law: The Life of Dovey Johnson Roundtree, at the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House, 1318 Vermont Ave. NW. McCabe's biography, written with Roundtree, chronicles the life of the civil rights activist as one of the first African American women to break the color barrier in the military in World War II. For details and to RSVP, call 202-673-2402.

6 P.M. Benjamin Beit-Hallahmi discusses and signs Original Sins: Reflections on the History of Zionism and Israel at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

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