Washington Area Literary Calendar: July 20-26
Noon. C.M. Mayo, editor of the anthology Mexico: A Traveler's Literary Companion, reads from her new novel, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., Pickford Theater, 101 Independence Ave. SE. This event is sponsored by the library's Hispanic Division; call 202-707-2003 for details.
2 P.M. Journalist Gwen Ifill, a senior correspondent with "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer," discusses and signs her ^ new book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, at the University of the District of Columbia, Bldg. 38, Windows Lounge (2nd floor), 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-274-6098.
6:30 P.M. Andrea Batista Schlesinger discusses and signs The Death of "Why?": The Decline of Questioning and the Future of Democracy at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.
7 P.M. Paul Butler, a former federal prosecutor and a regular legal consultant for news organizations, discusses and signs his new book, Let's Get Free: A Hip-Hop Theory of Justice, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
6:30 P.M. Marc Anthony Viola discusses and signs A Spy's Résumé: Confessions of a Maverick Intelligence Professional and Misadventure Capitalist at Reiter's Scientific & Professional Books, 1990 K St. NW (entrance on 20th St.), 202-223-3327.
7 P.M. Jennifer Haigh reads from and signs her new novel, The Condition, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.
7:30 P.M. Cynthia Atkins, author of the collection Psyche's Weathers, and Dan Vera, co-founder of the VRZHU Poetry Press and author of The Space Between Our Danger and Delight, 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.
7:30 P.M. Victoria Christopher Murray reads from and signs her new novel, Lady Jasmine, at Borders Books-Largo, 913-A Capital Centre Blvd., Largo, Md., 301-299-4173.
Noon. Anthony S. Pitch discusses and signs "They Have Killed Papa Dead!": The Road to Ford's Theatre, Abraham Lincoln's Murder, and the Rage for Vengeance at the National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-357-5000.
6:30 P.M. Azar Nafisi, author of the bestselling Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books, discusses and signs her reflections on childhood, Things I've Been Silent About: Memories, at Busboys and Poets, 202-387-7638.
7 P.M. U.S. congressman Henry Waxman discusses his new book, The Waxman Report: How Congress Really Works, at the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW, in an event co-sponsored by Politics and Prose Bookstore. Tickets are $6 each, or two free with purchase of the book at P&P. For details, call the bookstore at 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. D.D. Guttenplan, the London correspondent for the Nation, discusses and signs American Radical: The Life and Times of I. F. Stone at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.