Washington Area Literary Calendar: Sept. 6-13, 2009
12:30 P.M. Children's author and illustrator Sallie Lowenstein, author of Waiting for Eugene and The Festival of Lights, reads from her book Sir Kyle and the Lady Madeline followed at 2 p.m. with a discussion of the origins of her young-adult novel, In the Company of Whispers, at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 1250 New York Ave. NW. Sponsored by the museum (which will be offering free admission for all ages throughout the afternoon), this is a preview event for the 2009 Fall for the Book Festival, being held Sept. 21-26 in Fairfax, Va. Visit www.fallforthebook.org for details.
Noon. Christopher Caldwell, a columnist for the Financial Times and a senior editor at the Weekly Standard, discusses and signs Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam, and the West at the Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Call 202-974-2400 or e-mail email@example.com to RSVP.
6 P.M. Richelle Mead reads from and signs Blood Promise, the fourth book in her young adult "Vampire Academy" series, at Barnes & Noble, Long Gate Shopping Center, 4300 Montgomery Rd., Ellicott City, Md., 410-203-9001. She will also read on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at 7 p.m. at Borders Books-Fairfax, 11054 Lee Hwy., Fairfax, Va., 703-359-8420.
6 P.M. Bob Zellner discusses and signs The Wrong Side of Murder Creek: A White Southerner in the Freedom Movement (written with Constance Curry) at Busboys and Poets (D.C.), 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.
6:30 P.M. Kyrsten Sinema, a member of the ^ House of Representatives in the Arizona state legislature, discusses and signs her new book, Unite and Conquer: How to Build Coalitions That Win and Last, at Busboys and Poets (5th & K), 1025 Fifth St. NW, 202-789-2227.
7 P.M. Journalist and videographer Max Blumenthal discusses and signs Republican Gomorrah: Inside the Movement that Shattered the Party at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
7:30 P.M. Children's author Shawn K. Stout reads from and discusses his new book, Fiona Finkelstein, Big-Time Ballerina!! (illustrated by Angela Martini) at Barnes & Noble-Rockville, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md., 301-881-0237.
8 P.M. Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, science writers who collaborated on an award-winning series of articles on raising children for both New York and Time magazines, discuss their new book, NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children, at the Avalon Theater, 5612 Connecticut Ave. NW. They will be interviewed by Daniel Pink, author of A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future and a contributing editor at Wired magazine. A book signing follows. Tickets for this event, sponsored by Hooks Book Events, are $10 each; visit www.hooksbookevents.com for details.
Noon. Kathy Reichs, author of the bestselling crime novels featuring forensic anthropologist Temperance Brennan, including the just-published 206 Bones (the series is also the inspiration for the Fox TV drama "Bones"), presents an illustrated lecture, "The Magic of Forensics and Fiction," as part of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program being held at the Freer Gallery of Art, Eugene & Agnes E. Meyer Auditorium, 12th & Independence Ave., SW. A book signing follows. Tickets are $25 for nonmembers; call 202-633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.