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Washington Area Literary Calendar: Sept. 14-20, 2009

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Sunday, September 13, 2009


4:30 P.M. The Delaware Division of Libraries is hosting a reading by children's writer M.T. Anderson from his new series "Pals in Peril Tales," Jasper Dash and the Flame-Pits of Delaware (ages 9-12), at the University of Delaware, Trabant University Center Theater, 17 West Main St., Newark, Del. A Q&A and booksigning follow. For more details about this "Off the Page" series program, visit www.library.blogs.delaware.gov. He will also be reading on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919, and again on Thursday, Sept. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble-Rockville, 12089 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Md., 301-881-0237.

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6:30 P.M. Journalist Ronald Kessler discusses and signs In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999. He will also speak on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble-Rockville, 301-881-0237.

7 P.M. Business writer Robert Spector discusses and signs The Mom & Pop Store: How the Unsung Heroes of the American Economy Are Surviving and Thriving at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia discusses Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges (written with Bryan Garner) at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, Md. A book signing follows; to RSVP, call 301-656-2797.

7:30 P.M. Robert J. Samuelson, a columnist for both The Washington Post and Newsweek, discusses and signs The Great Inflation and Its Aftermath: The Past and Future of American Affluence at the Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, Md., 240-777-0970.


10:30 A.M. Children's author Margaret Peterson Haddix reads from and discusses her new novel for young readers, Sent (the second book in "The Missing" fantasy series) at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

6 P.M. Physician Howard Dean, a former six-term governor of Vermont, presidential candidate and DNC chairman, discusses and signs Howard Dean's Prescription for Real Healthcare Reform: How We Can Achieve Affordable Medical Care for Every American and Make Our Jobs Safer at Busboys and Poets (D.C.), 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Tracy Kidder, winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award, discusses and signs his new book, Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgiveness, at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919. (Read Book World's review at www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/08/28/AR2009082801535.html)


Noon. Henry J. Hendrix, a commander in the U.S. Navy, discusses and signs his new book, Theodore Roosevelt's Naval Diplomacy: The U.S. Navy and the Birth of the American Century, at the National Archives, Jefferson Room, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-357-5000.

6:30 P.M. Sherry Wolf discusses and signs Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation at Busboys and Poets (D.C.), 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

6:30 P.M. D.L. Line reads from her first novel, On Dangerous Ground (an FBI thriller), at Lambda Rising Bookstore, 1625 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-462-6969.

7 P.M. The Arts Club of Washington, located at 2017 "Eye" St. NW, launches its fall literary season with Captive Voices: Celebrating the Poetry of Eleanor Ross Taylor, a reading and discussion with Jean Valentine, state poet of New York and author, most recently, of Little Boat, and Dave Smith, a professor of poetry at Johns Hopkins University and the author of The Wick of Memory: New and Selected Poems, 1970-2000. Both will reflect on the influence of the renowned Southern poet and how Taylor's work has shaped their own, and offer readings of both Taylor's work and their own verse. This event celebrates the publication of Captive Voices: New and Selected Poems, 1960-2008. A reception and book signing follow; call 703-994-3166 or visit www.artsclubofwashington.org for details.

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