Washington Area Literary Calendar: Sept. 28-Oct.4, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009


6 P.M. The Washington Campus is sponsoring a discussion of the anthology "The World Crisis: The Way Forward After Iraq" (a compilation of ideas from 20 senior statesmen from the United States and Great Britain) with Robert Harvey, a journalist and member of the House of Commons, joining Branco Terzic, a regulatory policy leader for Energy and Resources at Deloitte Services LP and a former FERC commissioner, discussing their contributions at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. This event is free, but an RSVP is required; call 202-234-4446 or e-mail jyoung@washcampus.edu.

6:30 P.M. Mike Roselle, co-founder of the San Francisco-based Rainforest Action Network, Earth First!, and the Ruckus Society, joins environmental journalist Josh Mahan for a discussion and signing of their new book, "Tree Spiker: From Earth First! to Lowbagging: My Struggles in Radical Environmental Action," at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. John W. Limbert, a veteran diplomat and currently a Distinguished Professor of International Affairs at the U.S. Naval Academy, discusses and signs his new book, "Negotiating with Iran: Wrestling the Ghosts of History," at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. David O. Stewart, an attorney in Washington, D.C., discusses and signs Impeached: The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy, at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, Theatre Arts Arena, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, Md. For details on this event, sponsored by the college's history and political science department and the Paul Peck Institute, call 240-567-7281.

7 P.M. Sports Illustrated senior writer S.L. Price discusses and signs "Heart of the Game: Life, Death, and Mercy in Minor League America" at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington, Va., 703-228-5990.


Noon. Diana Gabaldon, author of the bestselling Outlander series, reads from and signs the series' seventh installment, "An Echo in the Bone," at the East Columbia Branch Library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, Columbia, Md., 410-313-7700. She will also read that evening at 7 p.m. at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404.

6 P.M. Wade Rathke, the founder of ACORN, discusses and signs his new book, "Citizen Wealth: Winning the Campaign to Save Working Families," at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

6:45 P.M. Novelist and critic Francine Prose, author, most recently, of "Goldengrove," discusses her new book, "Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife," as part of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. A book signing follows. Tickets are $25 for nonmembers; call 202-633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.

7 P.M. Photojournalist David Burnett discusses and signs his new book, "44 Days: Iran and the Remaking of the World," at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301-986-1761.

7 P.M. New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni discusses his new memoir, "Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-time Eater," in a conversation with Times reporter Maureen Dowd at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Business writer Bruce Rosenstein discusses and signs "Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker's Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life" at the Arlington Central Library, 703-228-5990. He will also speak on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 6:30 p.m. at Reiter's Scientific & Professional Books, 1990 K St. NW (entrance on 20th St.), 202-223-3327.

7:30 P.M. Peter Manseau discusses his most recent book, "Rag and Bone: A Journey Among the World's Holy Dead," at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. This event is a benefit for the upcoming Hyman S. & Freda Bernstein Jewish Literary Festival (being held Oct. 18-28). Tickets, $30 each or $50 for a pair, include a sneak peek at the festival with attendees able to browse the center's special festival bookstore, enjoy a tasting of truffles courtesy of Godiva and bid in a silent auction. The ticket price also includes a copy of "Songs for the Butcher's Daughter," Manseau's novel which won a National Jewish Book Award for fiction. For details and to RSVP, call 202-777-3251, e-mail litfest@washingtondcjcc.org or visit www.washingtondcjcc.org/litfest.

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