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section/books. 3 Monday 7 P.M. James C. Moore and Wayne Slater discuss and sign Bush's Brain: How Karl Rove Made George W. Bush Presidential at Olsson's-Metro Center, 1200 F St. NW, 202-347-3686.

7 P.M. Faye Moskowitz and S.L. Wisenberg read from and discuss Peace in the House: Tales From a Yiddish Kitchen and Holocaust Girls: History, Memory and Other Obsessions, respectively, at Borders-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.

7 P.M. Erik Larson discusses and signs The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic and Madness at the Fair That Changed America at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

4 Tuesday 2 P.M. Poet Samuel Hazo, founder of the International Poetry Forum and author of the new collection Just Once, reads from his work at Northern Virginia Community College, Bisdorf Bldg., Rm. 158, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria, 703-845-6047.

7 P.M. Journalist Martha Sherrill reads from and signs her first novel, My Last Movie Star, at Politics & Prose, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Writer Joan Brown discusses the Colors of France: A Painting Pilgrimage, with watercolor sketches by artist Margaret Hall Hoybach, at Barnes & Noble-Clarendon, 2800 Clarendon Blvd., Arlington, 703-248-8244.

7:30 P.M. Attorney William F. Pepper discusses and signs An Act of State: The Execution of Martin Luther King at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., 301-986-1761.

7:30 P.M. Journalist David Brock discusses his recent memoir, Blinded By the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative, at Barnes & Noble-Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, 202-965-9880.

5 Wednesday 7 P.M. Jessica B. Harris discusses and signs Beyond Gumbo: Creole Fusion Food From the Atlantic Rim at Vertigo Books, 7346 Baltimore Ave., College Park, 301-779-9300.

7 P.M. Dominican Republic native Chiqui Vicioso reads from her works of poetry, including the award-winning Wish-ky Sour, as part of the Writers Here and Now series at the Univ. of Maryland, Special Events Rm. of the McKeldin Library, College Park, 301-405-3820.

6 Thursday 3 P.M. Anita Doreen Diggs reads from and signs her new novel, A Mighty Love, at Karibu Books-P.G. Plaza, 3500 East-West Hwy., 301-559-1140.

3:30 P.M. Professor Paul S. Boyer presents a lecture based on his new book, Purity in Print: Book Censorship From the Gilded Age to the Computer Age, at a meeting of the Washington Area Group For Print Culture Studies being held at the Library of Congress, Jefferson Bldg., Rm. 119, 10 First St. SE, 202-707-5221.

6:30 P.M. Melvin L. Mitchell discusses his new book, The Crisis of the African-American Architect: Conflicting Cultures of Architecture and (Black) Power, in a panel discussion at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Admission is $17 for nonmembers; call 202-272-2448 to register.

7 P.M. Financial expert Suze Orman discusses her new book, The Laws of Money, the Lessons of Life, at the Rosslyn Spectrum, 1611 N. Kent St., Arlington, Va. Tickets for this program, sponsored by Olsson's Books & Records, are $5; call 202-347-3686 for details.

7 P.M. Stephanie Allen reads from her new collection of stories, A Place Between Stations, at Vertigo Books, 301-779-9300.

7 P.M. The Nation columnist Eric Alterman discusses and signs What Liberal Media?: The Truth About Bias and the News at Politics & Prose, 202-364-1919.

7 Friday 7 P.M. Christopher Chambers reads from and signs his new Angela Bivens thriller, A Prayer For Deliverance, at Olsson's-Metro Center, 202-347-3686.

7:30 P.M. The "Connections" literary series at the College of Southern Maryland hosts a reading by Marc Leepson from his recent book, Saving Monticello: The Levy Family's Epic Quest to Save the House That Jefferson Built, at the Leonardtown Campus, Bldg. A. Admission is $2; call 301-934-7828 or e-mail to RSVP.

9 Sunday 3 P.M. Dr. Joye M. Carter, a former chief medical examiner, discusses her new book, I Speak For the Dead, at Sisterspace and Books, 1515 U St. NW, 202-332-3433.

5 P.M. Book World editor Marie Arana hosts a discussion of the works of Gabriel Garci{acute}a Ma{acute}rquez with poet and New Yorker correspondent Alastair Reed and Edith Grossman, translator of Love in the Time of Cholera and Garci{acute}a Ma{acute}rquez's forthcoming To Live to Tell It, as part of the Kennedy Center's AmericArtes Festival, North Atrium Foyer. Tickets are $10; call 800-444-1324 or 202-467-4600 to RSVP.

6 P.M. Rattapallax Press poets Mark Nickels and Michael T. Young read from their work as part of the poetry series at the Iota Club & Cafe{acute}, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, 703-522-8340.

Special Events The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia will hold its semi-annual book sale Friday, March 7, to Sunday, March 9, at its offices, 3431 Carlin Springs Rd. in Falls Church, Va. Hours are: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday & Saturday; noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. All proceeds benefit the group's adult literacy programs; call 703-575-7900 for details.

The Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series is looking for poets to participate in its annual summer event, held in June and July in Rock Creek Park. For consideration, send six poems, brief literary bio, name, address, phone number and self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Jacklyn Potter, Miller's Cabin, 1411 Kennedy St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20011. Submissions must be postmarked by March 31, 2003.