The following events this week are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted. This is not a complete listing. For additional events, see Bookshop on our pages or log on to

6 Tuesday

7 P.M. Phyllis Vine discusses and signs One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Jennifer Gresham and Ron Mohring share their work as part of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series held at Miller's Cabin, Picnic Grove #6, Beach Dr. at the Military Rd. overpass in Rock Creek Park, 301-587-4954.

7 Wednesday

7 P.M. Parry Brown reads from and signs her new novel, Fannin' the Flames, at the Spauldings Branch Library, 5811 Old Silver Hill Rd., District Heights, Md., 301-699-3500.

7 P.M. Tim Wendel, founding editor of the USA Today Baseball Weekly, discusses and signs The New Face of Baseball: The One-Hundred-Year Rise and Triumph of Latinos in America's Favorite Sport at Olsson's-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227.

8 Thursday

1 P.M. Carole Burns hosts an online discussion with Dan Chaon about his new novel, You Remind Me of Me, as part of the Off the Page feature at under Live Online.

7 P.M. Philip Weiss discusses and signs American Taboo: A Murder in the Peace Corps at Borders-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.

7 P.M. Kenneth Cain, Heidi Postlewait and Andrew Thomson, former members of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Cambodia, discuss and sign Emergency Sex and Other Desperate Measures: A True Story from Hell on Earth at Olsson's-Courthouse, 703-525-4227.

7:30 P.M. Management advisor Steven L. Katz discusses and signs Lion Taming: Working Successfully with Leaders, Bosses, and Other Tough Customers at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., 301-986-1761. The event is part of the bookstore's "Business Appreciation Day."

9 Friday

3:30 P.M. Traci Maynigo signs her new book, A Girl's Guide to College: Making the Most of the Best Four Years of Your Life, at American Univ., Campus Store, Mary Graydon Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW, 202-885-6320.

7 P.M. Mark Dow discusses and signs American Gulag: Inside U.S. Immigration Prisons at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Adriana Trigiani reads from and signs her new novel, The Queen of the Big Time, at Borders-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, 703-998-0404.

10 Saturday

1 P.M. Ammanuel Moore signs her new novel, Always Room for Dessert, at Karibu Books-Iverson Mall, 3817 Branch Ave., Hillcrest Heights, Md., 301-899-3730. She will also sign that afternoon at 4 p.m. at Karibu Books-Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, 301-352-4110.

3 P.M. Michael Mandelbaum discusses and signs The Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football, and Basketball and What They See When They Do at Borders-Friendship Heights, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-686-8270.

5 P.M. Chapters Literary Bookstore celebrates the birthday of Marcel Proust (July 10, 1871) with Roland Celette, cultural attache of the Embassy of France, giving a bilingual reading of his favorite passages from Proust's oeuvre at the bookstore's location, 445 11th St. NW. Call 202-737-5553 for details.

6 P.M. New Republic magazine editor Franklin Foer discusses and signs How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

11 Sunday

9 A.M. Retired Lt. Colonel Brian Birdwell, a survivor of American Airlines Flight 77's crash into the Pentagon, discusses and signs his new memoir, Refined in Fire: A Family's Triumph of Love and Faith (written with Mel Birdwell) at a worship service and signing event at the Immanuel Bible Church, 6911 Braddock Rd., Springfield, Va. For details, call 703-354-5219.

6 P.M. Nate Powell, author of the graphic novels It Disappears and Tiny Giants, and Josh McPhee, author of Stencil Pirates: A Global Study of the Street Stencil, discuss and sign their work at the Brian MacKenzie Infoshop, 1426 Ninth St. NW, 202-986-0681.