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13 Monday

7 P.M. The American Prospect magazine sponsors a discussion and signing with Danny Goldberg, chairman and CEO of Artemis Records, for his book How the Left Lost Teen Spirit (the updated edition of his Dispatches From the Culture Wars), at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

7:30 P.M. Myra Sklarew and Miles David Moore read from their work as part of the monthly poetry series at Cafe Toulouse, 2431 18th St. NW, 202-726-4680.

14 Tuesday

5:30 P.M. Christy Campbell discusses and signs The Botanist and the Vintner: How Wine Was Saved for the World at Best Cellars, 1643 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-387-3146.

6 P.M. Journalist Ted C. Fishman discusses and signs China, Inc.: How the Rise of the Next Superpower Challenges America and the World at Borders-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.

7 P.M. Dan Koeppel discusses To See Every Bird on Earth: A Father, a Son, and a Lifelong Obsession at the National Zoo, Visitor Center, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. A book signing at 7 p.m. is followed by the lecture at 7:30 p.m. For details and to RSVP, call 202-633-4085 or visit

7 P.M. Martha Cooley reads from and signs her new novel, Thirty-Three Swoons, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, 202-737-5553.

7 P.M. Laura Lippman reads from and signs her new mystery, To the Power of Three, at Olsson's-Penn Quarter, 418 Seventh St. NW, 202-638-7610. She will also read on Friday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 4801 Bethesda Ave., 301-986-1761.

7:30 P.M. Laura Fletcher and Haley McKey, winners of the Young Poets Competition, read from their work along with poet Judith McCombs 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. Call 301-587-4954 for details.

7:30 P.M. Political strategist Donna Brazile discusses and signs Cooking With Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics at the Century Club, Inc., 1500 Delafield Pl. NW. Call Eldridge Parks at 301-460-4273 for details.

15 Wednesday

Noon. Peter R. Limburg discusses and signs Deep-Sea Detectives: Maritime Mysteries and Forensic Science at the U.S. Navy Museum, Washington Navy Yard, 805 Kidder Breese St. SE. A tour of the Naval Historical Center's Underwater Archeological Lab will follow. For security reasons, attendees need to call 202-433-6897 in advance to RSVP. Visit for details.

7 P.M. Larry Diamond discusses and signs Squandered Victory: The American Occupation and the Bungled Effort to Bring Democracy to Iraq at Olsson's-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227. He will also read on Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m. at Borders-Dowtown, 202-466-4999.

7 P.M. Myrlie Evers-Williams discusses and signs The Autobiography of Medgar Evers (edited with Manning Marable), the life of the civil rights leader told through his writing, letters and speeches, at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919. She will also speak on Thursday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at Barnes & Noble-Metro Center, 555 12th St. NW, 202-347-0176, and again, along with Manning Marable, on Friday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince Georges, 3500 East-West Hwy., 301-559-1140.

7 P.M. Jessica Cutler reads from and signs her new novel, The Washingtonienne, at Olsson's-Penn Quarter, 202-638-7610.

7:30 P.M. Jane Stanton Hitchcock reads from and signs her new high-society mystery, One Dangerous Lady, at Borders-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, 703-998-0404.

16 Thursday

12:30 P.M. Melissa Bank reads from and signs her new novel, The Wonder Spot, at Borders-Silver Spring, 8518 Fenton St., 301-585-0550. She will also read that evening at 7 p.m. at Olsson's-Penn Quarter, 202-638-7610.

7 P.M. Andrew Levy discusses and signs The First Emancipator: The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

7 P.M. Poets Greg McBride and Eric Pankey read from their work (as featured in the magazine 32 Poems) as part of the Cafe Muse series at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase, Md. An open reading concludes the program.

7 P.M. Barbara Kline discusses and signs The White House Nannies: True Tales from the Other Department of Homeland Security at Books-A-Million, 1451 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va., 703-893-7640.

7 P.M. Wall Street Journal reporter Michael M. Phillips discusses and signs The Gift of Valor: A War Story, his account of the service of Marine corporal Jason Dunham, nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor, at Olsson's-Courthouse, 703-525-4227.

7:30 P.M. Court TV host Nancy Grace discusses and signs Objection!: How High-Priced Defense Attorneys, Celebrity Defendants, and a 24/7 Media Have Hijacked Our Criminal Justice System at Barnes & Noble-Bethesda, 301-986-1761.

17 Friday

2 P.M. The Veterans History Project of the American Folklife Center is hosting a discussion and signing with journalist Karen Spears Zacharias for her new memoir, Hero Mama: A Daughter Remembers the Father She Lost in Vietnam -- and the Mother Who Held Her Family Together, at the Library of Congress, James Madison Bldg., West Dining Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE, 202-707-6179.

6 P.M. Former Marine infantryman Mike Tucker discusses and signs Among Warriors in Iraq: True Grit, Special Ops, and Raiding in Mosul and Fallujah at Borders-Downtown, 202-466-4999.

7 P.M. Christopher Hitchens discusses and signs Thomas Jefferson: Author of America at Olsson's-Courthouse, 703-525-4227.

18 Saturday

11 A.M. David E. Meadows signs the fourth installment in his Navy/Marine action series, Joint Task Force: Africa, at Waldenbooks, Francis Scott Key Mall, 5500 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, Md., 301-663-6565.

1 P.M. Award-winning children's author and illustrator Eric Carle reads from and signs his new picture book, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, at Olsson's-Courthouse, 703-525-4227.

1 P.M. Washington Post writer Joel Garreau discusses and signs Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies -- and What It Means to Be Human at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.

2 P.M. Yasmin Shiraz discusses and signs The Blueprint for My Girls in Love: 99 Rules for Dating, Relationships, and Intimacy at Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince Georges, 301-559-1140.

2:30 P.M. The Smithsonian's "Reel Americans" series presents a screening of the documentary "Labor's Troubadour," detailing the life of folk singer and social historian Joe Glazer, at the National Museum of American History, Carmichael Auditorium, 12th St. & Constitution Ave. NW. Following the film, Glazer and filmmaker Hope Moskowitz will discuss the American labor movement, immigration and politics. Glazer will also sign copies of his memoir, Labor's Troubadour. For details, call 202-633-1000 or visit events.

3 P.M. Marc Leepson discusses and signs Flag: An American Biography at Olsson's-Old Town, 106 S. Union St., Alexandria, Va., 703-684-0077.

Special Notices

The 5th annual Poet Laureate Poetry Awards for Senior High School Students, sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities and the office of D.C. poet laureate Dolores Kendrick, will be held on Thursday, June 16, at 1 p.m. at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts, 3500 R St. NW. The program, which has participants from Anacostia, Cesar Chavez, Jefferson, Woodson and Duke Ellington high schools, has five major awards and three honorary mentions. The ceremony will include music, special guests and a reading of the winning poems by their respective authors. For details, call Carolyn Parker at 202-724-5613.

The Library of Congress is accepting submissions from those interested in reading in its annual Poetry at Noon series. For guidelines, visit or call 202-707-1308. Deadline is July 15.

The Washington Literacy Council, a volunteer organization helping adults in the District learn to read, will hold a tutor training workshop on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. each day (both sessions are required) at its offices, 1918 18th St. NW, Ste. B-2. For details and to register, call 202-387-9029 or visit www.washingtonliteracy

The Tallahassee Writers' Association is accepting submissions for its 18th annual Penumbra Poetry & Haiku Contest. A $5-per poem, $3-per haiku fee applies. For details, visit; send entries to TWA Penumbra, P.O. Box 15995, Tallahassee, FL 32317-5995. Contest deadline is noon on June 30.

Melissa Bank, June 16Michael M. Phillips, June 16