Algonquin South: Washington writers (specifically, members of Washington Independent Writers), will soon be able to gather for early evening drinks at their own round table at a new Dupont Circle bar and restaurant aimed at the literary and art set. Called Herb's (after owner Herb White, who a couple of years ago made Cafe Don in Adams-Morgan popular), the place will include an oversized oak table reserved for writers .. . Columnist Jack Anderson long ago missed his deadline to complete a book about the oil business, but he's already planning his next project: Coward, McCann & Geogehegan signs him to write Jack Anderson's Washington, an insider's look at the big city for publication next year.

Frank Gannon, who helped Richard Nixon write his memoirs and later went to work as administrative assistant to Sen. John Heinz (R-Pa.), is now vice president for communications and publishing for Viguerie Communications, which publishes Conservative Digest . . . This summer Holt, Rinehart & Winston publishes God's Bullies, a critical look at the role of fundamentalism in politics by Perry Deane Young. On the light side, Young reports on a Moral Majority training session during which trainees are exhorted not to further their stereotype by wearing white socks and polyester leisure suits.