LIT­ER­ARY CAL­EN­DAR

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

JAN­UARY 3-9, 2011

5 WED­NES­DAY | Noon. Lo­cal author Thomas B. Allen dis­cusses and signs his new book, “Tories: Fight­ing for the King in Amer­ica’s First Civil War,” at the In­ter­na­tional Spy Mu­seum, 800 F St. NW, 202-393-7798.

6:30 P.M. Writer Nir Rosen, a fel­low at the NYU Cen­ter on Law and Se­cu­rity, reads from and dis­cusses his new book, “Af­ter­math: Fol­low­ing the Blood­shed of Amer­ica’s Wars in the Mus­lim World,” at Bus­boys and Po­ets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.

7 P.M. Anne Mid­gette, the clas­si­cal mu­sic critic for The Washington Post, reads from and dis­cusses “My Nine Lives: A Mem­oir of Many Ca­reers in Mu­sic,” the au­to­bi­og­ra­phy of famed pi­anist, con­duc­tor and teacher Leon Fleisher, which she helped write, at Pol­i­tics and Prose Book­store, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.

6 THURS­DAY | 6:30 P.M. The Fol­ger Po­etry Se­ries presents its an­nual O.B. Hardison

Po­etry Prize pre­sen­ta­tion and read­ing with this year’s hon­oree, Kevin Young, author of the col­lec­tions “The Art of Los­ing: Po­ems of Grief and Heal­ing” and “For the Con­fed­er­ate Dead,” read­ing from his work at the Phillips Col­lec­tion, 1600 21st St. NW. The pro­gram is in con­junc­tion with the mu­seum’s cur­rent ex­hi­bi­tion “TruthBeauty: Pic­to­ri­al­ism and the Pho­to­graph as Art, 1845-1945,” to which Young will re­spond through the verse he chooses to re­cite. A re­cep­tion and book sign­ing fol­low. Tick­ets are $15 ($7.50 for stu­dents); call 202-544-7077 or visit www.fol­ger.edu/po­etry.

6:45 P.M. The Smith­so­nian Res­i­dent As­so­ci­ate pro­gram and Ox­ford Uni­ver­sity Press are spon­sor­ing “John F. Kennedy: In­sights and Rev­e­la­tions,” a pro­gram to mark the 50th an­niver­sary of Kennedy’s

in­au­gu­ra­tion, pre­sented by his­to­rian Robert

Dallek, author of “An Un­fin­ished Life: John F. Kennedy, 1917 - 1963,” at the Freer Gallery of Art, Eu­gene & Agnes E. Meyer Au­di­to­rium, 12th St. & In­de­pen­dence Ave. SW. Dallek will sign copies of “John F. Kennedy,” a new abridged ver­sion of his book, fol­low­ing the lec­ture. Tick­ets are $25 for non­mem­bers; call 202-633-3030 or visit www.smith­so­ni­anas­so­ci­ates.org to RSVP. 7 P.M. His­to­rian Ed­mund Mor­ris reads from and dis­cusses “Colonel Roo­sevelt,” the fi­nal vol­ume in his tril­ogy on the life of Pres­i­dent Theodore Roo­sevelt (the first vol­ume won the Na­tional Book Award), at Pol­i­tics and Prose Book­store, 202-364-1919.

7 FRI­DAY | Noon. Cul­tural his­to­rian Pa­tri­cia

Brady, di­rec­tor of pub­li­ca­tions at the His­toric New Or­leans Col­lec­tion, dis­cusses and signs her new book, “A Be­ing So Gen­tle: The Fron­tier Love Story of Rachel and An­drew Jack­son,” at the Na­tional Archives, Jef­fer­son Room, 700 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW, 202-357-5000.

7 P.M. Tom Rach­man reads from and signs his best-sell­ing novel “The Im­per­fec­tion­ists” ( just pub­lished in pa­per­back) at Pol­i­tics and Prose Book­store, 202-364-1919.

8 SATUR­DAY | 1 P.M. Matthew B. Gilmore and Joshua Olsen dis­cuss and sign their new il­lus­trated his­tory, “Foggy Bot­tom and the West End in Vin­tage Im­ages,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose Book­store, 202-364-1919.

6 P.M. Dana H. Allin, a se­nior fel­low for U.S. for­eign pol­icy and transat­lantic af­fairs at the In­ter­na­tional In­sti­tute for Strate­gic Stud­ies, joins Steven Simon, an ad­junct se­nior fel­low for Mid­dle East­ern stud­ies at the Coun­cil on For­eign Re­la­tions, for a dis­cus­sion of their new book, “The Sixth Cri­sis: Iran, Is­rael, Amer­ica, and the Ru­mors of War,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose Book­store, 202-364-1919. A book sign­ing fol­lows.

9 SUN­DAY | 5 P.M. Lo­cal writer and edi­tor

Rachel Machacek, cre­ator of the blog the Sci­ence of Sin­gle (sci­ence­of­s­in­gle.com), dis­cusses and signs her new book, “The Sci­ence of Sin­gle: One Woman’s Grand Ex­per­i­ment in Mod­ern Dat­ing, Cre­at­ing Chem­istry, and Find­ing Love,” at Pol­i­tics and Prose Book­store, 202-364-1919.

6 P.M. The Iota Po­etry Se­ries opens its Win­ter 2011 sea­son with read­ings by Sally

Rosen Kin­dred and Mag­gie Rosen at the Iota Club & Café, 2832 Wil­son Blvd., Ar­ling­ton, Va., 703-256-9275. An open read­ing fol­lows. For more lit­er­ary events, go to wash­ing­ton­post.com/gog/ and search “book event.”

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