JANUARY 17-23, 2011
19 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Writer and teacher Marita Golden will be joined by Edward P. Jones, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel “The Known World,” for a discussion of the new anthology “The Word: Black Writers Talk About the Transformative Power of Reading and Writing,” at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638. 7 P.M. Comedian and actor Steve Harvey reads from and discusses his new book, “Straight Talk, No Chaser: How to Find, Keep, and Understand a Man,” at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999.
7 P.M. Award-winning writer and playwright Roger Rosenblatt discusses and signs his new book, “Unless It Moves the Human Heart: The Craft and Art of Writing,” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Conn. Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
20 THURSDAY | 4 P.M. Kate Masur, an assistant professor of history and African American studies at Northwestern University, reads from and discusses her new book, “An Example for All the Land: Emancipation and the Struggle over Equality in Washington, D.C.,” at the Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Bldg., 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-691-4000.