JAN­UARY 17-23, 2011

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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.

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