JANUARY 24-30, 2011
24 MONDAY | 6:30 P.M. Clarence Lusane, a professor at American University, reads from and discusses his new book, “The Black History of the White House,” at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638. 7 P.M. Freelance journalist Mark
Hertsgaard discusses and signs his new book, “Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth,” at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
25 TUESDAY | 12:30 P.M. Ron Reagan, a political commentator for MSNBC and son of President Ronald Reagan and Nancy Reagan, discusses his new memoir of his late father, “My Father at 100,” at Borders Books-Downtown, 18th & L Sts. NW, 202-466-4999. He will also speak at 7 p.m. that evening at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Lawrence P. Jackson, a professor of English and African American studies at Emory University, reads from and discusses his new book, “The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African American Writers and Critics, 1934-1960,” as part of the Brown Lecture Series at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, Central Branch, 400 Cathedral St., Baltimore, Md., 410-396-9454.
7:30 P.M. Eleanor Brown reads from and discusses her new novel, “The Weird Sisters,” at Borders Books-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, Baileys Crossroads, Va., 703-998-0404. A book signing follows.
26 WEDNESDAY | Noon. Joseph Wheelan, a former AP reporter and editor, discusses and signs his new book, “Libby Prison Breakout: The Daring Escape From the Notorious Civil War Prison” (a chronicle of the escape of 109 Union soldiers), at the National Archives, Room 105, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, 202-357-5000.
6:45 P.M. Ecologist Daniel Botkin, a professor emeritus at the University of California at Santa Barbara, discusses his new book, “Powering the Future: A Scientist’s Guide to Energy Independence,” as part of the Smithsonian Resident Associate Program at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. A book signing follows. Tickets are $40 for
nonmembers; call 202-633-3030 or visit www.smithsonianassociates.org.
7 P.M. Jim Ferris, a professor of disability studies at the University of Toledo and the author of the collection “The Hospital Poems,” joins Myra
Sklarew, a poet, writer and author, most recently, of the poetry collection “Harmless,” for a reading of their work at the Kensington Row Bookshop, 3786 Howard Ave., Kensington, Md., 301-949-9416. An open reading follows.
27 THURSDAY | 10:30 A.M. Children’s author and illustrator John Bemelmans
Marciano reads from and discusses his new picture book, “Madeline at the White House,” at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919. A book signing follows. 7 P.M. Writer and journalist Peggy
Orenstein reads from and discusses her new book, “Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches From the Front Lines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture,” at Borders Books-Friendship Heights, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW, 202-686-8270.
28 FRIDAY | 6:30 P.M. Daniel Tucker, who edited the biannual journal and discussion series AREA Chicago, presents an illustrated discussion of his new book, “Farm Together Now: A Portrait of People, Places, and Ideas for a New Food Movement” (written with Amy Franceschini with photographs by Anne Hamersky), a guide to the sustainable-food movement and the growing popularity of urban farming, at Busboys and Poets (14th & V), 202-387-7638.
29 SATURDAY | 8:30 A.M. The Enoch Pratt Free Library is hosting a
Booklovers’ Breakfast, featuring a reading and discussion by actress
Victoria Rowell, author of the memoir “The Women Who Raised Me” and the new novel, “Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva,” at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, Md. Tickets are $40; for complete details, visit
www.prattlibrary.org/booklovers. For more literary events, go to the Going Out Guide at
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