JAN­UARY 24-30, 2011

The Washington Post Sunday - - OUTLOOK -

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.smith­so­ni­anas­so­ci­

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

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