JAN. 31-FEB. 5, 2011
31 MONDAY | 6:30 P.M. Enid Lee discusses and signs her book, “Beyond Heroes and Holidays: A Practical Guide to K-12 Anti-Racist, Multicultural Education and Staff Development,” at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW, 202-387-7638.
1 TUESDAY | 6:30 P.M. George Friedman, the founder and chief executive of Stratfor (a publisher of global geopolitical intelligence), discusses and signs his new book, “The Next Decade: Where We’ve Been . . . and Where We’re Going,” at the International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $12 for members; call 202-393-7798 for details.
6:30 P.M. Stephanie Coontz reads from and discusses her new book, “A Strange Stirring: The Feminine Mystique and American Women at the Dawn of the 1960s,” at Busboys and Poets (5th & K), 1025 Fifth St. NW, 202-789-2227.
7 P.M. Michael Scheuer, a counterterrorist analyst and the chief of the CIA’s bin Laden unit from 1996 to 1999, discusses and signs his new book, “Osama bin Laden,” at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, 202-364-1919.
2 WEDNESDAY | Noon. Journalist William Kristol is joined by columnist Charles Krauthammer, ethicist Leon
Kass and William Schambra, director of the Hudson Institute’s Bradley Center for Philanthropy and Civic Renewal, for a discussion of “The Neoconservative Persuasion: Selected Essays, 1942-2009,” a collection by the late Irving Kristol, at the Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW (6th floor). Call 202-974-2400 or e-mail
email@example.com to RSVP. 5 P.M. The Harvard Club of Washington, D.C., and American Independent Writers are sponsoring the annual “James Joyce Birthday Party Celebration,” with readings from “Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man,” “Ulysses” and “Finnegans Wake,” at 5:30 p.m. at Guapo’s Restaurant, 4515 Wisconsin Ave. NW. A happy hour begins at 6:30 p.m.
3 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. Award-winning short story writer Edith Pearlman reads from and discusses her latest collection, “Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories,” at Politics and Prose Bookstore, 202-364-1919. A book signing follows.
reads her new
Rachel Goddard mystery, “Broken Places,” at the Oakton Library, 10304 Lynnhaven Place, Oakton, Va., 703-242-4020. A book signing follows.
4 FRIDAY | 6 P.M. The Split This Rock
Poetry Festival is sponsoring “Floricanto inWashington: A Mulitcultural Reading in Response to SB 1070,” a group of poets reading in reaction to Arizona’s controversial law that attempted to tackle illegal immigration, at the True Reformer Building, 1200 U St. NW. There is a $5 suggested donation. Call 202-787-5210 or e-mail
7:30 P.M. Award-winning writer Maxine
Hong Kingston, author of the memoir “The Woman Warrior” and the novel “Tripmaster Monkey,” reads from and discusses her new book, “I Love a Broad Margin to My Life,” a memoir that unfolds in free verse on the occasion of her 65th birthday, at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, Md. Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for members. Call 301-654-8664 or visit www.writer.org for details and to RSVP.
5 SATURDAY | 10:30 A.M. Children’s author Laura Malone Elliott reads from and discusses her new picture book, “A String of Hearts” (illustrated by Lynn Musinger), at Barnes & Noble-Tysons Corner Center, 1961 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean, Va., 703-506-2937.
Noon. Poet and activist M.L. Liebler discusses and signs the new anthology “Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams,” a collection of fiction, poetry, songs and memoir that celebrates America’s blue-collar heritage, at Politics and Prose, 202-364-1919.
2 P.M. Priya Parmar, a former dramaturg and freelance editor, reads her new historical novel, “Exit the Actress,” at Barnes & Noble, 4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda, Md., 301-986-1761.
7:30 P.M. The shop Go Mama Go (1809 14th St. NW) is hosting a reading by contributors to the nonprofit literary magazine The Sun, including Krista Bremer, Lee Martin, Leslie Pietrzyk, Heather Sellers and founder and editor Sy Safransky. Call 919-942-5282 or visit
www.thesunmagazine.org for details. For more literary events, go to
washingtonpost.com/gog/ and search