LIT­ER­ARY CAL­EN­DAR

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

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

events@hud­son.org 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

info@split­this­rock.org.

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

“book event.”

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