10 SUNDAY | 10 A.M. Philip Bobbitt, a national security law professor at Columbia Law School and author of “Terror and Consent: The Wars for the Twenty-first Century,” will discuss the Lyndon Johnson presidency at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square, 1525 H St. NW. 202-347-8766.
1 P.M. Daniel Stashower will discuss his book “The Hour of Peril: The Secret Plot to Murder Lincoln Before the Civil War” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
5 P.M. Manil Suri, a University of Maryland Baltimore County math professor, will discuss his third novel, “The City of Devi,” about Mumbai during a nuclear crisis, at Politics and Prose.
11 MONDAY | 6:30-8 P.M. My Haley, the widow of “Roots” author Alex Haley, will discuss her debut historical novel, “The Treason of Mary Louvestre,” at Busboys and Poets, 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville. 301-779-2787. Haley will also appear on Tuesday from 4-6 p.m. at the Howard University Bookstore, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW, 202-238-2640, and from 7:30-9 p.m. at the African American Civil War Memorial, 1925 Vermont Ave. NW. 202-667-2667.
7 P.M. David Stewart, president of the Washington Independent Review of Books, will speak about connecting readers with books they might love at the Mount Pleasant Library, 3160 Mount Pleasant St. NW. 202-671-3121.
7 P.M. John Wood, founder of the nonprofit Room to Read, will discuss his book “Creating Room to Read: A Story of Hope in the Battle for Global Literacy” at Politics and Prose.
7 P.M. Stephen Hayes will discss his book “Light on Dark Water,” about a Vietnam War veteran’s fight to survive at sea, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101, Arlington. 703-300-9746.
12 TUESDAY | 7 P.M. Chris Raschka, a two-time Caldecott Medal winner, will talk about his books “A Ball for Daisy” and “The Hello, Goodbye Window” at the Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990.
7 P.M. Neil Shubin, a paleontologist at the University of Chicago and author of “Your Inner Fish,” about human evolution, will discuss his book “The Universe Within: Discovering the Common History of Rocks, Planets, and People” at Politics and Prose.
7 P.M. Stanley McChrystal, former NATO commander in Afghanistan, will discuss his memoir “My Share of the Task” at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St.
7:30 P.M. Iris Anthony, an Arlingtonbased author, will discuss her historical novel “The Ruins of Lace,” which explores a time in France when Flemish bobbin lace was a forbidden commodity, at the Arlington Central Library.
7:30 P.M. Annie Kantar, a recipient of the Academy of the American Poets Prize, will lead a discussion of the work of Israeli poet Leah Goldberg at the D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.
13 WEDNESDAY | 6:30-8 P.M. Saru Jayaraman, director of the Food Labor Research Center at the University of California, will discuss her book “Behind the Kitchen Door,” a look at American restaurants and their workers, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
7 P.M. Garry Wills, a Pulitzer Prizewinning Northwestern University professor, will discuss his book on Catholicism, “Why Priests?: A Failed Tradition,” at Politics and Prose.
14 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. Stephen Hess, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, will discuss his book “Whatever Happened to the Washington Reporters, 1978-2012” at Politics and Prose.
15 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Charles Todd will discuss his latest Ian Rutledge mystery, “Proof of Guilt,” at Politics and Prose.
16 SATURDAY | 1 P.M. John N. Maclean, a longtime journalist, will discuss his book “The Esperanza Fire: Arson, Murder, and the Agony of Engine 57” at Politics and Prose.
17 SUNDAY | 5-7 P.M. Members of the group D.C. Poets Against the War, including Sarah Browning, Michele Elliott, Yael Flusberg, Leah Harris, Esther Iverem, Joseph Ross, Melissa Tuckey and Dan Verawhich, will read from their poetry at Busboys and Poets.
19 TUESDAY | 7 P.M. Beth Kanter, a local freelance writer, will discuss the cookbook “Washington, DC Chef’s Table,” with recipes from the biggest names in the District’s food scene, at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue.
20 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. German poet Nora Bossong and American poets Sarah Browning and Joseph Ross will read from their work at the GoetheInstitut, 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200.
7 P.M. Tom Young will discuss his military thriller “The Renegades” at the Charles E. Beatley Library, 5005 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-746-1702. For more literary events, go to
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