JULY 6 - 12
6MONDAY | 7 P.M. James Wood, a literary critic for the New Yorker, will discuss his book “The Nearest Thing to Life,” which explores the roles books have played in his life, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Local poets W. T. Pfefferle and Barbara Ungar will read from their work, and an open mike will follow, at Cafe Muse, 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.
7 TUESDAY | 6:30 P.M. V. Lynn Kanter, a writer for the Center for Community Change, will read from her novel “Her Own Vietnam,” about a Vietnam combat nurse who reluctantly relives her experiences, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
7 P.M. David E. Hoffman, a contributing editor at The Washington Post, will discuss his book “The Billion Dollar Spy: A True Story of Cold War Espionage and Betrayal” at Politics and Prose.
8 WEDNESDAY | 6 P.M. Mohanalakschmi Rajakumar, a South Asian American who has lived in Qatar since 2005, will discuss her book “The Migrant Report,” about immigrants in the Persian Gulf region, at Busboys and Poets - 14th Street.
6:30 P.M. Melissa Cistaro, a San Francisco bookseller, will discuss her memoir “Pieces of My
Mother,” about her mother, who abandoned Cistaro and her family, at Busboys and Poets - Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.
7 P.M. P.W. Singer, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, will read from his thriller “Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War,” co-written with August Cole, at Politics and Prose.
7:30 P.M. Aziz Ansari, a comedian and actor, will discuss his book on love in the digital age, “Modern Romance,” at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St. NW. 202-994-6800. $45.
9 THURSDAY | Noon. Anthony S. Pitch, a journalist, will discuss his book “Our Crime Was Being Jewish: Hundreds of Holocaust Survivors Tell Their Stories” at the National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000.
7 P.M. Jimmy Carter, the former president, will sign copies of his book “A Full Life: Reflections at Ninety” at Politics and Prose. Signing only; there will be no presentation.
10 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Lisa Gornick, a psychoanalyst, will read from her story collection “Louisa Meets Bear,” and Rebecca Makkai, a novelist, will read from her story collection “Music for Wartime” at Politics and Prose.
11 SATURDAY | 1 P.M. Emily Schultz, co-founder of the online literary magazine Joyland, will read from her novel “The Blondes,” in which fair-haired women become killers, at Politics and Prose.
2:30 P.M. Cokie Roberts, a longtime NPR and ABC News commentator, will discuss her book “Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868” at the Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 888-639-7386. Free with Newseum admission.
3:30 P.M. Andrew Hartman, who teaches history at Illinois State University, will discuss his book “A War for the Soul of America: A History of the Culture Wars” at Politics and Prose.
6 P.M. Jen Chaney, who writes about pop culture for Esquire, New York magazine, The Post and Yahoo.com, will discuss her book “As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as Told by Amy Heckerling and the Cast and Crew” at Politics and Prose.
12 SUNDAY | 5 P.M. Chris Palmer, a film producer in residence at American University, will discuss his book “Confessions of a Wildlife Filmmaker: The Challenges of Staying Honest in an Industry Where Ratings Are King” at Politics and Prose.
For more literary events, go to www.washingtonpost.com/gog/ and search “book event.”