LITERARY CAL­EN­DAR

JULY 6 - 12

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

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.”

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