JULY 21 - 23
21 TUESDAY | Noon. John Grady, a former managing editor of Navy Times, will discuss his book “Matthew Fontaine Maury, Father of Oceanography” at the U.S. Navy Memorial Heritage Center, Burke Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300.
6:30P.M. Philip Brookman, a consulting curator of photography at the National Gallery of Art, will discuss his novel “Redlands,” about a young artist who moves between the disparate worlds of New York poets and California laborers, at Busboys and Poets - Takoma, 235 Carroll St. NW. 202-726-0856.
22 WEDNESDAY | Noon. Arthur Downey, a Bethesda-based historian, will discuss his book “The Creole Affair: The Slave Rebellion That Led the U.S. and Great Britain to the Brink of War” at the National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000.
6:30 P.M. Dasha Kelly will read from her novel “Almost Crimson,” about a woman who copes with her mother’s depression, their severe poverty, an absentee father and her own insecurities, at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-3825.
23 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. Robert L. Grenier, a former CIA chief of station in Pakistan and Afghanistan, will discuss his book “88 Days to Kandahar: A CIA Diary” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
For more literary events, go to www.washingtonpost.com/gog/ and search “book event.”