Jan 29 - Feb. 8
29 SUNDAY | 1 P.M. Lawrence Ellsworth, an authority on swashbuckling literature, will discuss his translation of “The Red Sphinx: A Sequel to the Three Musketeers” by Alexandre Dumas at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
30 MONDAY | 6:30 P.M. Josh Barkan, winner of the Lightship International Short Story Prize, will discuss his story collection “Mexico” at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202387-1400.
6:30 P.M. Steve Early, a labor journalist and organizer, will discuss his book “Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City” in conversation with Larry Cohen, national political director of Our Revolution, a grass-roots organization, at Busboys and Poets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-387-7638.
7 P.M. David A. Moss, a professor of business administration at Harvard Business School, will read from his book “Democracy: A Case Study” at Politics and Prose.
31 TUESDAY | 6 P.M. Robert F. Smith, the assistant dean for humanities and social sciences at Northampton Community College, will discuss his book “Manufacturing Independence: Industrial Innovation in the American Revolution” at the Society of the Cincinnati at Anderson House, 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040.
7 P.M. April Ryan, a White House correspondent and Washington bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks, will discuss her book “At Mama’s Knee: Mothers and Race in Black and White” at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Liane Kupferberg Carter, whose work has been published in the New York Times and The Washington Post, will read from her memoir “Ketchup Is My Favorite Vegetable: A Family Grows Up With Autism” at the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia, 8900 Little River Tpke. Fairfax. 703-323-0880. 1 WEDNESDAY| 7 P.M. Paul Auster, a bestselling author, will discuss his new novel, “4 3 2 1,” about four parallel lives lived by one boy, at Sixth and I Historic Synagogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. $15-$42.
2 THURSDAY | 7:30 P.M. Peter Ho Davies will read from his novel “The Fortunes,” about the lives of four Chinese Americans, at George Mason University’s Alan and Sally Merten Hall, 4441 George Mason Blvd., Fairfax. 703-9931180. 4 SATURDAY | 7 P.M. Charles Raasch, the chief Washington correspondent for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will read from his book “Imperfect Union: A Father’s Search for His Son in the Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., Arlington. 703-300-9746. 5 SUNDAY | 3 P.M. Beatrice Hamblett, a Washington writer, will discuss her book “Daily Bread: Stories From Rural Greece” at One More Page Books. 6 MONDAY | 6:30 P.M. Mike Scalise, a writer, will discuss his memoir “The Brand New Catastrophe,” about his diagnosis with a brain tumor, at Kramerbooks. 6:30 P.M. Kim Schultz will read from her memoir “Three Days in Damascus,” about volunteering in Syria, at Busboys and Poets, 1025 Fifth St. NW. 202-789-2227. 7 TUESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Reed Karaim, an Arizona writer, will read from his novel “The Winter in Anna,” about a young newspaper reporter in North Dakota who falls in love, at Kramerbooks. 7 P.M. Brenda Shaughnessy, a poet whose most recent collection is “So Much Synth,” will discuss her work with Ron Charles, editor of Book World, at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave SE. 202-549-4172. 8 WEDNESDAY | Noon. Timothy B. Tyson, a research scholar at Duke University, will discuss his book “The Blood of Emmett Till” at the National Archives, William G. McGowan Theater, Constitution Avenue and Seventh Street NW. 202-357-5000. For more literary events, go to wapo.st/litcal