The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

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, 1508 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. 7 P.M. Stephen Kinzer, a se­nior fel­low at the Wat­son In­sti­tute for In­ter­na­tional and Pub­lic Af­fairs at Brown Univer­sity, will dis­cuss his book “The True Flag: Theodore Roo­sevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of Amer­i­can Em­pire” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. 7 TUES­DAY | 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. 202549-4172. 8 WED­NES­DAY | 12 P.M. Ti­mothy B. Tyson, a re­search scholar at Duke Univer­sity, will dis­cuss his book “The Blood of Em­mett Till,” about a hate crime that was a water­shed mo­ment for the civil rights move­ment, at the Na­tional Ar­chives, 700 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. NW. 202-357-5000. 7 P.M. Derek Thomp­son, a se­nior edi­tor at the At­lantic, will dis­cuss his book “Hit Mak­ers: Why Things Be­come Pop­u­lar” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 9 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. John Darnielle, gui­tarist, vo­cal­ist and com­poser for the Moun­tain Goats, will read from his novel “Univer­sal Har­vester,” about de­vi­ous footage that mys­te­ri­ously ap­pears in the mid­dle of rental movies, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 11 SATUR­DAY | 1 P.M. Lisa Wade, an as­so­ci­ate pro­fes­sor of so­ci­ol­ogy at Oc­ci­den­tal Col­lege, will dis­cuss her book “Amer­i­can Hookup: The New Cul­ture of Sex on Cam­pus” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. For more lit­er­ary events and to sub­mit events, go to­cal

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