March 27 - 31

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27 MON­DAY | 7 P.M. Gish Jen, a nov­el­ist, will dis­cuss her book “The Girl at the Bag­gage Claim: Ex­plain­ing the East-West Cul­ture Gap” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-3641919.

7 P.M. Ken­neth L. Marcus, the pres­i­dent of the Louis D. Bran­deis Cen­ter for Hu­man Rights Un­der Law, will dis­cuss his book “The Def­i­ni­tion of Anti-Semitism” at Con­gre­ga­tion Etz Hayim, 2920 Ar­ling­ton Blvd., Ar­ling­ton. 703-979-4466. $8-$11. 28 TUES­DAY | 7 P.M. Elif Ba­tu­man, a New Yorker staff writer, will read from her novel “The Idiot,” a com­ing-of-age story about a young wo­man at Har­vard, at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 7 P.M. Mary Dingee Fill­more, a Ver­mont writer, will read from her novel “An Ad­dress in Am­s­ter­dam,” about a Jewish wo­man in Nazioc­cu­pied Am­s­ter­dam, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., #101. Ar­ling­ton. 703300-9746. 29 WED­NES­DAY | 7 P.M. John A. Far­rell, a bi­og­ra­pher of Clarence Dar­row and Tip O’Neill, will dis­cuss his bi­og­ra­phy of Richard Nixon at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 30 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. Tom Nichols, a pro­fes­sor at the U.S. Naval War Col­lege, will dis­cuss his book “The Death of Ex­per­tise: The Cam­paign Against Es­tab­lished Knowl­edge and Why it Mat­ters” at Pol­i­tics and Prose. 31 FRI­DAY | 7 P.M. He­lene Cooper, a New York Times re­porter, will dis­cuss her book “Madame Pres­i­dent,” a bi­og­ra­phy of Ellen John­son Sir­leaf, the pres­i­dent of Liberia, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

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