May 8 - 18

The Washington Post Sunday - - BOOK WORLD -

8 MON­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Christo­pher De

Bel­laigue, a for­mer Tehran cor­re­spon­dent for the Econ­o­mist, will dis­cuss his book “The Is­lamic En­light­en­ment: The Strug­gle Be­tween Faith and Rea­son, 1798 to Mod­ern Times” at Bus­boys and Poets - 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-3192125.

9 TUES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. D. Watkins, a colum­nist for Salon and a lec­turer at the Univer­sity of Bal­ti­more, will dis­cuss his book “The Cook Up,” a mem­oir about in­her­it­ing his brother’s crack busi­ness, in con­ver­sa­tion with Tony Lewis, au­thor of “Slugg: A Boy’s Life in the Age of Mass In­car­cer­a­tion” at Bus­boys and Poets - 14th & V.

7 P.M. Sally Mott Free­man, the board chair of the Bethesda Writ­ers Cen­ter, will dis­cuss her book “The Jersey Broth­ers: A Miss­ing Naval Of­fi­cer in the Pa­cific and His Fam­ily’s Quest to Bring Him Home” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

10 WED­NES­DAY | 7 P.M. Scott Si­mon, host of NPR’s “Week­end Edi­tion Satur­day,” will dis­cuss his book “My Cubs: A Love Story” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

11 THURS­DAY | 6 P.M. John Oller, a his­to­rian, will dis­cuss his book “The Swamp Fox: How Fran­cis Mar­ion Saved the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion” at the Amer­i­can Revo­lu­tion In­sti­tute - An­der­son House, 2118 Mas­sachusetts Ave. NW. 202-7852040. Oller will also be at the DAR Li­brary at 10 a.m. on May 12, 1776 D St. NW. 202-879-3287.

7 P.M. Kate Siegel, who main­tains the In­sta­gram ac­count Crazy Jewish Mom, will dis­cuss her book “Mother, Can You Not?” at Con­gre­ga­tion Etz Hayim, 2920 Arlington Blvd., Arlington. 703-979-4466.

7 P.M. James McGrath Mor­ris, a his­to­rian, will dis­cuss his book “The Am­bu­lance Driv­ers: Hem­ing­way, Dos Pas­sos, and a Friend­ship Made and Lost in War” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., #101. Arlington. 703-3009746.

7 P.M. Jill Filipovic, a jour­nal­ist, will dis­cuss her book “The H-Spot: The Fem­i­nist Pur­suit of Hap­pi­ness” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

12 FRI­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Richard Pe­abody, a Washington poet, will dis­cuss the an­thol­ogy “Abun­dant Grace,” which col­lects the works of

lo­cal fe­male writ­ers, in con­ver­sa­tion with con­trib­u­tors Jes­sica Haney, Jes­sica Stork Gli­coes, Melody Schreiber and Karen Sos­noski at One More Page Books.

7 P.M. David Gar­row, a pro­fes­sor of law and his­tory at the Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh School of Law, will dis­cuss his book “Ris­ing Star: The Mak­ing of Barack Obama” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

13 SATUR­DAY | 1 P.M. Hol­ger Hoock, a pro­fes­sor of Bri­tish his­tory at the Univer­sity of Pitts­burgh, will dis­cuss his book “Scars of In­de­pen­dence: Amer­ica’s Vi­o­lent Birth” in con­ver­sa­tion with Dane Kennedy, a his­tory pro­fes­sor at Ge­orge Washington Univer­sity, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

18 THURS­DAY | 6:30 P.M.-9:30 P.M. The DC Arts Cen­ter is hold­ing its 2017 Ex­pe­ri­ence Auc­tion, which presents orig­i­nal works by writ­ers, mu­si­cians, in­ven­tors, tour guides, painters, film­mak­ers and other cre­ative thinkers, at the Kennedy-War­ren build­ing, 3133 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-462-7833. Pro­ceeds will ben­e­fit the Arts Cen­ter.

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