May 8 - 18
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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