May 30 - June 7

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30 TUES­DAY | 7 P.M. David Swin­son, a for­mer D.C. po­lice of­fi­cer, will read from his thriller “Crime Song” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. West­more­land St., #101. Ar­ling­ton. 703-3009746.

31 WED­NES­DAY | 7 P.M. Le­land Melvin, an as­tro­naut who flew two shut­tle mis­sions, will dis­cuss his mem­oir “Chas­ing Space: An As­tro­naut’s Story of Grit, Grace, and Sec­ond Chances” at Pol­i­tics and Prose, 5015 Con­necti­cut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.

1 THURS­DAY | 7 P.M. David Sedaris, a hu­morist, will read from his book “Theft by Find­ing: Di­aries (1977-2002)” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

7 P.M. Kather­ine Heiny, a Wash­ing­ton writer, will read from her novel “Stan­dard De­vi­a­tion,” about a cou­ple who try to raise a child with Asperger’s, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

3 SATUR­DAY | 1 P.M. Thomas Oliphant, a for­mer Wash­ing­ton cor­re­spon­dent for the Bos­ton Globe, will dis­cuss his book “The Road to Camelot: In­side JFK’s Five-Year Cam­paign” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

6 P.M. Stephen Hunter, a for­mer Wash­ing­ton Post film critic, will read from “G-Man,” the 10th in­stall­ment of his Bob Lee Swag­ger se­ries, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

4 SUN­DAY | 1 P.M. David Baron, a for­mer NPR sci­ence re­porter, will dis­cuss his book “Amer­i­can Eclipse: A Na­tion’s Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

3 P.M. Roger Sedarat, a poet, will read from his work, and an open read­ing will fol­low, at Rock Creek Na­ture Cen­ter, 5200 Glover Rd. NW. 202895-6000.

5 P.M. Brooke Glad­stone, co-host of pub­lic ra­dio’s “On the Me­dia,” will dis­cuss her book “The Trou­ble With Re­al­ity: A Ru­mi­na­tion on Moral Panic in Our Time” with Wash­ing­ton Post me­dia colum­nist Mar­garet Sul­li­van at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

5 MON­DAY | 7 P.M. Scott Si­mon, host of NPR’s “Week­end Edi­tion Satur­day,” will dis­cuss his book “My Cubs” with jour­nal­ist Bill Press at Hill Cen­ter at the Old Naval Hos­pi­tal, 921 Penn­syl­va­nia Ave. SE. 202-549-4172.

7 P.M. Pa­tri­cia Lockwood, a poet, will dis­cuss her book “Pri­est­daddy,” a por­trait of her mar­ried Catholic priest fa­ther, at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

6 TUES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. L.A. Kauff­man, a po­lit­i­cal or­ga­nizer, will dis­cuss her book “Direct Ac­tion: Protest and the Rein­ven­tion of Amer­i­can Rad­i­cal­ism,” and Zeynep Tufekci, a scholar of tech­nol­ogy and com­mu­ni­ca­tion, will dis­cuss her book “Twit­ter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Net­worked Protest” at Bus­boys and Po­ets, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-319-2125.

7 P.M. Al Franken, a sen­a­tor from Min­nesota, will dis­cuss his mem­oir “Al Franken, Gi­ant of the Se­nate,” in con­ver­sa­tion with CNN host Jake

Tap­per, at the Sixth and I His­toric Syn­a­gogue, 600 I St. NW. 202-408-3100. Sold out.

7 P.M. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, an on­col­o­gist, will dis­cuss his book “Pre­scrip­tion for the Fu­ture: The Twelve Trans­for­ma­tional Habits of Highly Ef­fec­tive Med­i­cal Care” at Pol­i­tics and Prose.

7 WED­NES­DAY | 6:30 P.M. Val Em­mich, an ac­tor, will read from his novel “The Re­minders,” about a man grap­pling with loss, at Bus­boys and Po­ets.

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