May 30 - June 7
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.