July 5 - 9
5 WEDNESDAY | 7 P.M. Alexandra Fuller, author of “Quiet Until the Thaw,” will discuss her book about cousins growing up on a Native American reservation in South Dakota at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919.
6 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. John Pfordresher, an English professor at Georgetown University, will talk about his book “The Secret History of Jane Eyre” and Charlotte Bronte’s process of writing “Jane Eyre,” along with her use of the pseudonym Currer Bell, at Politics and Prose.
7 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Colin Harrison will read from his newest book, “You Belong to Me,” which follows an immigration lawyer and his quest to find his missing friend in the world of antique collecting, at Politics and Prose.
8 SATURDAY | 1 P.M. Roger D. Stone will discuss the life of S. Dillon Ripley, who was in charge of the Smithsonian from 1964 to 1985, at Politics and Prose.
3:30 P.M. Will Bardenwerper, a former infantry officer in Iraq, recounts his experience guarding Saddam Hussein in “The Prisoner in His Palace” at Politics and Prose.
6 P.M. Melissa Scholes Young, a lecturer at American University and contributing editor for the Fiction Writers Review, will read from “Flood,” which centers around a home-town visit to gain closure from a failed relationship, at Politics and Prose.
9 SUNDAY | 3 P.M. David Coles, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union and author of “Enemy Aliens and Engines of Liberty,” will discuss “Rules for Resistance,” an anthology about political opponents, libel laws, and the role of nongovernmental institutions and journalists in preserving democracy, at Politics and Prose.
5 P.M. Stephanie Elizondo Griest, a former Associated Press reporter and professor of creative nonfiction at the University of North Carolina, will read from “All the Agents and Saints,” which explores two American border towns that are actively trying to tear down walls and preserve indigenous culture, at Politics and Prose. For more literary events, go to wapo.st/litcal