July 9 - 16
9 SUNDAY | 2 P.M. Dorothy Seyler will read from “The Obelisk and the Englishman,” about the Egyptologist William Bankes, at the Writer’s Center, 4508 Walsh St., Bethesda, Md. 301-6548664. 3 P.M. David Coles, legal director for the American Civil Liberties Union, will discuss “Rules for Resistance” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919. 5 P.M. Former Associated Press reporter Stephanie Elizondo Griest will read from “All the Agents and Saints,” which explores two American border towns, at Politics and Prose. 10 MONDAY | 7 P.M. Cate Lineberry, a former National Geographic writer and editor, will read from “Be Free or Die,” a biography of former slave Robert Smalls, who later became a congressman, at Politics and Prose. 11 TUESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Lawrence P. Jackson, a history and English professor at Johns Hopkins University, will discuss his book “Chester B. Himes: A Biography” at Busboys and Poets - 14th & V, 2021 14th St. NW. 202-319-2125. 7 P.M. Allegra Goodman will read from her book “The Chalk Artist,” about a woman whose father creates a virtual-reality game, at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Rafael Alvarez, a former writer for HBO’s “The Wire,” will read from “Basilio Boullosa Stars in the Fountain of Highlandtown,” a collection of short stories, at the D.C. Arts Center, 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833. 12 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Paul Butler, a Georgetown University law professer, will read from his book “Chokehold,” which examines interactions between the police and black men, at Busboys and Poets. 6:45 P.M. Elizabeth Cobbs will discuss her book “The Hello Girls,” about female telephone operators during World War I at the S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-6333030. $45. 7 P.M. Beatriz Williams will read from “Cocoa Beach,” a historical novel that tells the tale of Virginia Fortescue and her haunting family secrets, at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Arlington, Va. 703-3009746. 13 THURSDAY | 7 P.M. Monica Hesse, a Washington Post feature writer, will discuss “American Fire,” about a rash of fires in rural Virginia, at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Teresa Bruce will chat with Vox’s Sarah Wildman about her memor “The Drive” at Upshur Street Books, 827 Upshur St. NW. 202726-0380. 14 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Melissa Scholes Young will discuss her book “Flood” with author Kathleen McCleary at One More Page Books. Tapper7 P.M. Matthew Klam will talk with CNN’s Jake
about his new book, “Who is Rich?,” at Politics and Prose. 15 SATURDAY | 1 P.M. Willard Sterne Randall will read from his book “Unshackling America,” which focuses on American and British relations from 1765 to 1783, at Politics and Prose. 3:30 P.M. Siobhan Fallon will read from “The Confusion of Languages,” about two American military wives, at Politics and Prose. 6 P.M. Jenny Allen will discuss her essay collection “Would Everybody Please Stop?,” which combines humor and practicality, at Politics and Prose. 16 SUNDAY | 1 P.M. Amitai Etzioni, a professor at the Institute for Communitarian Policy Studies at George Washington University, will discuss his book “Avoiding War With China” at Politics and Prose. 5 P.M. John Bicknell will talk about his book “Lincoln’s Pathfinder,” on John C. Fremont, the first presidential candidate of the new Republican Party, who paved the way for Abraham Lincoln’s presidential victory in 1860, at Politics and Prose.