July 9 - 16

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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.

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