Oct. 8 - 14
8 SUNDAY | 1 P.M. Jacob Weber will read from his short-story collection “Don’t Wait to Be Called,” and Nicole Tong will discuss her poetry collection “How to Prove a Theory” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202364-1919.
2 P.M. Chuck Cascio will read from his novel “The Fire Escape Belongs in Brooklyn,” the latest in his series of Fire Escape Stories, at Bards Alley, 110 Church St. NW, Vienna. 571-459-2653.
3 P.M. Matthew Zapruder will discuss his book “Why Poetry” at Politics and Prose.
5 P.M. Lenora Chu will read from “Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve” at Politics and Prose.
9 MONDAY | 6:30 P.M. Ann Todd will read from “OSS Operation Black Mail: One Woman’s Covert War Against the Imperial Japanese Army” at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400.
7 P.M. Mehdi Hasan and Ben Wofford will discuss their essays in “How Do I Explain This to My Kids?: Parenting in the Age of Trump” at Politics and Prose.
10 TUESDAY | 7 P.M. Nancy Pearl will read from her debut novel about marriage, “George & Lizzie,” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St. #101. Arlington. 703-300-9746.
7 P.M. Francine Klagsbrun will discuss “Lioness: Golda Meir and the Nation of Israel” at Politics and Prose.
11 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 A.M. Kenneth B. Bedell will discuss “Realizing the Civil Rights Dream: Diagnosing and Treating American Racism” at Rumi Forum, 2000 P Street NW, Suite 503, Washington, D.C. 20036. 202-4291690.
6:30 P.M. Larrie Ferreiro will read from “Brothers at Arms,” a Pulitzer Prize finalist about the French and Spanish contributions in the American Revolutionary War, at Kramerbooks.
6:30 P.M. Sara Wachter-Boettcher will discuss “Technically Wrong: Sexist Apps, Biased Algorithms, and Other Threats of Toxic Tech” at East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE #100. 202-290-1636.
7 P.M. Alexis Okeowo will read from “A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa” at Politics and Prose.
7 P.M. Michael Twitty will discuss his memoir “The Cooking Gene: A Journey Through African American Culinary History in the Old South” at Sotterley Plantation, 44300 Sotterley Ln., Hollywood, Md. 301-373-2280.
7:30 P.M. Colson Whitehead will discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, “The Underground Railroad,” at George Mason University, 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-2787.
12 THURSDAY | 3:30 P.M. Noah Charney will discuss “Collector of Lives: Giorgio Vasari and the Invention of Art” at the National Gallery of Art, East Building, 440 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-737-4215.
7 P.M. Nicholas Reynolds will read from “Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy: Ernest Hemingway’s Secret Adventures, 19351961” at One More Page Books.
13 FRIDAY | 7 P.M. Vienna resident Anna Whiston Donaldson will read from her memoir “Rare Bird: A Memoir of Loss and Love” at Bards Alley.
7 P.M. Roz Chast will discuss “Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York” at Politics and Prose.
14 SATURDAY | 1 P.M. Liza Mundy will discuss “Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II” at Politics and Prose.
3:30 P.M. Meredith Hindley will read from “Destination Casablanca: Exile, Espionage, and the Battle for North Africa in World War II” at Politics and Prose.
5 P.M. Lev Grossman will discuss the Magicians trilogy at George Mason University.
6 P.M. Brando Skyhorse and Lisa Page will discuss “We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-364-1919.
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