June 10 - 15
10 SUNDAY | 1 P.M. Laura Kumin will discuss “The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World,” at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-3641919. 2 P.M. Carrie DiRisio will discuss “Brooding YA Hero” with Lindsay Smith, author of “Web of Frost,” at One More Page Books, 2200 N. Westmoreland St., #101. Arlington. 703-3009746. 11 MONDAY | 6:30 P.M. Claire Messud will read from her novel “The Burning Girl,” about childhood friends, at East City Bookshop, 645 Pennsylvania Ave. SE #100. 202-290-1636.
7 P.M. Jeffrey Toobin will discuss his career as a staff writer at the New Yorker, a senior legal analyst at CNN and an author with Bill Press at the Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. 202-549-4172. $10. 7 P.M. Alia Malek will discuss “The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria,” at Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington. 703-228-5990. 7 P.M. Lauren Groff will read from her shortstory collection “Florida,” at Politics and Prose. 8 P.M. Cyrus Farivar will discuss “Habeas Data: Privacy vs. the Rise of Surveillance Tech” with
Julian Sanchez, a Cato Institute senior fellow, at Solid State Books, 600 H St. NE. 202-897-4201. 12 TUESDAY | 7 P.M. Allison Pearson will discuss her novel “How Hard Can It Be?,” the sequel to “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” about an almost 50-year-old mother who goes back into the workforce, at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Yrsa Daley-Ward will read from “The Terrible: A Storyteller’s Memoir” at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Rion Amilcar Scott, Amber Sparks, Erica
Wright and Ryan Bloom will discuss their short stories in the anthology “Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder,” at Solid State Books. 13 WEDNESDAY | 6:30 P.M. Gregory Smithsimon will discuss “Cause: . . . And How It Doesn’t Always Equal Effect” with Randa Serhan, at Kramerbooks, 1517 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-387-1400. 7 P.M. Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour
M. Hersh will read from his memoir “Reporter” at Politics and Prose. 7 P.M. Kate Messner will read from her new children’s chapter book, “Breakout,” about a young girl in a town where two inmates break out of prison, at One More Page Books. 7 P.M. Robert W. Fiesele will read from “Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation,” at Politics and Prose. 14 THURSDAY | 6:30 P.M. Winnie M. Li will discuss her novel “Dark Chapter,” about a Taiwanese American tourist and an Irish teenager who witness a horrific act of violence, at East City Bookshop. 7 P.M. Elizabeth Rush will read from “Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore,” at Solid State Books. 15 FRIDAY | 12 P.M. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, will discuss his new biography of William Howard Taft with Douglas H. Ginsburg, senior circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and Gene Healy, vice president of the Cato Institute, at the Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. For reservations, call 202-789-5229 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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