D.C.-Area Readings: Coming Up and Just Added

Every Saturday I update a page on this site listing upcoming readings and literary events in the Washington, D.C. area. I’ve rarely mentioned these updates on the blog proper, but now that more interesting events are coming up as spring moves into summer, I think it’s worthwhile to push out some of the more notable events once a week. First is a list of notable (not all) literary events within the next week; following that is a list of all events I’ve just added. Address and contact information for all venues are on the listings page.

I assemble these listings myself without the assistance of any databases, etc, so I value any suggestions, corrections, and (especially) information about events I may have missed.

Notable Events This Week

April 11
Laura Appelbaum, Jewish Life in Mr. Lincoln’s City (Barnes & Noble Rockville)
Thomas E. Kennedy in conversation with Andre Dubus III, In the Company of Angels (Politics & Prose)
Bob Rogers, No Cartoon Left Behind! The Best of Rob Rogers (Newseum)

April 12
Harry Katz, Susan Reyburn, Frank Ceresi, Phil Michel, and Wilson McBee, Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress (Library of Congress)
John McPhee, Silk Parachute (Politics & Prose)
Ruth Reichl, For You, Mom. Finally (Smithsonian Associates)
Vendela Vida and Heidi Julavits (Folger Shakespeare Library)

April 14
Andre Aciman, Eight White Nights (Washington DC Jewish Community Center)
Elizabeth Kostova, The Swan Thieves (Smithsonian Associates)
Yann Martel, Beatrice and Virgil (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)
Bill McKibben, Eaarth (Politics & Prose)
Alice Walker, Overcoming Speechlessness (Busboys & Poets 14th & V)

April 15
Jennifer Gilmore, Something Red (Politics & Prose)
Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Wench (Busboys & Poets 14th & V)

April 16
Jennifer Gilmore, Something Red (Politics & Prose)
Eleanor Clift, Two Weeks of Life (Writer’s Center)
James Shapiro, Contested Will: The Shakespeare Authorship Controversy (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Just Added

April 20
Steven V. Roberts, From Every End of This Earth: 13 Families and the New Lives They Made in America (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)
Joel Sartore, Rare: Portraits of America’s Endangered Species (National Geographic Society)

April 22
Anita Silvey, Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children’s Book (Library of Congress)

April 26
Nicole Brun-Mercer, The Golden Ring (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library)

April 28
Toby Jurovics, Carol Johnson and Will Stapp, Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O’Sullivan (Library of Congress)

May 2
Carolyn Dungee Nicholas, Hilda (Busboys & Poets 5th & K)

May 3
Meredith and Sofie Jacobs, Just Between Us: A No-Stress, No-Rules Journal for Girls and Their Moms (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)

May 6
Alan Orloff, Diamonds for the Dead (Barnes & Noble Reston)

May 12
Ayelet Waldman, Bad Mother: A Chronicle of Maternal Crimes, Minor Calamities and Occasional Moments of Grace (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)

May 13
Gwen Ifill, The Breakthrough (Ritz-Carleton Georgetown, 3100 South Street NW, 202-912-4110, via the Q&A Cafe)

May 19
Victoria Rowell, Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva (Borders Bowie)

May 23
Newt Gingrich, To Save America: Abolishing Obama’s Socialist State and Restoring Our Unique American Way (Barnes & Noble Reston)

May 25
Emily Gould, And the Heart Says Whatever (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)

May 27
Joanna Slan, Photo, Snap, Shot (Barnes & Noble Reston)

June 1
Fred Thompson, Teaching the Pig to Dance (Borders L Street)

June 5
Robin Givhan, Michelle: Her First Year as First Lady (Newseum)

June 8
Susan Hasler, Intelligence (Borders Baileys Crossroads)

July 8
Brad Herzog, Turn Left at the Trojan Horse: A Would-Be Hero’s American Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Bethesda)

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