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

The listings below are adapted from my page of upcoming D.C.-area readings; please see that page for addresses, contact information, and full event listings.

Notable Events During the Coming Week

May 2
Sandra Beasley, I Was the Jukebox (Politics & Prose)

May 3
Dan Clowes, Wilson (Politics & Prose)
W.S. Merwin, The Shadow of Sirius (Folger Shakespeare Library)

May 5
Rosalynn Carter, Within Our Reach (Borders Baileys Crossroads)

May 6
Dave Barry, I’ll Mature When I’m Dead: Dave Barry’s Amazing Tales of Adulthood (Barnes & Noble Bethesda, Borders L Street)
Laura Bush, Spoken From the Heart (Smithsonian Associates, The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium)
Charlaine Harris, Dead in the Family (Borders Baileys Crossroads)
Rick Riordan, The Kane Chronicles, Book One: The Red Pyramid (Politics & Prose)

May 8
30th annual PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction ceremony (Folger Shakespeare Library)

Just Added

May 4
Bernard Waber and Paulis Waber, Lyle Walks the Dogs (Politics & Prose)

May 6
J&P Voelkel, The Jaguar Stones (Politics & Prose)

May 9
Louisa Shafia, Lucid Food (Dupont Circle Freshfarm Market, 1500 block of 20th Street NW, via Politics & Prose)

May 11
Zoya Phan, Undaunted: My Struggle for Freedom and Survival in Burma (Busboys & Poets 5th & K)

May 12
Emil Draitser, Stalin’s Romeo Spy: The Rise and Fall of the KGB’s Most Daring Operative (Library of Congress)

May 15
John Kenneth White, Barack Obama’s America: How New Conceptions of Race, Family, and Religion Ended the Reagan Era (Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library)

May 18
Frances Moore Lappe, Getting a Grip 2 (Shirlington Public Library)
Jeffrey A. Miron, Libertarianism, From A to Z (Cato Institute)

May 19
Robert Carlson, Biology is Technology: The Promise, Peril, and Business of Engineering Life (Reiter’s)
Timothy M. Gay, Satch, Dizzy and Rapid Robert: The Wild Saga of Interracial Baseball Before Jackie Robinson (Library of Congress)
Jennifer Steil, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky: An American Journalist in Yemen (American University, Mary Graydon Center 3, 202-496-1992)

May 21
Jeff Shesol, Supreme Power: Franklin Roosevelt vs. the Supreme Court (Library of Congress)

May 22
Chris d’Lacey, Dark Fire (Barnes & Noble Tysons Corner)

June 2
Rich Remsberg, Hard Luck Blues (Library of Congress)
John Waters, Role Models (Smithsonian Associates)

June 3
Wahida Clark, What’s Really Hood! A Collection of Tales from the Streets (Barnes & Noble Union Station)

June 6
Carol Kranowitz and Joye Newman, Growing an In-Sync Child: Simple, Fun Activities to Help Every Child Develop, Learn, and Grow (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)

June 7
Andrew Young and Kabir Sehgal, Walk in My Shoes: Conversations Between a Civil Rights Legend and His Godson on the Journey Ahead (National Press Club)

June 16
Spencer Wells, Pandora’s Seed (National Geographic Society)
Jerry Wolman, The World’s Richest Man (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)

June 21
Benjamin Balint, Running Commentary: The Contentious Magazine that Transformed the Jewish Left into the Neoconservative Right (Washington DC Jewish Community Center)
Keith Gilyard, John Oliver Killens: A Life of Black Literary Activism (Busboys & Poets 14th & V)
Lori Gottlieb, Marry Him: The Case for Settling for Mr. Good Enough (Sixth & I Historic Synagogue)

June 23
Monte Reel, The Last of the Tribe (Borders Friendship Heights)

June 29
Gwynne Dyer, Climate Wars: The Fight for Survival as the World Overheats (Busboys & Poets 14th & V)

July 6
Azby Brown, Just Enough: Lessons in Living Green from Traditional Japan (Smithsonian Associates)
Eva Hoffman, Time (Smithsonian Associates)

July 7
W. Joseph Campbell, Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism (Busboys & Poets 14th & V)

July 12
Nadine Cohodas, Princess Noire: the Tumultuous Reign of Nina Simone (Library of Congress)

July 17
John Varriano, Tastes and Temptations: Food and Art in Renaissance Italy (Smithsonian Associates)

July 21
Michael Psilakis, How to Roast a Lamb (Smithsonian Associates)
Alison Weir, Captive Queen (Smithsonian Associates)

July 24
Stan Newman, 15,003 Answers: The Ultimate Trivia Encyclopedia, and Ken Jennings, Brainiac (Smithsonian Associates)

July 26
Alex Kava, Damaged (Borders Baileys Crossroads)

July 27
Larry Doyle, Go Mutants! (Borders Baileys Crossroads)

August 4
Mary Roach, Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void (Smithsonian Associates)

October 4
David Sedaris, Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary (The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium)

November 13
Sarah Vowell, The Wordy Shipmates (The George Washington University Lisner Auditorium)

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