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Thursday, February 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The impact African-American physicians and nurses had on healing individuals during the Civil War is examined in author Heather Butts' book African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.
Free
Books
Thursday, February 26 at 7 p.m.
Novelist Hamid discusses and reads from his first nonfiction work, a collection essays and articles previously published in magazines around the world.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, February 27 at 12 p.m.
Many African-Americans attempted to "pass" as white in the 19th and early 20th centuries, leaving behind friends and family in order to pursue success. Historian Hobbs chronicles this decision in her book
A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life
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National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, February 27 at 7 p.m.
The law professor and former counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee explains how U.S. foreign policy has become "unwieldy" in National Security and Double Government.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, February 28 at 1 p.m.
Local author McCray offers leadership tips for individuals working in diverse environments in her new book, How to Swim with the Sharks.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Saturday, February 28 at 5 p.m.
Campbell reads from his new thriller about a war between China and Taiwan and the U.S. Navy fleets that have to intervene and save the world from complete chaos.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Saturday, February 28 at 1 p.m.
WWE star Michaels shares stories from his career and relates them to his search for faith in Wrestling for My Life: The Legend, the Reality, and the Faith of a WWE Superstar.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Saturday, February 28 at 2:30 p.m.
Booker chronicles the life of pioneering journalist Alice Dunnigan in her biography Alone Atop the Hill.
National Portrait Gallery -
8th and F streets NW
$13.95–$22.95
Books
Saturday, February 28 at 1 p.m.
Local authors Butts and Arnebeck examine the impact of African Americans on D.C. in the 19th century in their books African-American Medicine in Washington, D.C.: Healing the Capital During the Civil War and Slave Labor in the Capital: Building Washington's Iconic Federal Landmarks.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, February 28 at 3:30 p.m.
Poets Couturier, Rees, and Martin read from their latest collections, which all deal with themes of nature and living creatures.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, February 28 at 6 p.m.
The White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks since 1997, Ryan examines how racial politics have changed in her memoir The Presidency in Black and White.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, March 1 at 7 p.m.
10 female authors read from their favorite pieces of crime fiction at this celebration of the noir genre.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, March 1 at 2 p.m.
Stark explores the heredity of breast cancer in Pandora's DNA: Tracing the Breast Cancer Genes Through History, Science, and One Family Tree. Goodrich reads from his latest poetry collection, No Texting at the Dinner Table.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, March 1 at 5 p.m.
Two-time Pulitzer winner Graham shares poems written over the course of her career in her new anthology, From the New World: Poems 1976–2014.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m.
Local literary magazine Barrelhouse welcomes readers Halle Butler and Susan Hope Lanier from Chicago’s Curbside Splendor and Mark Cugini and Madeline ffitch, who will represent Atlanta's Publishing Genius.
Petworth Citizen -
829 Upshur St. NW
Free

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