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Tuesday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m.
In The Brothers: The Road to an American Tragedy, journalist Gessen looks into the past actions of Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 1 at 7 p.m.
Tucker, a Washington Post reporter, reads from his new novel, Murder, D.C..
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 1 at 6:30 p.m.
After suffering from a brain aneurysm, the author is forced to relearn basic life tasks. She documents her recovery through cooking in Stir: My Broken Brain and the Meals that Brought Me Home.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, July 2 at 7 p.m.
The author, a former secretary of defense under President Clinton, discusses his novel Collision, which follows a national security adviser as he pursues gunmen and discovers a plot involving an asteroid.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, July 12 at 2 p.m.
Local author Coll reads from her latest novel, The Stager. Pollack, a poet who writes both short and narrative poems, reads from A Poverty of Words.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Thursday, July 16 at 7 p.m.
Le Doux explains how the brain processes feelings of anxiety and nervousness in Anxious: Using the Brain to Understand and Treat Fear and Anxiety.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, July 19 at 2 p.m.
The short story authors read from their latest collections, Viral and The Wonder Garden.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Sunday, July 19 at 1 p.m.
The author considers how the decision in Roe v. Wade has changed the way we discuss abortion in After Roe: The Lost History of the Abortion Debate.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, July 21 at 12 p.m.
Morris examines the impact of journalist Ethel L. Payne's career in the biography Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, The First Lady of the Black Press.
Free
Books
Wednesday, July 22 at 7 p.m.
The author of Wicked Georgetown and Wild Women of Washington, D.C. discusses some of the city's most notorious characters and signs copies of her books. She also reads on July 23 at 7 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Library.
West End Library -
1101 24th St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, August 2 at 7 p.m.
The author and storyteller brings his comedic tales of growing up gay in North Carolina to Wolf Trap.
Wolf Trap Filene Center -
1551 Trap Road, Vienna
$25–$45
Books
Tuesday, August 4 at 6:30 p.m.
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, August 16 at 2 p.m.
Hoffman, a nonfiction writer, reads from his memoir, Love & Fury. Rihani reads from Cultures Without Borders.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Tuesday, August 25 at 7 p.m.
Greene, a reporter with the Center for Public Integrity, reads from his latest book, Shots on the Bridge: Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 5 at 10 a.m.
More than 100 authors come together to read and sign copies of their books at the 15th annual festival celebrating all things literary.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center -
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
Free

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