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Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
NPR reporter Simon describes his fond relationship with his late mother in Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime, which originated as a series of tweets.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Sunday, April 19 at 5 p.m.
The author, a popular local tour guide and historian, reads and discusses his latest offering, Walt Whitman in Washington, D.C.: The Civil War and America's Great Poet.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, April 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The authors, co-directors of the University of Virginia's Explorations in Black Leadership Project, read from their new book, Black Leaders on Leadership: Conversations with Julian Bond.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
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Monday, April 20 at 7 p.m.
The longtime New Yorker staff writer and novelist collects her early political writing and current reflections in her new volume, After the Tall Timber.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m.
The two young Nigerian authors share their recent work: Obioma reads from The Fishermen and Osondu reads from This House Is Not for Sale.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
Martin explores the origin of America's bohemian movement from the perspective of poet Walt Whitman in his new book Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians.
Free
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Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Crosby reads from the second novel in her Sophie Medina mystery series, in which the freelance photojournalist must find a hidden treasure before a murderer finds her.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Dwyer tells the story of Chucky Taylor, the son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor who went from a normal Florida teenager to a war criminal after visiting his father, in American Warlord: A True Story.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.
The novelist and employee of D.C. Public Libraries reads from her debut book, The Turner House.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Radio host and editor Signorile reads from his latest book about the fight for gay rights, It's Not Over: Getting Beyond Tolerance, Defeating Homophobia, and Winning True Equality.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 p.m.
The author advocates for the right to privacy in his new book, They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson discusses his latest cookbook, Marcus Off-Duty, and his own food preferences with Nat Geo Studios executive producer Pam Caragol Wells.
$40.50–$45
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Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
The author, a popular journalist in Sweden, chronicles his father's emigration from Poland to Sweden during World War II in A Brief Stop on the Road From Auschwitz.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
The New York Times columnist examines the lives of ten thought-provoking individuals in his new book, The Road to Character.
Free
Books
Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Daum appears to discuss Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, a collection of essays from different authors about not having children, which she edited.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Sunday, April 26 at 2 p.m.
Moss reads from her debut novel, The Language of Paradise, while Bowles discusses her poetry collection, The Gatherer.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
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Tuesday, April 28 at 7 p.m.
The National Book Award-winning poet reads from his new collection, How to Be Drawn.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 28 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
53 high school teens from across the country compete against each other in this poetry recitation contest, created by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation to help teens learn about classic and contemporary poetry. Award-winning poet Taylor Mali will host the Finals, which will also feature a performance by composer and multi-instrumentalist, Gabriel Kahane.
GW Lisner Auditorium -
730 21st St. NW
Free

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