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Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
Szybist, who won the 2013 National Book Award for poetry, discusses her work and career with Ron Charles, fiction editor at the Washington Post.
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital -
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 6:45 p.m.
University of Maryland German professor Julie Koser discusses the impact of the Orient in the works of 18th century novelist Benedikte Naubert at this lecture.
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
Acclaimed poet Szybist discusses her work and career with Ron Charles of The Washington Post.
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital -
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
In Arlington County Chronicles, local writer Charlie Clark explains Arlington's role in American history, highlighting events as diverse as the county's refusal to secede from the Union during the Civil War and its role as Jim Morrison's hometown.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
Mitchell, the acclaimed author of Cloud Atlas, discusses his latest spellbinding story, The Bone Clocks.
$35
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 10:30 a.m.
The authors discuss their latest historical picture, The Mayflower.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 6 p.m.
The acclaimed author of historical fiction discusses her work at this intimate happy hour sponsored by Politics & Prose.
The Willard InterContinental Hotel -
1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$50–$55
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
U.S. Army veteran Pitre shares stories of his deployment and discusses his Iraq-set debut novel, Fives and Twenty-Fives.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 6:45 p.m.
Historical novelist and storyteller Ken Follett discusses his career and his latest work, Edge of Eternity, which completes his Century Trilogy.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden -
7th Street and Independence Avenue SW
Books
Wednesday, September 17 at 12 p.m.
"The World of Persian Literary Humanism: Spreading Culture Through Books" is the name of the talk from Columbia University's Hamid Dabashi.
Free
Books
Sept. 11—Sept. 18
Dozens of authors from around the nation speak and sign copies of their books at this annual festival sponsored and hosted by George Mason University.
George Mason University -
4400 University Drive, Fairfax
Free

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