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Wednesday, September 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Author and civil rights organizer Charles Cobb explains the role of firearms in the Civil Rights Movement in This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible.
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 4 p.m.
The author reads from her new graphic novel, El Deafo, about her experience with hearing loss and one very large and awkward hearing aid. Bell also appears at 10:30 a.m. at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
Stapley reads and signs copies of her new novel, Mating for Life, while Close discusses the themes of early adulthood and friendship in her new book, Girls in White Dresses.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 10:30 a.m.
The author reads from her new graphic memoir, El Deafo, about her experience with hearing loss and one very large and awkward hearing aid.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, September 24 at 7 p.m.
Nixon's Darkest Secrets: The Inside Story of America's Most Troubled President
West End Library -
1101 24th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, September 25 at 7 p.m.
Newly named poet laureate Wright reads from his work at this event that kicks off the Library of Congress' fall literary season.
Free
Books
Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 p.m.
Radio and television host Smiley discusses and signs copies of his new book, Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10–$27
Books
Thursday, September 25 at 12 p.m.
Rebel Music: Race, Empire and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Free
Books
Thursday, September 25 at 12 p.m.
Law of Desire
Free
Books
Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
Grumat, the president of Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses his book, City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed television and radio host chronicles Martin Luther King's last year of life in Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 2 p.m.
A discussion of Reyna Grande's The Distance Between Us, the author's memoir of crossing the Mexican border into the United States. The book was selected for the 2014 "One Maryland One Book" campaign.
Montpelier Arts Center -
9652 Muirkirk Road, Laurel
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 4 p.m.
Teen author Kristen Lippert-Martin reads from her latest psychological thriller, Tabula Rasa.
Barnes & Noble Clarendon -
2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 500, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m.
Centreville High School teacher Harar reads from her newly published young adult novel Voices of the Sea.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 1 p.m.
Both authors discuss their books that advocate for the reform of professional football at this reading and signing.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 3:30 p.m.
Naval investigates the city of her birth in City of Lies: Love, Sex, Death, and the Search for Truth in Tehran.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 6 p.m.
The author reads and signs copies of Acceptance, the final entry in his Southern Reach trilogy.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 27 at 7 p.m.
Afterworlds
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 28 at 1 p.m.
The author describes the conflict and negotiation between Chevron and lawyer Steven Donziger in Law of the Jungle: The $19 Billion Legal Battle Over Oil in the Rain Forest and the Lawyer Who'd Stop at Nothing to Win.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 28 at 5 p.m.
Wright chronicles the negotiations that led to the Camp David Accords of 1978 in Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, a topic he also wrote about in his play, Camp David.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 28 at 2 p.m.
Have at You Now!, They
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free

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