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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
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Wednesday, September 17 at 7 p.m.
Mitchell, the acclaimed author of Cloud Atlas, discusses his latest spellbinding story, The Bone Clocks.
$35
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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
Books
Thursday, September 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Cambridge economist Chang explains his field to new audiences with his recent book, Economics: The User’s Guide.
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
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Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
The author discusses his book Lorton Legends, based on stories from the now-shuttered Lorton Correctional Complex in Virginia.
Rosedale Library -
1701 Gales St. NE
Free
Books
Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
Indian-American author Ahmad reads from The Last Taxi Ride, while Delhi-born, Virginia-based author Bhide discusses her short story contained in the collection Singapore Noir.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
Prolific writer Joyce Carol Oates discusses her latest story collection, Lovely, Dark, Deep, with local author and Washington City Paper contributor Louis Bayard.
Free
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Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
Brooks conjures the Old West in his new novel, Painted Horses.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Thursday, September 18 at 12 p.m.
America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, September 19 at 10:30 a.m.
The celebrated author and illustrator discusses her latest picture book, The Farmer and the Clown.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
Author and activist Klein reads from her newest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate .
$12–$40
Books
Friday, September 19 at 7 p.m.
Waters discusses her new novel, The Paying Guests, with fellow writer Sarah Blake.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, September 19 at 3 p.m.
Author and activist Klein signs copies of her newest book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate .
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Friday, September 19 at 10 a.m.
Billionaires: Reflections on the Upper Crust
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 11 a.m.
Authors McCutheon and Mark discuss the latest political jargon in Dog Whistles, Walk-Backs, and Washington Handshakes. The pair also appears Sept. 13 at Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW.
Barnes & Noble Clarendon -
2800 Clarendon Blvd. Suite 500, Arlington
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 1 p.m.
Martin profiles the regulars at New York's Pfaff's Saloon, including Walt Whitman and Edwin Booth, in
Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians
.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 3:30 p.m.
Comer describes her husband's descent into Alzheimer's Disease in Slow Dancing with a Stranger: Lost and Found in the Age of Alzheimer's.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 6 p.m.
The celebrated journalist chronicles her marriage to longtime New York district attorney Robert Morgenthau in Timeless: Love, Morgenthau, and Me.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 8 p.m.
Former CNN journalist Whitaker profiles comedian Bill Cosby in his new biography, Cosby: His Life and Times.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, September 20 at 2 p.m.
Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski
Newseum -
555 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
$22.95
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Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m.
Former Washington Post reporter Castaneda reads from S Street Rising, his story of the D.C. crack epidemic and his role within it.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 21 at 5 p.m.
Authors Sisson and Hartmann discuss and sign copies of their latest historical chronicle, The American Revolution of 1800: How Jefferson Rescued Democracy from Tyranny and Faction—and What This Means Today.
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
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Sunday, September 21 at 1 p.m.
Journalist Whittle discusses the impact of drones in Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, September 21 at 5 p.m.
In Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul, White chronicles the city's development under Ataturk's government.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Sunday, September 21 at 2 p.m.
The Man Who Got Away, The Mandate of Heaven, The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free

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