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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
Books
Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m.
Luna, the founder of Main Street Takoma's annual Art Hop discusses how to live passionately and reads from her new book, The Crossroads of Should and Must.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The author is best known as an actor and playwright but with Operation Nemesis: The Assassination Plot That Avenged the Armenian Genocide, he takes the role of historian and examines the 1915 Armenian genocide and its aftermath.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, April 26 at 1 p.m.
The author, an acclaimed environmental reporter, focuses his attention on Toms River, N.J., a former dumping ground for industrial chemicals whose residents now experience higher occurrences of childhood cancer, in Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, April 26 at 4 p.m.
In Natural Born Heroes, the author tells the story of World War II resistance fighters who used their endurance skills to survive. Before the reading, join readers and McDougall on a fun run at 3 p.m.
Free
Books
Sunday, April 26 at 5 p.m.
The author attempts to piece together the history of her relative Walter Lindberg, rumored to be an Amazon explorer, in The End of the Rainy Season: Discovering My Family's Hidden Past in Brazil.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, April 27 at 7 p.m.
The authors break down the slightly contentious relationship between famous cousins Eleanor Roosevelt and Alice Roosevelt Longworth in their new book, Hissing Cousins.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
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
Books
Wednesday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The author collects stories from people living in war zones around the globe and shares them in Speaking Their Peace: Personal Stories from the Frontlines of War and Peace.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.
Despite being in the news every day, ISIS continues to be a challenging topic to understand. Berger, a regular contributor to Foreign Policy, breaks the organizations motivations and actions down in ISIS: The State of Terror.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
The author, a former Wall Street Journal reporter, reads from his new book, Days of Rage: America's Radical Underground, the FBI, and the Forgotten Age of Revolutionary Violence.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
The Nobel Prize winner reads from her latest novel, God Help the Child.
Books
Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m.
The acclaimed fantasy author reads from his work and discusses his career.
DAR Constitution Hall -
1776 D St. NW
$34.50–$57
Books
Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m.
The winner of the nation's largest peer-judged fiction prize is announced at this celebration that also features readings from a variety of acclaimed authors.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$100
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
The poets discuss their new work; Ali reads from Trouble Sleeping and Dargan reads from Honest Engine.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free

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