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Books
Friday, April 18 at 12 p.m.
Harlem’s Rattlers and the Great War: The Undaunted 369th Regiment and the African American Quest for Equality
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, April 18 at 12 p.m.
Talking to Ourselves
Free
Books
April 18—April 20
Join comic fans for this weekend convention that celebrates sci-fi and geek culture. Featured celebrity guests include Dr. Who's Billie Piper, Buffy the Vampire Slayer's Nicholas Brendon, and the man behind Chewbacca, Peter Mayhew.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center -
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
$30–$1000
Books
Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m.
Local poets Regie Cabico, Philip Clark, and Michelle Parkerson pay tribute to poet and performer Essex Hemphill.
Mt. Pleasant Library -
3160 16th St. NW
Free
Books
Monday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Rolling Stone, The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m.
That Word
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Two Sons of China
Potomac Library -
10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Fry-Revere, the ethics consultant for the Washington Regional Transplant Community’s Organ and Tissue Advisory Committee, reads from The Kidney Sellers, her account of the organ trade in Iran.
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
The author of eight poem collections and the guidebook How to Read a Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry speaks about his career and writing process.
Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital -
921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Hollow World
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 11:30 a.m.
Understanding Tahrir Square: What Transitions Elsewhere Can Teach Us About the Prospects for Arab Democracy
The Brookings Institution -
1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Authorisms: Words Wrought by Writers
National Press Club -
529 14th St. NW
$10
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 12 p.m.
Talking to Terrorists, The Most Dangerous Man in America: The Making of Douglas MacArthur
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
She Is Not Invisible
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
War! What Is It Good For?: Conflict and the Progress of Civilization from Primates to Robots
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m.
African Americans and Gentrification in Washington, D.C.: Race, Class and Social Justice in the Nation’s Capital
Free
Books
Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
The poet reads from and discusses her work.
Alliance Française de Washington -
2142 Wyoming Ave. NW
$10
Books
Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
The Sportswriter, PBS NewsHour
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
Cronin shares from her memoir.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
You Are Not Special ...and Other Encouragements
Barnes & Noble Bethesda -
4801 Bethesda Ave., Bethesda
Free
Books
Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m.
Things I Should Have Told My Daughter: Lies, Lessons, and Love Affairs
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.
The Life and Times of Richard Musto
Busboys & Poets 5th and K -
1025 5th St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m.
Triumph of the Waterwitch, Lifeline as a Skyscraper
West End Library -
1101 24th St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, April 27 at 2 p.m.
Brewer shares poems from her latest collection, After Words, while Morrison reads from her memoir Innocent: Confessions of a Welfare Mother.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 29 at 9 a.m. and Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m.
Students from around the nation recite favorite poems and a national champion is crowned at this annual competition.
Free

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