spring-arts-critics-picks - book events
- Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Monday, May 11 at 7 p.m.
The prolific biographer and historian chronicles the history of flight and the men who made it possible in The Wright Brothers.
Sunday, May 17 at 2 p.m.
Freese, a physicist, reads from her new book, The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter. Gaudet, an ecologist and science historian explores ancient plants in Papyrus: The Plant That Changed the World.
Thursday, May 28 at 7 p.m.
The author of Fight Club, Choke, and Survivor reads from his fist collection of short stories, Make Something Up: Stories You Can't Unread.
Wednesday, June 3 at 7 p.m.
Petri, a columnist and blogger for the Washington Post's opinion section, reads from her first collection of essays, A Field Guide to Awkward Silences, and discusses her work with the Post's Alyssa Rosenberg.
Thursday, June 4 at 7 p.m.
The author of everyone's favorite guide to adolescence returns with a new book for adults, In the Unlikely Event. Blume discusses her work with NPR's Linda Holmes.
Saturday, June 13 at 7:30 p.m.
The French-born Buddhist monk advocates for selflessness in Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World.
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