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Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
Five local romance authors discuss their work at this event that will help readers select their favorite titles just in time for Valentine's Day.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
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Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
The popular young adult author reads from the latest volume in her Red Queen series, Glass Sword.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
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Friday, February 12 at 7 p.m.
The author of Life of Pi reads from his new novel, The High Mountains of Portugal, about a man who uncovers a journal that sends him on a quest that resonates decades later in the lives of a Portuguese doctor and a Canadian senator.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
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Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m.
The local historian and civic leader reads from his books Bridge Builders of Nauck and Green Valley: Past and Present and discusses the contributions of the residents of Arlington's oldest African American neighborhood.
Arlington Mill Community Center -
909 S. Dinwiddle St., Arlington
Free
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Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m.
The relationship expert offers dating advice and reads from her latest book, 121 First Dates: How to Succeed at Online Dating, Fall in Love, and Live Happily Ever After (Really!).
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
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Saturday, February 13 at 2 p.m.
The author examines the marriage of the first president in her book The Washingtons: George and Martha: Join’d by Friendship, Crown’d by Love.
National Portrait Gallery -
8th and F streets NW
Free
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Sunday, February 14 at 3 p.m.
A group of local poets read and perform at this event connected with the Hirshhorn's ongoing surrealist sculpture exhibit.
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden -
7th Street and Independence Avenue SW
Free
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Tuesday, February 16 at 6:30 p.m.
The relationship between artist Georgia O'Keeffe and photographer Alfred Stieglitz is examined and imagined in Tripp's new novel, Georgia. She discusses it with author and critic Bethanne Patrick.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
The author and journalist, who currently serves as chief foreign correspondent for NBC News, reflects on his career in his new memoir And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
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Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m.
The Concordia University professor discusses many of his popular books, including Never Trust a Thin Cook and other Lessons from Italy’s Culinary Capitol.
Georgetown Library -
3260 R St. NW
Free
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Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m.
The junior senator from New Jersey and former mayor of Newark reads from his book United: Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good and discusses his career with the Honorable Julian Castro, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
$20–$45
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Thursday, February 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The graphic novel illustrator discusses his career and his upcoming release, Samurai Rising, about a 12th century Japanese warrior.
Tenley-Friendship Library -
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Free
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Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m.
On the 207th anniversary of his birth, a group of Lincoln scholars make the case for why the 16th president remains relevant and explain what we can continue to learn from his legacy.
National Archives McGowan Theater -
7th St. & Constitution Ave. NW
Free
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Thursday, February 18 at 7 p.m.
The author and journalist reads from Being Nixon, his examination of the maligned former president that attempts to uncomplicate the man known as "Tricky Dick."
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
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Friday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
The actress, seen on Joan of Arcadia and in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, reads from her third book of poetry, Dark Sparkler.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
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Friday, February 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Female veterans read from their essays and short stories collected in the February 2016 issue of this journal published by the Veterans Writing Project.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
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Sunday, February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
The author reads from her novel A Little Life, about four male friends coming of age, a finalist for the National Book Award.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
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Monday, February 22 at 6:30 p.m.
The award-winning author reads from Balm, her novel set in post-Civil War Chicago.
Free
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Tuesday, February 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Ng, the author of Everything I Never Told You, and John Wray, author of Lowboy discuss the ways families and danger intersect in their work at this reading presented by the PEN/Faulkner Foundation.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
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Tuesday, February 23 at 7 p.m.
The Oscar winner and Broadway star chronicles his career in his new book, Master of Ceremonies.
$16–$45
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Wednesday, February 24 at 12 p.m.
The founding dean of the Morehouse School of Medicine and former Secretary of Heath and Human Services reads from his memoir, Breaking Ground: My Life in Medicine.
Free
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Wednesday, February 24 at 6:30 p.m.
Local author Sparks reads from her new collection of short stories, The Unfinished World, and discusses her work with Chris Chester, audience editor at WAMU.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
The New Yorker film critic reads from Lit Up, his examination of public and private schools in New Haven, Conn., Westchester County, N.Y., and New York City.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
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Thursday, February 25 at 7 p.m.
In Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, Cuddy, a Harvard social psychologist explains how so-called power poses can help us actually feel powerful.
$18–$45
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Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m.
Branan, a journalist, reads from her book The Family Tree: A Lynching in Georgia, a Legacy of Secrets, and My Search for The Truth, in which she explore's her family's history. Poet Tichy discusses Trafficke, her meditation on her family's legacy in America and their ownership of slaves.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
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Monday, February 29 at 3 p.m.
The life and career of civil rights leader Dorothy Ferebee is examined in Kiesel's new book, She Can Bring Us Home.
Arlington Central Library -
1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington
Free
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Monday, February 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The German, Austrian, and Swiss authors read from their novels at this event, presented with Zeitgeist DC.
Austrian Cultural Forum -
3524 International Court NW
Free
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Monday, February 29 at 7 p.m.
As part of the "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" cultural festival taking place across the city, the Sudanese poet reflects on the culture of the Middle East and reads from her work.
Georgetown University -
3700 O St. NW
Free

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