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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
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 12 p.m.
The authors investigate the roles of African Americans in the early days of NASA in We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans In the Space Program.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 2 p.m.
The author won the 2014 Man Booker Prize for The Narrow Road to the Deep North, which tells the story of Australian soldiers who were captured by the Japanese during World War II and forced to build the Thai-Burma Death Bridge.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 5 p.m.
In The Chapel, Downing tells the story of Elizabeth, a widower who travels to Italy and resists its charms until she encounters a stranger who helps change her priorities.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 4:30 p.m.
The author and poet, known for her poem "Praise Song for the Day," which she read at President Obama's first inauguration, reads from The Light of the World, her new memoir about the sudden death of her husband and her new life as a single mother.
Busboys & Poets 14th and V -
2021 14th St. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m.
10 female authors read from their favorite pieces of crime fiction at this celebration of the noir genre.
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Cafe -
1517 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free

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