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Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
Learn about different data collection techniques and how to protect your own information in Schneier's latest book, Data and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Capture Your Data and Control Your World.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m.
The syndicated columnist and humorist reads from his latest collection Live Right and Find Happiness (Although Beer is Much Faster): Life Lessons and Other Ravings from Dave Barry.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, March 6 at 7 p.m.
The poetry editor of the New Yorker reads from his latest collection, One Thousand Things Worth Knowing.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 2 p.m.
Hashimi reads from her novel ,The Pearl that Broke its Shell, the story of a young Afghan girl who experiences a brief taste of freedom when she dresses as a man, in celebration of International Women's Day.
Georgetown Library -
3260 R St. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m.
The reggae producer and label founder chronicles his career in The Half That's Never Been Told: The Real-Life Reggae Adventures of Doctor Dread.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 3:30 p.m.
The author, a lecturer at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, reveals entrepreneurship tips in her book The Creator's Code.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Saturday, March 7 at 6 p.m.
In Sumell's debut novel, Making Nice, an angry but likable man fights and cares for his family while training to attack people.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
The author tells the story of her father, who played baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers and went on to become a vice president of Greyhound, in Joe Black: More Than a Dodger.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, March 8 at 5 p.m.
The accomplished legal writer and prosecutor reads from his first novel, Supreme Ambition, about a lively Yale Law graduate who's eager to clerk for a Supreme Court Justice.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Monday, March 9 at 7 p.m.
Historian Strauss reconsiders the story of Caesar's death just in time for the Ides of March in his new book.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, March 10 at 7 p.m.
The impact of drone warfare is examined in Kill Chain: The Rise of the High Tech Assassin.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30 p.m.
The author weighs China, Japan, and the U.S.'s attempts to build a better combustion engine in The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Strayed chronicled her hike up the 1,000-mile Pacific Crest Trail in the memoir Wild, now an Academy Award-nominated film. She discusses her book and her love of nature with National Geographic Traveler editor-at-large Don George.
Books
Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m.
Castaneda, a former Washington Post crime reporter, describes life in the District during the crack crisis of the 1980s and his own experiences as an addict in this reported memoir. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Brookland -
625 Monroe St. NE
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 11 at 7 p.m.
Kotkin provides insight into the dictator's early years in his latest biography, Stalin, Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1879–1928.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
In Bettyville, his memoir about returning to one's hometown, the author, a successful editor, leaves New York for Missouri to care for his ailing mother.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
Food blogger Mason shares more recipes from her archives in her new cookbook, Make it Paleo II: Over 175 New Grain-Free Recipes for the Primal Palate.
Barnes & Noble Potomac Yards -
3651 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria
Free
Books
Saturday, March 14 at 12 p.m.
Porter reads from his first novel, After the Crumble, which tells the story of Gavin, a young man who survives the apocalypse and must protect his family and future wife from future conflict.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Sunday, March 15 at 2 p.m.
Animal advocate Couturier reads from her poetry collection Animals/Bodies. Rees reads from her acclaimed new collection Every Root a Branch.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 18 at 7:30 p.m.
The rabbi describes his years spent living in Asia and discusses his new book, Pepper, Silk & Ivory: Amazing Stories about Jews and the Far East.
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 18 at 12 p.m.
Author Susan Dworkin tells the story of Edith Hahn Beer, an Austrian woman who married a Nazi officer after leaving a slave labor camp, in her book The Nazi Officer's Wife.
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 18 at 7 p.m.
Frank, the former U.S. Representative from Massachusetts shares stories from his long political career in his autobiography Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.
Free
Books
Thursday, March 19 at 7 p.m.
Caldwell reads from The Fifth Gospel, his new biblical thriller set just before the death of Pope John Paul II.
Barnes & Noble Fairfax -
12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Drive, Fairfax
Free
Books
Saturday, March 21 at 1 p.m.
The New York Times opinion columnist offers advice to children and parents going through the college application process in Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, March 22 at 5 p.m.
The acclaimed author of The Remains of the Day discusses his new novel, The Buried Giant, the story of a couple of Britons who, in the aftermath of the Romans' departure, venture to visit the son they've nearly forgotten.
$17–$40
Books
Sunday, March 22 at 2 p.m.
In her debut novel, In a Vertigo of Silence, Polli tells the story of a young woman who discovers family secrets and learns how it's affected multiple generations.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Monday, March 23 at 7 p.m.
Fox, a history professor at the University of Southern California, explores how President Lincoln's awkward physical appearance affected our impressions of him in Lincoln's Body: A Cultural History.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, March 25 at 12 p.m.
Good tries to answer the eternal question about whether or not men and women can remain "just friends" in her 2014 book Friendships Between Men and Women in the Early American Republic.
Free
Books
Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
Celebrate National Puppy Day with these two acclaimed authors, who will read from their dog-themed books Rin Tin Tin and Inside of a Dog.
$15–$25
Books
Thursday, March 26 at 7 p.m.
British novelist and Yale professor Phillips reads from his new novel about orphans and outcasts, The Lost Child.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Friday, March 27 at 7:30 p.m.
The author, known for his fictional accounts of the lives of American icons like Alfred Kinsey and Frank Lloyd Wright, discusses his career and his new novel, The Harder They Come.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
Books
Friday, March 27 at 12 p.m.
The East Berlin-born author discusses her work and reads from her latest novel, The End of Days, with an audience at the Library of Congress.
Free
Books
Saturday, March 28 at 5 p.m.
Local author Harper reads from his short story collection, Daydreamers, a series of vignettes about young men.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.
Join the authors for a discussion of spirituality. Miller examines the adoption of two faiths in Being Both: Embracing Two Religions in One Interfaith Family. Arbuthnot reads poems from her collection Spirit Hovering.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m.
The author reads from The Wedding Gift, her novel about the relationship between a wealthy young woman, her illegitimate slave sister, and the decisions that will lead to her family's destruction.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, April 2 at 7 p.m.
Maisie Dobbs gets wrapped up in a murder case while traveling from India back to England in the latest mystery by Jacqueline Winspear.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m.
Authors Gurganus and Strout are well known for chronicling life in small-town America. They discuss their affinity for the subject and read from their work at the Folger.
Folger Elizabethan Theatre -
201 E. Capitol St. SE
$15
Books
Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Graeber, an anthropologist at the London School of Economics, discusses the ways that bureaucracy rules our lives in The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 9 at 7 p.m.
The bestselling author reads from her new novel, The Precious One, which follows estranged half-sisters who slowly begin to reunite.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Museums
Friday, April 10 at 12:30 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Downtown -
555 12th St. NW
Free
Books
Friday, April 10 at 7 p.m.
Nafisi, a Johns Hopkins University professor and the author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, discusses her work and accepts the Smithsonian Accociates' Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award.
S. Dillon Ripley Center -
1100 Jefferson Dr. SW
$20–$25
Books
Monday, April 13 at 7 p.m.
The author, a longtime Washington Post reporter, explores the life of the First Lady in Michelle Obama: A Life.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.
The acclaimed novelist chronicles five generations of family members living in Northern California in her new novel, The Children's Crusade.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Wednesday, April 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Keri, a staff writer for Grantland.com, leads a panel discussion with several other writers for the sports and entertainment website. Presented by Politics & Prose.
Busboys and Poets Takoma -
234 Carroll St. NW
Free
Books
Thursday, April 16 at 7 p.m.
Miller, the notorious New York Times reporter who got drawn into the middle of the Plame Affair, recounts her version of the events in The Story: A Reporter's Journey.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Sunday, April 19 at 1 p.m.
NPR reporter Simon describes his fond relationship with his late mother in Unforgettable: A Son, a Mother, and the Lessons of a Lifetime, which originated as a series of tweets.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 21 at 12 p.m.
Martin explores the origin of America's bohemian movement from the perspective of poet Walt Whitman in his new book Rebel Souls: Walt Whitman and America's First Bohemians.
Free
Books
Tuesday, April 21 at 7 p.m.
Crosby reads from the second novel in her Sophie Medina mystery series, in which the freelance photojournalist must find a hidden treasure before a murderer finds her.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelson discusses his latest cookbook, Marcus Off-Duty, and his own food preferences with Nat Geo Studios executive producer Pam Caragol Wells.
$40.50–$45
Books
Saturday, April 25 at 6 p.m.
Daum appears to discuss Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed, a collection of essays from different authors about not having children, which she edited.
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free
Books
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
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
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
Books
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Visiting poet Hoffman and former Northern Virginia Community College professor Herrington read from their recent work at this gathering.
The Writer's Center -
4508 Walsh St., Bethesda
Free
Books
Tuesday, May 12 at 7 p.m.
Romance novelist Robuck reads from her latest work, The House of Hawthorne.
One More Page Books -
2200 N. Westmoreland Street, No. 101, Arlington
Free
Books
Thursday, May 14 at 10:30 a.m.
Albee explains fashion to children in her new volume, Why'd They Wear That?: Fashion as the Mirror of History .
Politics & Prose -
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW
Free

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