Thursday, June 16, 2011

Upcoming Events: Book Signings, Launch Parties, and Open Mic Nights

Little Patuxent Review Launch Reading

Saturday, June 18 · 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Oliver's Carriage House
5410 Leaf Treader Way
Columbia, MD 21044

Join Little Patuxent Review in celebrating the publication of its Summer 2011 Make Believe issue. It’s their tenth consecutive one and Editor Laura Shovan’s first!

They will have readings by Ann Bracken, Derrick Weston Brown, Erin Christian, Caryn Coyle, Barbara Westwood Diehl, David Evans, Tara Hart, Susan Thornton Hobby, Lillian Bayley Hoover, Jenny Keith, Danuta E. Kosk-Kosicka, Laurie Kovens, Ann A. Philips, Bruce Sager, Karen Sagstetter and Patricia Jakovich VanAmburg, followed by light refreshments and the opportunity to talk with participating authors and artists. Copies of the issue will be available for purchase.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, see their Website.

The Writer's Center Poetry and Prose Open Mic
Sunday June 19th 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Writer's Center
4508 Walsh Street
Bethesda, MD 20815

Join The Writer's Center for a Poetry and Prose Open Mic in honor of Father's Day. Sign ups for readers begins at 1:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

AFI-Discovery Channel Silver Docs Film Festival, June 20-26

Now in its ninth year, Silverdocs is the most talked about documentary festival in the United States, called “Non-Fiction Nirvana” by Variety, the “Pre-eminent documentary Festival in the US” by Screen International and the “premiere showcase for documentary film” by Hollywood Reporter.

Silverdocs encompasses a seven-day international film festival and five-day concurrent conference that promotes documentary film as a leading art form, supports the work of independent filmmakers and fosters an atmosphere for public dialogue and civic engagement around the issues and ideas explored in the films.

Silverdocs plays host to more than 27,000 attendees from across the globe with a diverse range of films, filmmakers and film subjects representing more than 60 countries. Silverdocs takes place in and around downtown Silver Spring, Maryland – just minutes from downtown Washington, DC - at the AFI Silver Theatre, the flagship theatre of the AFI, one of the premier film exhibition spaces in the country, and the top art house cinema in the region. Click here to learn more about the films in this year's festival.

Daniel Byman Signs A High Price: The Truimphs and Failures of Israeli Counterterrorism
Tuesday June 21st 7pm

Barnes and Noble Bethesda
4801 Bethesda Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814

In A High Price, Daniel Byman breaks down the dual myths of Israeli omnipotence and--conversely--ineptitude in fighting terror, offering instead a nuanced, definitive historical account of the state's bold but often failed efforts to fight terrorist groups. The product of painstaking research and countless interviews, the book chronicles different periods of Israeli counterterrorism.

Join Daniel Byman at the Bethesda Barnes and Noble, where he will sign and discuss his book. Daniel Byman explores how new terrorist techniques are often used on Israel first and how the state's successes and failures can serve to inform all countries fighting terrorism today.

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