Thursday, July 23, 2015

Weekly Spotlight on Literary Events: July 24th-July 30th



 David Madland – Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn’t Work Without a Strong Middle Class
Friday, July 24th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Author David Maland will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss his book Hollowed Out: Why the Economy Doesn’t Work Without a Strong Middle Class. He will converse with editor in chief of Democracy and special correspondent for Newsweek/The Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky.

The D.C. Poetry Project Monthly Writers Workshop and Open Mic Poetry Master Class
Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 am
Watha T. Daniel-Shaw Library
1630 7th St NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001

The D.C. Poetry Project presents the Monthly Writers Workshop and Open Mic Poetry Master Class on the fourth Saturday of every month. Poets and spoken word artists are welcome to attend this program, which has been nicknamed “Half and Half Saturday.” The first half of the program features a writer’s workshop. The second half of the day features the Open Mic Poetry Master Class which focuses of performing and reciting poetry.

Elspeth Cameron Ritchie – Women at War
Saturday, July 25th at 1:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Co-author and editor of Women at War, Elspeth Cameron Ritchie will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss her book and women’s experience in the military.

Robert W. Doubek – Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story
Saturday, July 25th at 3:30 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Author Robert W. Doubek will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss his book Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story and examine the history behind Maya Lin’s memorial.

Barry Svrluga – The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season
Saturday, July 25th at 6:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Barry Svrluga, author of The Grind: Inside Baseball’s Endless Season, will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss his book, which expands on Svrluga’s earlier reporting as a Washington Post sportswriter. 

Genevieve Lester --  When Should State Secrets Stay Secret?: Accountability, Democratic Governance, and Intelligence
Sunday, July 26th at 1:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Author Genevieve Lester will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss government oversight and secrets and her new book When Should State Secrets Stay Secret?: Accountability, Democratic Governance, and Intelligence.

The Federal Poets Reading
Sunday, July 26th from 2:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Writer’s Center
4508 Walsh St.
Bethesda, MD 20815

The Writer’s Center hosts a weekly reading each Sunday. This Sunday, The Writer’s Center presents a reading by members of The Federal Poets. Readers include Jacqueline Jules, Michael H. Levin, Judith McComb, and Donald Illich. The program will be followed by a reception. Free admission.

The Joaquin Miller Poetry Series, Jo Pitkin and Miles Waggener
Sunday, July 26th at 3:00 pm
Rock Creek Nature Center
5200 Glover Road, NW
Washington, D.C. 20015

Poet Jo Pitkin and poet Miles Waggener will be reading at the weekly Joaquin Miller Poetry Series. If you wish to share your work, you can sign up for open readings at 2:45 pm.

Thomas Mann – The Oxford Guide to Library Research
Sunday, July 26th at 5:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Thomas Mann, a Library of Congress reference librarian and author of The Oxford Guide to Library Research, will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss his book and library research.

Naomi Jackson – Star Side of Bird Hill
Monday, July 27th from 6:30-8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets presents a reading with author Naomi Jackson. Jackson will be reading from her most recent novel, Star Side of Bird Hill.

William Finnegan – Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life
Monday, July 27th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse presents a discussion with William Finnegan about his book Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life.

Monday Night Open Mic Poetry hosted by Shelly Bell
Monday, July 27th from 8:00 pm-10:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Shirlington location)
4251 South Campbell Avenue
Arlington, VA 22206

Busboys and Poets Shirlington location’s weekly Monday night open mic features two hours of entertainment from rookie and professional performers alike. This weeks open mic will be hosted by performance poet, songwriter, and author Shelly Bell. $5 cover charge. 

Monday Night Open Mic hosted by Drew Law
Monday, July 27th 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Brookland location)
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

Busboys and Poets Brookland location’s weekly Monday night open mic invites local poets and performers to take the stage for a night of entertainment hosted by poet and performer Drew Law. $5 cover charge.

826DC and Upshur Books present a Modern Mythology Workshop
Tuesday, July 28th at 10:00 am
Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur Street NW,
Washington, D.C. 20011

826DC and Upshur Books present a Modern Mythology Workshop in which students, aged 6-12, are invited to craft their own myth stories. This workshop is free.

Layne Mosler – Driving Hungry: A Memoir
Tuesday, July 28th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Layne Mosler will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss her recently released memoir, Driving Hungry.

Beltway Poetry Slam
Tuesday, July 28th from 8:30-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (Brookland location)
625 Monroe St NE
Washington, D.C. 20017

Beltway Poetry and Busboys and Poets host their monthly poetry slam the last Tuesday of every month. The event is open to writers from the D.C., VA, and MD area. Each open slam is two rounds. Those wishing to participate in the slam must arrive by 7:30 pm. $15 cover charge.

Tuesday Night Open Mic hosted by Gowri K.
Tuesday, July 28th from 9:00 pm-10:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V Location)
2021 14th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Busboys and Poets presents their Tuesday Night Open Mic at the 14th and V location. This week’s open mic will be hosted by poet Gowri Koneswaran. $5 cover charge.

Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights
Wednesday, July 29th at 12:00 pm
National Archives
Constitution Avenue, NW, between 7th and 9th Streets
Washington, D.C. 20408

Author and professor Lennard Davis will be at the National Archives to discuss his book Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights and how the American With Disabilities Act became the model for most civil rights laws on an international level. The program will be followed by a book signing. Free admission.

Tamara Winfrey-Harris – Sisters Are Alright
Wednesday, July 29th from 6:30 pm-8:30 pm
Busboys and Poets (14th & V location)
2021 14th St, NW
Washington, D.C. 20009

Politics & Prose at Busboys and Poets presents a reading with Tamara Winfrey-Harris, author of Sisters Are Alright.

Sir Richard Burton, Victorian Rebel Explorer: Evening Program
Wednesday, July 29th at 6:45 pm
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue and 7th Street, SW
Washington, D.C. 20560

The Smithsonian Associates presents a program with biographer Dane Kennedy as he discusses Sir Richard Burton, the Victorian-era explorer. Tickets for this event are $30-$40.

Book Hill Talks: ‘Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm’ Screening and Discussion
Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 pm
Georgetown Library
3260 R St. NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

What does the future hold for books? Booksellers? And (most importantly) libraries? Stop by the Georgetown Neighborhood library for a screening the Deutsche Velle TV Arts 21 short doc Gutenberg in the Cyberstorm (26 min), followed by open discussion.
Paula McLain – Circling the Sun
Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Author Paula McLain will be at Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse to discuss her new novel Circling the Sun, in which she examines the personal life of the first woman to fly solo east to west across the Atlantic Ocean, Beryl Markham.

Reading with Robert Doubek for Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Wednesday, July 29th at 7:00 pm
Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur Street NW,
Washington, D.C. 20011

Robert Doubek will be at Upshur Street Books to discuss the details behind the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and his book Creating the Vietnam Veterans Memorial: The Inside Story. Doubek is an attorney and former Air Force officer.

The DC Poetry Project Blogtalk Radio Show Presents: Poets on Fire Live!
Wednesday, July 29th at 8:00 pm
Blogtalk Radio

Poets on Fire is a weekly open mic call-show brought to you by the DC Poetry Project. Every Wednesday night you can tune in or join the show, which is open to poets, spoken word artists, and other writers. The free call-in number is (646)-716-8754.

Wednesday Night Open Mic
Wednesday, July 29th from 9:00 pm-11:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (5th & K Location)
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Busboys and Poets 5th & K location presents a night for entertainment or performance at the Wednesday Night Open Mic. $5 cover charge.

Reading with Christopher Mannino for School of Deaths
Thursday, July 30th at 4:00 pm
Upshur Street Books
827 Upshur Street NW,
Washington, D.C. 20011

Upshur Street Books present a reading with Christopher Mannino, author of Schools of Deaths, The Schythe Weilder’s Secret, Book 1.

Tim Weiner – One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon
Thursday, July 30th at 7:00 pm
Politics & Prose Coffeehouse and Bookstore
5015 Connecticut Ave. NW,
Washington, D.C. 20008

Politics & Prose Bookstore and Coffeehouse presents a discussion with author Tim Wiener about the fall of Richard Nixon and Wiener’s new book, One Man Against the World: The Tragedy of Richard Nixon.

For Sizakele Performance + Book Release: 14 Years in the Making
Thursday, July 30th from 7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Busboys and Poets (5th & K location)
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001

Makers Lab and ZAMI at Busboys and Poets 5th & K location presents a celebration of the release of Yvonne Fly Onakeme Etaghene’s new book For Sizakele, which was in the works for the past 14 years. She will perform her poetry along with doing a Q&A and book signing.

Spit Dat! Open Mic
Thursday, July 30th at 9:00 pm
ECAC, 2nd floor
733 Euclid Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

Spit Dat! is a weekly open mic held every Thursday hosted by Drew “Droopy” Anderson and Dwayne B. $1 cover charge.




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