Carpe Librum Opening Week at Union Station

10 Apr 10:00 - 15 Apr 18:00 10 Apr 10:00 - 15 Apr 18:00 - Washington Washington
Union Station, Washington D.C. Union Station, Washington D.C.
We are excited to announce that we will be opening a new pop up bookstore in Union Station! We will open our doors on the second level of Union Station on Tuesday, April 10th at...   More info

Pete Souza - Obama: An Intimate Portrait — Signing ONLY

10 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 10 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Pete Souza was the Chief Official White House Photographer for President Barack Obama during both of his two terms in office. He took nearly two million photos during Obama's...   More info

A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg

10 Apr 16:00 - 17:30 10 Apr 16:00 - 17:30 - Washington Washington
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
A Conversation with Daniel Ellsberg: Reconciling Personal Integrity and Government Service Daniel Ellsberg became famous by releasing the Pentagon Papers. But few people know...   More info

Keynote Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

10 Apr 18:30 - 19:45 10 Apr 18:30 - 19:45 - Washington Washington
Georgetown University Georgetown University
Location: Copley Formal Lounge Author Porochista Khakpour will be in conversation with Professor Jennifer Natalya Fink. Reception and book signing to follow. Porochista...   More info

Chapbook Release Party with Danielle Evennou

10 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 10 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
Danielle Evennou is a writer who grew up in suburban New Jersey. For over a decade, she has kept herself busy by hosting poetry readings, workshops, and open mics in Washington...   More info

Curators: Adventurers in the Field to Advancing Public Knowledge

10 Apr 18:45 - 20:30 10 Apr 18:45 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
In his new book, Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums, award-winning author Lance Grande explores the inner workings of natural history museums, their scientists...   More info

Kate Germano and Kelly Kennedy | Fight Like a Girl

10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
When Germano, a lieutenant colonel with nearly twenty years of Marine Corps service, was asked to take command of the all-female Fourth Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island...   More info

Humor Essayist Sloane Crosley | Look Alive Out There

10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Sixth & I Sixth & I
Ten years after her debut essay collection, I Was Told There’d Be Cake, bestselling author Sloane Crosley returns with Look Alive Out There, a new collection of sixteen essays...   More info

Marc Perrusquia: A Spy in Canaan

10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
In A Spy in Canaan: How the FBI Used a Famous Photographer to Infiltrate the Civil Rights Movement, journalist Marc Perrusquia tells the story of the double life of famed civil...   More info

Samantha Irby | Meaty

10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 10 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Irby’s sharp and earthy debut collection of essays, now reissued, marked the arrival of a seriously talented and transgressive feminist humorist, one who’s risen into the...   More info

Blackout Poetry Workshop

10 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 10 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads
Learn to create a blackout poem by taking a page from a book or newspaper and selecting words from the text for a short poem. A black marker is used to blackout unused words for...   More info

An Evening With Holly Dunn

11 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 11 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Arts of the Pamlico Arts of the Pamlico
On April 11 at 6 PM at the historic Turnage Theater in downtown Washington, NC, the Pamlico Rose Institute will host An Evening Conversation with Holly Dunn. Holly is the author...   More info

The Hillbilly Thomists

11 Apr 18:45 - 21:00 11 Apr 18:45 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Catholic Information Center Catholic Information Center
Join us at the CIC as the Hillbilly Thomists play from their self titled debut album and discuss what it means to be a Catholic performer and the role music plays in...   More info

Barbara Ehrenreich | Natural Causes

11 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 11 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Skeptical of today’s medicalized life, Ehrenreich shows that few of the regular preventive-care screenings, the mindfulness practices, or the dietary fads promoted as solutions to...   More info

IVY Ideas Night | Mohammed Al Samawi & Megan Hallahan

11 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 11 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 - Washington Washington
The Yard: Eastern Market The Yard: Eastern Market
Join us to discover activist and author Mohammed Al Samawi’s story of 4 Strangers, 3 Faiths, and 1 Extraordinary Escape to Freedom from war, rebel fighters, and Al-Qaeda...   More info

Todd S. Purdum | Something Wonderful

11 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 11 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
When both Richard Rodgers (1902-1979) and Oscar Hammerstein II (1895-1960) were rebuffed by others in their efforts to turn the play Green Grow the Lilacs into a musical, the...   More info

Cynan Jones: Cove

11 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 11 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
Out at sea, in a sudden storm, a man is struck by lightning. When he wakes, injured and adrift on a kayak, his memory of who he is and how he came to be here is all but shattered...   More info

The Life of a Poet: Ron Charles with Matthew Zapruder

11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Hill Center Hill Center
Join Ron Charles, the fiction editor of The Washington Post, for an in-depth discussion with critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder. The Life of a Poet series offers a rare...   More info

Need To Know Dinner: Laurie Cameron

11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 11 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
i RICCHI RESTAURANT i RICCHI RESTAURANT
Everyone could use a dose of joy and calmness in their day. Learn how to find focus and live and cook mindfully from Laurie Cameron, author of The Mindful Day, as you enjoy a 4...   More info

Celebrating Our Heroes With Books for Fendall Heights

12 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 12 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
MahoganyBooks MahoganyBooks
Join us at Mahogany Books DC as we collect books for children living in Fendall Heights homeless shelter. We will have a meet and greet plus a book signing by children’s book...   More info

Science in the Mix: Official March for Science Kickoff Event

12 Apr 18:00 - 21:00 12 Apr 18:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Busboys and Poets Busboys and Poets
On April 14, we rally. But on April 12 we mix. Come join us at Busboys and Poets for the official March for Science 2018 Kickoff Event. Make signs and get merchandise for the...   More info

"Fight Like a Girl: The Truth Behind How Female...

12 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 12 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
National Press Club National Press Club
When Lieutenant Colonel Kate Germano arrived at the Fourth Recruit Training Battalion at Parris Island, S.C., the Marine Corps’ all-women boot camp, she decided that if she was...   More info

Voices from the Rust Belt w/ Anne Trubek, Ben Gwin, Thomas Frank

12 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 12 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Politics and Prose at The Wharf hosts Anne Trubek and Ben Gwin, in conversation with Thomas Frank, about VOICES FROM THE RUST BELT Picador USA Timely . . . the collection...   More info

Åsne Seierstad | Two Sisters

12 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 12 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
In her new book, Seierstad, the award-winning Norwegian war correspondent, explores questions of radicalization and East-West tensions through the story of one family’s nightmare...   More info

Magic Standard Thursday

12 Apr 18:30 - 21:30 12 Apr 18:30 - 21:30 - Washington Washington
Zeek's Comics and Games Zeek's Comics and Games
Standard Format 630pm $5 Entry Store Credit and various other prizes are based on attendance. We give away dice, sleeves and deck boxes each week...   More info

Collage + Cocktails with Cherie Lester at Shop Made in DC

13 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 13 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Shop Made In DC Shop Made In DC
Join us for a casual, super-fun evening of collage making a drink as you craft away! Each student will be provided with a 6 x 6 cradled hardwood substrate in which to create...   More info

ATADC Book Presentation House of Daughters by Engin Holmstrom

13 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 13 Apr 18:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Turkish Coalition of America Turkish Coalition of America
ATA-DC Book Club invites you to a book presentation of Engin Inel Holmstrom’s new novel, House of Daughters. Program: 6:00 pm Social Hour (with refreshments) 6:30 pm...   More info

Book Signing: Elena Delle Donne | My Shot and Elle of the Ball

13 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 13 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Meet basketball star Elena Delle Donne! We'll have plenty of her books, MY SHOT and ELLE OF THE BALL, available for purchase at the signing. My Shot: Balancing It All and...   More info

William T. Vollmann | No Immediate Danger

13 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 13 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
A writer of stunning ambition and great literary power, Vollmann has written nearly two dozen books, ranging from short stories to the National Book Award-winning novel Europe...   More info

SUAF WDC Chapter Monthly Meeting

14 Apr 11:00 - 12:00 14 Apr 11:00 - 12:00 - Washington Washington
D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch
The SUAF-WDC Chapter will hold its monthly Chapter meeting on Saturday, 14 April at the Tenley Friendship Neighborhood Library...   More info

Anime Day at Fantom!

14 Apr 12:00 - 18:00 14 Apr 12:00 - 18:00 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
Come on out and show your love for anime! This day will be a fun filled event with discussions, contests and prizes! See below to see our line up! 12pm to 1pm Panel: Otaku...   More info

Eileen McNamara | Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

14 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 14 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
McNamara’s vivid biography argues that Eunice Kennedy Shriver (1921-2009), founder of the Special Olympics, was the Kennedy who left the family’s greatest legacy. A woman...   More info

Sawsan Chalabi, H is For Haiku

14 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 14 Apr 14:00 - 15:00 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join East City Bookshop and acclaimed illustrator Sawsan Chalabi to celebrate H is For Haiku. - In H Is For Haiku: A Treasury of Haiku from A to Z, the late poet Sydell Rosenberg...   More info

DC SIR 5th Annual Cherry Blossom Walk

14 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 14 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
We will be taking group photos from 1:30PM to 2PM at Franklin D Roosevelt Memorial DC SIR will be participating in a guided tour of the cherry blossoms with a National Park...   More info

Bruce M. Beehler | North on the Wing

14 Apr 15:30 - 16:30 14 Apr 15:30 - 16:30 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Inspired by Edwin Way Teale’s classic North with the Spring, Beehler set out in March 2015 from Texas to follow woodland warblers and other songbirds as they flew from their...   More info

Guild of Heroes: Kids' Tabletop Role Playing Group

14 Apr 16:00 - 19:00 14 Apr 16:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Labyrinth Game Shop Labyrinth Game Shop
You there, adventurer! Have you heard? There are murmurs in certain circles that the Guild of Heroes is seeking initiates to join their cause. They are in need of the most...   More info

Sylvia Brownrigg | Pages for Her — with Mary Kay Zuravleff

14 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 14 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Brownrigg won the 2002 Lambda Award for Pages for You, which charted the relationship between seventeen-year-old Flannery and Anne, a teaching assistant eleven years older. Though...   More info

Cattle of the Lord Portuguese Poet Rosa Alice Branco

14 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 14 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Upshur Street Books Upshur Street Books
Come join us at Upshur Street Books in Washington DC for an evening with Portuguese poet Rosa Alice Branco and Literary Translator Alexis Levitin as they share their experience...   More info

Recovery Café

14 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 14 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
Join us for the Recovery Café Open Mic! All DMV recovery communities, musicians, artists, supporters, families, friends are invited! This event is open to all. In partnership...   More info

Liam Callanan and Jane Delury

15 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 15 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Callanan’s Paris by the Book is a playful literary mystery that starts with the search for a missing man and ends in a family finding a new life as proprietors of a Paris...   More info

Guild of Heroes: Kids' Tabletop Role Playing Group

15 Apr 14:00 - 17:00 15 Apr 14:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
Labyrinth Game Shop Labyrinth Game Shop
You there, adventurer! Have you heard? There are murmurs in certain circles that the Guild of Heroes is seeking initiates to join their cause. They are in need of the most...   More info

Book-signing: John Glavin's The Good New

15 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 15 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
Middle C Music Middle C Music
Please join us for John Glavin's book-signing for his new memoir, The Good New: A Tuscan Villa, Shakespeare, and Death. Both Fay Weldon and the author of the Batman movies sing...   More info

Through the Checkpoint

15 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 15 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
HOPE On the door of his shop near the Ibrahimi mosque in the heart of the Old City of Hebron, the most intense area in one of the most conflict-heavy regions of the West Bank, a...   More info

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan | The China Mission — with Evan Thomas

15 Apr 15:00 - 16:00 15 Apr 15:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
In 1945 Truman dispatched General George Marshall to China as his special presidential envoy. Marshall was charged with negotiating peace between the Chinese Nationalists and...   More info

D&D Night Round 2!

15 Apr 16:00 - 20:00 15 Apr 16:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
Hey all! We're getting together for another D&D Night! A few changes will be put into place this time, though, like a $5 cover. We have some star Dungeon Masters lined up (and if...   More info

Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms | New Power

15 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 15 Apr 17:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
If you compare traditional institutions like the military, hospitals, and schools to digital-age organizations like Black Lives Mater, Airbnb, and Reddit, you get a snapshot of...   More info

Inaugural Sunday Supper Book Club, Dinner - Melissa Clark

15 Apr 17:00 - 18:00 15 Apr 17:00 - 18:00 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join East City Bookshop for the inaugural meeting of Sunday Supper Club, which will cook from Melissa Clark's Dinner. Bring a dish to share...   More info

Sean Penn | Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff— Ticketed In-Store Event

15 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 15 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Ironically named and brilliantly drawn, Bob Honey, the protagonist of Sean Penn's first novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, is bitter about his divorce, fed up with Tweets, and...   More info

They Knew Lincoln: Free Book Talk

16 Apr 17:00 - 18:00 16 Apr 17:00 - 18:00 - Washington Washington
Ford's Theatre Ford's Theatre
They Knew Lincoln focuses on the personal relationships of African-American people with our 16th President. First published in 1942, They Knew Lincoln by John E. Washington sold...   More info

Elizabeth Acevedo, Poet X

16 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 16 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join East City Bookshop and Liz Acevedo, author of Poet X, for a reading and discussion. This event is free for everyone. A copy of The Poet X must be purchased from East City...   More info

Why Don't My Kids Listen to Me?

16 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 16 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
A Free Workshop presented by the Parent Encouragement Program (PEP) Parents, are you tired of saying the same things over and over? Do you find yourself giving in to your kids...   More info

Barbara K. Lipska | The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind

16 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 16 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Lipska’s book is part report on cutting-edge brain science and part extraordinary account of what it’s like to lose your mind. Lipska, director of the Human Brain Collection Core...   More info

Nina Lorez Collins | What Would Virginia Woolf Do?

16 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 16 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Uneasy about facing her forties alone, Collins, a veteran of the publishing industry, started a Facebook group where women could vent their feelings about aging, exchange advice...   More info

A Discussion with Bea Johnson on Zero Waste Living

17 Apr 18:00 - 21:00 17 Apr 18:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences UDC College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences
The D.C. Sierra Club, in collaboration with the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia (UDC...   More info

Hear This Hammer Ring: A Preview of 2018’s Split This Rock Poets

17 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 17 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Every two years, the Split This Rock Poetry Festival ( Poems of Provocation & Witness ) brings a fabulous array of authors to Washington, D.C. On the eve of this year’s gathering...   More info

Katherine Heiny: Standard Deviation

17 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 17 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
Katherine Heiny joins Solid State Books to release the paperback of her novel Standard Deviation! By turns poignant and hilarious, Heiny (author of the acclaimed short story...   More info

PublicAffairs: Publishing Good Books About Things That Matter

17 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 17 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
A panel with Peter Osnos, Clive Priddle, Bradley Graham, Jaime Leifer, Maya Rao, and Vernon Jordan Two decades ago, PublicAffairs was founded by Peter Osnos to publish great...   More info

Readings & Talks Series Featuring Jennifer Natalya Fink

17 Apr 20:00 - 21:30 17 Apr 20:00 - 21:30 - Washington Washington
Georgetown University Georgetown University
Join us for a reading and talk by Professor Jennifer Natalya Fink. Moderated by Mary Caponegro. Seminar: 5:30 PM in Lannan Center (New North 408) Reading: 8:00 PM in Copley...   More info

Simba Sana for Never Stop

18 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 18 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café
In his wrenching memoir, Never Stop, Simba Sana candidly reveals how the culmination of his experiences growing in isolation with a single mother suffering from mental illness and...   More info

Solar Energy on Capitol Hill Preservation Cafe

18 Apr 18:30 18 Apr 18:30 - Washington Washington
Friends of the Northeast Library Friends of the Northeast Library
Reducing use of fossil fuels and switching to renewable energy sources is an important part of Sustainable DC initiatives. On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Yesenia Riviera will give...   More info

Madeline Miller: CIRCE reading and signing

18 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 18 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Madeline Miller reads from and signs her new novel, CIRCE...   More info

Alexandra Elle | Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose

18 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 18 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
In her third book of poems, Elle a D.C-based writer, continues the project of life-lessons, self-celebration, and community-building she began in Words from a Wanderer and Love in...   More info

Jade did a Steven Universe cover! Jade Feng Lee signing

18 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 18 Apr 19:00 - 21:00 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
Local artist and longtime Fantom friend Jade Feng Lee (aka Dumpling Heart) is in the middle of her come-up, having huge success with her comic Half Moon Heroes and with a...   More info

Alex Wagner | Futureface

18 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 18 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Sixth & I Sixth & I
The daughter of a Burmese mother and a white American father, Alex Wagner an anchor and correspondent for CBS News and a contributing editor at The Atlantic grew up thinking of...   More info

Paint YOUR Pet

18 Apr 18:00 - 20:30 18 Apr 18:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Art at The Bodega Art at The Bodega
This is a very special event. We love pets! We know you love pets! Wouldn't you like to paint your pet? We have a new class. You will have to email us a picture of your pet (close...   More info

American Culture Topics Book Discussion

19 Apr 15:00 - 16:00 19 Apr 15:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads
This month’s discussion will be on Cuz: The Life and Times of Michael A by Danielle Allen. Bill Schwab, a book reviewer for The Missourian’s MO Books Blog will facilitate the...   More info

Power to the Poor- Author Talk with Gordon Mantler

19 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 19 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
The Potter's House The Potter's House
The Poor People's Campaign of 1968 has long been overshadowed by the assassination of its architect, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and the political turmoil of that year. In a major...   More info

Drink and Draw at Fantom Comics!

19 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 19 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
Fantom Comics has their tavern license, and you know what that means drink and draw! Join us and hang out at one of the coolest comic shops in the DC area...   More info

New Class - Introduction to Wine: Led by a Sommelier

19 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 19 Apr 18:30 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
Pansaari Pansaari
NEW CLASS DISCOUNTED FOR A LIMITED TIME Don't know what tannins are? Wondering what it really means for a wine to be full-bodied? Generally feel like you're winging it when you...   More info

Signs of Resistance with Busboys and Poets Books

19 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 19 Apr 18:30 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Busboys and Poets Takoma Busboys and Poets Takoma
Please join Busboys and Poets as we welcome author Bonnie Siegler to Busboys and Poets Takoma. Award-winning graphic designer, Bonnie Siegler, will showcase a collection of...   More info

Scott Tong for a Village with My Name

19 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 19 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café
From a veteran Marketplace correspondent comes a work that is as much a family history as it is a story of a superpower's globalization. Written in the engaging, self-effacing...   More info

Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie | My Dear Hamilton

19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
In America’s First Daughter, Dray and Kamoie gave us a glimpse of early America through the eyes of Thomas Jefferson’s oldest daughter. Their new novel spotlights another woman...   More info

Tracy K. Smith delivers closing lecture at Library of Congress

19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
The Library of Congress The Library of Congress
Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith will deliver the closing lecture at the Library of Congress on Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM at the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson...   More info

Frederic Wehrey | The Burning Shores

19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
After more than forty years under Qadhafi’s brutal regime, Libya had reason to hope for better times. Yet the fall of the dictator in 2011 unleashed civil war, ushered in the...   More info

Split This Rock Festival Reading: Dungy, Olds, Zamora

19 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 19 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
National Housing Endowment National Housing Endowment
Split This Rock is thrilled to present some of the most innovative and necessary poets of our time at Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2018. On...   More info

David Rapp: Tinker to Evers to Chance

19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 19 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Solid State Books Solid State Books
Tinker to Evers to Chance examines a pivotal moment in American history, when baseball became the game we know today, and when spectator sports first gripped the national psyche...   More info

Urban Sketching Presentation

19 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 19 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads
The urban sketching movement is changing the concept of drawing encouraging people at all skill levels to sketch in place where they live or travel turning their sketchbooks into...   More info

Magic Standard Thursday

19 Apr 18:30 - 21:30 19 Apr 18:30 - 21:30 - Washington Washington
Zeek's Comics and Games Zeek's Comics and Games
Standard Format 630pm $5 Entry Store Credit and various other prizes are based on attendance. We give away dice, sleeves and deck boxes each week...   More info

Weekend Pop-Up Gallery in Washington

20 Apr 10:00 - 23 Apr 19:30 20 Apr 10:00 - 23 Apr 19:30 - Washington Washington
Neighborhood Reads Neighborhood Reads
The Pop-Up-Gallery at the Neighborhood Reads independent bookstore in Washington will be open to the public April 20, 2018 10:00 am 6:00 pm April 21, 2018 10:00 am 6:00 pm...   More info

Philip Dean Walker, Read By Strangers

20 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 20 Apr 18:30 - 19:30 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join East City and Philip Dean Walker to launch Read By Strangers, with a reading, discussion, Q&A, and signing. - Read by Strangers is a collection of fifteen stories exploring...   More info

Pat Cunnane | West Winging It — with Josh Earnest

20 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 20 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose at The Wharf Politics and Prose at The Wharf
One of Cunnane’s tasks during his tenure as President Obama’s Senior Writer and Deputy Director of Messaging was to conceptualize, co-write, and manage Obama’s appearance on...   More info

Robert Kuttner | Can Democracy Survive Global Capitalism?

20 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 20 Apr 19:00 - 20:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Kuttner’s astute analysis of the post-war golden age starts with measures including the New Deal and the Bretton Woods Agreement, showing how they allowed democracy and capitalism...   More info

Split This Rock Festival Reading: Acevedo, Bitsui, Dawes, Sharif

20 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 20 Apr 19:00 - 20:30 - Washington Washington
National Housing Endowment National Housing Endowment
Split This Rock is thrilled to present some of the most innovative and necessary poets of our time at Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2018. On...   More info

DC Meeting - Tenleytown

21 Apr 10:00 - 12:00 21 Apr 10:00 - 12:00 - Washington Washington
D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch
Carrier demos begin at 10:15am Carrier trial/chat begins at 11:00am Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library Large Meeting Room 4450 Wisconsin Ave NW Washington, DC 20016 Map to...   More info

Dominaria Prerelease

21 Apr 12:00 - 22 Apr 17:00 21 Apr 12:00 - 22 Apr 17:00 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
We've got 18 slots open for each day! We ask that you pay the full $30 deposit ahead of time, either in-store at Fantom or by calling over the phone...   More info

Lucy Cooke | The Truth about Animals

21 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 21 Apr 13:00 - 14:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Cooke, a zoologist who trained under Richard Dawkins, has traveled the world studying the amazing habits of animals. She’s written, produced, and directed award-winning films...   More info

Really Rosie

21 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 21 Apr 14:00 - 16:00 - Washington Washington
Arts of the Pamlico Arts of the Pamlico
ECU's Storybook Theatre presents Really Rosie! Really Rosie is a musical with a book and lyrics by Maurice Sendak and music by Carole King. The musical is based on Sendak's books...   More info

Book Discussion: Poor Peoples’ Movements, Part 2

21 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 21 Apr 15:00 - 17:00 - Washington Washington
D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch D.C. Public Library, Tenley-Friendship Branch
Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward asks how poor people have been able to win gains for themselves, and what...   More info

Eliza Robertson and Weike Wang

21 Apr 15:30 - 16:30 21 Apr 15:30 - 16:30 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
A bold, sensual debut novel by award-winning short-story writer Eliza Robertson, Demi-Gods unfolds between the wild freedoms of British Columbia and the glittering beaches of...   More info

Split This Rock Festival Reading: Ali, Bass, Siagatonu

21 Apr 16:15 - 17:45 21 Apr 16:15 - 17:45 - Washington Washington
National Housing Endowment National Housing Endowment
Split This Rock is thrilled to present some of the most innovative and necessary poets of our time at Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2018. On...   More info

DCPL Author Fest Happy Hour

21 Apr 17:00 - 19:00 21 Apr 17:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
East City Bookshop East City Bookshop
Join DCPL Author Fest for a social hour following the close of this year's Author Fest at the Library of Congress. - All books by featured and speaking authors will be available...   More info

Eric Jerome Dickey | Bad Men and Wicked Women

21 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 21 Apr 18:00 - 19:00 - Washington Washington
Politics and Prose Bookstore Politics and Prose Bookstore
Dickey’s latest novel features the unbeatable combination of fast-paced urban action and sensual, stormy romance that has put so many of his twenty-five books on the bestseller...   More info

Fantom Trivia Night: April Showers Edition

21 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 21 Apr 19:00 - 22:00 - Washington Washington
Fantom Comics Fantom Comics
Join Fantom Comics for geeky trivia, booze and the chance to win The Gauntlet! Join as a team or individually. For those new folks: Fantom Trivia night is ten rounds of all pop...   More info


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