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2016_DC_Douglass_160509118Capitol Hill History Project -- Bob Sonderman and Ka'mal McClarin ("Frederick Douglass in Washington")
Overbeck Lecture: Frederick Douglass in Washington
On Monday, May 9, the Overbeck History Lecture Series welcomes National Park Service museum curators Bob Sonderman and Ka'mal McClarin for an illustrated presentation on Frederick Douglass's years in Washington, including a display of some of the great...
2016_DC_Fantom_FCBD_16050713DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Event: Free Comic Book Day
It's that time of year again, Fantomites!
Free Comic Book Day 2015 was one of our biggest FCBDs ever, and we're gonna make this year's event EVEN BIGGER!
We're giving away 6,000 books composed of 50 made-for-FCBD comics!
Special guests JOE KEATINGE and LEILA DEL DUCA, the creative team behind one of...
2016_DC_Rafer_16032632DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Event: Rafer Roberts ("Archer & Armstrong") Comics Workshop/Signing!
HEY! Local creator, Rafer Roberts, is the new writer for Archer and Armstrong, an action-adventure/buddy comedy colliding a drunk, delinquent immortal who has given up on saving the world and the idealistic young man who needs him ...
So join us to celebrate the launch of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 with a...
2016_DC_Shepard_16031048DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Geoff Shepard ("The Real Watergate Scandal")
The Real Watergate Scandal: Collusion, Conspiracy, and the Plot That Brought Nixon Down, featuring author Geoff Shepard
The Watergate cover-up trial is one of the most dramatic political show trials in modern American history. It resulted in the convictions on all counts of President Nixon’s top aides:...
2016_DC_Coates_16011931DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Victoria Coates ("David's Sling")
A History of Democracy in Ten Works of Art: Featuring author Victoria C. G. Coates

Throughout Western history, the societies that have made the greatest contributions to the spread of freedom have created iconic works of art to celebrate their achievements. Yet despite the enduring appeal of these...
2016_DC_Holzer_16011449DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Harold Holzer ("A Just and Generous Nation")
Harold Holzer, co-author of the new book A Just and Generous Nation, will discuss Lincoln’s beliefs and policies on economic rights and opportunity. Mr. Holzer, winner of The 2015 Gilder-Lehrman Lincoln Prize, is one of the country’s leading authorities on Abraham Lincoln and the political culture of...
2016_DC_Blumenthal_16051962DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Sidney Blumenthal ("A Self-Made Man”) w/Jonathon Karl
Cottage Conversation: Sidney Blumenthal’s “A Self-Made Man”
Join us on Thursday, May 19, as Sidney Blumenthal discusses A Self-Made Man: the Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, 1809-1849, the first of a multi-volume history of Lincoln as a political genius—from his obscure beginnings to his presidency,...
2016_DC_WB_Sunstein_16061543DC -- World Bank Group InfoShop Bookstore -- Cass R. Sunstein ("World According to Star Wars") w/Phil Hay
The World According to Star Wars
Cass R. Sunstein, moderator Phil Hay (Communications Advisor, World Bank Group)
This fun, erudite, and often moving book explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also...
2016_DC_WB_Stiglitz_160929100DC -- World Bank Group InfoShop Bookstore -- Joseph E. Stiglitz ("The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe") w/Kaushik Basu
"The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe"
Presented by author JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ Professor, Columbia University
Moderator KAUSHIK BASU Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, World Bank Group
Can Europe prosper without the euro? The 19 countries that share the euro currency...
2016_DC_Sepetys_160203152Embassy of Lithuania and Politics & Prose -- Ruta Sepetys ("Salt to the Sea")
Ruta Sepetys - Salt to the Sea — at The Embassy of Lithuania **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
When the Wilhelm Gustloff was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine in 1945, it became the single deadliest maritime disaster in history: over 9,000 soldiers and civilians perished, far more casualties than those of the...
2016_MD_GBF_Leotta_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Allison Leotta ("The Last Good Girl")
Allison Leotta:
Allison Leotta is a former federal sex-crimes prosecutor who now writes thrillers about a fictional sex-crimes prosecutor. She also reality-checks TV crime dramas on her award-winning blog.
A Harvard Law graduate, Leotta has provided legal commentary for CNN, MSNBC, PBS and others. Her...
2016_MD_GBF_Burfoot_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Amby Burfoot ("The First Ladies of Running")
Amby Burfoot:
Amby Burfoot won the 1968 Boston Marathon, and has been a Runner’s World Magazine editor since 1978, currently serving as editor at large. Burfoot has run 110,000 miles in his life, and has completed the Manchester CT Thanksgiving Day 5-Mile 53 years in succession. Burfoot’s new book,...
2016_MD_GBF_Patriarchs_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Annette Gordon-Reed & Peter Onuf ("Most Blessed of the Patriarchs: Thomas Jefferson and the Empire of the Imagination")
Annette Gordon-Reed:
Annette Gordon-Reed is the author of the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize–winning “The Hemingses of Monticello” and is the Charles Warren Professor of American Legal History at Harvard Law School and the Carol K. Pforzheimer Professor at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced...
2016_MD_GBF_Marra_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Anthony Marra ("The Tsar of Love and Techno: Stories")
Anthony Marra:
Anthony Marra is the New York Times-bestselling author of “A Constellation of Vital Phenomena,” which has been translated into sixteen languages. His second book, “The Tsar of Love and Techno,” was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Fiction. He is the recipient of...
2016_MD_GBF_Reception_160520243Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Author Reception @ Asbury Methodist Village
2016_MD_GBF_Glickman_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Barbara Glickman ("Maryland’s Public Gardens and Parks")
Barbara Glickman:
Barbara Glickman’s travels have taken her to gardens around the country and the world. She holds a Bachelors Degree in English from Franklin and Marshall College, a Masters Degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Marketing from George Washington...
2016_MD_GBF_Book_Industry_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Becky Clark, Mary Ellen Icaza, Kiera Parrott, Emily Sheketoff
Book Industry and Importance of Libraries
2016_MD_GBF_Crush_16052112Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Cathy Alter, Dave Singleton, Carolyn Parkhurst w/Shane Harris
Writers on Love

Cathy Alter:
Cathy Alter is a returning GBF author. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Washington Post, Washingtonian,, The New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, Huffington Post, Smith Magazine, and McSweeney’s. She is the author of “Virgin Territory:...
2016_MD_GBF_Laugh_16052132Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Cece Bell, Aaron Reynolds
Laugh Out Loud Fun

Cece Bell:
Cece Bell is the author-illustrator of the Theodore Seuss Geisel Honor Book, “Rabbit and Robot: The Sleepover.” She is also the creator of the Newbery Honor–winning graphic novel, “El Deafo,” and “The Sock Monkey” picture books, among other works for children.
2016_MD_GBF_Ripert_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Eric Ripert ("32 Yolks") w/Bryan Voltaggio
Eric Ripert:
Eric Ripert is the chef and co-owner of the New York restaurant Le Bernardin which has held three stars from the Michelin Guide since its inception in 2005, ranks 18 on the S. Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants list and was most recently rated New York City’s Most Popular Restaurant...
2016_MD_GBF_Shields_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef John Shields ("Chesapeake Bay Cooking")
John Shields:
Chef, author and television personality John Shields is the owner of the celebrated Gertrude’s Restaurant at the Baltimore Museum of Art. John is often called “The Culinary Ambassador of the Chesapeake Bay,” and he has written four popular cookbooks on the cuisine of the region. Released...
2016_MD_GBF_OConnell_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chef Patrick O’Connell ("The Inn at Little Washington")
Patrick O'Connell:
Patrick O’Connell is a self-taught chef who pioneered a refined, regional American cuisine in the Virginia countryside. His alliance with local farmers and artisanal producers was an adaptation born of necessity more than 35 years ago. Long before the farm-to-table movement had a...
2016_MD_GBF_IThrillers_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Chris Pavone, Todd Moss, Matthew Palmer
International Thrillers

Chris Pavone:
Chris Pavone is author of the New York Times bestsellers, “The Accident” and “The Expats,” winner of the Edgar and Anthony Awards for best first novel. He was a book editor for nearly two decades and lives in New York City with his family. His new novel, “The...
2016_MD_GBF_Kalb_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Claudia Kalb ("Andy Warhol was a Hoarder")
Claudia Kalb:
Claudia Kalb is an award-winning journalist and author specializing in science and medicine. A former senior writer at Newsweek, Kalb has reported on a wide range of subjects, from emotional memory to the origins of autism. Her new book, “Andy Warhol Was a Hoarder,” probes the intricacies...
2016_MD_GBF_Location_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Con Lehane, Colleen Shogan
Mysteries on Location

Con Lehane:
Con Lehane is a mystery writer who lives outside Washington, D.C. He’s published three previous crime novels featuring New York City bartender Brian McNulty. Over the years, he has worked as a college professor, a union organizer, a labor journalist, and has tended...
2016_MD_GBF_Cann_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Dana Cann ("Ghosts of Bergen County") w/Michelle Brafman
Dana Cann:
Dana Cann’s debut novel, “Ghosts of Bergen County,” is out this spring from Tin House Books. His short stories have been published in The Sun, The Massachusetts Review, The Gettysburg Review, Barrelhouse, Fifth Wednesday Journal, The Florida Review, and Blackbird, among other journals. He...
2016_MD_GBF_Graphic_Arts_16052132Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Dave Roman, John Patrick Green, Alexis Frederick-Frost
Graphic Arts
Pictures include the "Comics Character Team Up" event.

Dave Roman:
Dave Roman is the author/illustrator of the “Astronaut Academy” series (winner of Maryland’s Black-Eyed Susan Book Award) and writer of the graphic novels “Teen Boat! Race for Boatlantis” and “Agnes Quill: An Anthology...
2016_MD_GBF_Contemp_Fic_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- David Lubar, Kristen-Paige Madonia
Contemporary Fiction

David Lubar:
David Lubar novels, including “Hidden Talents” and “Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie,” are on reading lists across the country, saving countless students from a close encounter with Madam Bovary. His “Weenies” short story collections have sold more than two million...
2016_MD_GBF_Stewart_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- David O. Stewart ("The Wilson Deception")
David O. Stewart:
David O. Stewart, a former lawyer, is the author of several books, including “The Lincoln Deception;” “The Summer of 1787,” which won the Washington Writing Award for Best Book of 2007; and “Madison’s Gift.” David has also garnered the 2013 History Prize from the Society of the...
2016_MD_GBF_Mysteries_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Debbiann Holmes & Vivian Lawry ("Virginia is for Mysteries II – Making Fiction Real")
Debbiann Holmes:
Debbiann Holmes lives in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Her first book, “Unforeseen Circumstances,” was printed and available for purchase the summer of 2010. The book was a finalist in the 2010 USA Best Books of the Year award. The sequels, “Compromises” and “Surrender,” followed...
2016_MD_GBF_Wiles_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Deborah Wiles ("Revolution")
Deborah Wiles:
Deborah Wiles is the author of picture books — “One Wide Sky” and “Freedom Summer” — and middle-grade novels: “Love, Ruby Lavender;” “Each Little Bird That Sings” (a 2005 National Book Award Finalist); “The Aurora County All-Stars;” and two documentary novels: “Countdown,” book one of...
2016_MD_GBF_Rehm_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Diane Rehm ("On My Own") w/Eleanor Clift
Diane Rehm:
Diane Rehm has hosted The Diane Rehm Show on WAMU 88.5 FM in Washington, D.C.—distributed by NPR—since 1979; the show has a weekly listening audience of two and a half million. Currently, it is broadcast on nearly two hundred stations and Sirius Satellite Radio across the country, as well...
2016_MD_GBF_Scientists_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Dianna Hutts Aston, Maris Wicks
Picture Books for Future Scientists

Dianna Hutts Aston:
Dianna Hutts Aston is the author of many award-winning books, among them “An Egg Is Quiet,” “A Seed Is Sleepy,” “A Butterfly Is Patient,” “A Rock Is Lively” and the new “A Beetle Is Shy,” all illustrated by Sylvia Long. Her book, “The Moon Over...
2016_MD_GBF_Sawyer_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Donna Drew Sawyer ("Provenance")
Donna Drew Sawyer:
Before writing “Provenance,” Donna Drew Sawyer spent more than three decades advancing the creativity of others as a Madison Avenue advertising executive; a public relations manager for Big Bird, Elmo and the gang on Sesame Street and as a senior administrator for national arts...
2016_MD_GBF_Campbell_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ellen Prentiss Campbell ("The Bowl with Gold Seams")
Ellen Prentiss Campbell:
Ellen Prentiss Campbell is the author of the short story collection “Contents Under Pressure” (Broadkill River Press, February 2016), which was nominated for The National Book Award. “The Bowl with Gold Seams” (Apprentice House Press) is her debut novel. Her short fiction has...
2016_MD_GBF_Aymar_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- E. A. Aymar ("You’re As Good As Dead") w/Alan Orloff
E.A. Aymar:
E.A. Aymar is the author of “I’ll Sleep When You’re Dead” (2013) and “You’re As Good As Dead” (2015). He also writes a monthly column for the Washington Independent Review of Books, and is the Managing Editor of The Thrill Begins (for the International Thriller Writers). His short fiction...
2016_MD_GBF_Dionne_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- E. J. Dionne ("Why the Right Went Wrong") w/David Mark
E.J. Dionne:
E.J. Dionne is a bestselling author, a syndicated columnist who appears twice weekly in The Washington Post and nearly a hundred other newspapers, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of six books, and edited or co-edited...
2016_MD_GBF_Bowen_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Fred Bowen ("Out of Bounds")
Fred Bowen:
Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who loved to read. Now he is the author of 21 action-packed chapter books for kids, including his most recent, “Out of Bounds.” He has written the weekly sports column for kids in The Washington Post since 2000.
Bowen has been a guest author at hundreds of...
2016_MD_GBF_Hinds_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Gareth Hinds ("Samurai Rising: The Epic Life of Minamoto Yoshitsune")
Gareth Hinds:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novel adaptations of literary classics, including “Beowulf,” “King Lear,” “The Merchant of Venice,” “The Odyssey,” “Romeo & Juliet” and “Macbeth.” His latest illustration project is the action-packed nonfiction book “Samurai...
2016_MD_GBF_Mod_Fiction_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Garine Isassi, Michael Landweber, Paula Whyman, Kathy Flann
Modern Fiction

Garinè B. Isassi:
Garinè is a former singer/songwriter who grew up with one foot in Texas and the other in New Jersey. A graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, she is a lover of music, chocolate and altruistic sarcasm; a writer of post-punk humor; and the illustrious founder...
2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_HFic_16052113Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Gennifer Choldenko, Shawn K Stout
Middle Grade Historical Fiction

Gennifer Choldenko:
Gennifer Choldenko is best known for her Tales from Alcatraz series. The first book in the series, “Al Capone Does My Shirts,” was a Newbery Honor Book and a School Library Journal, Kirkus, and Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year. It has sold...
2016_MD_GBF_Inspired_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Hattie N Washington, Rose Ihedigbo
Get Inspired!

Dr. Hattie N. Washington:
Dr. Hattie N. Washington is currently a Professor of Education at Coppin State University (CSU) in Baltimore, MD. She likes to be known as “Aunt Hattie” and is the Founder & President of Aunt Hattie’s Place, Inc. , a non-profit residential facility for males...
2016_MD_GBF_Risen_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- James Risen ("Pay Any Price")
James Risen:
James Risen is the author of “Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War” and an investigative reporter for The New York Times. He was the winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting and was a member of The New York Times reporting team that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for...
2016_MD_GBF_Selingo_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jeff Selingo ("There is Life After College")
Jeff Selingo:
Jeffrey J. Selingo has reported on higher education for two decades as an award-winning journalist and author of three books. He is a regular contributor to The Washington Post, where he writes weekly about college and universities, their future, and how students can succeed in a...
2016_MD_GBF_Deaver_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jeffery Deaver ("The Steel Kiss")
Jeffery Deaver:
A former journalist, folksinger and attorney, Jeffery Deaver is an international number-one bestselling author. His novels have appeared on bestseller lists around the world. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into twenty-five languages. His latest book is “The Steel...
2016_MD_GBF_Bamberger_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Joanne C. Bamberger ("Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox")
Joanne C. Bamberger:
Joanne Bamberger, an attorney and journalist, is the author/editor of the Amazon #1 bestseller “Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox,” an anthology that explores why so many Americans are conflicted about Hillary Clinton and her bid for the White House.
She is the publisher...
2016_MD_GBF_Marciano_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Bemelmans Marciano ("Witches of Benevento")
John Bemelmans Marciano:
Writer and artist John Bemelmans Marciano is the grandson of Ludwig Bemelmans. John has continued his grandfather’s legacy of the Madeline books with “Madeline and the Old House in Paris,” “Madeline at the White House” and “Madeline and the Cats of Rome.” He is the author of...
2016_MD_GBF_Feinstein_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Feinstein ("The Legends Club")
John Feinstein:
“The Legends Club” is John Feinstein’s 36th book. He is the author of “A Season on the Brink” and “A Good Walk Spoiled,” both #1 New York Times bestsellers and “Last Shot,” which won the Edgar Allen Poe Award for mystery writing in the Young Adult category. He was inducted into the U.S....
2016_MD_GBF_Trailblazing_1605217Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Norris, Marlene Trestman
Trailblazing Women

John Norris:
John Norris is the executive director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at American Progress. Previously, he served as the Washington chief of staff for the International Crisis Group and the director of communications for U.S. Deputy Secretary...
2016_MD_GBF_Parra_16052114Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- John Parra ("Waiting for the Biblioburro")
John Parra:
John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, designer, teacher, and fine art painter. His latest book is “Waiting for the Biblioburro.” His children’s books have earned starred reviews and appeared on the Texas Library Association’s 2×2 Reading List. His awards include: The SCBWI Golden Kite...
2016_MD_GBF_Methven_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Jon Methven ("Strange Boat") w/Luke David
Jon Methven:
Jon Methven’s work has appeared in Timothy McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The New York Times, The Atlantic, New York Magazine, Buzzfeed, New York Observer, Daily Beast, The Morning News, n+1 and The Awl. His first novel, “This Is Your Captain Speaking,” was published by Simon & Schuster in...
2016_MD_GBF_Williams_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Juan Williams ("We the People") w/Craig Shirley
Juan Williams:
Juan Williams, a former White House correspondent at the Washington Post where he worked for over 21 years, has been a senior correspondent and talk show host at NPR. His latest book is “We the People.” He is currently a political analyst for Fox News and cohost of the daily news...
2016_MD_GBF_Thomas_1605211Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kara Thomas ("The Darkest Corners")
Kara Thomas:
Kara is the author of “The Darkest Corners,” coming from Penguin Random House/Delacorte Press in Spring 2016. She also wrote the “Prep School Confidential” series (St. Martin’s Press). She also wrote a pilot, “The Revengers” for the CW under the pen name Kara Taylor. She has written for...
2016_MD_GBF_SciFi_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kathy MacMillan, Lori Goldstein, Martina Boone
Sci-Fi and Fantasy

Kathy MacMillan:
Kathy MacMillan is a writer, American Sign Language interpreter, librarian, signing storyteller, and avowed Hufflepuff from Baltimore, Md. Her young adult novel, “Sword and Verse” (HarperTeen, 2016), explores questions of power and prejudice in an epic fantasy...
2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_Adv_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Katy Kelly, Lisa Martin
Middle Grade Adventure Tales

Katy Kelly:
Katy Kelly is the author of two award-winning Random House series for middle readers, “Lucy Rose” and “Melonhead.” Both are set on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, where, not coincidentally, Kelly grew up. Her goal, she says. “is to make readers laugh their...
2016_MD_GBF_KAL_16052134Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kevin Kallaugher ("Daggers Drawn")
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL):
Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) is the international award-winning editorial cartoonist for The Economist and The Baltimore Sun.
In a distinguished career than spans 38 years, KAL has created over 8000 cartoons and 140 magazine covers. His resumé includes six collections of his...
2016_MD_GBF_Green_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Kristen Green ("Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County")
Kristen Green:
Kristen Green is the author of “Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County,” published by Harper in 2015 to critical acclaim. The Washington Post called it “a gift to a new generation of readers” and made it a Notable Nonfiction pick. It was an editors’ choice at The New York...
2016_MD_GBF_PBooks_Young_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Laura Gehl, Jennifer Sattler
Picture Books for Youngest Readers

Laura Gehl:
Laura Gehl is the author of “One Big Pair of Underwear, ” a Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, International Literacy Association Honor Book, and Booklist Books for Youth Editors’ Choice; “Hare And Tortoise Race Across Israel” and “And Then...
2016_MD_GBF_Guroff_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Margaret Guroff ("The Mechanical Horse")
Margaret Guroff:
Margaret Guroff is a magazine and online writer and editor of features, essays, and investigative work. A former editor of Baltimore Magazine, she is now an executive editor at AARP The Magazine.
Guroff teaches nonfiction writing courses at The Johns Hopkins University and speaks...
2016_MD_GBF_Andrews_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Mary Kay Andrews ("The Weekenders")
Mary Kay Andrews:
Mary Kay Andrews is The New York Times bestselling author of “Beach Town,” “Save the Date,” “Ladies’ Night,” “Spring Fever,” “Summer Rental,” “The Fixer Upper,” “Deep Dish,” “Blue Christmas,” “Savannah Breeze,” “Hissy Fit,” “Little Bitty Lies,” and “Savannah Blues.” Her latest book is...
2016_MD_GBF_WW2_ParisHF_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Meg Waite Clayton, Jo Baker
World War II Paris Historical Fiction

Meg Waite Clayton:
Meg Waite Clayton is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of five novels, most recently “The Race for Paris”—the story of two journalists vying to make history by reporting the liberation of Paris in the summer of 1944.
2016_MD_GBF_Fong_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Mei Fong ("One Child") w/Adam Brookes
Mei Fong:
Author and journalist Mei Fong covered Hong Kong and China for The Wall Street Journal, where she won a shared Pulitzer, as well as awards from the Society of Professional Journalists, Society of Publishers in Asia and Amnesty International. After leaving China, she was on faculty at the...
2016_MD_GBF_Misc_160521117Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Miscellaneous
Among various booths and such are some isolated pictures the following presentations.
Performers at Imagination Station:
* Penny Theater: The Gingerbread Boy and Sam Who Never Forgets
* Kitty Felde and Book Club for Kids
* Story Teller Noa Baum and Character Counts!
* Dr. Ilona Holland and...
2016_MD_GBF_WW2_HF_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Monica Hesse, Meg Wiviott
World War II Historical Fiction

Monica Hesse:
Monica Hesse is a features writer at The Washington Post, where she writes widely-shared longform pieces and has covered royal weddings, dog shows, political campaigns and White House state dinners. Monica has talked about those stories and others on...
2016_MD_GBF_MGrade_Fan_1605215Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- M. Tara Crowl, Dianne K. Salerni
Middle Grade Fantasy

M. Tara Crowl:
M. Tara Crowl grew up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She studied Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California, then received an MA in Creative Writing at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. Her debut novel, “Eden’s Wish,” was released in 2016 by...
2016_MD_GBF_Hashimi_1605216Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Nadia Hashimi ("When the Moon is Low")
Nadia Hashimi:
Nadia Hashimi was born and raised in New York and New Jersey. She is the daughter of Afghan immigrants who fulfilled their American dream and established roots in the United States. Nadia attended Brandeis University and went on to graduate from medical school and train in pediatrics at...
2016_MD_GBF_Carlson_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Nancy Naomi Carlson ("Calazaza's Delicious Dereliction")
Nancy Naomi Carlson:
Nancy Naomi Carlson is a poet, translator and editor, as well as a recipient of a literature translation fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She has also received grants from the Maryland Arts Council and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County. Author...
2016_MD_GBF_Elections_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Paul Czajak, Syl Sobel
Graphic Elections

Paul Czajak:
Paul Czajak got an F with the words “get a tutor” on his college writing paper and, after that, he never thought he’d become a writer. But after spending twenty years as a chemist, he knew his creativity could no longer be contained. Paul lives in New Jersey with his...
2016_MD_GBF_Courage_1605219Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Megan Frazer Blakemore
Finding Courage

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor:
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, author of 140 books for both children and adults, will be speaking about her latest novel for young teens, “Going Where It’s Dark.” Where it’s dark, in this case, is deep down inside the earth. This time the author of the “Shiloh”...
2016_MD_GBF_Rosenblatt_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Roger Rosenblatt ("Thomas Murphy") w/Alice McDermott
Roger Rosenblatt:
Roger Rosenblatt’s essays for TIME and PBS have won two George Polk Awards, the Peabody, and the Emmy. He is the author of six off-Broadway plays and seventeen books, including the national bestsellers “Kayak Morning,” “Unless it Moves the Heart,” “Making Toast,” “Rules For Aging,”...
2016_MD_GBF_Childress_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ron Childress ("And West is West")
Ron Childress:
Ron Childress began publishing short stories in the 1980s. The manuscript of his debut novel, “And West is West,” won the PEN/Bellwether Prize in 2014. Originally planning to teach English literature and write fiction, he changed his career path after a year as a college adjunct. Moving...
2016_MD_GBF_Smith_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Ronald L. Smith ("Hoodoo")
Ronald L. Smith:
Ronald L. Smith is a former advertising writer, and the author of “Hoodoo,” a southern gothic fantasy novel for young readers. It was chosen as a Junior Library Guild Selection. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center named it to their Annual Best of the Year List. He was recently...
2016_MD_GBF_Horn_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sam Horn ("Got Your Attention?")
Sam Horn:
Sam Horn, Intrigue Expert and TEDx speaker, is a communications strategist who helps people create collaborative, respectful, one-of-a-kind projects – TED talks, presentations, funding pitches, books and brands – that scale their influence for good. Her speaking clients include NASA, Intel,...
2016_MD_GBF_Hunt_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Samantha Hunt ("Mr. Splitfoot") w/Susan Coll
Samantha Hunt:
Samantha Hunt’s most recent novel, “Mr. Splitfoot,” is about orphans who talk to the dead. It connects con artists, mothers and meteors in a subversive ghost story.
Samantha’s second book, “The Invention of Everything Else,” a novel about inventor Nikola Tesla, was a finalist for the...
2016_MD_GBF_Grace_16052110Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sarah Kaufman, Isabel Vincent
Finding Grace in Unexpected Places

Sarah Kaufman:
Sarah L. Kaufman is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dance critic at The Washington Post. She has written about the arts, sports and culture for more than 20 years.
A former U.S. Senate Page and French-American Foundation journalism fellow, she has lived...
2016_MD_GBF_Edge_Seat_1605218Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sarah Pekkanen, Helen Klein Ross
Edge-of-Your-Seat Fiction

Sarah Pekkanen:
Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally best-selling author of “Catching Air,” “The Opposite of Me,” “Skipping a Beat,” “These Girls” and “The Best of Us,” as well as a series of linked short stories for eReaders. Her newest book is “Things You Won’t Say.” Her...
2016_MD_GBF_Blumenthal_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Sidney Blumenthal ("A Self-Made Man")
Sidney Blumenthal:
Sidney Blumenthal is the former assistant and senior adviser to President Bill Clinton, and senior adviser to Hillary Clinton. He has been a national staff reporter for The Washington Post, Washington editor and staff writer for The New Yorker, senior writer for The New Republic, and...
2016_MD_GBF_Carhart_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Thad Carhart ("Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in France")
Thad Carhart:
Thad Carhart is the author of “The Piano Shop on the Left Bank,” which is in its 21st edition with more than 160,000 copies sold in the U.S., and “Across the Endless River,” a historical novel. His most recent book, “Finding Fontainebleau: An American Boy in Paris,” is a memoir of his...
2016_MD_GBF_Kurkjian_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Tim Kurkjian ("I’m Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies")
Tim Kurkjian:
Tim Kurkjian is a baseball analyst, host and reporter for ESPN TV and the Emmy award-winning ESPN productions “Baseball Tonight” and “SportsCenter.” Tim is also a senior writer for ESPN magazine and and a frequent contributor to baseball discussions on Tony Kornheiser’s “Pardon...
2016_MD_GBF_Young_Expl_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Timothy Young, Steve Light
Young Explorers

Timothy Young:
Timothy Young has had a long career doing all kinds of interesting and fun stuff. He’s been an animator, puppet maker, toy designer, sculptor, art director and graphic designer. His career highlights include being the Head Model-Maker for the Penny cartoons on...
2016_MD_GBF_Devens_1605214Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Toby Devens ("Happy Any Day Now")
Toby Devens:
Toby Devens is the award-winning author of novels “Happy Any Day Now,” published by Penguin Random House, “My Favorite Midlife Crisis (Yet),” and “Barefoot Beach,” scheduled for release July 5. Her collection of poetry, “Mercy, Lord, My Husband’s in the Kitchen,” was published by...
2016_MD_GBF_Glenn_1605213Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Tom Glenn ("The Trion Syndrome")
Tom Glenn:
Tom Glenn has worked as an intelligence operative, a musician, a linguist (seven languages), a cryptologist, a government executive, a care-giver for the dying, a leadership coach and, always, a writer. Much of his fiction came from the better part of thirteen years he operated under cover...
2016_MD_GBF_Pacelle_16052111Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Wayne Pacelle ("The Humane Economy")
Wayne Pacelle:
As president and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), Wayne Pacelle leads one of the 100 largest charities in the U.S., according to Forbes Magazine. During his tenure, Pacelle has more than doubled the size of the organization, and its impact is felt throughout the...
2016_MD_GBF_Dreazen_1605212Gaithersburg Book Festival (2016) -- Yochi Dreazen ("The Invisible Front")
Yochi Dreazen:
Yochi Dreazen, managing editor of Foreign Policy, is one of the country’s most respected military journalists. He has covered the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan for the Wall Street Journal and reported from more than 20 countries. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, the Washington...
2016_DC_District_16010645Hist Soc of Wash DC @ Carnegie Library -- Event: DISTRICT photo exhibit opening
Desperation. Beauty. Energy. The every-day in the capital city. Presented by the Historical Society of Washington, D.C., and Joseph Mills, DISTRICT explores Washington during the 1960s and 1970s through the extraordinary eye of photographer Chris Earnshaw.
Exhibit will then be on view in the Historical...
2016_DC_Literary_HillBF_160501229Literary Hill BookFest (2016) @ Eastern Market
The Literary Hill BookFest is a celebration of Capitol Hill authors, booksellers, publishers, libraries, and other book-related groups held annually at Eastern Market.
Folks pictured here include: Nick Auclair, Nick Mann, Karen Branan, Diane Wilson Onwuchekwa, James Herbert, Colleen Shogan, Louise...
2016_DC_Ripken_16030367MLK Memorial Library and Politics & Prose -- Event: Cal Ripken, Jr. ("The Closer")
Cal Ripken, Jr. - The Closer — at MLK Library:
Danny is living in the shadow of his older brother, Joey, a hotshot ball player who’s attracting the attention of college scouts. Danny’s parents and even his own baseball team seem to wonder why he’s not as good as Joey, and he’s determined to prove that...
2016_DC_Roberts_16101726Natl Archives -- Cokie Roberts ("History, Trends & Predictions: 2016 Presidential Election") w/A'Lelia Bundles
The National Archives Foundation invites you and a guest to attend a Signers Circle exclusive
History, Trends & Predictions: 2016 Presidential Election
Reception and Conversation with Cokie Roberts w/A'Lelia Bundles
For many, the 2016 presidential election seems unique, but is history repeating...
2016_DC_Nelson_16120753Natl Archives -- Craig Nelson ("Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness")
Pearl Harbor: From Infamy to Greatness
According to author Craig Nelson, the America we live in today was born, not on July 4, 1776, but on December 7, 1941, when the Japanese suddenly and savagely attacked the United States, killing 2,403 men—and forced America’s entry into World War II. Pearl Harbor:...
2016_DC_Berlin_16021039Natl Archives -- Ira Berlin ("The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States")
Ira Berlin: "The Long Emancipation: The Demise of Slavery in the United States"
Answers to questions about who ended slavery, how, and why remain fiercely contested more than a century and a half after the passage of the 13th Amendment. In The Long Emancipation, Ira Berlin offers a framework for...
2016_DC_Conroy_161115103Natl Archives -- James Conroy ("Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime")
Lincoln’s White House: The People’s House in Wartime
Author James Conroy will discuss Lincoln’s White House, a book that brings to life the executive mansion and the people who knew it. Conroy explores daily life and day-to-day business during the most tumultuous Civil War years. Drawing on primary...
2016_DC_Bilder_16031168Natl Archives -- Mary Sarah Bilder ("Madison's Hand")
Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention:
James Madison’s Notes on the 1787 Constitutional Convention has acquired nearly unquestioned authority as the description of the Constitution’s creation. But by drawing on digital technologies and traditional textual analysis, Mary Sarah Bilder...
2016_DC_Wedding_16100734Natl Archives -- Michael McConnell and Jack Baker ("Wedding Heard 'Round the World")
The Wedding Heard ’Round the World: America’s First Gay Marriage
On September 3, 1971, Michael McConnell and Jack Baker exchanged vows in the first legal same-sex wedding in the United States. Repercussions were immediate: Michael’s job offer at the University of Minnesota was rescinded, leading him to...
2016_DC_AALife_160413144Natl Archives -- Panel -- African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation
African American Life in Washington, DC, Before Emancipation:
As Washington became the focus of abolitionism before the Civil War, antislavery activists argued that the sight of slavery and slave dealers in the nation’s capital disgraced the nation and its ideals. A panel will explore life before the...
2016_DC_ERA_160616111Natl Archives -- Panel -- Equal Rights Amendment: Yesterday and Today
The Equal Rights Amendment: Yesterday and Today
Written in 1921 by suffragist Alice Paul, the Equal Rights Amendment was introduced into every session of Congress between 1923 and 1972, when it was passed and sent to the states but failed to achieve the necessary three-fourths ratification. Proponents...
2016_DC_Memorials_4Future_160608141Natl Archives -- Panel -- Memorials for the Future
Memorials for the Future:
Washington, DC, offers a rich commemorative landscape filled with monuments that evoke a sense of national heritage and identity. But how might we develop and experience the next century’s memorials, telling more of America’s stories? Tonight, an expert panel moderated by...
2016_DC_Places_16082580Natl Archives -- Panel -- Places of Healing and Expression: National Parks in the Next Century
Places of Healing and Expression: National Parks in the Next Century
In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, we present a screening of short archival and contemporary films about national parks. Following the screening, Julia Washburn, the Associate Director for...
2016_DC_Why_Bill_16031084Natl Archives -- Panel -- Why the Bill of Rights Was Made (w/Joe Ellis, Jack Rakove, Kenneth Bowling, Mary Sarah Bilder, and John Milewski)
Why the Bill of Rights Was Made
In celebration of our new exhibition, “Amending America,” which reveals the stories behind why some proposed amendments successfully became part of the Constitution, we present a panel discussing the story behind the Bill of Rights, the Ratification of the Constitution,...
2016_DC_Lincoln_Matters_160218100Natl Archives -- Panel -- "Why Lincoln Still Matters" (w/Harold Holzer, Martha Hodges, Craig Symonds, and Lucas Morel)
Why Lincoln Still Matters:
On the 207th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln, a panel of Lincoln scholars will discuss how Lincoln can still guide and inspire our nation in the face of 21st–century challenges. Panelists include Harold Holzer, Martha Hodges, Craig Symonds, and Lucas Morel. Book...
2016_DC_Puleo_16101132Natl Archives -- Stephen Puleo ("American Treasures")
American Treasures: The Secret Efforts to Save the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address
In American Treasures, Stephen Puleo charts the little-known journeys of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Gettysburg Address. The book weaves in...
2016_DC_Boston_16111898Natl Archives -- Talmage Boston ("Cross-Examining History")
Cross-Examining History: A Lawyer Gets Answers From the Experts About Our Presidents
Talmage Boston seeks out what made our major Presidents tick and what caused their lives to play out as they did. In Cross-Examining History, Boston interviews Presidential insiders to get insights about America's past...
2016_DC_Reflections_16042769Natl Archives & USAFMC -- Congress, Presidents, and American Politics (w/Lee Hamilton, Ray LaHood, and Tom Edsall)
Congress, Presidents, and American Politics: 50 Years of Writings and Reflections with Lee Hamilton
Recently awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, former member of Congress Lee Hamilton reflects on Congress and the Presidency and the lessons to be learned from years past. When he joined the...
2016_DC_NBF_Shaped_16092438Natl Book Festival 2016 -- A Book That Shaped Me Contest / Letters About Literature
A Book That Shaped Me Contest
"A Book That Shaped Me” is a summer writing contest that encourages rising fifth and sixth graders to reflect on a book that has had a personal impact on their lives. The contest is administered through local public library systems in the Mid-Atlantic region. Top winners...
2016_DC_NBF_Becker_1609247Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Aaron Becker
Aaron Becker
Illustrator Aaron Becker attended Pomona College and performed his first illustration job designing t-shirts for the water polo team. He is best known for his wordless children’s book, “Journey,” which received a Caldecott Honor in 2014. “Journey” is followed by “Quest” and the latest book...
2016_DC_NBF_Beaty_1609243Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty
Andrea Beaty is a best-selling author of children’s books. Her published works include “Rosie Revere, Engineer,” “Iggy Peck, Architect,” “Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies,” “Hide and Sheep” and “Artist Ted.” Beaty has received the Friends of American Writers Award, Parents Choice Silver and...
2016_DC_NBF_TJefferson_16092419Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter S. Onuf
Annette Gordon-Reed
Annette Gordon-Reed, a professor of law and history at Harvard University, is one of the country's most distinguished presidential scholars. She received the 2009 Pulitzer Prize in history for her book "The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family." Her first book was the...
2016_DC_NBF_Breathed_16092471Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Berkeley Breathed
Berkeley Breathed
Berkeley Breathed is a Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, children’s book author and illustrator, director and screenwriter best known for the comic strip Bloom County. His children’s books include “Pete and Pickles,” “Flawed Dogs: The Shocking Raid on Westminster” and “Mars Needs...
2016_DC_NBF_Woodward_16092423Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward
Bob Woodward has worked for The Washington Post since 1971. He has won nearly every American journalism award, and the Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In addition, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles on the...
2016_DC_NBF_Gingrich_1609249Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Callista Gingrich
Callista Gingrich
Callista Gingrich is the best-selling author of the Ellis the Elephant children’s book series. She is the president of Gingrich Productions and produces historical and public policy documentaries with her husband, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Previously, she worked for...
2016_DC_NBF_Trillin_1609245Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin
Calvin Trillin is a journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist. He is best known for his humorous work on food and eating, but he also writes serious journalism, comic verse and fiction books. After a stint in the U.S. Army, Trillin worked as a reporter for Time...
2016_DC_NBF_Millard_16092410Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Candice Millard
Candice Millard
Candice Millard is a former writer and editor for National Geographic magazine. Her first book, "The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey," was a New York Times best-seller and was named one of the best books of the year by, among others, The New York Times, The...
2016_DC_NBF_BR_16092479Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Darrin Bell and Michael Ramirez
Darrin Bell
Darrin Bell is an award-winning comics artist and writer best known for his work on nationally syndicated comic strip “Candorville” and “Rudy Park.” He is also a syndicated editorial cartoonist for the Washington Post Writers Group and a storyboard artist. Bell’s work challenges social,...
2016_DC_NBF_CL_1609246Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin
Doreen Cronin
Doreen Cronin majored in journalism in college and after graduation spent years in publishing before deciding to go to law school. She practiced law in New York before turning to writing children's books full time. Her best-selling, award-winning books include "Click, Clack, Moo: Cows...
2016_DC_NBF_Brinkley_16092420Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley is a professor of history at Rice University and a contributing editor for Vanity Fair and American Heritage. He is the author of more than 20 books and the Chicago Tribune has dubbed him “America's new past master.” Seven of Brinkley’s books have been selected as New...
2016_DC_NBF_Piskor_16092462Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Ed Piskor
Ed Piskor
Ed Piskor is the researcher, writer and artist of Hip Hop Family Tree, the New York Times best-selling series that won the 2015 Eisner Award for best reality-based work. Hip Hop Family Tree is a thoroughly researched, richly detailed history that channels the music, style and language of the...
2016_DC_NBF_HP_16092418Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Elizabeth Hand and Hannah Pittard
Elizabeth Hand
Elizabeth Hand is a best-selling author known for her Cass Neary crime novel series. She has received many honors, including a Mythopoeic Award, a Tiptree Award, four World Fantasy Awards, two Nebula Awards, two Shirley Jackson Awards and three International Horror Guild Awards. Hand is...
2016_DC_NBF_Yang_16092468Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Gene Luen Yang
Gene Luen Yang
National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Gene Luen Yang is a writer of both graphic novels and comics. His first graphic novel “American Born Chinese” is about a teenager struggling with his identity – a theme that is common in much of Yang’s work, which emphasizes the...
2016_DC_NBF_Brooks_1609242Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks
Geraldine Brooks grew up in the western suburbs of Sydney, Australia. She worked as a reporter for The Sydney Morning Herald for three years as a feature writer with a special interest in environmental issues. She also worked for The Wall Street Journal, where she covered crises in the...
2016_DC_NBF_Tullet_1609241Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Hervé Tullet
Hervé Tullet
Hervé Tullet is the award-winning author-illustrator of more than 20 children’s books. He is considered one of the most innovative children’s authors and his works have been translated into 25 languages worldwide. Tullet’s titles include “The Big Book of Art,” “The Giant Game of...
2016_DC_NBF_Meacham_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham is the executive editor and executive vice president at Random House. During his career, he has been editor-in-chief of Newsweek, a contributing editor to Time Magazine, editor-at-large of WNET and a commentator on politics, history, and religious faith in America. Meacham’s...
2016_DC_NBF_Medina_16092410Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Juana Medina
Juana Medina
Juana Medina is an illustrator and author of children’s books, as well as a teacher at George Washington University. She grew up in Bogotá, Colombia and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. Medina was the first winner of the Jay Kennedy Memorial Scholarship, an award given yearly...
2016_DC_NBF_Abdul_Jabbar_16092415Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Best-selling author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is a six-time National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, the NBA's all-time leading scorer with 38,387 points and a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee. His published works include “Mycroft Holmes,” “Giant Steps,” “Kareem,” “Black...
2016_DC_NBF_Beaton_16092413Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Kate Beaton
Kate Beaton
Cartoonist Kate Beaton is well-known for her online work “Hark! A Vagrant!” and her first published book of the same name was a best-seller. Her illustrations have appeared in the New Yorker, Harper's and Marvel's Strange Tales anthology. Beaton has received several Harvey awards, an Ignatz...
2016_DC_NBF_Paterson_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Katherine Paterson
Katherine Paterson
Katherine Paterson is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, an honor co-sponsored by the Library of Congress Center for the Book and the Children’s Book Council. Her international fame rests not only on her widely acclaimed novels but also on her efforts to...
2016_DC_NBF_Taylor_1609242Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor is an assistant professor in Princeton University's Center for African American Studies. Her research often examines race and public policy, including American housing policies. Taylor’s articles have been published in Souls: A Critical Journal of Black...
2016_DC_NBF_Burns_16092425Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Ken Burns
Ken Burns
Ken Burns may be best known for his monumental documentary "The Civil War," which was viewed by more than 40 million people when it premiered in 1990, but he has been producing groundbreaking documentaries for more than 30 years, including "Baseball," "Jazz" and "The Brooklyn Bridge." He has...
2016_DC_NBF_Alexander_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Kwame Alexander
Kwame Alexander
Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and best-selling author of 21 books, including “The Crossover,” which received the 2015 John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children, the Coretta Scott King Author Award Honor, the NCTE Charlotte Huck...
2016_DC_NBF_MJefferson_1609248Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Margo Jefferson
Margo Jefferson
The winner of a Pulitzer Prize for criticism, Margo Jefferson is a former theater and book critic for Newsweek and The New York Times. Her writing has appeared in various publications including Vogue, New York magazine and The New Republic. Jefferson’s first published book was “On...
2016_DC_NBF_MRobinson_16092429Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Marilynne Robinson
Marilynne Robinson
The winner of the 2016 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Marilynne Robinson is the acclaimed author of “Housekeeping” (Picador) and Pulitzer Prize-winning “Gilead.” Robinson has also received the 2012 National Humanities Medal and published numerous essays, book reviews...
2016_DC_NBF_Roach_1609244Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Mary Roach
Mary Roach
Mary Roach is a best-selling author and writer known for her popular science and humor work. Her articles have appeared in many publications including Discover, Outside, National Geographic, New Scientist, Reader’s Digest, Wired and The New York Times Magazine. Roach has received an...
2016_DC_NBF_Sweet_1609243Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Melissa Sweet
Melissa Sweet
Melissa Sweet has illustrated nearly 100 children’s books ranging from board books to nonfiction titles. Her artwork has also appeared in the New York Times, Martha Stewart Living, Madison Park Greetings and Smilebox. Sweet has received various honors including a Sibert Medal, two...
2016_DC_NBF_Misc_16092442Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Miscellaneous
Several less-renowned authors were autographing books. Alton Carter was signing "The Boy Who Carried Bricks" at the Oklahoma booth. C.L. Pullella was signing "Finley's Fall" at the Politics and Prose book sale section. Also seen here were David S. Mao from the Library of Congress, Gareth Hinds and...
2016_DC_NBF_GI_1609249Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Newt Gingrich and Steven Israel
Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich is a former U.S. Speaker of the House and the best-selling author of more than 25 books. Currently, he is a contributor to Fox News, a senior advisor for Dentons law firm and a senior scientist at Gallup. Gingrich’s nonfiction books include “Breakout: Pioneers of the Future,...
2016_DC_NBF_Stevenson_16092441Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Noelle Stevenson
Noelle Stevenson
Cartoonist and writer Noelle Stevenson is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. Her debut graphic novel “Nimona” won the Slate Cartoonist’s Studio Prize, was nominated for a Harvey Award, was a New York Times Notable Book, and was a finalist for the National Book Award,...
2016_DC_NBF_PP_16092430Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Politics and Prose Area
2016_DC_NBF_Telgemeier_16092439Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier is an author, illustrator and cartoonist. Her graphic novels “Smile” and “Drama” are both No. 1 New York Times best-sellers. “Smile,” Telgemeier’s autobiographical account of her childhood dental drama, is a Boston Globe-Horn Award Honor title and an Eisner award...
2016_DC_NBF_Arroyo_1609242Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Raymond Arroyo
Raymond Arroyo
Best-selling author Raymond Arroyo is an internationally-acclaimed and award-winning journalist and producer. He is the news director and lead anchor of EWTN News, the news division of Eternal World Television Network—Global Catholic Network, as well as the creator and host of The World...
2016_DC_NBF_March3_16092434Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Rep. John Lewis and Andrew Aydin
Rep. John Lewis
John Lewis has served as the U.S. States representative for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District since 1987. He is senior chief deputy whip for the Democratic Party. Rep. Lewis had been serving America long before his congressional career began, as he is revered as a major civil rights...
2016_DC_NBF_Rushdie_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie is an Indian-British novelist and essayist. His novels include "Midnight's Children," "The Satanic Verses," "The Ground Beneath Her Feet," "The Enchantress of Florence" and his latest, " Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights” (Random House). For his writing, he...
2016_DC_NBF_Hale_1609246Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Shannon Hale
Shannon Hale
New York Times best-selling author Shannon Hale started writing books at age 10 and never stopped, eventually earning an MFA in creative writing. After 19 years of writing and dozens of rejections, she published "The Goose Girl," the first book in her award-winning Books of Bayern series,...
2016_DC_NBF_SRobinson_16092410Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Sharon Robinson
Sharon Robinson
Sharon Robinson, daughter of legendary baseball hero and civil rights pioneer Jackie Robinson, is the author of several books for young readers, including the acclaimed "Promises to Keep: How Jackie Robinson Changed America" and the fiction novels "Safe at Home" and "Slam Dunk." As an...
2016_DC_NBF_Rhimes_16092425Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes
Shonda Rhimes is an award-winning television producer and writer well-known for her groundbreaking series “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Scandal.” She is also the executive producer of the acclaimed series “How to Get Away with Murder.” Rhimes has received numerous awards, including a Golden...
2016_DC_NBF_Blackall_16092414Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Sophie Blackall
Sophie Blackall
Sophie Blackall is an Australian illustrator and creator of best-selling children’s books. Her editorial illustrations have appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Time, Gourmet, Food & Wine, Town & Country and many other publications. Blackall...
2016_DC_NBF_King_16092411Natl Book Festival 2016 -- Stephen King
Stephen King
Stephen King is the international best-selling author of more than 50 books and almost 200 short stories. Many of his works have been adapted for film or other media and his books have sold more than 350 million copies worldwide. His recent books include “Mr. Mercedes,” “Finders Keepers”...
2016_DC_Reid_16050427Naval Heritage Center -- Chipp Reid ("Lion in the Bay: The British Invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-1814")
The United States Navy Memorial’s “Authors on Deck” book lecture series proudly welcomes Chipp Reid to discuss his new book Lion in the Bay: The British Invasion of the Chesapeake, 1813-1814 (Naval Institute Press,...
2016_DC_NPC_Bookfair_161118165NPC -- 39th Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2016)
39th Annual Book Fair & Authors' Night, in partnership with Politics & Prose
The Capitol region’s premiere holiday book event is back for the 39th year! The National Press Club Journalism Institute is once again partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits...
2016_DC_Kalb_Magic_Hat_1608278NPC -- Deborah Kalb ("George Washington & The Magic Hat in Washington")
NPC Children's Book Rap with Deborah Kalb: George Washington & The Magic Hat
Travel back in time to meet George Washington during a magical morning for the whole family at the National Press Club. On Saturday, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m., the NPC’s Book and Author Committee will present a family-friendly Book...
2016_DC_Kalb_16051273NPC -- Kalb Report: "American Story: A Master Class with David McCullough"
The American Story: A Master Class with David McCullough
From his Pulitzer-prize winning biographies John Adams and Truman, to his distinctive narration of Ken Burns’ seminal documentaries “The Civil War” and “Baseball,” David McCullough is perhaps America’s most recognized storyteller.
On this...
2016_DC_Kalb_16042079NPC -- Kalb Report: "Covering Washington and the World" (w/Judy Woodruff)
In a distinguished network television career that began with her coverage of Jimmy Carter’s presidential campaign for NBC News, Judy Woodruff has remained at the pinnacle of broadcast journalism for 40 years. Having served as chief White House correspondent for NBC and PBS, the host of CNN’s Inside...
2016_DC_Levinson_16032942NYU -- A Conversation with Sanford Levinson
Join NYU Washington, DC in welcoming author and renowned legal scholar Sanford Levinson for a discussion on his new book, An Argument Open to All: Reading the Federalist in the 21st Century. This program is made possible by NYU Washington, DC through collaboration with the Brennan Center for Justice at...
2016_DC_Inside_Politics_16102579NYU -- Inside American Politics (w/David Gregory, Doug Thornell, Steve McMahon, S.E. Cupp, and Crystal Wright)
Inside American Politics:
Join the NYU Brademas Center, in collaboration with NYU La Pietra Dialogues, and NYU DC Dialogues for a discussion with a group of American political insiders as they discuss the current electoral scene in the lead up to the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. Republican and...
2016_DC_Salon_160331119NYU & British Council -- Salon Series: A Conversation with Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides
Salon Series: A Conversation with Zadie Smith and Jeffrey Eugenides

The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists presents an opportunity for the NYU and Washington, DC community to meet and engage in dialogue with acclaimed writers and artists as they reflect on their...
2016_DC_NYU_Cartoons_160211237NYU & Goethe-Institut -- Cartoons and Taboos: Dancing in a Visual Minefield (w/Lectrr, KAL, Ann Telnaes and Matt Wuerker)
New York University: Cartoons and Taboos: Dancing in a Visual Minefield
Satire Between the Freedom of Expression and the Freedom of Religion - When Art Challenges What Fundamentalists Insist On...
Some people have demanded that lines should be drawn with respect to “acceptable” and “unacceptable”...
2016_DC_Kehlmann_16101249NYU & Goethe-Institut -- Salon Series: A Conversation with Daniel Kehlmann
Salon Series: A Conversation with Daniel Kehlmann
NYU Washington, DC and the Goethe-Institut Washington present Daniel Kehlmann, renowned German-language author and Eberhard Berent Goethe Chair at New York University.
The NYU Washington, DC Salon Series: Conversations with Writers & Artists offers an...
2016_DC_Rushdie_16033097NYU, Goethe-Institut & British Council -- Can / Must Good Art be Politically Correct? (w/Salman Rushdie)
Can / Must Good Art be Politically Correct? with Salman Rushdie:
Join NYU Washington, DC and the European Union National Institutes of Culture in welcoming acclaimed writer, and Writer in Residence at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute at NYU, Salman Rushdie for a reading of an except of his...
2016_DC_Hochschild_16032982Politics & Prose -- Adam Hochschild ("Spain in Our Hearts")
Adam Hochschild - Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939:
Often overshadowed by later global conflicts, the Spanish Civil War, which lasted from July 1936 to April 1939, destroying the Spanish republic and putting Spain under the long dictatorship of General Franco,...
2016_DC_Barry_16102852Politics & Prose -- Dave Barry ("Best State. Ever: A Florida Man Defends His Homeland")
Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, Barry made his name with a weekly humor column for The Miami Herald. Through more than thirty books, ranging from fiction to essays to memoir, Barry has consistently found the light side of...
2016_DC_Guerrero_16050741Politics & Prose -- Diane Guerrero ("In the Country We Love")
Diane Guerrero - In the Country We Love: My Family Divided:
Guerrero is a well-known actress on hit shows including Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She has also appeared on CNN to discuss immigration issues, which she knows both personally and through her work with the nonprofit Immigrant...
2016_DC_Rehm_16040558Politics & Prose -- Diane Rehm ("On My Own") w/Deborah Tannen
Diane Rehm - On My Own:
As the host of WAMU’s The Diane Rehm Show since 1979, Rehm needs little introduction—either in D.C. or within earshot of the sixty radio stations that now carry the program. Readers have also been able to follow Rehm’s career and personal life in her memoirs, Finding My Voice,...
2016_DC_Showalter_16032393Politics & Prose -- Elaine Showalter ("Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe")
Elaine Showalter - The Civil Wars of Julia Ward Howe: A Biography:
Julia Ward Howe (1819-1910) was a prolific poet and playwright before and after she wrote the lyrics for “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” She kept writing despite her husband’s disapproval, and also raised six children, led the struggle...
2016_DC_Mitchell_16120350Politics & Prose -- George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar ("A Path to Peace")
George J. Mitchell and Alon Sachar - A Path to Peace: A Brief History of Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations and a Way Forward in the Middle East
In his memoir, Mitchell, the longtime Maine senator and Senate majority leader from 1989 to 1995, characterized himself as The Negotiator. But while his work on...
2016_DC_Trudeau_16082962Politics & Prose -- G.B. Trudeau ("Yuge! 30 Years of Doonesbury on Trump")
Trump first announced that he was available to run for president back in 1987. While most people may have not have taken the news seriously, Trudeau sensed the significance of the moment. He also knew a character with comedic potential when he saw...
2016_DC_Smith_16070648Politics & Prose -- Jean Edward Smith ("Bush")
Jean Edward Smith: Bush:
When George W. Bush decided to invade Iraq, Smith shows in this comprehensive look at the forty-third president, he relied on his deep sense of foreign policy as a battle of good vs evil, and this religious sense of mission outweighed any advice he got from his national...
2016_DC_Feinstein_16031211Politics & Prose -- John Feinstein ("The Legends Club")
John Feinstein - The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano, and an Epic College Basketball Rivalry:
Some sports rivalries are so intense they neither start nor end with the game, and they always involve more than just the players. In his 36th book, Feinstein, member of the halls of...
2016_DC_Stiglitz_16090868Politics & Prose -- Joseph E. Stiglitz ("The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe")
In his latest book, Joseph Stiglitz, the 2001 Nobel Prize-winning economist, asks whether the Eurozone is united or divided by its common currency. Criticizing the European Central Bank for policies, such as austerity,...
2016_DC_Abdul_Jabbar_16082467Politics & Prose -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ("Writings on the Wall") w/Bruce Johnson
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
Selected as a U.S. Culture Ambassador in 2012, Abdul-Jabar demonstrates a forceful diplomacy in this book addressing today’s divided nation. His well-reasoned yet passionate arguments draw on statistics,...
2016_DC_Alexander_16040581Politics & Prose -- Kwame Alexander ("Booked")
Kwame Alexander - Booked:
In this novel in verse, middle schooler Nick seems to have it all going for him. He and his best friend, Coby, are talented soccer players; a beautiful girl seems to like him back; and his linguistics professor father has seen to it that Nick has an incredible vocabulary. It’s...
2016_DC_Dallek_16071045Politics & Prose -- Matthew Dallek ("Defenseless Under the Night")
Matthew Dallek -- Defenseless Under the Night: The Roosevelt Years and the Origins of Homeland Security:
In his second book, Dallek, assistant professor of political management at George Washington University and the author of The Right Moment, traces the history of the Office of Civilian Defense,...
2016_DC_Cartoons_16103094Politics & Prose -- Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles ("The Madhouse Effect") and Kevin Kallaugher ("Daggers Drawn")
Michael E. Mann And Tom Toles - The Madhouse Effect: How Climate Change Denial Is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, And Driving Us Crazy & Kevin Kallaugher - Daggers Drawn: 35 Years Of Kal Cartoons In The Economist
In this inspired partnership, Mann, Distinguished Professor of...
2016_DC_Yockelson_16031245Politics & Prose -- Mitchell Yockelson ("Forty-Seven Days")
Mitchell Yockelson - Forty-Seven Days: How Pershing's Warriors Came of Age to Defeat the German Army in World War I:
Launched with a volley of commemorations, films, and books, 2014 marked the centennial of the start of the First World War. The anniversary continues, and Yockelson, a professor of...
2016_DC_Philbrick_16051166Politics & Prose -- Nathaniel Philbrick ("Valiant Ambition")
Nathaniel Philbrick - Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution:
Philbrick’s acclaimed narrative histories include In the Heart of the Sea, winner of the National Book Award—and the basis for the recent Ron Howard film—Mayflower, awarded the...
2016_DC_Tucker_16083071Politics & Prose -- Neely Tucker ("Only the Hunted Run") w/Tayla Burney
Neely Tucker -- Only the Hunted Run: A Sully Carter Novel
A staff writer at The Washington Post Sunday Magazine and author of the memoir, Love in the Driest Season, Tucker is also the creator of Sully Carter, a former war correspondent now covering the local D.C. news—and solving some tough mysteries...
2016_DC_Picture_Book_160501154Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "No Words Needed—The Value and Many Uses of Wordless Picture Books" w/Henry Cole, Raúl Colón, Marla Frazee, Stephen Savage, and David Wiesner
Fourth Picture Book Panel: No Words Needed—The Value and Many Uses of Wordless Picture Books
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine, then, the value of a story told entirely through images. In the latest installment of our popular panel series exploring topics relating to picture...
2016_DC_Race_In_America_160823124Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America Today" (3rd) w/April Ryan, Eddie Glaude Jr., Julianne Malveaux, Victoria Christopher Murray, and F. Michael Higginbotham
Join April Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author of The Presidency in Black and White, for the third in an ongoing series of discussions focusing on race in America. As she has in previous presentations, Ryan will moderate a...
2016_DC_ODonnell_16031380Politics & Prose -- Patrick K. O'Donnell ("Washington's Immortals")
Patrick K. O'Donnell - Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution:
O’Donnell specializes in military history and his books include Beyond Valor, Dog Company, and First SEALs. He’s also served as historical consultant to documentarians at...
2016_DC_Bergen_16020951Politics & Prose -- Peter Bergen ("United States of Jihad")
Peter Bergen - United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists:
In authoritative books including Manhunt, Holy War, Inc., and The Longest War, Bergen, a CNN security analyst and New America vice president, has explored terrorism throughout the Middle East, including profiles of...
2016_DC_Cozzens_16102651Politics & Prose -- Peter Cozzens ("The Earth is Weeping")
Winner of the American Foreign Service Association’s William R. Rivkin Award, presented annually to a Foreign Service Officer for exemplary moral courage, integrity, and creative dissent, Cozzens in his latest...
2016_DC_Nader_16100172Politics & Prose -- Ralph Nader ("Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think")
Ralph Nader - Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think
One of The Atlantic’s hundred most influential figures in human history, Nader has been instrumental in the founding of scores of citizens groups as well as in the establishment of watchdog agencies including OSHA and the EPA. In dozens of...
2016_DC_Levine_16022036Politics & Prose -- Robert S. Levine ("Lives of Frederick Douglass")
Robert S. Levine - The Lives of Frederick Douglass:
Much of what we know about Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) comes from his autobiography, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, first published in 1845. But in addition to being a reformer, orator, and author, Douglass was something of a...
2016_DC_Hersh_16050853Politics & Prose -- Seymour Hersh ("Killing of Osama Bin Laden")
Seymour M. Hersh - The Killing of Osama Bin Laden:
Hersh has been synonymous with top investigative reporting for decades; he won a Pulitzer in 1970 for his revelations of the My Lai massacre and cover-up, and in subsequent work, much of it for The New York Times, he’s exposed repressed facets of...
2016_DC_Kidder_16100767Politics & Prose -- Tracy Kidder ("A Truck Full of Money")
Tracy Kidder -- A Truck Full of Money
Kidder is one of the best narrative nonfiction writers around, and his eleventh book combines the biographical flair of Mountains Beyond Mountains with the technological fluency that earned The Soul of a New Machine the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award....
2016_DC_Kinney_161101150Politics & Prose @ Avalon Theater -- Jeff Kinney ("Double Down")
Jeff Kinney - Double Down (Diary of a Wimpy Kid # 11) — at Avalon Theatre
Double the laughter. Double the trouble. Double the fun. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down
Attend the North American launch of the newest book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!
In Greg Heffley's latest adventure, he is...
2016_DC_Stewart_16092855Politics & Prose @ Busboys Takoma -- David O. Stewart ("The Babe Ruth Deception")
With The Summer of 1787, Impeached, and American Emperor, Stewart, a former lawyer, established himself as a historian. Later, with The Lincoln Deception and The Wilson Deception, he took up historical fiction, spinning credible...
2016_DC_Sanders_161116100Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Bernie Sanders ("Our Revolution") w/E.J. Dionne
Bernie Sanders - Our Revolution: A Future to Believe in — at GW Lisner Auditorium
While Sanders didn’t become the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, his was one of the defining voices of the 2016 election year, and as this spirited account of his campaign shows, he is ready to carry on the fight...
2016_DC_Cumming_160926116Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Alan Cumming ("You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams") w/Ari Shapiro
Alan Cumming In Conversation with Ari Shapiro
Described by Time magazine as one of the most fun people in show business, Alan Cumming is an award-winning stage, television, and film actor, as well as an artist, writer, activist, photographer, and raconteur.
In You Gotta Get Bigger Dreams: My Life is...
2016_DC_Kelly_16120571Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Megyn Kelly ("Settle for More") w/Katty Kay
Megyn Kelly In Conversation with Katty Kay
In the two and half years since her show The Kelly File premiered on the Fox News Channel, anchor Megyn Kelly has cemented her reputation as one of the most respected and hardest hitting journalists in America. Tackling issues from both sides of the aisle,...
2016_DC_Booker_160217131Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Senator Cory Booker ("United") w/Julian Castro
Senator Cory Booker:
Born in Washington D.C. and raised in northern New Jersey, Booker was a star high school athlete who received a football scholarship to Stanford. He then attended Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar before earning his law degree from Yale. Following graduation, he moved to...
2016_DC_Noah_16111976Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Trevor Noah ("Born a Crime") w/Cory Booker
Trevor Noah In Conversation with Senator Cory Booker
Noah is a sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race, and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers...
2016_MD_Hatke_16060981Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Ben Hatke ("Nobody Likes a Goblin")
Ben Hatke - Nobody Likes a Goblin — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Goblin lives a quiet but happy life in a dungeon. He has everything he needs: boots to eat for breakfast, rats to care for as pets, and Skeleton to have as his Very Best Friend. Together, the two buddies do what they love best: namely,...
2016_DC_Medina_16100630Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Juana Medina ("Juana and Lucas")
Juana loves her native city of Bogotá, Colombia, maybe even as much as she loves her canine “furry amigo” Lucas. He is one smart perro: he knows how to warn Juana when Mami is coming to yell at her for staying up too late, and even how to be a fútbol...
2016_MD_McCloskey_16042860Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Kevin McCloskey ("Real Poop on Pigeons")
Kevin McCloskey - The Real Poop on Pigeons:
McCloskey’s lighthearted ode to pigeons begins with two strangers sitting on a bench. As one exclaims that he hates these “rats with wings,” a group of people dressed in mascot-like pigeon suits descend upon him to explain why pigeons are, in fact, rather...
2016_MD_Alexander_160201105Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Kwame Alexander ("Surf's Up")
Kwame Alexander - Surf's Up — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Bro the frog can’t believe it when his best friend, Dude, is so absorbed in a book that he isn’t even interested in a trip to the beach. Bro makes sure Dude comes along, though, and on the way a strange thing happens: Bro’s exclamations about...
2016_MD_Rules_16050361Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Mac Barnett and Matt Myers ("Rules of the House")
Mac Barnett and Matt Myers - Rules of the House:
Siblings Ian and Jenny are on their way to a vacation house in the woods. Ian’s raison d’être is following rules such as “Always pack a toothbrush,” whereas Jenny lives to ignore such dictums as “No pinching” and “No lying.” She wastes no time in...
2016_DC_Chan_160407124Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Ruth Chan ("Where's the Party?")
Ruth Chan - Where's the Party? — at Takoma Park Library (MD):
Georgie the cat loves his friends; he loves cake; but most of all, he loves eating cake with his friends at… parties! One morning, he is inspired to throw the biggest and best bash of them all; he dons his party hat, packs up a cake, and...
2016_MD_Higgins_16012739Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Ryan T. Higgins ("Mother Bruce")
Ryan T. Higgins - Mother Bruce — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Bruce is one grumpy bear. He doesn’t like sunny days; he doesn’t like rainy days. In fact, he doesn’t like much of anything-- except eggs, which he uses in fancy recipes. One day, however, before he can cook the eggs he’s gathered, they hatch...
2016_MD_Witches_16051926Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Sophie Blackall and John Bemelmans Marciano ("Witches of Benevento")
Sophie Blackall and John Bemelmans Marciano - Witches of Benevento: Mischief Season — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Marciano and Caldecott Medal winner Blackall’s new series takes place in 1820s Benevento, Italy, a place historically reputed to be full of witches. In fact, not only are there witches—not...
2016_DC_Huffington_16042557Sixth & I -- Arianna Huffington ("Sleep Revolution")
Arianna Huffington:
With her #1 New York Times bestseller Thrive, Huffington kicked off a global dialogue about redefining success through well-being, wisdom, wonder, and giving. Thrive touched on the importance of sleep, and the topic struck such a powerful chord with audiences that she realized it...
2016_DC_Aldrin_160516118Sixth & I -- Buzz Aldrin ("No Dream is Too High") w/Christina Korp
Buzz Aldrin In Conversation with Christina Korp
Half a century after walking on the moon, icon and astronaut Buzz Aldrin reflects on a lifetime of achievements and what he’s learned through it all in No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons from a Man Who Walked on the Moon, co-authored with Ken Abraham....
2016_DC_Simon_16110373Sixth & I -- Carly Simon ("Boys in the Trees") w/Hanna Rosin
Carly Simon In Conversation with Hanna Rosin
Simon’s memoir Boys in the Trees hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list when it published last year. She’ll join us on the occasion of its paperback release. In the book, Simon reveals her remarkable life, beginning with her storied childhood as the...
2016_DC_Pollin_160512175Sixth & I -- Irene Pollin ("Irene and Abe: An Unexpected Life") w/George Solomon
Irene Pollin In Conversation with George Solomon
Pollin, a Sixth & I founder, psychotherapist, and health advocate, details her life's journey with her husband, from falling in love as teenagers through their experience bringing NBA basketball and NHL hockey to the Nation's Capital, and ultimately, to...
2016_DC_Grey_160223121Sixth & I -- Joel Grey ("Master of Ceremonies") w/Leon Wieseltier
Joel Grey In Conversation with Leon Wieseltier
The Tony, Golden Globe, and Oscar-winning actor, producer, and director is a tireless showman, acting in countless movies and TV shows after decades spent on and off Broadway. Grey is perhaps best known for his iconic role as master of ceremonies in the...
2016_DC_FoerR_16091286Sixth & I -- Jonathan Safran Foer ("Here I Am") w/Jeffrey Goldberg -- Pre-Event Reception
Jonathan Safran Foer, In Conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg
In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I...
2016_DC_Foer_160912107Sixth & I -- Jonathan Safran Foer ("Here I Am") w/Jeffrey Goldberg -- Presentation
Jonathan Safran Foer, In Conversation with Jeffrey Goldberg
In the book of Genesis, when God calls out, “Abraham!” to order him to sacrifice his son Isaac, Abraham responds, “Here I am.” Later, when Isaac calls out, “My father!” to ask him why there is no animal to slaughter, Abraham responds, “Here I...
2016_DC_Atlas_Obscura_160929102Sixth & I -- Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton ("Atlas Obscura") w/David Plotz
Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton In Conversation with David Plotz
“Atlas Obscura may be the only thing that can still inspire me to leave my apartment.”
—Lena Dunham
Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide To The World’s Hidden Wonders is the definitive guide to the most astonishing, curious,...
2016_DC_Graham_16120770Sixth & I -- Lauren Graham ("Talking As Fast As I Can") w/Linda Holmes
Lauren Graham In Conversation with Linda Holmes
The Nation’s Capital will exude the charm of Stars Hollow when Graham, the star of Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, stops by to share her first work of nonfiction, Talking As Fast As I Can.
In this collection of personal essays, Graham – who grew up in...
2016_DC_Moby_160518106Sixth & I -- Moby ("Porcelain") w/Lisa Fletcher
Moby In Conversation with Lisa Fletcher
an ideal fit for the New York club scene of the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. In an underground world of unfettered hedonism, he was a poor, skinny kid from Connecticut, a devout Christian, and a vegan. He was a rare oddity in the New York of Palladium, of Mars,...
2016_DC_Bordewich_16060831USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Fergus M. Bordewich ("The First Congress")
US Capitol Historical Society presents...
The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government
Join historian Fergus M. Bordewich for a discussion of his work on the First Federal Congress (1789-1791). Copies of the book will be available...
2016_DC_Ozer_16082427USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Mark Ozer ("Washington DC: The National Shrine 1890-1940")
Mark Ozer, independent historian, will give a book talk on Washington, DC: The National Shrine 1890-1940.
2016_DC_Waddell_16081778USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Peter Waddell ("An Artist's Insight on Historical Paintings")
US Capitol Historical Society presents...
Peter Waddell, artist-in-residence, Tudor Place, will offer “An Artist’s Insight on Historical Paintings.”
2016_DC_OHarrow_16111658USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Robert O'Harrow Jr. ("The Quartermaster")
Please join us for a book talk from Robert O'Harrow Jr., author of "The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army."
O'Harrow brings us a new side of Civil War history in this commanding, dramatic, and intensely personal account of Montgomery Cunningham...
2016_DC_diGiacomantonio_16083129USCHS -- Lunch Talk: William C. diGiacomantonio ("Representations of George Washington in visual art")
William C. diGiacomantonio, USCHS chief historian, will lecture on representations of George Washington in visual art.
2016_DC_WP_Addiction_160504133Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- A policy conversation about addiction in America
May 4 Coffee@WaPo: A policy conversation about addiction in America
Addiction in America @ The Washington Post | May 4, 2016
Deaths due to prescription opioids and heroin use are at a record high. As the epidemic continues to worsen, efforts to curb its rise have emerged from government agencies,...
2016_DC_WP_Transformers0_16051842Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (0): Miscellaneous (w/Bob Woodward, Martine Rothblatt, Michael Cavna, and Neely Tucker)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.
Folks here include Michael Cavna, Bob Woodward, Martine Rothblatt (founder of Sirius...
2016_DC_WP_Transformers1_1605184Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (1) Language of Life (w/Eric Schulze)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.

(1) THE LANGUAGE OF LIFE: Is DNA the cosmic tool or the universal messenger?
2016_DC_WP_Transformers2_16051823Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (2) Ask Us Anything (w/Steve Huffman and Emmett Shear)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.

(2) ASK US ANYTHING: Platforms are creating communities, building businesses and...
2016_DC_WP_Transformers3_16051837Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (3): Free Radical (w/Craig Venter)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.

(3) FREE RADICAL: A CONVERSATION WITH CRAIG VENTER: The pioneering geneticist...
2016_DC_WP_Transformers4_16051818Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (4): Sponsored Content (w/Shankar Chandran)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.

2016_DC_WP_Transformers5_16051830Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (5): Are We There Yet? (w/Helen Greiner and David Strickland)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.

(5) ARE WE THERE YET? A roboticist and a policy shaper draw a roadmap for...
2016_DC_WP_Transformers6_16051852Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (6): Techsplain IT to Me (w/Vinton Cerf)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.

* Lois Romano, Editor, Washington Post Live

2016_DC_WP_Transformers7_16051848Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (7): Everyday AI (w/David Kenny and Julia Ross)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.

(7) EVERYDAY AI: It’s out of the lab and into your life.
* David Kenny, General...
2016_DC_WP_Transformers8_16051898Washington Post -- Coffee @ WaPo -- Transformers (8) Roporter Winners and Prime Time (w/Jeff Bezos)
Science and technology pioneers, business leaders and policymakers gathered in Washington Wednesday to examine advances pushing the boundaries of knowledge, upending industries and dramatically changing everyday life.

* Lois Romano, Editor, Washington Post Live

2016_DC_WP_Cities_16092862Washington Post Live -- Connected Cities
Join The Washington Post September 28 as we explore the future of connected cities at The Switch Live: Connected Cities. How can technology make cities more efficient? How do cities and industries work together to change the urban experience? Policymakers, urban strategists and industry innovators will...
2016_MD_Books_AliveR_16042991Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Friday Night -- Opening Reception
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
It kicks off on Friday, April 29,...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP_16042974Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Friday Night -- Panel: Agent Panel 1: How to Pitch an Agent
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
It kicks off on Friday, April 29,...
2016_MD_Books_AliveA_16043081Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Agents Room
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
2016_MD_Books_AliveP05_16043080Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Lunch w/Lifetime Achievement Award to Kitty Kelley, and Keynote speaker: Bob Woodward
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Lifetime Achievement Award to...
2016_MD_Books_AliveM_16043060Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Miscellaneous
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.
2016_MD_Books_AliveP01_16043033Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Agent Panel 2: Writing Your Query and Synopsis
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Agent Panel 2: Writing Your...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP10_16043021Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Book to Film (w/Debbi Mack, James Grady, and Adam Chromy)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Book to Film
Moderator: Paul...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP08_16043030Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Fiction to Die For (w/Neely Tucker, James Grady, Ron Childress, and E.A. Aymar)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Fiction to Die For
2016_MD_Books_AliveP09_16043024Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Historical Nonfiction – How to Build the Narrative (w/John Ross, Dina Gold, James Swanson, and David Stewart)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Historical Nonfiction – How to...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP07_16043016Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Memoir – The Importance of Voice (w/Nora Pouillon and Donna Britt)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Memoir – The Importance of...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP06_1604308Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Play Ball! Books on Baseball, A National Pastime (w/Paul Dickson, Barry Svrluga, and Hal Bock)
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Play Ball! Books on Baseball, A...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP11_16043024Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Small Press Panel
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

Small Press Panel
2016_MD_Books_AliveP04_16043021Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: The Plot Thickens: Conspiracy Theory in Fact and Fiction
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

The Plot Thickens: Conspiracy...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP03_16043027Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: To Market, to Market: Self-Publishing and E-Books, an Ever-Changing Scene
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

To Market, to Market:...
2016_MD_Books_AliveP02_16043029Washington Writers Conference (2016) -- Saturday -- Panel: Welcome and Books and Books: Industry Overview
Join the DC literary community and successful authors, agents, and publishers from around the country for the 4th Annual Washington Writers Conference. See why this inspiring and instructive two-day conference has quickly become a leading literary event in the DC area.

David O. Stewart,...
2016_DC_Shirley_16120766White House Historical Association -- Craig Shirley ("Pearl Harbor and the White House")
Pearl Harbor and the White House
Please join us for a lecture and book signing to commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. The lecture will feature Craig Shirley, best-selling author of "December 1941", who will speak on the topic of "The White House in December 1941." The book...
2016_DC_Highland_16060642White House Historical Association -- Sara Bon-Harper ("James Monroe's Highland")
James Monroe's Highland:
Please join us for a lecture on the recent research and exciting archeological excavation of the home of President James Monroe. Dr. Sara Bon-Harper, Executive Director at James Monroe's Highland, will be the speaker. A light reception will follow the lecture.

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2024_05_17A1_GBF_Reception305Gaithersburg Book Festival (2024) -- Author Reception @ Gaithersburg Marriot Washingtonian Center
The Gaithersburg Book Festival Committee cordially invites you to our 2024 VIP Author Reception Gaithersburg Marriot Washingtonian Center Lakeside Ballroom Many thanks to our title sponsor: The Carnegie at Washingtonian Center Folks shown here include Jud Ashman, Fran Abrams, James Swanson, John Pat... (Partially reviewed)
2024_06_04C1_LOC_Brodner85Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2024): Steve Brodner -- Reception
The Herblock Prize Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Steve Brodner, caricature artist, political cartoonist, educator, and author Finalist: Pedro X Molina, political cartoonist Lecturer: The Honorable Stephen Breyer Note: Photography was prohibited at the presentation itself. Folks shown here ... (Partially reviewed)
2024_05_23B4_USCHS_P349USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2024 "Native American Suffrage" -- Lunch Panel: Representation in National and Local Narratives (Cedar Hunt, Kevin Gover, Dawson Her Many Horses)
Native American Suffrage Symposium USCHS presents a special symposium to commemorate: The Centennial of Native American Suffrage Where: Kennedy Caucus Room Russell Senate Office Building You're invited to attend the U.S. Capitol Historical Society's Native American Suffrage Symposium on Thursday, Ma... (Partially reviewed)
2024_05_22C_Native_AmCitR123USCHS -- Centennial of Native American Citizenship Opening Reception
USCHS and partner organizations host an in-person reception for symposium panelists, partner organizations, VIP guests, and Members of Congress to open the commemorative activities. Guest Speaker: Chris Naylor, Executive for Research Services at the National Archives and Records Administration (Partially reviewed)
2024_05_04A1_WWC_M130Washington Writers Conference (2024) -- Saturday -- Miscellaneous (Partially reviewed)

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