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2018_DC_Rall_18021816Busboys Takoma -- Ted Rall ("Meet the Deplorables")
Please join Busboys and Poets Books as we welcome political cartoonist Ted Rall to Takoma.
Legendary infiltration journalist HARMON LEON is at it again, this time teaming up with ferocious political cartoonist TED RALL to answer the question most of America has been asking: "What the hell happened in...
2018_DC_LaborFest_Roses_18041742Busboys Takoma and DC LaborFest -- Bread & Roses: 2018 DC LaborFest Sneak Preview!
Get an earlybird look at this year’s LaborFest! We’ll show trailers from the DC Labor FilmFest and preview the LaborFest schedule, plus Save The Date cards will be available and all attendees get a free pair of passes to the FilmFest!
2018_DC_Wuerker_18020212DC -- After party @ Matt Wuerker's
Folks include Matt Wuerker, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL) and his wife Sue, Pat Bagley, and Patrick Chappatte.
2018_DC_Telnaes_180202107DC -- Book Party for Ann Telnaes and "Trump's ABC" @ Mott House
Book Party for Ann Telnaes and "Trump's ABC"
The Ann Telnaes Fan Club: Yogi, Conrad, Matt & Pat
@ The Mott House
Folks here include Ann Telnaes, Barbara Dale, Pat Bagley, Carolyn Belefski, Teresa Roberts Logan, Conrad Martin, Bono Mitchell, Amy Thompson, Kevin Kallaugher (KAL), Martha Kennedy, Dane...
2018_DC_Gingrich_18052238DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Newt Gingrich ("Trump's America")
Trump’s America: The Truth About Our Nation’s Great Comeback
Featuring The Honorable Newt Gingrich, 50th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
Hosted by: Kay Coles James, President, The Heritage Foundation
No one understands the "Make America Great Again" effort with more insight and...
2018_DC_Hate_Speech_18101622DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Panel: Will America Ban Hate Speech?
Will America Ban Hate Speech?
#OurConstitution
Featuring (seated left to right):
* John York, (Moderator) Policy Analyst, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics, The Heritage Foundation
* Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law at New York Law School, Former...
2018_DC_Masur_18022658DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Event: Kate Masur ("They Knew Lincoln")
Cottage Conversation: They Knew Lincoln
Join us as historian Kate Masur, along with co-presenter and President Lincoln’s Cottage Executive Director, Erin Carlson Mast, discuss Masur’s most recent project, They Knew Lincoln.
Originally published in 1942 and now reprinted for the first time, They Knew...
2018_DC_Literary_HillBF_180506268DC -- Literary Hill BookFest (2018) @ Eastern Market
Literary Hill BookFest 2018
Celebrating Books & Authors on Capitol Hill
he Literary Hill BookFest is a celebration of Capitol Hill authors, booksellers, publishers, libraries, and other book-related groups held annually at Eastern Market.

This year's author list:
Brett Abrams, Richard Agemo, Nick...
2018_DC_NBF_Corchado_1809015DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Alfredo Corchado
Alfredo Corchado
Alfredo Corchado is the Mexico border correspondent for The Dallas Morning News and author of “Midnight in Mexico.” He is a Nieman, Lannan, USMEX, Woodrow Wilson and Rockefeller fellow and the winner of the Maria Moors Cabot and Elijah Parish Lovejoy awards for courage in journalism....
2018_DC_NBF_Tan_18090110DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Amy Tan w/Marie Arana
Amy Tan
Amy Tan is the author of “The Valley of Amazement,” “The Joy Luck Club,” “The Kitchen God’s Wife,” “The Hundred Secret Senses,” “The Bonesetter’s Daughter” and “The Opposite of Fate: Memories of a Writing Life.” She has also penned two children’s books: “The Moon Lady” and “Sagwa,” which has...
2018_DC_NBF_Proulx_18090137DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Annie Proulx w/Carla Hayden and Marie Arana
Annie Proulx
Annie Proulx is the 2018 recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. Her novel “The Shipping News” won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award and was adapted into a major motion picture. Her short story “Brokeback Mountain” (from the story collection...
2018_DC_NBF_Meltzer_18090113DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer
Brad Meltzer is the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of “The Inner Circle,” “The Book of Fate” and nine other best-selling thrillers, including “The Tenth Justice,” “The First Counsel,” “The Millionaires” and “The President’s Shadow.” His newest book is “The Escape Artist” (Grand...
2018_DC_NBF_Kilmeade_1809019DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Brian Kilmeade
Brian Kilmeade
One of the co-hosts of “Fox & Friends,” Brian Kilemeade is also an author of history books such as “George Washington’s Secret Six” and “Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates.” His new work, “Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans: The Battle That Shaped America’s Destiny”...
2018_DC_NBF_Selznick_18090118DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Brian Selznick w/Barrie Hardymon
Brian Selznick
Brian Selznick’s books have garnered countless accolades worldwide and have been translated into more than 35 languages. He is the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of the No. 1 New York Times best-sellers “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” adapted into Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning movie...
2018_DC_NBF_Grabenstein_1809013DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Chris Grabenstein
Chris Grabenstein
Chris Grabenstein is the No, 1 New York Times best-selling author of “Escape From Mr. Lemoncello's Library,” “Mr. Lemoncello's Library Olympics,” “Mr. Lemoncello's Great Library Race” and “The Island of Dr. Libris.” He has co-written numerous bestselling books with James Patterson....
2018_DC_NBF_CK_EAD_18090129DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Conversation: Founders and Their Slaves w/Catherine Kerrison and Erica Armstrong Dunbar w/Eric Deggans
Catherine Kerrison
Catherine Kerrison is an associate professor of history at Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, where she teaches courses in colonial and revolutionary America and women's and gender history. She holds a Ph.D. in American history from the College of William and Mary. Her...
2018_DC_NBF_Ignatius_1809016DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- David Ignatius w/Stephanie Merry
David Ignatius
David Ignatius is an associate editor for The Washington Post. Since 2003, he has been the author of a twice-weekly, globally distributed column on global politics, economics and international affairs. He has held important positions at the International Herald Tribune and The Wasll...
2018_DC_NBF_Goodwin_18090142DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Doris Kearns Goodwin w/David Rubenstein
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Doris Kearns Goodwin’s interest in leadership began more than half a century ago as a teacher at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and later assisting him on his memoirs led to “Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream.” She followed up with the Pulitzer...
2018_DC_NBF_Wood_18090111DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Gordon S. Wood w/David Rubenstein
Gordon S. Wood
An emeritus professor of history at Brown University, Gordon S. Wood is the author of “Creation of the American Republic, 1776-1787,” which won the Bancroft Prize and the John H. Dunning Prize in 1970, and “The Radicalism of the American Revolution,” which won the Pulitzer Prize for...
2018_DC_NBF_McDonnell_18090154DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 1 of 4: Patrick McDonnell w/Michael Cavna
Patrick McDonnell is the creator of the comic strip “Mutts,” which is syndicated in more than 700 newspapers in 20 countries. He is also the author of the children’s books “The Gift of Nothing” and a Caldecott Honor book “Me . . . Jane,” among others.
2018_DC_NBF_PB_TW_18090179DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 2 of 4: Pénélope Bagieu and Tillie Walden w/Michael Cavna
Pénélope Bagieu
Pénélope Bagieu was born in Paris in 1982 to Corsican and Basque parents. She is a best-selling graphic novel author, and her editorial illustrations have appeared all over the French media. In America, her graphic novels include “Exquisite Corpse,” “California Dreamin’” and, most...
2018_DC_NBF_Piskor_18090153DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 3 of 4: Ed Piskor w/Michael Cavna
Ed Piskor
Ed Piskor is the writer and artist behind “X-Men: Grand Design” (Marvel). This deeply personal and heavily researched reimagining of the origins of the world famous X-Men incorporates the past 40 years of the title’s history and has been met with critical acclaim from all corners of the...
2018_DC_NBF_Gay_18090115DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Graphic Novels 4 of 4: Roxane Gay w/Michael Cavna
Roxane Gay
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in “Best American Mystery Stories 20140,” “Best American Short Stories 2012,” “Best Sex Writing 2012,” and the magazines Harper’s Bazaar, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review and many others....
2018_DC_NBF_Swanson_1809018DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson
James L. Swanson is the award-winning author of the best-seller “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's Killer.” His other books include his newest: “Chasing King’s Killer: The Hunt for Martin Luther King Jr.’s Assassin” (Scholastic). Swanson has also written “Chasing Lincoln's...
2018_DC_NBF_Meacham_18090117DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham
Jon Meacham is a Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian. A contributing writer for The New York Times Book Review and a contributing editor of Time magazine, he is the author of the New York Times best-sellers “Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush,”...
2018_DC_NBF_KD_HB_18090110DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Kate DiCamillo and Harry Bliss
Kate DiCamillo
Kate DiCamillo is the beloved author of many books for children, including “Flora & Ulysses” and “The Tale of Despereaux,” both of which received Newbery Medals. Her most recent middle-grade novel, “Raymie Nightingale,” was an instant No. 1 New York Times best-seller and a National Book...
2018_DC_NBF_Albright_18090112DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Madeleine Albright w/David Rubenstein
Madeleine Albright
Madeleine Albright served from 1997 until 2001 as the first woman secretary of state. She was born in the former Czechoslovakia, and her family immigrated to the United States in 1948. She followed in her father’s footsteps by also becoming a diplomat. Prior to being secretary of...
2018_DC_NBF_Misc_18090138DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Miscellaneous
Miscellaneous things. The Poltics and prose book sale area, the Pavilion of States, the Library of Congress Town Square, etc.
Folks include Carla Hayden, Michelle Krowl, Martha Kennedy, Joe Wos, Robert Pohl, Stephanie Stebich, Peter Slen (the C-Span interviewer), and Carlos Lozada.
2018_DC_NBF_Monumental_18090117DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Panel: Monumental Decisions w/Kirk Savage, Kristin Ann Hass, Brent D. Glass, and James Reston Jr.
Kirk Savage
Kirk Savage has been writing about public monuments and collective memory for over 30 years. He is the author of “Standing Soldiers, Kneeling Slaves: Race, War, and Monument in Nineteenth-Century America” (Princeton University), now available in a new edition, and “Monument Wars: Washington...
2018_DC_NBF_Chernow_18090115DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Ron Chernow w/Colleen Shogan
Ron Chernow
Ron Chernow is the prize-winning author of six previous books and the recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal. His first book, “The House of Morgan,” won the National Book Award. “Washington: A Life” won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography, and “Alexander Hamilton”—the inspiration for...
2018_DC_NBF_Sotomayor_18090144DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Sonia Sotomayor w/Carla Hayden
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Sonia Sotomayor, an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, was born in the Bronx, New York. She earned a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. She served as assistant district attorney in New York County and then as a litigator...
2018_DC_NBF_Coll_18090113DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Steve Coll
Steve Coll
Steve Coll was appointed Dean of Columbia Journalism School in 2013 after serving as president of New America Foundation (2007-2012). He joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 2005 and continues to write for the publication on politics, national security and the media. Coll is also the...
2018_DC_NBF_Eizenstat_18090117DC -- Natl Book Festival 2018 -- Stuart E. Eizenstat w/David Rubenstein
Stuart E. Eizenstat
Stuart E. Eizenstat is a diplomat and an attorney. His work as a lawyer focuses on resolving international trade problems and business disputes between the United States and other governments. Eizenstat was the U.S. ambassador to the European Union in 1993-1996 and deputy secretary...
2018_MD_GBF_Molloy_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Aimee Molloy
Aimee Molloy
Mystery/Thriller
The Perfect Mother: A Novel
In the most anticipated book of the summer, this addictive psychological thriller chronicles a group of women whose lives become unexpectedly connected when one of their newborns goes missing. Soon to be a major motion picture starring...
2018_MD_GBF_AM_JD_18051913Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Alice McDermott and Jane Delury
Jane Delury, Alice McDermott
Fiction
Alice McDermott and Jane Delury discuss their recent novels
Century-spanning examinations of love, longing and sacrifice, and how a single decision can affect multiple generations.
Moderated by Bethanne Patrick.

Alice McDermott
Alice McDermott’s eighth novel,...
2018_MD_GBF_Families_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- All-American Families: Karina Yan Glaser, Hena Khan
Karina Yan Glaser, Hena Khan
Children's
All-American Families
In these middle-grade series starters, meet fourth-grader Zayd Saleem, who has some serious hoop dreams. And meet the large, biracial family The Vanderbeekers, who have only the last two weeks in December to save their home.

Karina Yan...
2018_MD_GBF_AckermannA_18051976Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Ann Marie Ackermann
Ann Marie Ackermann
Non-Fiction
Death of an Assassin: The True Story of the German Murderer Who Died Defending Robert E. Lee
With Special Guest Kornelius Bamberger, Mayor of Bonnigheim, Germany, an unlikely story about the solving of the murder of the mayor of Bonnigheim, Germany, in 1835. Witness...
2018_MD_GBF_Reception_180518262Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Author Reception
2018_MD_GBF_Lipska_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Barbara Lipska
Barbara Lipska
Non-Fiction
The Neuroscientist Who Lost Her Mind: My Tale of Madness and Recovery
As a deadly cancer spread inside her brain, leading neuroscientist Barbara Lipska was plunged into madness?only to miraculously survive with her memories intact. Her powerful memoir recounts her ordeal...
2018_MD_GBF_Hero_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Be Your Own Hero: Laura Geringer Bass, Nisha Sharma
Laura Geringer Bass, Nisha Sharma
Teen/YA
Be Your Own Hero
When life doesn't go according to plan, it takes friends, family, imagination, and a little luck to find a way through.

Laura Geringer Bass
Laura Geringer Bass is the author of more than 20 books for young people, including “A Three Hat...
2018_MD_GBF_Hoffman_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Carl Hoffman
Carl Hoffman
Non-Fiction
The Last Wild Men of Borneo: A True Story of Death and Treasure
Two modern adventurers sought a treasure possessed by the legendary 'Wild Men of Borneo.' One found riches. The other vanished forever into an endless jungle. Had he shed civilization? Or lost his mind? Global...
2018_MD_GBF_Chills_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Chills and Thrills: Julia Fine, Alma Katsu w/Keith Donohue
Julia Fine, Alma Katsu
Fiction
Chills and Thrills
Join Julia Fine and Alma Katsu to discuss stories where supernatural forces are both benevolent and sinister.
Moderator by Keith Donohue

Julia Fine
Julia Fine is author of “What Should Be Wild.” She teaches writing at DePaul University and is a...
2018_MD_GBF_Lehane_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Con Lehane
Con Lehane
Mystery/Thriller
Murder in the Manuscript Room
The second in Con Lehane's 42nd Street Library mystery series, Murder in the Manuscript Room is a smart, compelling mystery in which the characters themselves are at least as interesting as the striking sleuthing

Con Lehane
Con Lehane...
2018_MD_GBF_CRomance_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Contemporary Romance: Stoni Alexander, Denny S. Bryce, Tracey Livesay, Kelly Maher, Alisha Rai
Stoni Alexander, Denny S. Bryce, Tracey Livesay, Kelly Maher, Alisha Rai
Fiction
Contemporary Romance
On the day of the royal wedding, join our panel of contemporary romance authors as they discuss crafting princely heroes and happily ever afters.
Moderated by Denny S. Bryce.

Stoni...
2018_MD_GBF_CrimeFC_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Crime Fiction Collectives: Alan Orloff, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Donna Andrews, John Betancourt, E.A. Aymar
Alan Orloff, Shawn Reilly Simmons, Donna Andrews, John Betancourt, E.A. Aymar
Mystery/Thriller
Crime Fiction Collectives
Join the creators, editors and contributors of some of crime fiction's best-loved and most awarded anthologies in a lively discussion about the state and future of short stories...
2018_MD_GBF_Crosswise_18051911Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Crosswise: Bill Press, Ted Bell
Bill Press, Ted Bell
Non-Fiction
CROSSWISE, The Non-Fiction Angle
In the age of Partisan Politics, one spy thriller writer and one non-fiction memoirist discuss the advantages and challenges of each genre in its ability to help us understand political divisions and find ways to build bridges

Ted...
2018_MD_GBF_Dean_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Debra Dean
Debra Dean
Non-Fiction
Hidden Tapestry : Jan Yoors, His Two Wives, and the War That Made Them One
The unforgettable story of Flemish American artist Jan Yoors--childhood vagabond, wartime resistance fighter, and polyamorous New York bohemian -- and the two women who shared his life and wove his...
2018_MD_GBF_Deliciously_18051910Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Deliciously Dark Comedies: Paul Goldberg, Jon Methven, Stephen McCauley
Paul Goldberg, Jon Methven, Stephen McCauley
Fiction
Deliciously Dark Comedies
When life is coming apart at the seams, all that's left to do is laugh.
Moderated by Katherine Heiny.

Paul Goldberg
Paul Goldberg’s debut novel “The Yid” was published in 2016 to widespread acclaim and named a...
2018_MD_GBF_Drugs_18051911Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Drugs, Relationships, and Power: Kelly J. Ford, Eryk Pruitt
Kelly J. Ford, Eryk Pruitt
Mystery/Thriller
Drugs, Relationships, and Power
Set in the South among smooth talking drug dealers, these novels explore themes of identity, loyalty, and purpose.
Moderated by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi

Kelly J. Ford
Kelly J. Ford is the author of “Cottonmouths,” named...
2018_MD_GBF_AckermanE_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Elliot Ackerman
Elliot Ackerman
Fiction
Dark At The Crossing
National Book Award Finalist Elliot Ackerman tells a story of the Syrian civil war through the lens of an Arab-American who meets a Syrian refugee couple. The novel explores themes of failure, grief, and whether to keep faith or begin anew
In conversation...
2018_MD_GBF_Exploring_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Exploring Our Region: Kim Roberts, Rachel Cooper, Renee Sklarew
Kim Roberts, Rachel Cooper, Renee Sklarew
Non-Fiction
Exploring Our Region
Join us to learn more about walking for health and history, both in and around DC.
Moderated by Carrie Callaghan.

Rachel Cooper
Rachel Cooper is a freelance writer and author with extensive knowledge of the Washington,...
2018_MD_GBF_Dionne_18051915Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- E.J. Dionne
E.J. Dionne
Non-Fiction
One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported
The award-winning author of One Nation After Trump explains Trump's rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions. He also offers...
2018_MD_GBF_Challenges_18051910Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Facing Challenges: Kate Beasley, Nadia Hashimi
Kate Beasley, Nadia Hashimi
Children's
Facing Challenges
Although Jason was born in the US his mother wasn't, and he's terrified that they will be separated. Gertie Reece Foy lives with her Dad and Aunt, but wants to let her mother know what she's missing.

Kate Beasley
Kate Beasley is author of...
2018_MD_GBF_Mysteries_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Fantastic Mysteries: Kamilla Benko, Deron Hicks
Kamilla Benko, Deron Hicks
Children's
Fantastic Mysteries
First, a young boy is discovered in Washington DC's National Gallery without any recollection of who he is. Second, an enchanting fantasy about a real-world girl searching for her sister in a land full of magic and strange...
2018_MD_GBF_Bowen_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Fred Bowen
Fred Bowen
Children's
Sports
Trey is overjoyed when his lucky charm helps him make the travel team, but will his luck hold out? He's not sure until his uncle reminds him of grandmother's favorite saying: "The harder you work, the luckier you get."

Fred Bowen
Fred Bowen was a Little Leaguer who...
2018_MD_GBF_Krist_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Gary Krist
Gary Krist
Non-Fiction
The Mirage Factory: Illusion, Imagination, and the Invention of Los Angeles
Spanning the years from 1900 to 1930, 'The Mirage Factory' is the enthralling tale of an improbable city and the people who willed it into existence by pushing the limits of human engineering and...
2018_MD_GBF_Forman_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Gayle Forman
Gayle Forman
Teen/YA
New from the #1 bestselling author of If I Stay
An emotionally cathartic story of losing love, finding love, and discovering the person you are meant to be, I Have Lost My Way is author Gayle Forman at her finest.
In conversation with Matthew Winner.

Gayle Forman
Gayle...
2018_MD_GBF_Girl_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Girl Power: Winifred Conkling, Jessica Spotswood
Winifred Conkling, Jessica Spotswood
Teen/YA
Ogden Nash Pavilion
Girl Power
In an anthology of revolution and resistance, a sisterhood of YA writers shines a light on a century and a half of heroines on the margins and in the intersections.

Winifred Conkling
Winifred Conkling is an award-winning...
2018_MD_GBF_Biographies_18051914Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Graphic Biographies: Michael Kupperman, Julian Voloj
Michael Kupperman, Julian Voloj
Non-Fiction
Graphic Biographies
These illustrated volumes shine a light on two notable mid-century figures: Joe Shuster, the artist behind Superman, and Joel Kupperman, Quiz Kid, and writer and artist Michael Kupperman's father
Moderated by Michael Cavna.

Michael...
2018_MD_GBF_Healing_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Healing Memoirs: Marcia Butler, Andrea Jarrell
Marcia Butler, Andrea Jarrell
Non-Fiction
Healing Memoirs
Whether trying to escape the past with music, as both a prodigy and later a professional, or plunging into despair and self-recrimination at the news of a woman's murder, both memoir authors' bravery and wisdom helped them heal from...
2018_MD_GBF_Wrenching_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Heart-Wrenching Family Dramas: Lauren Grodstein, Carolyn Parkhurst
Lauren Grodstein, Carolyn Parkhurst
Fiction
Heart-Wrenching Family Dramas
How far will a mother go to find what's best for her child? These two novels explore what happens when life doesn't go according to plan.
Moderated by Holly Smith.

Lauren Grodstein
Lauren Grodstein is the author of four...
2018_MD_GBF_Hilarious_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Hilarious and Heartbreaking Teen Fiction: Jared Reck, Ashley Woodfolk
Jared Reck, Ashley Woodfolk
Teen/YA
Hilarious and Heartbreaking Teen Fiction
These teens must find their way through challenges when tragedy strikes and life as you know it changes in an instant.

Jared Reck
Jared Reck is a debut author; his novel is “A Short History of the Girl Next Door.” He...
2018_MD_GBF_HRomance_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Historical Romance: Cathy Gohlke, Carrie Turansky, Roseanna M. White
Cathy Gohlke, Carrie Turansky, Roseanna M. White
Fiction
Historical Romance
Join our Historical Romance authors as they discuss bringing history to life and weaving actual historical events into their novels.
Moderated by Sally MacKenzie.

Cathy Gohlke
Cathy Gohlke – a Christy, Carol and INSPY...
2018_MD_GBF_History_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- History and Science: Sarah Albee, Howard Bennett, M.D.
Sarah Albee, Howard Bennett, M.D.
Children's
History and Science
Learn the story of man's best friend, from the first domesticated dogs to the pampered pooches of today. Then explore the stuff happening inside your body, with facts, diagrams, and gross stories, written by a practicing...
2018_MD_GBF_Humor_18051914Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Humor: Erin Danielle Russell, Aaron Reynolds, Dan Santat
Erin Danielle Russell, Aaron Reynolds, Dan Santat
Children's
Humor
Laugh out loud with these playful picture books. Meet the platypus and beaver buddies who want to surf, and meet Kaylee, who wants to be the Princess of Pranks!

Erin Danielle Russell
Erin Danielle Russell has been writing stories...
2018_MD_GBF_Bicknell_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Bicknell
John Bicknell
Non-Fiction
Lincoln's Pathfinder: John C. Fremont and the Violent Election of 1856
The 1856 presidential race was the most violent peacetime election in American history. But amid all the violence, a ray of hope: Fremont's strong showing in the North blazed the trail for Abraham...
2018_MD_GBF_Feinstein_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Feinstein
John Feinstein
Non-Fiction
The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long...
2018_MD_GBF_Parra_18051911Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- John Parra
John Parra
Children's
Biography
Join award-winning illustrator John Parra as he shares his picture book based on the life of one of the world's most influential painters, Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and the animals that inspired her art and life.

John Parra
John Parra is an award winning...
2018_MD_GBF_Pineda_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Jon Pineda
Jon Pineda
Fiction
Let's No One Get Hurt
With the cinematic and terrifying beauty of the American South humming behind each line, this coming-of-age story is set equally between real-world issues of race and socioeconomics, and a magical, Huck Finn-esque universe of community and exploration.
In...
2018_MD_GBF_Esposito_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Joseph A. Esposito
Joseph A. Esposito
Non-Fiction
Dinner in Camelot: The Night America's Greatest Scientists, Writers, and Scholars Partied at the Kennedy White House
During the Cold War, President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy hosted forty-nine notable academics and artists at a White House dinner, symbolizing a time when...
2018_MD_GBF_Pietrzyk_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Leslie Pietrzyk
Leslie Pietrzyk
Fiction
Silver Girl
A nameless young woman starts her freshman year of college with one goal in mind: survival. Set in the early 80s, against the backdrop of a city terrorized by the Tylenol Killer, Silver Girl is a deftly psychological account of the nuances of sisterhood

Leslie...
2018_MD_GBF_Abolitionists_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Lives of Abolitionists: Eugene L. Meyer, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Eugene L. Meyer, Paula Tarnapol Whitacre
Non-Fiction
Lives of Abolitionists
Learn about Civil War-era activists who devoted their lives to the cause of ending slavery in the United States.
Moderated by Will Pittman.

Eugene L. Meyer
Eugene L. Meyer is an award-winning journalist and a former...
2018_MD_GBF_Sederer_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Lloyd Sederer
Lloyd Sederer
Non-Fiction
The Addiction Solution: Treating Our Dependence on Opioids and Other Drugs
Hear about a groundbreaking examination of addiction from the Chief Medical Officer for the New York State Office of Mental Health, offering practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and...
2018_MD_GBF_LandM_18051916Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Love and Marriage: Elizabeth Flock, Molly McClosky, Melissa Scholes Young
Elizabeth Flock, Molly McClosky, Melissa Scholes Young
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Love and Marriage
Three authors tell stories, two fiction and one non-fiction, exploring marriage, fidelity, and finding your place in a new culture.
Moderated by Liz Hottel.

Elizabeth Flock
Elizabeth Flock is author of...
2018_MD_GBF_Miller_18051930Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Madeline Miller
Madeline Miller
Fiction
Circe
With unforgettably vivid characters, mesmerizing language and page-turning suspense, Circe is a triumph of storytelling, an intoxicating epic of family rivalry, palace intrigue, love and loss, as well as a celebration of indomitable female strength in a man's world.
In...
2018_MD_GBF_Bittman_18051910Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman
Non-Fiction
How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food
Mark Bittman is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series. His ultimate grilling guide features simple recipes for great flame-cooked food.

Mark Bittman
Mark Bittman...
2018_MD_GBF_Betley_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Matthew Betley
Matthew Betley
Mystery/Thriller
Field of Valor
Set in the aftermath of Betley's 'machine-gun pace' Oath of Honor and the discovery of a deadly global conspiracy, the president requests Logan West to form a covert task force with the mission to dismantle a nameless enemy.

Matthew Betley
Matthew...
2018_MD_GBF_Mayors_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Mayor's Book Club Awards Presentation
2018_MD_GBF_Gordon_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Meryl Gordon
Meryl Gordon
Non-Fiction
Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend
In this instant New York Times Bestseller, Bunny Mellon, the style icon who designed the White House Rose Garden, serves as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics,...
2018_MD_GBF_Woes_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Middle School Woes: Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Shang
Madelyn Rosenberg, Wendy Shang
Children's
Middle School Woes
David Da-Wei Horowitz is preparing for his upcoming bar mitzvah. It's hard work because it involves trying to please his Jewish and Chinese grandmothers, who argue about everything, and David just wants everyone to be happy.

Madelyn...
2018_MD_GBF_Misc_18051999Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Miscellaneous
The Politics and Prose tent, muddy boots, vendor tables, kids activities, etc.
2018_MD_GBF_Music_18051914Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Musicians Stage
Performers here:

Hayley Fahey:
Hayley is a prolific singer-songwriter with a voice that captivates audiences: soulful, sweet, powerful. She is a multi-instrumentalist, and has a presence onstage that lights up a room. She draws influence from country, blues and folk, infusing storytelling and...
2018_MD_GBF_Native_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Native Americans in Ohio: Mary Stockwell, Glenn F. Williams
Mary Stockwell, Glenn F. Williams
Non-Fiction
Native Americans in Ohio
In border conflicts leading up to the War for Independence, and western expansion afterwards, learn about Revolutionary Heroes who fought against Native American Tribes in Ohio

Mary Stockwell
Mary Stockwell holds a Ph.D. in...
2018_MD_GBF_Nature_18051916Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nature: Steve Light, Robert Sabuda
Steve Light, Robert Sabuda
Children's
Nature
Pop-up horses leap off the page, and in a board book, a blackbird flies from one color to another in these artistically vibrant and stunning explorations of our world.

Steve Light
Steve Light is the author-illustrator of many picture books, including...
2018_MD_GBF_Big_Read_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- NEA Big Read: Immigrant Stories: Adrienne Benson, Aminatta Forna
Adrienne Benson, Aminatta Forna
Fiction
NEA Big Read: Immigrant Stories
Two novels ask us to consider recognizing connections in a place that's not our own. Set in London's West African Ghanaian immigrant community, and in a East-African Kenyan Maasai village, explore unforeseen ways to find home and...
2018_MD_GBF_Reynolds_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nicholas Reynolds
Nicholas Reynolds
Non-Fiction
Writer, Sailor, Soldier, Spy Ernest Hemingway's Secret Adventures, 1935-1961
A riveting, New York Times Bestselling, international cloak-and-dagger epic, here is the stunning untold story of Ernest Hemingway's dangerous secret life -- including his role as a Soviet agent...
2018_MD_GBF_Korpon_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Nik Korpon in conversation with Eryk Pruitt
Nik Korpon
Mystery/Thriller
Queen of the Struggle
When freedom is brutally withheld, the people have no choice but to rise up, in this post-apocalyptic science fiction sequel to The Rebellion's Last Traitor

Nik Korpon
Nik Korpon is the author of the Memory Thief series—”The Rebellion’s Last...
2018_MD_GBF_ODonnell_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Patrick K. O'Donnell
Patrick K. O'Donnell
Non-Fiction
The Unknowns
Celebrated military historian and bestselling author Patrick K. O'Donnell, (Washington's Immortals), reveals the untold story behind the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Patrick K. O’Donnell
Patrick K. O’Donnell , author of “The Unknowns: The Untold Story...
2018_MD_GBF_Padgett_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Philip Padgett
Philip Padgett
Non-Fiction
Advocating Overlord : The D-Day Strategy and the Atomic Bomb
In 1943, a new generation of leaders overcame their differences to make common cause against a shared threat. This intriguing history reveals how President Franklin D. Roosevelt altered his attitude toward Winston...
2018_MD_GBF_Naylor_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Children's
Early Reader Action
Roxie is back! And that means the Hooligans are not far behind. These friends find more trouble afoot, that is, Uncle Dangerfoot to be exact. Their little beach vacation is not what it seems.

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor is...
2018_MD_GBF_Weiss_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Piper Weiss
Piper Weiss
Non-Fiction
You All Grow Up and Leave Me: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession
A highly-sought New York tennis coach was discovered to be a child predator. Twenty years later, Piper examines the event as both a teenage eyewitness and a dispassionate investigative reporter, hoping to understand...
2018_MD_GBF_PVG_18051933Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Poe and Van Gogh: Deborah Heiligman, Gareth Hinds
Deborah Heiligman, Gareth Hinds
Teen/YA
Poe and Van Gogh
One book is a striking graphic adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe's best-known works, the other an award-winning story of brotherly love between Vincent Van Gogh and his brother, Theo, while illuminating the time they lived in.

Deborah...
2018_MD_GBF_Poetry_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Poetry Panel: Kateema Lee, V.P. Loggins, Kurt Olsson, Erica Wright
Kateema Lee, V.P. Loggins, Kurt Olsson, Erica Wright
Poetry
Poetry Panel
Award-winning Maryland poets share poetry to inspire connections and to help make sense of our lives
Moderated by Lucinda Marshall.

Kateema Lee
Kateema Lee is a Washington, D.C., native. Her recent work has been published...
2018_MD_GBF_Putting_18051913Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Putting Eliza Hamilton in the Narrative: Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Susan Holloway Scott
Stephanie Dray, Laura Kamoie, Susan Holloway Scott
Fiction
Putting Eliza Hamilton in the Narrative
Who lives, who dies, who tells your story? Historical Fiction and Hamilton
Moderated by Nicole Hertvik.

Stephanie Dray
Stephanie Dray is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of...
2018_MD_GBF_Prisoners_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Revolutionary War Prisoners: Ken Miller, Robert P. Watson
Ken Miller, Robert P. Watson
Non-Fiction
Revolutionary War Prisoners
American POWs in Brooklyn's floating prison stirred colonial outrage, while British captives held in makeshift detention camps in Lancaster, PA created a flashpoint for community conflict, prolonging the fight to create a national...
2018_MD_GBF_Hanson_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Royce Hanson
Royce Hanson
Non-Fiction
Suburb : Planning Politics and the Public Interest
Join former MoCo Planning Board Chairman Royce Hanson to explore how well a century of strategic land-use decisions served the public interest in Montgomery County, Maryland

Royce Hanson
Royce Hanson is research professor...
2018_MD_GBF_Kean_1805194Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Sam Kean
Sam Kean
Non-Fiction
Caesar's Last Breath : Decoding the Secrets of the Air Around Us
Take a journey through the periodic table, around the globe, and across time to tell the story of the air we breathe, which, it turns out, is also the story of earth and our existence on it.

Sam Kean
Sam Kean is...
2018_MD_GBF_Science_18051932Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Science Comics Series: Joe Flood, Falynn Koch, Dave Roman
Joe Flood, Falynn Koch, Dave Roman
Children's
Science Comics Series
Dive in for an intimate look at sharks and get to know the critters behind history's worst diseases in these volumes from the popular Science Comics series.

Joe Flood
Joe Flood is an comic book author and artist, who took to...
2018_MD_GBF_Space_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Space and Aliens for Early Readers: Paul Noth, Jonathan Roth
Paul Noth, Jonathan Roth
Children's
Space and Aliens for Early Readers
When Hap sells his whole family to the aliens, he must figure out how to get them all back. And meet space-school attendee Bob and his alien bestie Beep, who make the perfect team.

Paul Noth
Paul Noth is a writer and artist...
2018_MD_GBF_Coll_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Susan Coll and The Writer's Center's "The Novel Year" workshop
Susan Coll
Fiction
The Novel Year class readings
Featured readers are participants in The Writer's Center's 'The Novel Year' workshop intended to support serious novelists complete or revise a draft of their manuscript. They will be reading from their works-in-progress
2018_MD_GBF_Price_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- S.L. Price
S.L. Price
Non-Fiction
Playing Through the Whistle : Steel, Football, and an American Town
What happens to a town when a dream dies? Does it just disappear? Playing Through the Whistle, Finalist for the 2017 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, is a masterpiece of narrative journalism that...
2018_MD_GBF_Bell_18051913Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Ted Bell in conversation with Bill Press
Ted Bell, Bill Press
Mystery/Thriller
CROSSWISE, The Fiction Angle
In the age of FAKE NEWS, one spy thriller writer and one non-fiction memoirist discuss the challenges of each genre in its ability to reveal truths about modern politics, foreign threats and how to appeal to both sides of the...
2018_MD_GBF_Fantasy_1805196Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Teen Fantasy: Lexa Hillyer, Alyssa Schwartz
Lexa Hillyer, Alyssa Schwartz
Teen/YA
Teen Fantasy
Teens in a support group should help them heal. Instead, each develops a psychic power. And, Devoted half sisters face a threat even greater than that of the evil queen, the threat of losing each other forever.

Lexa Hillyer
Lexa Hillyer is the...
2018_MD_GBF_Wife_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- The Wife Between Us: Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Greer Hendricks, Sarah Pekkanen
Mystery/Thriller
The Wife Between Us
An instant New York Times Bestseller, twisted and deliciously chilling,The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.
Moderated by Jennifer Bort...
2018_MD_GBF_Glenn_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Tom Glenn
Tom Glenn
Fiction
Last of the Annamese
Drawn from the author's own experience during the war, Last of the Annamese evokes a haunting portrait of the lives of those trapped in Saigon in April 1975 as the city, and surrounding country, fell to North Vietnamese forces.

Tom Glenn
Tom Glenn has worked...
2018_MD_GBF_Untangling_1805198Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Untangling the Past, Embracing the Future: Orly Konig, Teresa Bruce
Orly Konig, Teresa Bruce
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Untangling the Past, Embracing the Future
Teresa Bruce joins Orly Konig to discuss two stories, one fiction and one non-fiction, of family heartbreak, secrets, loss and love. Both writers untangle painful pasts, and embrace hopeful futures.
Moderated by...
2018_MD_GBF_Imagination_1805193Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Use Your Imagination: Sarah Jacoby, Megan Wagner Lloyd
Sarah Jacoby, Megan Wagner Lloyd
Children's
Use Your Imagination
These picture books let your imagination soar: one book explores the events of a single day; the other follows the changing of the seasons and friends who find materials to build perfect forts in all of them.

Sarah Jacoby
Sarah...
2018_MD_GBF_Variations_1805197Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Variations on a Theme: M. Scott Douglass, Jesse Waters
M. Scott Douglass, Jesse Waters
Fiction
Variations on a Theme
Both authors use a single theme as the backbone of their writing. Douglass writes poems about life as a wanderer, and Waters, writing about a man identifying a body, loops his short stories back on themselves.
Moderated by Richard...
2018_MD_GBF_Wildlife_1805195Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Wildlife: Denise Fleming, Maria Gianferrari
Denise Fleming, Maria Gianferrari
Children's
Wildlife
These picture books tell stories of birds. A robin's animal friends help build her nest in this book of collages. In the other, follow a father red-tailed hawk in his hunt to feed his family in a suburban neighborhood.

Denise Fleming
Denise...
2018_MD_GBF_W4Children_18051924Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Workshops for Children
Folks here include:

Drawing Dragons and Monsters
Presented by: Steve Light
Author-illustrator Steve Light will give a drawing demo and guide kids step-by-step through creating their own dragons and monsters.

Comics Character Team Up
Presented by: Dave Roman
Join author Dave Roman (Astronaut...
2018_MD_GBF_W4Adults_1805199Gaithersburg Book Festival (2018) -- Writing Workshops (for adults and teens)
Folks here include:

Whodunit! How to Write a Mystery
Presented by: Alan Orloff
A sample class from The Writer’s Center, this workshop will teach writing fundamentals as they apply to the mystery and examine characteristics of the many subgenres (thrillers, too!) Learn about mystery-specific...
2018_DC_Marching_18042387March on Washington Film Festival -- Marching to Progress: Women in 2018 @ NYU
Marching to Progress: Women in 2018 is presented by The March on Washington Film Festival, Raben_Impact, and the NYU Brademas Center. This event will commemorate the Women’s March and assess how we are moving women from marching to voting and further activism. Clips from Robin Hamilton's Fannie Lou...
2018_MD_WWC_A_18050547MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Agents Room
2018_MD_WWC_M_180505103MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Miscellaneous
2018_MD_WWC_P04_18050526MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Alice McDermott w/Tayla Burney
Panel 4:
Alice McDermott in Conversation with Tayla Burney (introduced by Jenny Yacovissi)
2018_MD_WWC_P01_18050522MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Book Promotion for Authors (w/Katharine Sands)
Panel 1:
"Book Promotion for Authors" by literary agent Katharine Sands
Welcome from the Independent’s president, Salley Shannon (introduced by Jenny Yacovissi, conference chair)
2018_MD_WWC_P09_18050516MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Channeling Climate Change
Panel 9: (Concurrent)
Channeling Climate Change: The Tip of the Iceberg
* Tim Wendel, moderator, author of Cancer Crossings: A Brother, His Doctors, and the Quest for a Cure to Childhood Leukemia
* Joseph Romm, author of Climate Change: What Everyone Needs to Know
* Mike Tidwell, author of Bayou...
2018_MD_WWC_P05_18050570MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Lunch w/Bob Schieffer
Panel 5: Lunch
Keynote speaker: Veteran broadcast journalist and author Bob Schieffer (introduced by Gene Meyer)
2018_MD_WWC_P06_18050533MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Political Books in the Age of Trump
Panel 6:
Political Books in the Age of Trump (a special plenary session)
* Margaret Engel, moderator, co-author of ThriftStyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper's Guide to Smart Fashion
* John A. Farrell, author of Richard Nixon: The Life
* Laurence Leamer, author of The Lynching: The Epic Courtroom...
2018_MD_WWC_P10_18050525MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: There’s Always a First Time
Panel 10: (Concurrent)
There’s Always a First Time: Debut Authors Across Genres and Publishing Paths
* Jenny Yacovissi, moderator, author of Up the Hill to Home
* Paula Tarnapol Whitacre (biography), author of A Civil Life in an Uncivil Time: Julia Wilbur's Struggle for Purpose
* Caroline...
2018_MD_WWC_P08_18050514MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Through the Wormhole
Panel 8: (Concurrent)
Through the Wormhole: Debut Sci-Fi Authors Tell All
* Tara Campbell, moderator, author of TreeVolution
* Nik Korpon, author of The Rebellion's Last Traitor
* Meg Eden, author of Post-High School Reality Quest
* Kathy MacMillan, author of Sword and Verse
2018_MD_WWC_P03_18050534MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Tools of the Trade
Panel 3:
Tools of the Trade (“Seasoned Authors Share Their Secrets”)
* David O. Stewart, moderator, author of Madison's Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America
* Peter Cozzens, author of The Earth Is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
* Paul Dickson, author of Leo...
2018_MD_WWC_P07_18050514MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Women of Crime
Panel 7: (Concurrent)
Women of Crime
* Donna Andrews, moderator, author of the Meg Langslow Mystery series
* Colleen Shogan, author of Calamity at the Continental Club
* Sherry Harris, author of the Sarah Winston Garage Sale mysteries
* Maya Corrigan, author of the Five-Ingredient Mystery...
2018_MD_WWC_P02_18050522MD -- Washington Writers Conference (2018) -- Panel: Writing a Page-Turner
Panel 2:
Writing a Page-Turner
* Salley Shannon, moderator, president of the Independent
* Delancey Stewart, author of Without Words
* E.A. Aymar, author of You're as Good as Dead
* Art Taylor, author of On the Road with Del & Louise: A Novel in Stories
2018_DC_Drury_18102926Natl Archives -- Bob Drury ("Valley Forge")
Bob Drury and Tom Clavin: Valley Forge: The Heart of Everything That Is
Bob Drury has written an inspiring account of Valley Forge, the Continental Army winter camp where George Washington turned the tide of the American Revolution. At the end of 1777, the Continental Army was starving; the men were...
2018_DC_Folktales_18011060Natl Archives -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar ("The Annotated African American Folktales") w/A'Lelia Bundles
African American Folktales
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Maria Tatar will discuss their book, The Annotated African American Folktales. The illustrated book celebrates nearly 170 stories across several continents and is a kaleidoscopic study of the African American folklore tradition. It presents fairy...
2018_DC_Abrams_18030726Natl Archives -- Jeanne E. Abrams ("First Ladies of the Republic")
First Ladies of the Republic
Jeanne E. Abrams takes a look at the First Ladies of the Republic: Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolley Madison, and the Creation of an Iconic American Role. The position of First Lady was not officially authorized or defined, but they worked to project a public persona...
2018_DC_Reeves_18061340Natl Archives -- John Reeves ("The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee")
The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee: The Forgotten Case against an American Icon
In his latest book, The Lost Indictment of Robert E. Lee, historian John Reeves tells the story of the forgotten legal and moral case that was made against the Confederate general after the Civil War. The actual...
2018_DC_Ellis_18101740Natl Archives -- Joseph Ellis ("American Dialogue")
American Dialogue: The Founding Fathers and Us
The story of history is often a conversation between past and present, and in American Dialogue, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph J. Ellis focuses on the often-asked question, “What would the Founding Fathers think?” Ellis gives us a deeply...
2018_DC_Boot_18011760Natl Archives -- Max Boot ("The Road Not Taken")
The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam
In this biography of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, military historian Max Boot demonstrates how America’s giant military bureaucracy in Vietnam crushed Lansdale’s policy of diplomacy to win the trust of the Vietnamese...
2018_DC_Golway_18121158Natl Archives -- Terry Golway ("Frank and Al")
Frank and Al: FDR, Al Smith, and the Unlikely Alliance that Created the Modern Democratic Party
In his latest book, Frank and Al, editor and author Terry Golway tells the untold story of an unlikely political partnership—between a to-the-manor-born Protestant (Franklin D. Roosevelt) and a Lower East...
2018_DC_NPC_Bookfair_181102105NPC -- Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2018)
The Capitol region’s premiere holiday book event is back for the 41st year! The National Press Club Journalism Institute is once again partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of pols, pundits and prose.

Daniel de Visé -- The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of...
2018_DC_Reel_Story_18030755NYU -- The Reel Story: Reporting in Washington
The Reel Story: Reporting in Washington
WH Press Corps
Reporting in Washington is so glamorous that Hollywood wants in. Good and bad journalism make great and awful movies. It's more than The Post and All The President's Men. There's Shock and Awe, Broadcast News, Shattered Glass, The Pelican Brief,...
2018_DC_Midterms_18112926NYU Law -- Sidney Austin Forum: Assessing the 2018 Election Results -- 1 (of 3): Keynote w/Henry Olsen
Assessing the 2018 Election Results: Governance and Political Implications
Sidley Austin Forum
Sidley Austin LLP and NYU School of Law are proud to host the 3rd Annual Sidley Austin Forum.
The program will examine the results of the 2018 congressional midterms and state and local contests around the...
2018_DC_Midterms2_18112938NYU Law -- Sidney Austin Forum: Assessing the 2018 Election Results -- 2 (of 3): Panel 1 w/Bob Bauer, Megan Mcardle, Sam Stein, and Ben Wittes
Assessing the 2018 Election Results: Governance and Political Implications
Sidley Austin Forum
Sidley Austin LLP and NYU School of Law are proud to host the 3rd Annual Sidley Austin Forum.
The program will examine the results of the 2018 congressional midterms and state and local contests around the...
2018_DC_Midterms3_18112946NYU Law -- Sidney Austin Forum: Assessing the 2018 Election Results -- 3 (of 3): Panel 2 w/David Axelrod, Emily Ekins, Ronald Klain, and Doug Thornel
Assessing the 2018 Election Results: Governance and Political Implications
Sidley Austin Forum
Sidley Austin LLP and NYU School of Law are proud to host the 3rd Annual Sidley Austin Forum.
The program will examine the results of the 2018 congressional midterms and state and local contests around the...
2018_DC_Unfinished_18040346NYU & Brennan Center for Justice -- Revolution Unfinished: Remembering MLK's Vision for a Nation Transformed (w/Michael Steele and Donna Edwards)
Revolution Unfinished: Remembering MLK's Vision for a Nation Transformed
Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., is largely remembered for his campaigns against segregation, his calls for racial brotherhood, and his unwavering commitment to nonviolence. He is less often remembered, however, for his...
2018_DC_McCormack_180521114NYU, Embassy of Ireland, and Solas Nua -- Salon Series: A Conversation with Author Mike McCormack w/Alice McDermott and Sarah Davis-Goff
Salon Series: A Conversation with Author Mike McCormack
NYU Washington, DC, the Embassy of Ireland, Solas Nua, and the EU Delegation European Month of Culture present acclaimed author Mike McCormack.
Mike McCormack is an award-winning novelist and short story writer from County Mayo in Ireland. His...
2018_DC_Stephens_181028162Politics & Prose -- Alice Stephens ("Famous Adopted People")
Alice Stephens - Famous Adopted People
Stephens’s debut novel follows Lisa and Mindy, South Koreans and best friends since their childhood adoption by American parents. In their twenties as the novel opens, the two meet in Seoul at Mindy’s insistence to track down their birth parents. But Lisa has just...
2018_DC_Bloom_18022531Politics & Prose -- Amy Bloom ("White Houses")
Amy Bloom - White Houses
Bloom’s fourth novel is told from the point of view of Lorena Hickok and recounts her long relationship with Eleanor Roosevelt. Starting with Hickok’s unhappy childhood in Wisconsin, the narrative follows her escape from an abusive home, her struggle to finish school, and the...
2018_DC_Ryan_18090444Politics & Prose -- April Ryan ("Under Fire")
April Ryan - Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House
Ryan has been a White House correspondent for the American Urban Radio Networks since the Clinton administration, but with Trump’s arrival she has become part of the story she’s covering. Her new book is both a reporter’s...
2018_DC_Press_1803257Politics & Prose -- Bill Press ("From the Left")
Bill Press - From the Left: A Life in the Crossfire
Press grew up in a segregated working-class Delaware town. Part of a Catholic family, he was raised to believe that divorce, abortion, and homosexuality were sins, and he entered a seminary to prepare for a lifetime of defending his faith. Yet instead...
2018_DC_Mann_18020121Politics & Prose -- Charles C. Mann ("The Wizard and the Prophet") w/Scott Stossel
Charles C. Mann - The Wizard and the Prophet: Two Remarkable Scientists and Their Dueling Visions to Shape Tomorrow's World — in conversation with Scott Stossel
Mann’s award-winning histories, 1491 and 1493, looked back to Columbus and his world-changing expeditions. His new book profiles two...
2018_DC_LeDuff_18052461Politics & Prose -- Charlie LeDuff ("Sh*tshow!")
Charlie LeDuff - Sh*tshow!: The Country's Collapsing . . . and the Ratings Are Great
LeDuff, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and the author of Detroit, didn’t predict the Trump presidency, but already in 2013 he sensed the country was at a breaking point. To document this, he set out on a...
2018_DC_Kurtz_Phelan_18041578Politics & Prose -- Daniel Kurtz-Phelan ("The China Mission") w/Evan Thomas
Daniel Kurtz-Phelan - The China Mission: George Marshall's Unfinished War, 1945-1947 — in conversation with Evan Thomas
In 1945 Truman dispatched General George Marshall to China as his special presidential envoy. Marshall was charged with negotiating peace between the Chinese Nationalists and...
2018_DC_Blight_18102957Politics & Prose -- David W. Blight ("Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom")
David W. Blight - Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom
Blight, the award-winning author of histories including American Oracle and Race and Reunion, is perhaps the foremost Frederick Douglass scholar at work today. He’s edited the annotated editions of Douglass’s first two autobiographies, and he...
2018_DC_Pelecanos_18090966Politics & Prose -- George Pelecanos ("The Man Who Came Uptown")
George Pelecanos - The Man Who Came Uptown
In some twenty mystery-thrillers, Pelecanos has created unforgettable and utterly human characters, placed them in situations offering no obvious right choices, and has illuminated the life of D.C. neighborhoods better than any sociology text could. In his...
2018_DC_New_Power_18041553Politics & Prose -- Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms ("New Power")
Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms - New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World--And How to Make It Work for You
If you compare traditional institutions like the military, hospitals, and schools to digital-age organizations like Black Lives Mater, Airbnb, and Reddit, you get a snapshot of two...
2018_DC_Lipman_18022035Politics & Prose -- Joanne Lipman ("That's What She Said") w/Susan Page
Joanne Lipman - That's What She Said: What Men Need to Know (and Women Need to Tell Them) about Working Together — in conversation with Susan Page
Lipman’s groundbreaking handbook for achieving gender parity in the workplace grew out of her 2014 Wall Street Journal article, “Women at Work: A Guide for...
2018_DC_Califano_18031367Politics & Prose -- Joseph A. Califano, Jr.("Our Damaged Democracy")
Joseph A. Califano, Jr. - Our Damaged Democracy: We the People Must Act
This authoritative and passionate primer on the three branches of government reveals the changes--political, cultural, constitutional, technological, institutional--that render our government completely dysfunctional, and the...
2018_DC_Rad_Girls_180911101Politics & Prose -- Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl ("Rad Girls Can") w/Mary Beth Tinker
Kate Schatz and Miriam Klein Stahl - Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women — In conversation with Mary Beth Tinker
What do the young women in this book have in common? Quite simply, they're amazing. The real-life heroines profiled are making it happen in a range of fields:...
2018_DC_Davis_18021961Politics & Prose -- Lanny J. Davis ("The Unmaking of the President 2016")
Lanny J. Davis - The Unmaking of the President 2016: How FBI Director James Comey Cost Hillary Clinton the Presidency
Davis’s analysis of the 2016 election argues that the contest was effectively over, decided in Trump’s favor, on October 28. That day James Comey informed Congress that the FBI would be...
2018_DC_Speak_18020662Politics & Prose -- Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll ("Speak: The Graphic Novel")
Laurie Halse Anderson and Emily Carroll - Speak: The Graphic Novel — in the Children & Teens Dept. **FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
The novel, Speak, a National Book Award finalist, is now available in graphic form, illustrated by Emily Carroll. It is the story of a girl, Melinda, who becomes an outcast at...
2018_DC_Callanan_18041514Politics & Prose -- Liam Callanan ("Paris by the Book")
Liam Callanan
Paris by the Book
Callanan’s third novel is a playful literary mystery that starts with the search for a missing man and ends in a family finding a new life as proprietors of a Paris bookstore. When Leah’s husband disappears, the only clues—if they are clues—are the manuscript of his...
2018_DC_Square_18051151Politics & Prose -- Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen ("Square")
Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen - Square
Following on the success of 2017’s Triangle, Barnett and Klassen are back with another geometric story. Here, blockish Square has set to work creating a portrait of Circle from stone. Square’s work crumbles. However, when Circle sees her reflection in a puddle, she...
2018_DC_Bittman_18052063Politics & Prose -- Mark Bittman ("How to Grill Everything") w/Anna Spiegel
Mark Bittman - How to Grill Everything: Simple Recipes for Great Flame-Cooked Food — in conversation with Anna Spiegel
Written with Bittman’s signature clarity and verve, the latest in his How to Cook Everything series is a wide-ranging sampling of the possibilities of the grill. Featuring more than...
2018_11_19E_Kalb107Politics & Prose -- Marvin Kalb ("Enemy of the People") w/Andrea Mitchell
Marvin Kalb - Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy — in conversation with Andrea Mitchell
For Kalb, a journalist and media observer for more than six decades, when Trump called the press an “enemy of the American people,” alarm bells... (Partially reviewed)
2018_DC_Philbrick_18030853Politics & Prose -- Nathaniel Philbrick ("Second Wind")
Nathaniel Philbrick - Second Wind: A Sunfish Sailor, an Island, and the Voyage That Brought a Family Together
Originally published in 1999, Philbrick’s warm and engaging memoir is a personal odyssey of sorts, charting the author’s adjustment to midlife changes. The narrative unfolds during the spring...
2018_DC_Scovell_180325101Politics & Prose -- Nell Scovell ("Just the Funny Parts")
Nell Scovell - Just the Funny Parts...and a Few Hard Truths about Sneaking Into the Hollywood Boys' Club — in conversation with Alexandra Petri
With more than thirty years of experience as a writer, producer, and director, Scovell knows how the entertainment industry works. She came to Hollywood as a...
2018_DC_Eisen_1809099Politics & Prose -- Norman Eisen ("The Last Palace")
Norman Eisen - The Last Palace: Europe's Turbulent Century in Five Lives and One Legendary House
Eisen’s rich profile of Prague’s Petschek Villa, now the residence of the U.S. ambassador to the Czech Republic, combines political history and memoir for an illuminating look at Europe in the last century....
2018_DC_Womens_March_180123102Politics & Prose -- Panel -- Women's March Organizers ("Together We Rise: The Women's March")
Women's March Organizers, featuring Janaye Ingram, Mia Ives-Rublee, Caitlin Ryan, Melanie Campbell, and more - Together We Rise: The Women's March--Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World
With more than three million participants, the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 marked the largest...
2018_DC_Race_In_America_18011585Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America Today" (5th) w/April Ryan, Mary Frances Berry, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Wesley Lowery, and Jason Riley
Race in America Today
A Panel Discussion with Mary Frances Berry, Bishop T. D. Jakes, Wesley Lowery, and Jason Riley
Moderated by April Ryan
Join April Ryan for the fifth in an ongoing series of discussions focusing on race in America. As in previous presentations, Ryan will moderate a panel of...
2018_DC_Nader_18092374Politics & Prose -- Ralph Nader ("To the Ramparts")
Ralph Nader - To the Ramparts: How Bush and Obama Paved the Way for the Trump Presidency, and Why It Isn't Too Late to Reverse Course
Since the release of Unsafe at Any Speed in 1965, Nader has led the charge against destructive and exploitative corporate power. The co-founder of public interest groups...
2018_DC_Penn_18041511Politics & Prose -- Sean Penn ("Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff") w/Laura Lippman
Sean Penn - Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff — in conversation with Laura Lippman
Ironically named and brilliantly drawn, Bob Honey, the protagonist of Penn's first novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, is bitter about his divorce, fed up with Tweets, and tired of being mined for Big Data. He has a day job...
2018_DC_McChrystal_18110362Politics & Prose -- Stanley McChrystal ("Leaders: Myth and Reality") w/Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone
Stanley McChrystal - Leaders: Myth and Reality — in conversation with Jeff Eggers and Jason Mangone
McChrystal, a retired four-star general and now a senior fellow at Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, has studied leadership intensively, both in the military and in other fields. In this...
2018_DC_Daniels_18120364Politics & Prose -- Stormy Daniels ("Full DIsclosure") w/Sally Quinn
Stormy Daniels - Full Disclosure — in conversation with Sally Quinn
Stormy Daniels offers a conversational, wide-ranging, and forthright account of her life in her new memoir, Full Disclosure. A bright kid from Louisiana who wanted to be a writer and loved horses, Daniels grew up in a dysfunctional...
2018_DC_Eizenstat_18042495Politics & Prose -- Stuart Eizenstat ("President Carter: The White House Years")
Stuart E. Eizenstat: President Carter: The White House Years
The definitive history of the Carter Administration from the man who participated in its surprising number of accomplishments--drawing on his extensive and never-before-seen notes.
Stuart Eizenstat was at Jimmy Carter's side from his...
2018_DC_Clapper_180523104Politics & Prose @ GWU Jack Morton Auditorium -- James Clapper ("Facts and Fears") w/Dana Bash
James Clapper - Facts and Fears: Hard Truths from a Life in Intelligence — in conversation with Dana Bash — at the GW Jack Morton Auditorium
When he stepped down in January 2017 as United States director of national intelligence, James Clapper had been President Obama’s senior intelligence adviser for...
2018_DC_Roulette_180327135Politics & Prose @ GWU Jack Morton Auditorium -- Michael Isikoff and David Corn ("Russian Roulette")
At GW Jack Morton Auditorium
Star journalists Michael Isikoff and David Corn have made headlines with their reports on the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia—and made it into Rep. Nunes’ memo on surveillance to the House Intelligence Committee. In Russian Roulette, they present the incredible account of...
2018_DC_Woodward_18092782Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Bob Woodward ("Fear") w/Michael Schmidt
Bob Woodward - Fear — In conversation with Michael Schmidt at GW Lisner Auditorium
Bob Woodward, one of the most notable journalists and non-fiction authors in the country, is best known for his original news reporting on the Watergate scandal in the 1970s with fellow reporter Carl Bernstein. Since...
2018_DC_Comey_18043046Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- James Comey ("A Higher Loyalty") w/Mike Allen
James Comey - A Higher Loyalty — in conversation with Mike Allen — at GW Lisner
In A Higher Loyalty, former FBI director James Comey shares never-before-told experiences from the highest-stakes situations of his career. From prosecuting the Mob to changing U.S. policy on torture, overseeing the Clinton...
2018_DC_Andres_18091457Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- José Andrés ("We Fed An Island") w/Tim Carman
José Andrés - We Fed an Island — in conversation with Tim Carman — at GW Lisner Auditorium
Four days after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, José Andrés arrived on the island and started to cook. Andrés, whose 29 restaurants have earned him Michelin Stars and two James Beard “Outstanding Chef” awards,...
2018_DC_Kingsolver_18101765Politics & Prose @ Sidwell Friends -- Barbara Kingsolver ("Unsheltered") w/Diane Rehm
Barbara Kingsolver - Unsheltered — in conversation with Diane Rehm at Sidwell Friends Meeting House
Since she published The Poisonwood Bible, Barbara Kingsolver has been not only a bestselling novelist but a strong moral voice for our country. Her novels have won the National Humanities Medal, the...
2018_DC_Gillibrand_18111369Politics & Prose @ St. Paul's Lutheran Church -- Kirsten Gillibrand ("Bold & Brave") w/Symone Sanders
Kirsten Gillibrand - Bold & Brave: Ten Heroes Who Won Women the Right to Vote—at St. Paul's Lutheran Church
United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand presents an uplifting collection of short biographies of American suffragists, inspired by the women who, one hundred years ago, won the right to vote, as...
2018_DC_Telnaes_18012461Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- Ann Telnaes ("Trump's ABC")
Ann Telnaes - Trump's ABC — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
In an inspired matching of form to content, Telnaes presents her series of cartoons on Trump in the shape of a children’s board book. But this collection of satirical wit is for adults, and Telnaes draws, rhymes, and critiques Trump with...
2018_DC_Fleming_18110726Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- Crystal M. Fleming ("How to Be Less Stupid about Race")
Crystal M. Fleming - How to Be Less Stupid about Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
The U.S. exists in a state of racial ignorance, Fleming contends, noting that the same attitudes that justified slavery, let Jim Crow control the South, and...
2018_DC_Kennedy_18090517Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- Martha H. Kennedy ("Drawn to Purpose")
Martha H. Kennedy - Drawn to Purpose: American Women Illustrators and Cartoonists — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Kennedy’s ground-breaking survey presents in detail the lives and work of eighty women illustrators from the late nineteenth century to today. Starting with Golden Age artists Mary...
2018_DC_Kinney_181104107Politics & Prose @ UDC Theater of the Arts -- Jeff Kinney ("The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13)")
Jeff Kinney - The Meltdown (Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13) — UDC Theater of the Arts
Countdown to The Meltdown! In celebration of the launch of Diary of a Wimpy Kid #13: The Meltdown, join us for an imaginative evening at Wimpy Kid Live: The Meltdown Show, an interactive author experience hosted by JEFF...
2018_DC_Fitzgerald_18102344Politics & Prose @ Union Market -- Ali Fitzgerald ("Drawn to Berlin")
Ali Fitzgerald - Drawn to Berlin: Comic Workshops in Refugee Shelters and Other Stories from a New Europe — at Politics and Prose at Union Market
Fitzgerald spent eight years in Berlin teaching her illustrating craft to centers asylum seekers from countries like Syria and Afghanistan – people who have...
2018_DC_Clinton_180607176Politics & Prose @ Warner Theater -- Bill Clinton and James Patterson ("The President is Missing") w/Paul Begala
Politics and Prose Presents Bill Clinton and James Patterson
Please join President Bill Clinton and the world’s bestselling author James Patterson as they discuss their forthcoming novel, The President is Missing, offering candid insights into their unique collaboration and research, as well as the...
2018_DC_Goodwin_18101883Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Doris Kearns Goodwin ("Leadership in Turbulent Times") w/Ezra Klein
Doris Kearns Goodwin - Leadership in Turbulent Times — at Sixth & I
Few people have studied leadership more closely than Doris Kearns Goodwin. A world-acclaimed presidential historian, she has devoted five decades to best-selling and critically acclaimed works of history that include The Bully Pulpit,...
2018_DC_Kerry_180908138Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- John Kerry ("Every Day is Extra") w/David Ignatius
John Kerry - Every Day Is Extra — at Sixth & I
John Kerry has devoted his life to public service. Since he testified in front of Congress as a decorated young Vietnam veteran disillusioned with the war, he’s placed himself at the heart of American political life, serving as a five-term Senator and as...
2018_DC_Castro_18101592Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Julián Castro ("An Unlikely Journey") w/Jonathan Allen
Julián Castro - An Unlikely Journey — at Sixth & I
Julián Castro, former mayor of San Antonio and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under Barack Obama, is one of the American left’s rising stars. In this memoir, reminiscent of Barack Obama’s Dreams from my Father, Castro tells the story of his...
2018_DC_Albright_18041644Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Madeleine Albright ("Fascism: A Warning") w/Jeffrey Goldberg
Madeleine Albright - Fascism: A Warning — with Jeffrey Goldberg
Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree Madeleine Albright is the first woman ever to serve as U.S. Secretary of State. Over her long career as a diplomat, Albright watched Fascism rise and endure. In Fascism: A Warning, she shows us how its...
2018_DC_Wolff_18011896Sixth & I and Politics & Prose -- Michael Wolff ("Fire and Fury") w/Jonathan Capehart
Michael Wolff - Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House — at Sixth & I
Michael Wolff's account of the first year of the Trump administration delves behind the barrage of tweets, accusations, denials, and belligerence to find out what's really been going on in the White House. In this astonishing...
2018_MD_Royer_18091334Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jérémie Royer ("Audubon: On the Wings of the World")
Jérémie Royer - Audubon: On the Wings of the World — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
He was a man of many names and many lives, some invented and some embellished. But one thread followed John James Audubon through his life: a love of nature and an unquenchable thirst for adventure. This graphic novel...
2018_MD_Roth_18100822Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Jonathan Roth ("Beep and Bob")
Jonathan Roth - Beep and Bob — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Bob accidentally earned the highest test score on the planet and is shipped off to the best school in the universe, the galactic Astro Elementary, located deep in space. That is where he befriends Beep, a curious little alien. With Halloween...
2018_MD_Morales_180906106Takoma Park Community Center and Politics & Prose -- Yuyi Morales ("Dreamers/ Soñadores")
Yuyi Morales - Dreamers/ Soñadores (Spanish language) — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
In 1994, the award-winning author Yuyi Morales crossed a bridge with her two-month old son from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico to El Paso, Texas. They settled into a new American life where almost everything was different and...
2018_DC_USCHS_P1_18050466USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 1: Orville Vernon Burton
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P2_18050462USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 2: Paul Finkelman, Gabriel "Jack" Chin, and Alysa Landry
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P3_18050427USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 3: Brandi C. Brimmer
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P4_18050422USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 4: Rebecca E. Zietlow
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P5_18050450USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 5: Mark Summers
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_USCHS_P6_18050444USCHS -- Annual Symposium 2018 "Reconstructing the Constitution" -- Presentation 6: Final Q&A and Reception
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will hold its annual symposium on May 4, 2018. Reconstructing the Constitution, Remaking Citizenship, and Reconsidering a Presidential Succession will give special attention to the Reconstruction Amendments—especially the Fourteenth Amendment, which was ratified 150...
2018_DC_CCapHill_BL_180618140USCHS -- Book Launch: "Creating Capitol Hill"
Please join us for an evening of living history!
The Official Launch of Creating Capitol Hill
Book-themed walking tour begins following program (appx. 6:30 PM)
Join us at USCHS Headquarters on the evening of June 18 to meet the authors, enjoy refreshments, and hear about the selection of the site for...
2018_DC_Aiseirithe_18022819USCHS -- Lunch Talk: A J Aiséirithe (“Frederick Douglass’s Indelible Mark on Washington”)
2018 Black History Month Lecture Discusses Frederick Douglass
The U.S. Capitol Historical Society will present a Black History Month lecture February 28. A J Aiséirithe, Ph.D. will present a lecture titled “Frederick Douglass’s Indelible Mark on Washington.”
A defier of convention in so many ways,...
2018_DC_Heidler_18102440USCHS -- Lunch Talk: David and Jeanne Heidler ("The Rise of Andrew Jackson")
October 24: David and Jeanne Heidler, "The Rise of Andrew Jackson: Myth, Manipulation, and the Making of Modern Politics"
Andrew Jackson’s improbable ascent to the White House occurred because of the activities of handlers and propagandists. One of their most effective tactics was to attack President...
2018_DC_Busch_18111446USCHS -- Lunch Talk: John Laurence Busch ("Steam Diplomacy: Sending a Subtle Message in Leutze's Westward Ho!")
John Laurence Busch, "Steam Diplomacy: Sending a Subtle Message in Leutze's Westward Ho!"
Busch will illustrate, through a combination of contextual and circumstantial evidence, why the artist Emanuel Leutze (of Washington Crossing the Delaware fame) painted a steamship in the Capitol's Westward the...
2018_DC_Overby_18111945USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Marvin Overby ("Calling It Quits! Voluntary Departures from the U.S. Senate, 1919-2018")
Calling It Quits! Voluntary Departures from the U.S. Senate, 1919-2018
Marvin Overby, fellow at the Library of Congress' Kluge Center, explores the rise of the voluntary departures as the primary source of Senate turnover. This talk, which compliments the exhibit, Congress and the Separtaion of Powers,...
2018_DC_Costello_18022136USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Matthew Costello (American Sepulcher: George Washington's Tomb in the US Capitol)
American Sepulcher: George Washington’s Tomb will explore the history of the empty tomb beneath the Capitol Rotunda reveals how American hero worship evolved and transformed during the first half of the nineteenth century. Federalists attempted to fuse European hero worship traditions with American...
2018_DC_Einberger_18100338USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Scott Einberger ("With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall")
Scott Einberger, "With Distance in His Eyes: The Environmental Life and Legacy of Stewart Udall"
One of the most significant players of the modern environmental movement, Stewart Udall served as the U.S. secretary of the interior under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. During these...
2018_DC_SeparationP1_18092538USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Panel 1: Audacious Vision
Congress and the Separation of Powers: Audacious Vision, Uneven History, and Uncertain Future
Panel 1 - Audacious Vision: Why a Separation of Powers?
Seated left to right:
* John Haskell (moderator)
* Gene Healy
* Alison LaCroix
* James I. Wallner

Join us for this discussion that will bring...
2018_DC_SeparationP2_18092541USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Panel 2: Uneven History
Congress and the Separation of Powers: Audacious Vision, Uneven History, and Uncertain Future
Panel 2 - Uneven History: Separation of Powers and the Struggle for Equal Rights
* Ron Elving (moderator)
* Jesse J. Holland
* Yuval Levin
* Victoria Frances Nourse

Join us for this discussion that...
2018_DC_SeparationP3_18092539USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Panel 3: Uncertain Future
Congress and the Separation of Powers: Audacious Vision, Uneven History, and Uncertain Future
Panel 3 - Uncertain Future: Party Polarization and Legislative-Executive Balance
* James A. Thurber (Moderator)
* Norman Ornstein
* Manu Raju
* Sarah Binder

Join us for this discussion that will...
2018_DC_WP_Klepper_18042757Washington Post -- Cape Up Live: Jordan Klepper in Conversation with Jonathan Capehart
Cape Up Live: Jordan Klepper in Conversation with Jonathan Capehart
On Friday, April 27, Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper, host of the “The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper,” will sit down with Washington Post Opinion Writer and host of the “Cape Up” podcast, Jonathan Capehart, to talk about the...
2018_DC_WP_F2S_P0_18061915Washington Post -- Free To State (0) -- Opening Remarks (w/Marty Baron)
Free to State: The Future of the First Amendment
Free speech can take many forms, including social media engagement, comedy, investigative journalism, civil disobedience and more. The First Amendment protections that safeguard freedom of expression are essential for an open and productive society, but...
2018_DC_WP_F2S_P1_18061936Washington Post -- Free To State (1) -- The First Amendment and the Law (w/Jesse Panuccio, Susan N. Herman, Suzanne Nossel, Ruth Marcus)
Free to State: The Future of the First Amendment
Free speech can take many forms, including social media engagement, comedy, investigative journalism, civil disobedience and more. The First Amendment protections that safeguard freedom of expression are essential for an open and productive society, but...
2018_DC_WP_F2S_P2_18061916Washington Post -- Free To State (2) -- One-on-One with the Cambridge Analytica Whistleblower (w/Christopher Wylie, Craig Timberg)
Free to State: The Future of the First Amendment
Free speech can take many forms, including social media engagement, comedy, investigative journalism, civil disobedience and more. The First Amendment protections that safeguard freedom of expression are essential for an open and productive society, but...
2018_DC_WP_F2S_P3_18061932Washington Post -- Free To State (3) -- Let’s Talk About ‘Political Correctness’ (w/Hari Kondabolu, Melina Abdullah, Dylan Marron, Sarah Ellison)
Free to State: The Future of the First Amendment
Free speech can take many forms, including social media engagement, comedy, investigative journalism, civil disobedience and more. The First Amendment protections that safeguard freedom of expression are essential for an open and productive society, but...
2018_DC_WP_F2S_P4_18061953Washington Post -- Free To State (4) -- What The End of Net Neutrality Means for Online Speech (w/Michael O’Rielly, Edward Markey, Jonathan Spalter, Robert Atkinson, and Brian Fung)
Free to State: The Future of the First Amendment
Free speech can take many forms, including social media engagement, comedy, investigative journalism, civil disobedience and more. The First Amendment protections that safeguard freedom of expression are essential for an open and productive society, but...
2018_DC_WP_F2S_P5_18061935Washington Post -- Free To State (5) -- It’s No Joke: Comedy and Free Speech (w/Patton Oswalt, and Elahe Izadi)
Free to State: The Future of the First Amendment
Free speech can take many forms, including social media engagement, comedy, investigative journalism, civil disobedience and more. The First Amendment protections that safeguard freedom of expression are essential for an open and productive society, but...
2018_DC_WP_Comey_18050846Washington Post -- James Comey w/Carol Leonnig
A Conversation with Former FBI Director James Comey
On Tuesday, May 8, former FBI Director James Comey sits down for a one-on-one conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Carol Leonnig. Comey discusses his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” and President...
2018_DC_WP_Harris_18012232Washington Post -- Robert Harris ("Munich") w/David Ignatius
Washington Post Columnist David Ignatius sat down with author Robert Harris to discuss his latest book, “Munich,” which has already achieved best seller status in the United Kingdom and was released in the United States on January 16. The two best-selling authors discussed their works, the geopolitical...
2018_DC_WP_WPFI_18042548Washington Post -- World Press Freedom Index 2018 -- Panel 1: Index Presentation w/Margaux Ewen and Karoun Demirjian
World Press Freedom Index 2018
On April 25, The Washington Post and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) held a conversation on freedom of the press around the world, including a presentation of RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, which examines the degree of freedom that journalists, news organizations...
2018_DC_WP_WPFI2_18042556Washington Post -- World Press Freedom Index 2018 -- Panel 2: Perspectives w/J. Jesus Esquivel, Jason Rezaian, Alisa Sopova, Margaret Talev, and Dana Priest
World Press Freedom Index 2018
On April 25, The Washington Post and Reporters Without Borders (RSF) held a conversation on freedom of the press around the world, including a presentation of RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index, which examines the degree of freedom that journalists, news organizations...
2018_DC_Truman_18022871White House Historical Association -- Clifton Daniel (A Grandson's Reflections: Remembering the Truman White House)
A Grandson's Reflections: Remembering the Truman White House
Please join us for an evening lecture on President Harry Truman and the major White House renovations he oversaw during his time in office. As witnesses to our nation's history, first families often pass down stories of their time in the...
2018_12_10A_WHHA_Book_Fair79White House Historical Association -- Holiday Book Fair
Holiday Book Fair
The White House Historical Association is pleased to announce its upcoming Holiday Book Fair, a full day of holiday shopping and festivities with 12 authors available to sign copies of their award-winning books.will be available for purchase during the event, in addition to our full... (Partially reviewed)


What's hot: The following pages have been the most popular ones over the last month or so:
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2019_05_01A1_Lincoln_RoomD201DC -- U.S. Capitol -- Lincoln Room Dedication
Dedication of the Lincoln Room in the Capitol. A unanimous House Resolution set aside the former mail room of the original House of Representatives chamber to honor Congressman Abraham Lincoln. This room was just a few feet behind Lincoln's desk on the House floor in what is now Statuary Hall. Linc... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_05A1_Literary_HillBF363DC -- Literary Hill BookFest (2019) @ Eastern Market
Come meet our friendly authors and partake in the vibrant literary culture of Capitol Hill. With all different genres and styles represented -- from children's books to poetry, from nonfiction to mystery and romance -- there's something for everyone.... Author folks here pretty much in sequence: Co... (Partially reviewed)
2019_04_27D_Underfoot123DC -- Awesome Con DC (2019) -- Underfoot Graphic Novel Launch Party
You're invited to THE UNDERFOOT Launch Party! Hosted by Emily S. Whitten, Ben Fisher, Michelle Nguyen, and Thom Zahler Come celebrate The Underfoot, a new original graphic novel series from Lion Forge Comics, with Co-Creators Emily S. Whitten & Ben Fisher, Artist Michelle Nguyen, & Letterer Thom Zah... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C3_DaviesR145DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Reception
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Folks here include: Michael Cavna, Mark Shields, Joe Sutliff, Eric Shansby, Clarence Page, Lisa Page, Matt Davies, Matt Wuerker, Clay Jo... (Partially reviewed)
2019_05_02C1_DaviesP117DC -- Library of Congress -- Ceremony: Herblock Prize (2019): Matt Davies -- Presentation
The Herb Block Foundation cordially invites you to THE HERBLOCK PRIZE Award Ceremony & Lecture Prize Winner: Matt Davies Lecturer: Jake Tapper Finalist: Clay Jones Matt Davies Newsday Matt Davies is the editorial cartoonist for Newsday in NY and has won both the 2004 Pulitzer Prize and the 2001 Rob... (Partially reviewed)


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