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2019_DC_Lincoln_Other_19031676Abraham Lincoln 2019 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Other
Lincoln Symposium.
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Remarks at 9:00 a.m. This event...
2019_DC_Lincoln_Speakers_190316179Abraham Lincoln 2019 Symposium @ Fords Theatre -- Speakers
Lincoln symposium.
The Abraham Lincoln Institute and Ford’s Theatre Society present a free symposium on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. focused on the life, career and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Check in will begin at 8:30 a.m. with Opening Remarks at 9:00 a.m. This event...
2019_DC_Ikes_Soul_19061754DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Alan Sears and Craig Osten ("The Soul of an American President")
The Soul of an American President: The Untold Story of Dwight D. Eisenhower's Faith
Featuring co-authors Alan Sears and Craig Osten
Moderated by Tim Goeglein, Vice President, External Relations, Focus on the Family
While there have been many biographies of Dwight D. Eisenhower that focus on his...
2019_DC_Hess_19021322DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Stephen Hess ("Bit Player")
The title “Bit Player” perfectly reflects Stephen Hess’s long and distinguished career as a Washington insider.
Bit Player: My Life with Presidents and Ideas
Featuring author Stephen Hess
The title “Bit Player” perfectly reflects Stephen Hess’s long and distinguished career as a Washington insider....
2019_DC_Waller_19101077DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Douglas Waller ("Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation")
This Thursday, October 10, 2019, join us as Doug Waller discusses his new book, Lincoln's Spies: Their Secret War to Save a Nation, which is a story of espionage, sabotage, and intrigue-and of a shrewd president who valued what his operatives uncovered.
Cottage Conversations offer relaxing evenings to...
2019_DC_Holzer_19061275DC -- Lincoln Cottage -- Harold Holzer ("Monument Man")
Cottage Conversation: Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
Join us as Harold Holzer discusses his new book, Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French.
2019_MD_GBF_Cupcakes_19051817Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- 10th anniversary cupcakes and cake
2019_MD_GBF_AMSC_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Abby Maslin, S. Michael Scadron (w/Adele Levine)
Abby Maslin, S. Michael Scadron, Adele Levine -- Life can change on a dime. Abby Maslin talks about learning to care for her husband as he healed, and how they rebuilt their marriage. S. Michael Scadron shares the highs and lows of his life as he learned both to walk and to live his life fully...
2019_MD_GBF_AGKM_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh
Alan Gratz, Katherine Marsh -- In Gratz's "Refugee," we follow the stories of three families seeking asylum at different times in history. Historically accurate with suspense and emotion, this novel expands our understanding of the difficult situations people have faced over time. In Marsh's "Nowhere...
2019_MD_GBF_AGAH_19051818Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Alex Graudins, Andy Hirsch (w/Dave Roman)
Alex Graudins, Andy Hirsch, Dave Roman -- This Science Comics panel will showcase comics that contain excellent science information with graphics about one topic, and loads of fun!

Alex Graudins
Latest Title: Science Comics: The Brain: The Ultimate Thinking Machine
Alex Graudins is a a Rhode...
2019_MD_GBF_ABMB_1905184Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Andrea Bartz, Marcia Butler (w/Bethanne Patrick)
Andrea Bartz, Marcia Butler, Bethanne Patrick -- New York City is the backdrop for these compulsively readable debut novels by Andrea Bartz and Marcia Butler. Each explores the effects of death, grief and secrets on tangled relationships.

Andrea Bartz
Latest Title: The Lost Night
Andrea Bartz is a...
2019_MD_GBF_AKEK_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim (w/Susan Coll)
Angie Kim, Eugenia Kim -- Two Korean families torn apart by war and circumstance. Angie Kim and Eugenia Kim each share gorgeous, shattering novels inspired by their own lives and families. A can't-put-it-down courtroom drama and a powerful saga set against the backdrop of the Korean War lead to...
2019_MD_GBF_Hillerman_19051811Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Anne Hillerman ("The Tale Teller") (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Anne Hillerman -- Legendary Navajo policeman Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn takes center stage in this riveting atmospheric mystery from New York Times bestselling author Anne Hillerman that combines crime, superstition, and tradition and brings the desert Southwest vividly alive.

Anne Hillerman
2019_MD_GBF_Reception_190517245Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Author Reception @ Asbury Methodist Village
Some of the folks shown here, pretty much in sequence, include:
Jud Ashman, Fred Bowen, Dave Roman, Jonathan Roth, Russell Ginns, Randon Noble, Wade Hudson, Cheryl Hudson, Maya Motayne, Julie Langsdorf, Andrea Bartz, Jannifer Yacovissi, Garrett Peck, James Swanson, Minh Le, Alan Gratz, Jackie Craven,...
2019_MD_GBF_Bradlee_19051828Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Ben Bradlee, Jr. ("The Forgotten")
Ben Bradlee, Jr. -- The political facts of a divided America are stark, but the stories of the men, women and families in The Forgotten offer a kaleidoscopic and fascinating portrait of the complex on-the-ground political reality of America today.

Ben Bradlee Jr.
Latest Title: The Forgotten: How the...
2019_MD_GBF_Levey_19051817Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Bob Levey ("Larry Felder, Candidate")
Bob Levey -- Beloved former Washington Post Columnist Bob Levey's novel Larry Felder, Candidate is a searching snapshot of how difficult it can be to attain a lifelong dream - and to leave others behind.

Bob Levey
Latest Title: Larry Felder, Candidate
Bob Levey is a prize-winning journalist who has...
2019_MD_GBF_CBCCAS_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Caroline Bock, Carrie Callaghan, Alice Stephens (w/Mariko Hewer)
Caroline Bock, Carrie Callaghan, Alice Stephens -- Literally Boundless: Literary Fiction in Three Different Forms. Literary fiction takes the form of short stories, satire, and historical fiction with writers Caroline Bock, Alice Stephens, and Carrie Callaghan. All three consider themes of sacrifice and...
2019_MD_GBF_CHWHEO_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Ellen Oh
Cheryl Hudson, Wade Hudson, Ellen Oh -- Ellen Oh, Co-Founder of We Need Diverse Books, presents short stories by diverse authors for middle grade students. Cheryl and Wade Hudson join her with a collection of diverse authors and illustrators empowering students to build a better tomorrow.

2019_MD_GBF_Pavone_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Chris Pavone ("The Paris Diversion") (In conversation with Jeffery Deaver)
Chris Pavone, Jeffery Deaver -- Join the New York Times bestselling author of The Expats. Kate Moore is back in a pulse-pounding thriller to discover that a massive terror attack across Paris is not what it seems - and that it involves her family, in conversation with award-winning author Jeffery...
2019_MD_GBF_Wilson_19051813Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Chris Wilson ("The Master Plan") (In conversation with Jud Ashman)
Chris Wilson -- The inspiring, instructive, and ultimately triumphant memoir of a man who used hard work and a Master Plan to turn a life sentence into a second chance. At eighteen, he was sentenced to life in prison with no hope of parole. This is his unforgettable story.

Chris Wilson
Latest Title:...
2019_MD_GBF_CTJW_1905183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Christopher Tilghman, Jenni L. Walsh
Christopher Tilghman, Jenni L. Walsh -- Christopher Tilghman returns to the saga of the Mason and Bayly families as an interracial couple leaves Maryland for 1890's France, and Jenny L. Walsh returns to the star-crossed lovebirds Bonnie and Clyde as he's locked up, and she's left waiting, their dreams...
2019_MD_GBF_CKEL_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Claudia Kousoulas, Ellen Letourneau
Claudia Kousoulas, Ellen Letourneau -- Bread & Beauty's recipes have been shared by the Agricultural Reserve's people, a legacy of family and labor, just as the Reserve is a legacy of stewardship we hand to the future. Net proceeds from the sale of Bread & Beauty benefit Montgomery Countryside Alliance...
2019_MD_GBF_DYoung_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Damon Young (In conversation with Carmen Phelps)
Damon Young -- Cultural critic Damon Young discusses his memoir-in-essays, "What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Blacker," in which he uses perspective on his own life to explore the inherent tensions and joys of living while being a black man in America today.
2019_MD_GBF_Maraniss_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- David Maraniss ("A Good American Family")
David Maraniss -- In a riveting book with powerful resonance today, Pulitzer Prize-winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s through the chilling yet affirming story of his family's ordeal, from blacklisting to...
2019_MD_GBF_DCAE_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing
Dhonielle Clayton, Amy Ewing -- Clayton's "Everlasting Rose" is the second book in the Belles Series is set in a fictional Orleans with palace intrigue and page turning suspense. In Ewing's "The Cerulean," Sera Lighthaven finds herself accidentally stranded on a hostile planet and must find a way to...
2019_MD_GBF_Lipman_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Elinor Lipman ("Good Riddance") (In conversation with Jenny Yacovissi)
Elinor Lipman, Jenny Yacovissi -- The delightful new romantic comedy from Elinor Lipman, in which one woman's trash becomes another woman's treasure, with deliriously entertaining results, has been described as funny, warm, sharp, smart, and full of love for family, no matter how flawed.

2019_MD_GBF_ESRS_19051819Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Eliot Schrefer, Ronald L. Smith
Eliot Schrefer, Ronald L. Smith -- In the 2nd book in Schrefer's Lost Rain Forest series, Gogi must use his powers carefully to protect the rain forest and his friends. A magical adventure for nature and animal lovers. In Smith's "The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away," twelve-year-old Simon becomes...
2019_MD_GBF_EWRG_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Erica Wright, Randee Green (w/Carrie Callaghan)
Erica Wright, Randee Green, Carrie Callaghan -- Author Erica Wright pens an ode to female power and courage, with a heroine who risks her life with a deep sea fishing company with sinister connections. Joined by author Randee Green and moderated by Carrie Callaghan.

Randee Green
Latest Title:...
2019_MD_GBF_Thomas_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Etan Thomas ("We Matter") (In conversation with Tony Massenburg)
Etan Thomas, Tony Massenburg -- Etan Thomas, former eleven-year NBA star joins former Maryland and NBA basketball player Tony Massenberg in conversation about Thomas' interviews of over 50 athletes and others, including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Russell, and Dwyane Wade, who believe in using their...
2019_MD_GBF_Miller_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- E. Ethelbert Miller ("If God Invented Baseball") (In conversation with Alan King)
E. Ethelbert Miller, Alan King -- Poet and literary activist E. Ethelbert Miller will read from and discuss poems that celebrate and interpret the game, as well as talk about his other works, and his career as a poet. In conversation with author and poet Alan King.

E. Ethelbert Miller
Latest Title:...
2019_MD_GBF_EAJCJM_19051823Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Julie Maloney (w/Hannah Oliver Depp)
E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver, Julie Maloney -- Join E.A. Aymar, John Copenhaver and Julie Maloney for a discussion of their three crime novels about love, loss, family, and fighting for what you know is right.

E.A. Aymar
Latest Title: The Unrepentant
“... one of the most promising and talented...
2019_MD_GBF_Peck_19051815Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Garrett Peck ("The Great War in America")
Garrett Peck -- Garrett Peck's The Great War in America presents an opportunity to reexamine the country's role on the global stage and the tremendous political and social changes that overtook the nation because of the war.

Garrett Peck
Latest Title: The Great War in America: World War I and Its...
2019_MD_GBF_GSCH_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Gary D. Schmidt, Corey Ann Haydu
Gary D. Schmidt, Corey Ann Haydu -- In Schmidt's "Pay Attention Carter Jones," we meet the Jones family on the stressful and chaotic first day of school. Everything is perfect and orderly in Haydu'ss "Eventown," but is the quest for perfection worth what the family must give up?

Gary D....
2019_MD_GBF_GCPK_19051811Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Gennifer Choldenko, Patti Kim
Gennifer Choldenko, Patti Kim -- In the fourth book in Choldenko's Alcatraz series, Moose's strong sense of responsibility motivates him to rescue his special needs sister from a dangerous situation. Set in a tight knit Korean Community, Kim's "I'm OK" shows the strength of community and how one young...
2019_MD_GBF_GCRS_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Grace Cavalieri, Rose Solari, Katherine E. Young, Reuben Jackson, Elizabeth Hazen
Grace Cavalieri, Rose Solari -- Maryland Poet Laureate Grace Cavalieri writes of women's lives, loves, and work in a multitude of voices. Join moderator Rose Solari and others in a tribute to one of America's most beloved and influential women of letters.
NOTE: If Grace was in attendance, she wasn't on...
2019_MD_GBF_HKBR_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts
Hena Khan, Barbara Carroll Roberts -- In Khan's third book in the Zayd Saleem Chasing the Dream series, Zayd sustains a sports injury that sidelines him. Can he continue to be the team captain while not in the game? And, in Roberts' "Nikki on the Line," Nikki Doyle is invited to play on an elite...
2019_MD_GBF_Jones_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Ida E. Jones ("Baltimore Civil Rights Leader Victorine Q. Adams")
Ida E. Jones -- Victorine Quille Adams was a Baltimore native who persisted in educating and empowering voters throughout her life. Author Ida E. Jones reveals the story of this civic leader and her crusade for equity for all people in Baltimore.

Ida E. Jones
Latest Title: Baltimore Civil Rights...
2019_MD_GBF_JCLD_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jackie Craven, Lisa Dordal (w/Dan Brady)
Jackie Craven, Lisa Dordal, Dan Brady -- Lisa Dordal and Jackie Craven write from different perspectives about what it means to be human, and the complicated emotions and expectations everyone faces.

Jackie Craven
Latest Title: Secret Formulas & Techniques of the Masters
Born into a family of...
2019_MD_GBF_Mustich_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- James Mustich ("1,000 Books to Read Before You Die") (In conversation with David O. Stewart)
James Mustich, David O. Stewart -- Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that's as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends.

James Mustich
Latest Title: 1,000 Books to Read...
2019_MD_GBF_Kuhns_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jamie Ferguson Kuhns ("Sharp Flashes of Lightning Come from Black Clouds")
Jamie Ferguson Kuhns -- Montgomery Parks' Senior Historian Jamie F. Kuhns celebrates Josiah Henson, who was a husband, an abolitionist, a freedom seeker and Underground Railroad conductor, an author, and an international celebrity. His heroic story is tied directly to Montgomery County,...
2019_MD_GBF_JZLM_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jeff Zentner, Lizzy Mason
Jeff Zentner, Lizzy Mason -- Jeff Zentner creates a fun and emotional ride in "Rayne & Delilah's Midnight Matinee" that touches on the many changes inevitable with high school graduation. And, suffering from grief and guilt, a young girl befriends a neighbor who shows her how to seek out a better life...
2019_MD_GBF_JGMB_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty
Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty -- Bestselling author Jessica Day George continues her new Rose Legacy series with "The Queen's Secret." Melinda Beatty discusses her stunning, original fantasy, "Heartseeker," the first in a new series.

Jessica Day George
Latest Title: The Queen's Secret
2019_MD_GBF_Long_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jessica Long ("Unsinkable") (In conversation with Fred Bowen)
Jessica Long, Fred Bowen -- Jessica Long discusses her memoir, "Unsinkable," an inspirational and heartwarming story of becoming a Paralympic swimming champion.

Jessica Long
Latest Title: Unsinkable: From Russian Orphan to Paralympic Swimming World Champion
Jessica Long, a 13x Paralympic Swimming...
2019_MD_GBF_JPLD_1905184Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- John Parra ("Hey, Wall")
John Parra, Lulu Delacre -- Through John Parra's art we see the back wall of a building made beautiful by a community mural in "Hey, Wall." Lulu Delacre illustrates, "Olinguito, de la A a la Z!," a beautiful Andean cloud forest with the help of a newly discovered South American mammal. The bilingual...
2019_MD_GBF_Eig_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jonathan Eig (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Jonathan Eig -- Jonathan Eig's "Ali : A Life" reveals Muhammad Ali in the complexity he deserves, shedding important new light on his politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition. Ali is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the...
2019_MD_GBF_JRPN_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Jonathan Roth ("Take Us to Your Sugar")
Jonathan Roth, Paul Noth -- In the latest in Roth's "Beep and Bob" series, Bob explains Halloween to Beep, who is over the moon with anticipation. Beep's space friends descend on the school, demanding Take Us to Your Sugar. A middle school science experiment goes terribly wrong creating a black hole...
2019_MD_GBF_KLJW_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Karen Leggett Abouraya, Jenni L. Walsh
Karen Leggett Abouraya, Jenni L. Walsh -- Two stories about Malala Yousafzai, who was left with life threatening injuries after being attacked on an Afghanistan school bus. She spoke up and is now a spokesperson for educational rights for all children. In 2014 she was the youngest recipient of the Nobel...
2019_MD_GBF_KLJM_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Joy Thomas Moore (w/Holly Smith)
Katherine Reynolds Lewis, Joy Thomas Moore -- Award-winning writers and parents themselves, Katherine Reynolds Lewis, a certified parent educator, and Joy Moore, a successful mother who raised her child without a partner, reveal their challenges and strategies for bringing up children to learn...
2019_MD_GBF_OBrien_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Keith O'Brien ("Fly Girls")
Keith O'Brien -- Join Keith O'Brien as he discusses his New York Times bestseller Fly Girls, the untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won.

Keith O’Brien
Latest Title: Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied...
2019_MD_GBF_KHDW_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles
Kimberly Willis Holt, Deborah Wiles -- In Holt's "The Boy's Gift," 9 year old Daniel must move to a new home because of his parents' divorce, and the reader is reminded that sometimes change can be a new beginning. And in Wiles' "A Long Line of Cakes," Emma Lane Cake moves to Aurora County and is...
2019_MD_GBF_Onwuach_19051814Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Kwame Onwuachi ("Notes from a Young Black Chef") (In conversation with Dr. Michele L. Simms-Burton)
Kwame Onwuachi -- In this inspiring memoir about the intersection of race, fame, and food, Kwame Onwuachi shares the remarkable story of his culinary coming-of-age.

Kwame Onwuachi
Latest Title: Notes from a Young Black Chef
Kwame Onwuachi is the executive chef at Kith and Kin in Washington, D.C....
2019_MD_GBF_Cary_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Lorene Cary (In conversation with Robin Alva Marcus)
Lorene Cary -- Only the second memoir from Black Ice author Lorene Cary, Ladysitting is a piece of the larger history of African American migration, and makes sure that a black woman's death adds meaning to her life. It is an elegy to a people, a community, a family, and two notable women.

2019_MD_GBF_Olson_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Lynne Olson ("Madame Fourcade's Secret War") (In conversation with Bethanne Patrick)
Lynne Olson, Bethanne Patrick -- The little-known true story of Marie-Madeleine Fourcade, the woman who headed the largest spy network in occupied France during World War II, from Lynne Olson, the bestselling author of Citizens of London and Last Hope Island.

Lynne Olson
Latest Title: Madame...
2019_MD_GBF_Gharib_19051819Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Malaka Gharib (In conversation with Michael Cavna)
Malaka Gharib
Latest Title: I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir
Malaka Gharib is a journalist at NPR. She is the author of “I Was Their American Dream,” a graphic memoir about being Filipino-Egyptian-American. She is the founder of The Runcible Spoon, a food zine, and the co-founder of the...
2019_MD_GBF_Olsen_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Maria Leonard Olsen ("50 After 50")
Maria Leonard Olsen -- By sharing her experience, Maria Leonard Olsen shines a spotlight on what women can do and learn in this important chapter of life, when familial responsibilities typically diminish, and women are able to explore what truly makes them whole and happy.

Maria Leonard...
2019_MD_GBF_Thiessen_19051818Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Mark Thiessen ("National Geographic Spectacle")
Mark Thiessen -- Mark Thiessen has been a photographer with National Geographic since 1990. Join him to see an exquisite photo collection showcasing awe-inducing moments from around the world, including the aurora borealis, cities made of neon lights, a great wildebeest migration, a contortionist on...
2019_MD_GBF_MQTR_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Matthew Quirk, Tom Rosenstiel
Matthew Quirk, Tom Rosenstiel -- Join authors Matthew Quirk and Tom Rosenstiel for ripped-from-the-headlines DC thrillers that will keep your pulse pounding. In the shadowy intelligence world, political rivalries and government conspiracies will have you wondering which is stranger - truth or...
2019_MD_GBF_MSRBDA_1905188Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Matthew Swanson & Robbi Behr ("The Real McCoys")
Matthew Swanson and Robi Behr, Diana Harmon Asher -- In "The Real McCoy's: Two's a Crowd," fourth grader Moxie McCoy realizes she needs her younger brother to solve a crime. Matthew Swanson provides the humor and Robbi Behr provides the illustrations. In Asher's "Sidetracked," Joseph reluctantly joins...
2019_MD_GBF_MTGH_19051834Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Megan Whalen Turner, Gareth Hinds
Megan Whalen Turner, Gareth Hinds -- Turner's "Thick as Thieves," the 5th book in the Queen's Thief series is filled with intrigue, battles, dangerous journeys and divine intervention. Hinds' illustrated adaptation of "The Iliad" takes the reader to the battlefields of Troy, the divine battles of the...
2019_MD_GBF_MYoung_1905183Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Melissa Scholes Young ("Grace in Darkness")
Melissa Scholes Young -- Grace in Darkness is the long-awaited eighth volume of the "Grace and Gravity" series, a literary journal devoted to women writers in the DC region. Editor Melissa Scholes Young writes "these are women writers with guts. Their courage doesn't need nor ask permission"

2019_MD_GBF_MGMM_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Mia Garcia, Maya Motayne
Mia Garcia, Maya Motayne -- In Garcia's "The Resolutions," four inseparable friends are together for their annual New Year's Eve celebration. This time, each friend must make a resolution for another friend, which proves more difficult than they thought. Motayne's "Nocturna" is the first book in a...
2019_MD_GBF_MLZO_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Minh Le, Zachariah Ohora
Minh Le, Zachariah Ohora -- In Minh Le's "Drawn Together," a young boy and his grandfather, unable to communicate through a common language, connect by drawing together. Winner of the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association 2019 best picture book award. In OHora's "Bikes for Sale," through bold,...
2019_MD_GBF_Misc_190518155Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Miscellaneous
The Politics and Prose tent, vendor tables, kids activities, etc.
Folks here include Cerphe Colwell, Grant Goodman, Jud Ashman, Eugene Meyer, Tom Glenn, Melissa Koberlein, Frida Larios
2019_MD_GBF_MHJS_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Monica Hesse, James Swanson
Monica Hesse, James Swanson -- Hesse's "The War Outside" is set in a WWII internment camp, where a German girl and a Japanese girl become secret friends. In Swanson's "Chasing King's Killer," James Earl Ray learns of Dr. Martin Luther King's plan to travel to a March in Memphis. He finds a boarding...
2019_MD_GBF_Music_19051846Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Musicians Stage
MARVIN GAYE Artist Performance Schedule

Performers pictured here:

Travis Tucker
Travis Tucker is a diverse entertainer whose voice ranges from caressing silky smooth ballads, to punching high-energy dance tunes and intricate raps. An accomplished songwriter and motivational speaker, Travis is...
2019_MD_GBF_AB_19051823Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah (In conversation with Damon Young)
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Damon Young -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah talks about his award-winning short story collection. In conversation with Damon Young, Editor-in-Chief of Very Smart Brothas, they will discuss how placing ordinary characters in extraordinary situations reveals the violence, injustice,...
2019_MD_GBF_NAAM_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Arkady Martine (w/Bethanne Patrick)
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Arkady Martine, Bethanne Patrick -- Short story author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah and science fiction writer Arkady Martine explore themes of cultural unrest, protest and the fight for humanity, viewed through the lens of different genres.

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah
2019_MD_GBF_PHKLAM_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Anna Jean Mayhew
Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis, Anna Jean Mayhew -- Small town living is explored in three books by authors Patricia Harman, Kristyn Kusek Lewis and Anna Jean Mayhew. Hear about a midwife in West Virginia during World War II, a mother facing gentrification in 1960s North Carolina, and a wife...
2019_MD_GBF_PProse_19051830Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Politics and Prose Tent
Authors visiting the tent included Dan Brady, Jessica Day George, Melinda Beatty, and Lizzy Mason
2019_MD_GBF_RNMW_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik (Moderated by Holly Smith)
Randon Billings Noble, Marion Winik -- Authors Randon Billings Noble and Marion Winik explore how we choose to live with our memories of the dead and those who are lost from our lives. Through essays exploring what it means to be haunted and through eulogies for loved ones and strangers alike, both...
2019_MD_GBF_RCTO_19051810Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Rick Campbell, Tj O'Connor (Moderated by Audrey Bastian)
Rick Campbell, Tj O'Connor -- The stakes are high in two international thrillers by Rick Campbell and Tj O'Connor. A rogue CIA agent and a National Security Advisor must act quickly to prevent terrorist attacks and a military coup from leading to war.

Rick Campbell
Latest Title: Treason
A native of...
2019_MD_GBF_Scheer_1905184Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Rob Scheer ("A Forever Family")
Rob Scheer -- Poignant, gripping and inspiring, a timely call to action and a courageous and candid account of life in the foster care system, A Forever Family ultimately leaves you with one message: one person can make a difference.

Rob Scheer
Latest Title: A Forever Family: Fostering Change One...
2019_MD_GBF_SMCM_1905189Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sally MacKenzie, Charis Michaels (Moderated by Rebecca Speas)
Sally MacKenzie, Charis Michaels -- Historical fiction takes a romantic turn with a swirl of brides, earls, magnates, and scandalous affairs. Authors Sally MacKenzie and Charis Michaels entrance readers with their historical romances.

Sally MacKenzie
Latest Title: What Ales the Earl
2019_MD_GBF_SBJK_19051812Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarah Blake, Jennifer Klepper (Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp)
Sarah Blake, Jennifer Klepper -- The best book club books raise challenging questions. Join Sarah Blake and Jennifer Klepper as they explore family histories and tough choices through one family's New England inheritance which unearths long-hidden secrets, and an asylum-seeking client whose case stirs...
2019_MD_GBF_McCoy_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarah McCoy ("Marilla of Green Gables") (Moderated by Nicole Hertvik)
Sarah McCoy -- Sarah McCoy brings to life two strong women: one a fictionalized account of determined socialite Alva Vanderbilt, the other, Marilla Cuthbert, imagined from the pages of a beloved children's classic.
Moderated by Nicole Hertvik.
Note: Therese Anne Fowler, originally scheduled for the...
2019_MD_GBF_SBJL_19051816Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Sarahlyn Bruck, Julie Langsdorf (Moderated by Jenny Yacovissi)
Sarahlyn Bruck, Julie Langsdorf, Jenny Yacovissi -- Join debut novelists Sarahlyn Bruck and Julie Langsdorf to explore suburban dreams as they combust. Tension, grief and dysfunction give rise to change and personal growth.

Sarahlyn Bruck
Latest Title: Designer You
Sarahlyn Bruck writes...
2019_MD_GBF_Page_19051814Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Susan Page ("The Matriarch") (In conversation with Lee Horwich)
Susan Page -- Join Susan Page, the Washington Bureau chief of USA Today who has covered six White House administrations, for a vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush. The Matriarch tells the riveting tale of a woman who helped define two American presidencies and an entire political...
2019_MD_GBF_Tan_1905182Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Susan Tan ("Cilla Lee-Jenkins") (In conversation with Ellen Oh)
Susan Tan, Ellen Oh -- A conversation about books for middle grade readers that highlight children from diverse families.

Susan Tan
Latest Title: Cilla Lee-Jenkins: The Epic Story
Susan Tan is the author of “Cilla Lee-Jenkins: Future Author Extraordinaire” (winner of the Asian/Pacific American...
2019_MD_GBF_TMWW_1905187Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Tony Massenburg, Walt Williams
Tony Massenburg, Walt Williams -- The nation saw Len Bias' 1986 death as a moral failure. But former Terrapins Tony Massenburg and Walt Williams focused on the lessons they learned from Len's life, which molded them into pillars of support in Maryland's revival, and helped them become courageous and...
2019_MD_GBF_Houghton_1905185Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Vince Houghton ("Nuking the Moon")
Vince Houghton -- The International Spy Museum's Historian takes us on a wild tour of missions and schemes that almost happened, but were ultimately deemed too dangerous, expensive, ahead of their time, or even certifiably insane.

Vince Houghton
Latest Title: Nuking the Moon: And Other Intelligence...
2019_MD_GBF_Shaw_1905186Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Vivian Shaw ("Dreadful Company") (In conversation with Whitney Fishburn)
Vivian Shaw -- A witty, charming fantasy adventure in the world of Strange Practice, starring Dr. Greta Helsing, whose family has been keeping the supernatural community not-alive and well for generations. Dreadful Company is the second Dr. Greta Helsing Novel - perfect for fans of Neverwhere and V. E....
2019_MD_GBF_W4Children_19051833Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Workshops for Children
Writing Workshops for Children

Let’s Create Fabulous Fishes!
Presented by: Susan Stockdale
Author/illustrator Susan Stockdale will read her picture book, Fabulous Fishes. She will then guide children in exploring different fish shapes, colors and patterns to create their own fish using oil pastels...
2019_MD_GBF_W4Adults_19051811Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens
Writing Workshops for Adults and Teens

Ones photographed here:

Create a Writing Routine that Works
Presented by: Melanie Figg
Struggling to reach a writing goal, or want to add more writing time into your life? In this interactive workshop, participants will learn how to create a regular writing...
2019_MD_GBF_ZORG_19051811Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019) -- Zeno Alexander, Russell Ginns
Zeno Alexander, Russell Ginns -- Through a secret passage to a portal, Lenora can go into outer space and see future inventions but faces an enemy that wants to destroy all knowledge in Alexander's "The Library of Ever." In Ginns' "Samantha Spinner and the Spectacular Specs," Samantha's Uncle sends her...
2019_DC_Pilkey_191011294Library of Congress -- Event: Dav Pilkey (Do Good Tour)
Come see Dav Pilkey talk about his books and his Do Good initiative!
Please join us for a special evening with Dav Pilkey, a Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents event.
International bestselling author/illustrator Dav Pilkey will appear at the Library of Congress on his Do Good Tour....
2019_DC_NPHarris_190911149Library of Congress -- Event: Neil Patrick Harris ("The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third")
NBF Presents: Neil Patrick Harris | The Magic Misfits: The Minor Third
Join us for the kick-off event of the Library of Congress National Book Festival Presents series for an exciting evening of magic and moderated conversation with award-winning actor and author Neil Patrick Harris as he celebrates...
2019_DC_Literary_HillBF_190505293Literary 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:...
2019_DC_Maraniss_19051630Natl Archives -- David Maraniss ("A Good American Family")
A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father
Pulitzer Prize–winning author David Maraniss captures the pervasive fear and paranoia that gripped America during the Red Scare of the 1950s. A Good American Family recounts his family’s ordeal, from blacklisting to vindication. Elliott Maraniss, a...
2019_DC_Rubenstein_191216131Natl Archives -- David Rubenstein ("The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians") w/Taylor Branch, H.W. Brands, and Jay Winik
The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians
Co-founder of The Carlyle Group and patriotic philanthropist David M. Rubenstein takes readers on a sweeping journey across the grand arc of the American story through revealing conversations with our greatest historians. In these lively...
2019_DC_Thomas_19042480Natl Archives -- Evan Thomas ("First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life") w/Michael Beschloss
First: Sandra Day O’Connor, An American Life
When she graduated near the top of her law school class in 1952, no firm would even interview her. But Sandra Day O’Connor’s story is that of a woman who repeatedly shattered glass ceilings—doing so with a blend of grace, wisdom, humor, understatement, and...
2019_DC_Monument_190228117Natl Archives -- Harold Holzer ("Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French") w/Edna Greene Medford
Monument Man: The Life and Art of Daniel Chester French
In celebration of Lincoln’s birthday, we present a program focusing on the monument built to honor the 16th President and the artist who created the statue for the Lincoln Memorial, Daniel Chester French. Monument Man is the first comprehensive...
2019_DC_Reidy_19022785Natl Archives -- Joseph P. Reidy ("Illusions of Emancipation")
National Book Launch for "Illusions of Emancipation"
Professor Joseph P. Reidy will discuss how emancipation was not just a product of Lincoln’s proclamation or Confederate defeat. It was a process. Slavery did not die quietly or quickly, nor did it fulfill every dream of the enslaved or their allies....
2019_DC_Levin_19092485Natl Archives -- Kevin Levin ("Searching for Black Confederates")
Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War's Most Persistent Myth
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, scores of websites, articles, and organizations repeat claims that anywhere between 500 and 100,000 free and enslaved African Americans fought willingly as soldiers in the...
2019_DC_Gorsuch_19091641Natl Archives -- Neil Gorsuch ("A Republic, If You Can Keep It")
Justice Gorsuch will discuss his book, "A Republic, If You Can Keep It," which includes personal reflections that focus on the remarkable gift the framers left us in the Constitution. By drawing on his thirty-year career as a lawyer, teacher, judge, and justice he explores the essential aspects of our...
2019_DC_Women_Vote_190516108Natl Archives -- Panel -- Women and the Vote: The 19th Amendment, Power, Media, and the Making of a Movement
Women and the Vote: The 19th Amendment, Power, Media, and the Making of a Movement
What methods did suffragists use to communicate their message, and how did public representations of women shape the battle for the 19th Amendment? Moderated by Tamara Keith, NPR White House correspondent and co-host of...
2019_DC_Leadership_19103093Natl Archives -- Panel -- Women in Leadership: Women on the U.S. Congress w/Shelley Moore Capito, Brenda Lawrence, Tammy Baldwin and Brooke Baldwin
Women in Leadership: The Impact of Women on the U.S. Congress
When the 116th Congress convened in 2019, a record number of women—102 in the House of Representatives and 25 in the Senate—held seats. How has this historic increase changed the ethos of the institution? How do newly elected women interact...
2019_DC_Suffragents_19101783Natl Archives -- Panel -- Women Suffragists and the Men Who Supported Them
Women Suffragists and the Men Who Supported Them: The Suffragents and Their Role in the Struggle for the Vote
What role did men play in the women's suffrage movement, and how did they aid in the fight for the 19th Amendment? At a time when public support for women’s issues could cause men ridicule,...
2019_DC_NBF_Roberts_19083119Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Andrew Roberts (w/David M. Rubenstein)
Andrew Roberts
Andrew Roberts discusses "Churchill: Walking with Destiny" (Viking) with David M. Rubenstein.
2019_DC_NBF_CSpan_19083123Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Book TV on C-Span2
Folks include Rick Atkinson, Jarrett J. Krosoczka, Elaine Weiss, and Thomas W. Malone being interviewed by Peter Slen (Host, C-Span2).

Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Jarrett J. Krosoczka is a New York Times best-selling author, a National Book Award Finalist, a two-time winner of the Children’s Choice Book...
2019_DC_NBF_Floca_1908316Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Brian Floca
Brian Floca
Brian Floca discusses "Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11" (Atheneum/Richard Jackson).
2019_DC_NBF_Gerald_19083111Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Casey Gerald
Casey Gerald
Casey Gerald discusses "There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir" (Riverhead) with Colleen Shogan.
2019_DC_NBF_Bell_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Cece Bell
Cece Bell
Cece Bell launches her new book "Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot!" (Candlewick). Introduced by: Nicole Y. Chung.
2019_DC_NBF_Native_19083115Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Conversation: Native American History (Colin G. Calloway, David Treuer)
Conversation: Native American History
Colin G. Calloway discusses "The Indian World of George Washington: The First President, the First Americans and the Birth of the Nation" (Oxford University) and David Treuer discusses "The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present"...
2019_DC_NBF_Real_People_19083118Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Conversation: Novels Based on Real People (Louis Bayard, Roxana Robinson)
Conversation: Novels Based on Real People
Louis Bayard discusses "Courting Mr. Lincoln" (Algonquin) and Roxana Robinson discusses "Dawson’s Fall" (Sarah Crichton) in a panel conversation moderated by Emily Eakin.
2019_DC_NBF_Cap_Asia_19083111Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Conversation: The Future of Western Capitalism and the Rise of Asia (Parag Khanna, Steven Pearlstein, David M. Rubenstein)
Conversation: The Future of Western Capitalism and the Rise of Asia
Parag Khanna discusses "The Future Is Asian" (Simon & Schuster) and Steven Pearlstein discusses "Can American Capitalism Survive?: Why Greed Is Not Good, Opportunity Is Not Equal and Fairness Won’t Make Us Poor" (St. Martin’s) in a...
2019_DC_NBF_DBrooks_19083117Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David Brooks (w/David M. Rubenstein)
David Brooks
David Brooks discusses "The Second Mountain: The Quest for a Moral Life" (Random House) with David M. Rubenstein.
2019_DC_NBF_Epstein_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David Epstein
David Epstein
David Epstein discusses "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World" (Riverhead) with Anne-Imelda Radice.
2019_DC_NBF_Grann_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David Grann
David Grann
David Grann discusses "The White Darkness" (Doubleday) with Carlos Lozada.
2019_DC_NBF_Maraniss_1908319Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David Maraniss
David Maraniss
David Maraniss discusses "A Good American Family: The Red Scare and My Father" (Simon & Schuster) with Adam Kushner.
2019_DC_NBF_McCullough_19083122Natl Book Festival 2019 -- David McCullough
David McCullough
David McCullough discusses "The Pioneers: The Heroic Stories of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West" (Simon & Schuster) with Marie Arana.
2019_DC_NBF_Brinkley_19083118Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Douglas Brinkley (w/David M. Rubenstein)
Douglas Brinkley
Douglas Brinkley discusses "American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the Great Space Race" (HarperCollins) with David M. Rubenstein.
2019_DC_NBF_Pagels_19083110Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Elaine Pagels
Elaine Pagels
Elaine Pagels discusses "Why Religion?: A Personal Story" (Ecco) with Jon Parrish Peede.
2019_DC_NBF_Weiss_1908313Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Elaine Weiss
Elaine Weiss
Elaine Weiss discusses "The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" (Viking). Introduced by: Amy Argetsinger.
2019_DC_NBF_Thomas_19083112Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas
Evan Thomas discusses "First: Sandra Day O’Connor" (Random House) with Colleen Shogan.
2019_DC_NBF_Bowen_1908313Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Fred Bowen
Fred Bowen
Fred Bowen launches his new book "Speed Demon" (Peachtree).
2019_DC_NBF_Gates_19083119Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses "Dark Sky Rising: Reconstruction and the Dawn of Jim Crow" (Scholastic). Introduced by: Peggy McGlone.
2019_DC_NBF_Holm_1908316Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm
Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm launch their new book "The Evil Princess vs. the Brave Knight" (Random House).
2019_DC_NBF_Freeman_1908319Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Joanne B. Freeman
Joanne B. Freeman
Joanne B. Freeman discusses "The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War" (Farrar, Straus & Giroux) with John Haskell.
2019_DC_NBF_JS_SW_19083111Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg
Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg
Jon Scieszka and Steven Weinberg launch their new book "AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet" (Chronicle).
2019_DC_NBF_Andres_19083123Natl Book Festival 2019 -- José Andrés (w/Diane Rehm)
José Andrés
José Andrés discusses "Vegetables Unleashed" (Ecco) and "We Fed an Island: The True Story of Rebuilding Puerto Rico, One Meal at a Time" (Ecco) with Diane Rehm.
2019_DC_NBF_Medina_1908317Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Juana Medina
Juana Medina
Juana Medina launches her new book "Juana & Lucas: Big Problemas" (Candlewick).
2019_DC_NBF_Park_1908317Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park
Linda Sue Park launches her new book "Nya’s Long Walk: A Step at a Time" (Clarion).
2019_DC_NBF_Cummins_1908312Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Lucy Ruth Cummins
Lucy Ruth Cummins
Lucy Ruth Cummins discusses "Truman" (Atheneum).
2019_DC_NBF_MB_GP_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli
Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli
Mac Barnett and Greg Pizzoli launch their new book "Hi, Jack!" (Viking). Mac Barnett also discusses "The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown" (Balzer + Bray) and "Kid Spy: The Impossible Crime" (Orchard).
2019_DC_NBF_Phelan_1908319Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Matt Phelan
Matt Phelan
Matt Phelan discusses "Knights vs. Monsters" (Greenwillow).
2019_DC_NBF_Gubler_19083113Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Matthew Gray Gubler
Matthew Gray Gubler
Matthew Gray Gubler discusses "Rumple Buttercup: A Story of Bananas, Belonging and Being Yourself" (Random House) with Juanita Giles.
2019_DC_NBF_Beschloss_19083112Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Michael Beschloss (w/David M. Rubenstein)
Michael Beschloss
Michael Beschloss discusses "Presidents of War" (Crown) with David M. Rubenstein.
2019_DC_NBF_Misc_19083160Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Miscellaneous
Folks here include Carla Hayden, Tom Angleberger, Peter Slen (with C-SPAN), Ida Jones, James Swanson, and Michael Bishop.
2019_DC_NBF_MBrooks_1908315Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Molly Brooks
Molly Brooks
Molly Brooks discusses "Sanity & Tallulah" (Disney-Hyperion).
2019_DC_NBF_Changemakers_19083123Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Panel: Changemakers (w/Andrea Barnet, David W. Blight, Andrew Roberts)
Panel: Changemakers
Andrea Barnet discusses "Visionary Women: How Rachel Carson, Jane Jacobs, Jane Goodall and Alice Waters Changed Our World" (Ecco), David W. Blight discusses "Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom" (Simon & Schuster) and Andrew Roberts discusses "Churchill: Walking with Destiny"...
2019_DC_NBF_Immigration_19083111Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Panel: From the Many, One -- Immigration Memoirs (w/Reyna Grande, Aleksandar Hemon, Suketu Mehta)
Panel: From the Many, One -- Immigration Memoirs
Reyna Grande discusses "A Dream Called Home: A Memoir" (Atria), Aleksandar Hemon discusses "My Parents: An Introduction/This Does Not Belong to You" (MCD/Farrar, Straus & Giroux) and Suketu Mehta discusses "This Land Is Our Land: An Immigrant’s...
2019_DC_NBF_Race_19083170Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Panel: Race in America (w/Henry Louis Gates Jr., Richard Gergel, Steve Luxenberg)
Panel: Race in America
Henry Louis Gates Jr. discusses "Stony the Road: Reconstruction, White Supremacy and the Rise of Jim Crow" (Penguin), Judge Richard Gergel discusses "Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring"...
2019_DC_NBF_PP_19083134Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Politics and Prose Area
2019_DC_NBF_Telgemeier_19083110Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier
Raina Telgemeier discusses "Share Your Smile: Raina’s Guide to Telling Your Own Story" (Graphix/Scholastic).
2019_DC_NBF_Ford_1908312Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Richard Ford
Richard Ford
Richard Ford is the recipient of the 2019 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. He is the author of the “Bascombe” novels, which include “The Sportswriter” and its sequels, “Independence Day” (the first novel to win the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award), “The Lay of the...
2019_DC_NBF_Atkinson_1908318Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson
Rick Atkinson discusses "The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777" (Henry Holt).
2019_DC_NBF_Smith_1908313Natl Book Festival 2019 -- Ronald L. Smith
Ronald L. Smith
Ronald L. Smith discusses "The Owls Have Come to Take Us Away" (Clarion). Introduced by: Peggy McGlone.
2019_DC_Art_Book_Fair_19070743Natl Museum of Women in the Arts -- Event: DC Art Book Fair
The third annual DC Art Book Fair is happening at the National Museum of Women in the Arts on Sunday, July 7, from 12noon until 5pm. 40+ tablers will be selling their books/zines/comics/prints/art/other cool things. Admission is free and this event is kid-friendly.
This is also a Free Community Day and...
2019_DC_Bookfair_191101121NPC -- 42nd Annual Book Fair & Author's Night (2019)
One hundred authors -- and their books -- will be under one roof at the National Press Club, just in time for the gift-giving season. Navigate national politics and history, whisk your way to tasty treats, or laugh with your little one during the 2019 Book Fair and Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov....
2019_DC_Kalb_190415126NPC -- Kalb Report: "50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing" (w/Michael Collins)
The Kalb Report: A Conversation with Astronaut Michael Collins on the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing
In 1865, Jules Verne wrote the science fiction novel “From the Earth to the Moon and a Trip Around it.” Nearly 105 years later, Michael Collins “lived” what Jules Verne could only...
2019_DC_Kalb_19040172NPC -- Kalb Report: "A Conversation with Cokie Roberts on Democracy, Politics, and the Press" (w/Cokie Roberts)
A Conversation with Cokie Roberts on Democracy, Politics, and the Press
Having spent more than 40 years in broadcast journalism, having grown up in a family dedicated to public service, and having been named a “living legend” by the Library of Congress, Cokie Roberts is uniquely qualified to provide...
2019_DC_Kalb_191204153NPC -- Kalb Report: "We the People..." (w/Nina Totenberg, Pete Williams, and Jonathan Turley)
The Kalb Report: “We the People…”
Is America headed for—or perhaps already in -- a constitutional crisis fueled by highly partisan politics? Is this endangering our democracy? If so, where do we go from here?
The first forum in the 26th season of The Kalb Report (and the 100th program in the series)...
2019_DC_Abrazos_19061768NYU -- Film Screening for "Abrazos" (w/Luis Argueta)
Film Screening and Director Q&A: ABRAZOS
NYU Washington, DC, National Peace Corps Association and the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Washington will host an evening film screening of ABRAZOS followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker, Luis Argueta. The panel will be moderated by Randy...
2019_DC_Scott_19032758NYU @ National Press Club -- Sen. Tim Scott: Civility, Fairness, and Opportunity in America
Sen. Tim Scott: Civility, Fairness, and Opportunity in America
by Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law
Senator Tim Scott in Conversation with Theodore Johnson: Civility, Fairness, and Opportunity in America
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina continues to forge a singular path in D.C. as...
2019_DC_McCabe_19022389Politics & Prose -- Andrew G. McCabe ("The Threat")
Andrew G. McCabe - The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump
McCabe started working at the FBI in 1996 and served in many capacities, from street agent on the Eurasian Organized Crime Task Force to leading the Counterterrorism Division, the National Security Branch, and...
2019_DC_Presidents_Women_19102565Politics & Prose -- Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy ("All the President's Women") w/Adrienne LaFrance
Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy - All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator— in conversation with Adrienne LaFrance
In their new exposé, the authors draw on extensive original reporting to give the fullest account yet of Trump’s relationships with women. Levine, a longtime...
2019_DC_McKibben_19041831Politics & Prose -- Bill McKibben ("Falter")
Bill McKibben - Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?
Since publishing the now classic The End of Nature in 1989, widely credited with launching the movement against climate change, McKibben has been at the forefront of nearly every fight on behalf of the environment. In addition to a...
2019_DC_Meltzer_19010965Politics & Prose -- Brad Meltzer ("The First Conspiracy") w/Josh Mensch
Brad Meltzer - The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington — in conversation with Josh Mensch
Writing history with the same command of pacing, suspense, and vivid action that has made him one of today’s finest thriller writers, Meltzer in his new book tells the startling, and...
2019_DC_Bushnell_19090979Politics & Prose -- Candace Bushnell ("Is There Still Sex in the City?") w/Barrie Hardymon
Candace Bushnell - Is There Still Sex in the City? — in conversation with Barrie Hardymon
Bushnell’s 1996 Sex and the City launched the hit HBO series and revolutionized attitudes to sex and dating. In her new book she continues her sharp and funny exploration of relationships by following the...
2019_DC_Robertson_19033025Politics & Prose -- Cara Robertson ("The Trial of Lizzie Borden")
Cara Robertson - The Trial of Lizzie Borden
A writer and lawyer, Robertson has been researching the Lizzie Borden case since she was a senior at Harvard; she published her first paper on the trial in the Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities in 1997. Separating facts from the many myths that surround...
2019_DC_Kidd_19031062Politics & Prose -- Chip Kidd ("Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal")
Chip Kidd - Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal
An acronym for Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury, saying the word “shazam” invoked the powerful line of heroic elders who allowed ordinary Billy Batson to become Captain Marvel, the world’s mightiest mortal. In the...
2019_DC_Rubenstein_19102968Politics & Prose -- David M. Rubenstein ("The American Story") w/David Gregory
David M. Rubenstein - The American Story: Conversations with Master Historians — in conversation with David Gregory
In his Peer-to-Peer Conversations for The David Rubenstein Show on PBS, Rubenstein, a philanthropist and financier, has engaged with top figures in the business world to explore the...
2019_DC_Rowell_190331106Politics & Prose -- David Rowell ("Wherever the Sound Takes You") w/Bob Funck
David Rowell - Wherever the Sound Takes You: Heroics and Heartbreak in Music Making — with accompaniment by Bob Funck
Rowell is best known as deputy editor of the Washington Post Magazine and author of The Train of Small Mercies, but he’s also a devoted amateur drummer, and his new book chronicles his...
2019_DC_Kalb_19010796Politics & Prose -- Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford ("President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead")
Deborah Kalb and Robert Lunsford - President and Me: John Adams & the Magic Bobblehead — in Children and Teens
When Ava’s mom remarries, Ava gets stuck with a younger, annoying stepbrother, J.P. Struggling to adjust to her new life, Ava’s mom announces a family trip to Boston. While on this trip, Ava...
2019_DC_Minoui_19041482Politics & Prose -- Delphine Minoui ("I'm Writing You From Tehran") w/Sonia Dridi, in partnership with the French Embassy
Delphine Minoui - I'm Writing You From Tehran: A Granddaughter's Search for Her Family's Past and Their Country's Future — in conversation with Sonia Dridi, in partnership with the French Embassy
Minoui, an award-winning Middle East correspondent for Le Figaro, was born in France to a French mother and...
2019_DC_ONeill_19033139Politics & Prose -- Eric O'Neill ("Gray Day")
Eric O'Neill - Gray Day: My Undercover Mission to Expose America's First Cyber Spy
A frequent speaker on espionage, national security, cybersecurity, corporate defense, hacking, and Russia, O’Neill got his experience early: at age twenty-six, he was assigned to investigate an FBI agent suspected of...
2019_DC_Thomas_19040253Politics & Prose -- Evan Thomas ("First: Sandra Day O'Connor") w/Osceola Freear
Evan Thomas - First: Sandra Day O'Connor
Writing with the same narrative flair, sense of history and politics, and deep insight into people and institutions that made his Being Nixon, Ike’s Bluff, and Wise Men essential Washington reading, Thomas now delivers an authoritative, compelling, and intimate...
2019_DC_Peck_19010576Politics & Prose -- Garrett Peck ("The Great War in America")
Garrett Peck - The Great War in America: World War I and Its Aftermath
The First World War had been underway for two years before President Wilson committed U.S. troops to help make the globe “safe for democracy,” but the nation’s initial reluctance to take part in the conflict has colored our views of...
2019_DC_Will_19070258Politics & Prose -- George F. Will ("The Conservative Sensibility")
George F. Will - The Conservative Sensibility
One of the nation’s most influential political commentators, Will started his Washington Post column in 1974, won the Pulitzer for his work just three years later, and has been syndicated in more than 400 newspapers across the country. His new book draws on...
2019_DC_Brennan_190928137Politics & Prose -- Ian Brennan ("Silenced by Sound: The Music Meritocracy Myth") w/The Good Ones and John Waters
Ian Brennan - Silenced by Sound: The Music Meritocracy Myth — with a performance by The Good Ones, and in conversation with John Waters
Brennan is a Grammy-award winning record producer, but his multi-track career also includes writing, lecturing on violence prevention, and promoting voices from...
2019_DC_Hernandez_19030984Politics & Prose -- Jaime Hernandez ("Is This How You See Me?") w/Sarah Boxer
Jaime Hernandez - Is This How You See Me? in conversation with Sarah Boxer
With his brothers Gilbert and Mario, Jaime Hernandez created Love and Rockets, one of the first comics to appear in the 1980s alternative comics movement. Hernandez has continued and expanded that series with his award-winning...
2019_DC_Howell_19111455Politics & Prose -- Janet Howell and Theresa Howell ("Leading the Way: Women in Power") w/Emily Cain
Senator Janet Howell and Theresa Howell - Leading the Way: Women in Power—in Children & Teens—In Conversation with Emily Cain, EMILY's List Executive Director
Women interested in politics, or even voting rights, have been dismissed and scoffed at throughout American history. Meet many of the brave...
2019_DC_Brown_19010346Politics & Prose -- Jeremy Brown ("Influenza")
Dr. Jeremy Brown - Influenza: The Hundred Year Hunt to Cure the Deadliest Disease in History
The Spanish Flu pandemic, the deadliest in history, infected some 500 million people worldwide and killed 20 to 50 million. In the hundred years since, medicine has made great strides—substituting flu shots for...
2019_DC_Acosta_19061881Politics & Prose -- Jim Acosta ("The Enemy of the People")
Jim Acosta - The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America
In Trump’s vilification of the media as “enemies of the people,” no network has received harsher treatment than CNN, with Acosta, CNN’s chief White House correspondent, bearing the brunt of the attacks. But rather than...
2019_DC_Waters_19052495Politics & Prose -- John Waters ("Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder") w/Stephen Thompson
John Waters - Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder — in conversation with Stephen Thompson
Filmmaker, actor, writer, visual artist—Waters is known for many things, but especially for the startling, transgressive quality of movies like Hairspray and Pink Flamingos, spoken-word shows...
2019_DC_Andres_19060483Politics & Prose -- José Andrés ("Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook")
José Andrés - Vegetables Unleashed: A Cookbook
Andrés, the Michelin-starred, James Beard Award-winning chef, follows up We Fed an Island, his inspiring account of serving meals to the survivors of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, with a transformative book on cooking with vegetables. Drawing on a wide...
2019_DC_Straczynski_19081294Politics & Prose -- J. Michael Straczynski ("Becoming Superman")
J. Michael Straczynski - Becoming Superman: My Journey from Poverty to Hollywood
Straczynski is best known as the creator of the Babylon 5 and Sense8 TV shows, but his amazing four-decade career also encompasses screenwriting—Changeling, Thor, and World War Z—writing for several D.C. and Marvel Comics’...
2019_DC_DiCamillo_1909282Politics & Prose -- Kate DiCamillo ("Beverly Right Here")
I saw Kate in the main store after her talk across the street at St. Paul's Church. She said she prefers printed books -- she was glad that ebooks were available when necessary but she really appreciated the physical medium.

Kate DiCamillo - Beverly Right Here—at St. Paul's Church
Politics and Prose...
2019_DC_LM_GK_19011253Politics & Prose -- Lopez Matthews ("Howard University in the World Wars") and Gil Klein ("Trouble in Lafayette Square")
Lopez D. Matthews Jr - Howard University in the World Wars: Men and Women Serving the Nation
Gil Klein - Trouble in Lafayette Square: Assassination, Protest & Murder at the White House
In Howard University in the World Wars (History Press, $23.99) historian and archivist Lopez D. Matthews draws on a...
2019_DC_Norris_19041435Politics & Prose -- Mary Norris ("Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen") w/Deborah Tannen, in partnership with the Greek Embassy
Mary Norris - Greek to Me: Adventures of the Comma Queen — in conversation with Deborah Tannen
Norris charmed and delighted readers with Between You & Me, her witty memoir about thirty years with The New Yorker’s fabled copy department. Her new book is an enthusiastic and thoroughly engaging paean to...
2019_DC_Epstein_190629147Politics & Prose -- Nadine Epstein ("Elie Wiesel, an Extraordinary Life and Legacy") w/Robert Siegel
Nadine Epstein - Elie Wiesel, an Extraordinary Life and Legacy: Writings, Photographs and Reflections — in conversation with Robert Siegel
A survivor of Auschwitz, Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) devoted his life to ensuring that the Holocaust never be repeated nor forgotten. He left a legacy rich in...
2019_DC_Race_In_America_19011594Politics & Prose -- Panel -- "Race in America" (6th) w/April Ryan, Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Race in America Today: A Panel Discussion — moderated by April Ryan, featuring Donna Brazile, Jason Riley, and Wesley Lowery
Join April Ryan, Washington Bureau chief for American Urban Radio Networks and author of Under Fire, At Mama’s Knee, and The Presidency in Black and White for the sixth in an...
2019_DC_Shinkle_19012064Politics & Prose -- Peter Shinkle ("Ike's Mystery Man") w/Michael Isikoff
Peter Shinkle - Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler — in conversation with Michael Isikoff
Robert "Bobby" Cutler (1895-1974) earned a law degree at Harvard and served two stints as Eisenhower’s National Security Advisor. While historians have recognized his contributions to the...
2019_DC_Hundt_190414102Politics & Prose -- Reed Hundt ("A Crisis Wasted")
Reed Hundt - A Crisis Wasted: Barack Obama's Defining Decisions
Hundt was a member of the transition teams for the Clinton and Obama presidencies, and in his provocative new book he argues that Obama determined the fate of his presidency before he even took office. Closely examining the domestic policy...
2019_DC_Alter_1904068Politics & Prose -- Robert Alter ("The Art of Bible Translation")
Robert Alter - The Art of Bible Translation
Alter, emeritus professor of Hebrew and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley, has lectured and written on the Bible extensively, but the heart of his scholarship is translation. Over the last several decades he has published...
2019_DC_Eulogy_190412125Politics & Prose -- Roz Chast and Patricia Marx ("Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?") w/Melissa Block
Roz Chast and Patricia Marx - Why Don't You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It?: A Mother's Suggestions — in conversation with Melissa Block
Finding she couldn’t get her mother’s words of wisdom out of her mind, Marx, a long-time writer for The New Yorker, decided to put them in a book. Not just...
2019_DC_Pelley_19052263Politics & Prose -- Scott Pelley ("Truth Worth Telling")
Scott Pelley - Truth Worth Telling: A Reporter's Search for Meaning in the Stories of Our Times
2019_DC_Wilentz_19012764Politics & Prose -- Sean Wilentz ("No Property in Man")
Sean Wilentz - No Property in Man: Slavery and Antislavery at the Nation's Founding
Since a number of the nation’s founders were slave-holders, many historians have interpreted the Constitution as not merely tolerating slavery but positively enshrining it. In this revisionist account, Wilentz...
2019_DC_Jones_190305133Politics & Prose -- Senator Doug Jones ("Bending Towards Justice")
Taking his title from Martin Luther King, Jr.’s statement that "the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice," Jones chronicles the arduous struggle to punish those responsible for the 1963 bombing of Birmingham’s 16th Street Baptist Church, which killed four girls. Though the FBI...
2019_DC_Brown_191105134Politics & Prose -- Sherrod Brown ("Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America")
Sherrod Brown - Desk 88: Eight Progressive Senators Who Changed America
In this engaging political history, Brown, senior U.S. senator from Ohio, tells the story of twentieth-century progressive politics through the profiles of eight of the senators who occupied his chair—desk 88—before him. In a...
2019_DC_Blumenthal_19090752Politics & Prose -- Sidney Blumenthal ("All the Powers of Earth") w/Sean Wilentz
Sidney Blumenthal - All the Powers of Earth: The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. III, 1856-1860
Blumenthal, a former Washington Post reporter and esteemed political advisor, opened his magisterial Political Life of Abraham Lincoln series with A Self-Made Man, a detailed portrait of the future...
2019_DC_Page_19040655Politics & Prose -- Susan Page ("The Matriarch") w/Diane Rehm
Susan Page - The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty — in conversation with Diane Rehm
In the first new biography of Barbara Bush (1925-2018) in a decade, Page, the award-winning Washington Bureau chief of USA Today, shows that Bush was far more than just a wife and mother of...
2019_DC_McAuliffe_190801134Politics & Prose -- Terry McAuliffe ("Beyond Charlottesville")
Terry McAuliffe - Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism
Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018, McAuliffe declared a state of emergency in Charlottesville when white supremacists descended on the town in August 2017. His action was undermined by Trump, however, who, finding...
2019_DC_Wheeler_19021093Politics & Prose -- Tom Wheeler ("From Gutenberg to Google")
Tom Wheeler - From Gutenberg to Google: The History of Our Future
As chairman of the FCC from 2013 to 2017 and before that as an entrepreneur, Wheeler has been a key figure in the telecommunications world for some four decades. In his new book he puts today’s tremendous technological changes in...
2019_DC_Whoopi_19102567Politics & Prose -- Whoopi Goldberg ("The Unqualified Hostess")
Whoopi Goldberg - The Unqualified Hostess: I Do It My Way So You Can Too! — SIGNING ONLY
This event is a signing only, with no formal speaking component.
Dynamic, surprising, and thoroughly delightful, Goldberg’s new book is an event—or the seeds to many future events: a primer on entertaining, it...
2019_DC_Diamond_19051069Politics & Prose @ GW Betts Theatre -- Jared Diamond ("Upheaval")
Jared Diamond - Upheaval—at GW Betts Theatre
Best known for his classic Guns, Germs, and Steel, awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1998, Diamond is a professor of geography at UCLA, but he draws on myriad fields, including anthropology, economics, ecology, and evolutionary biology to propose groundbreaking...
2019_DC_Mattis_190906125Politics & Prose @ GW Betts Theatre -- Jim Mattis ("Call Sign Chaos") w/David Brooks
Jim Mattis - Call Sign Chaos
Politics and Prose and GW are honored to host General Jim Mattis, the former Secretary of Defense and one of the most formidable strategic thinkers of our time, for Call Sign Chaos, a story about learning how to lead in a chaotic world. From wide-ranging leadership roles in...
2019_DC_Farrow_19101859Politics & Prose @ GWU Lisner -- Ronan Farrow ("Catch and Kill") w/Sunny Hostin
Ronan Farrow - Catch and Kill—at GW Lisner
In a dramatic account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost, in Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a...
2019_DC_Atwood_19092178Politics & Prose @ Lincoln Theatre -- Margaret Atwood ("The Testaments") w/Rebecca Traister
Margaret Atwood - The Testaments with Rebecca Traister -- At Lincoln Theatre
In this brilliant sequel to The Handmaid's Tale, acclaimed author Margaret Atwood answers the questions that have tantalized readers for decades with The Testaments. When the van door slammed on Offred's future at the end of...
2019_DC_Coates_19092792Politics & Prose @ Lincoln Theatre -- Ta-Nehisi Coates ("The Water Dancer") w/Ibram X. Kendi
Ta-Nehisi Coates - The Water Dancer—in conversation with Ibram X. Kendi at Lincoln Theatre
The Water Dancer is a bracingly original vision of the world of slavery, written with the narrative force of a great adventure. Driven by Coates’ bold imagination and striking ability to bring readers deep into...
2019_DC_Foner_190917105Politics & Prose @ Sidwell Friends -- Eric Foner ("The Second Founding") w/Eric Holder and Jamelle Bouie
Eric Foner - The Second Founding— with Eric Holder, moderated by Jamelle Bouie at Sidwell Friends
One of the pre-eminent American historians of our time, Foner, whose 2011 study of Lincoln and slavery, The Fiery Trial, won the Pulitzer, Bancroft, and Lincoln Prizes, is a major authority on the Civil...
2019_DC_Munroe_19090492Politics & Prose @ Sidwell Friends -- Randall Munroe ("How To") w/Alexandra Petri
Randall Munroe - How To — in conversation with Alexandra Petri at Sidwell Friends
Randall Munroe, the brilliant mind behind the wildly popular webcomic xkcd and the #1 New York Times bestsellers What If? and Thing Explainer, brings readers a way to better understand the science and technology behind...
2019_DC_Caro_19050620Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Robert Caro ("Working") w/Chuck Todd
Robert Caro’s collection of personal essays is both a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of his award-winning books and an engaging self-portrait of sorts by one of our most accomplished biographers. Writing with his signature grace, humor, and vigor, Caro recalls what it was like to interview a man...
2019_DC_Jarrett_190408134Politics & Prose @ Sixth & I Historic Synagogue -- Valerie Jarrett ("Finding My Voice") w/Anita Dunn
Valerie Jarrett In Conversation with Anita Dunn
In Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and the Path Forward, the longest-serving senior advisor in the Obama White House shares her journey as a daughter, mother, lawyer, business leader, public servant, and leader in government at a historic...
2019_MD_Cousteau_190308104Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Fabien Cousteau ("Great White Shark Adventure")
Fabien Cousteau Great White Shark Adventure — at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Famed explorer Fabien Cousteau and his junior explorers set off on an expedition to the coast of South Africa, home to the world’s largest concentration of great white sharks. They, along with his team of research experts, have...
2019_MD_Holm_19100186Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm ("The Evil Princess vs. The Brave Knight")
Jennifer L. Holm and Matthew Holm - The Evil Princess vs. The Brave Knight—at Takoma Park Library (MD)
The Evil Princess and her brother, the Brave Knight, simply do not get along. She casts villainous spells, while he spends his days fighting dragons. He rescues kittens while she stirs up mischief....
2019_MD_Fogliano_1910157Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Julie Fogliano ("Just in Case You Want to Fly")
Julie Fogliano - Just in Case You Want to Fly—at Takoma Park Library (MD)
Just in case you want to fly/ here’s some wind/ and here’s the sky.” These encouraging words begin the latest picture book by the author of When’s My Birthday? The rhyming text’s reliably gentle cadence assures young readers and...
2019_DC_Reston_19102838Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- James Reston Jr. ("The Impeachment Diary")
James Reston Jr. - The Impeachment Diary: Eyewitness to the Removal of a President — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Reston follows A Rift in the Earth with a timely account of the impeachment process against Richard Nixon. Drawing on his diaries from the period, Reston revisits the 1973 Senate...
2019_DC_Merkley_19112180Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- Senator Jeff Merkley ("America is Better than This") w/Eric Schwartz
Senator Jeff Merkley - America is Better than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Senator Jeff Merkley with Eric Schwartz
Merkley, US Senator from Oregon and sponsor of the Stop Cruelty to Migrant Children Act, was among the first members of Congress to...
2019_DC_Tam_19052883Politics & Prose @ The Wharf -- Simon Tam ("Slanted") w/Robert Barnes and Joe X. Jiang
Simon Tam - Slanted: How an Asian American Troublemaker Took on the Supreme Court — in conversation with Robert Barnes — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf
Tam founded his Asian-American dance rock band, The Slants, in 2006. Known for their community activism, the band dedicated itself to overturning...
2019_DC_Abrams_19040984Politics & Prose @ UDC Theater of the Arts -- Stacey Abrams ("Lead from the Outside") w/Brooke Baldwin
Leadership is hard. Convincing others—and yourself—that you're capable of taking charge and achieving more requires insight and courage. Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change by political leader, entrepreneur, and nonprofit CEO Stacey Abrams is the handbook for outsiders,...
2019_DC_Richards_19032766Sixth & I -- Cecile Richards ("Make Trouble") In Conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood
Cecile Richards
In Conversation with Rep. Lauren Underwood
On the occasion of the paperback release of the New York Times bestseller Make Trouble—and on the heels of an historic number of women elected to Congress—the former president of Planned Parenthood speaks with Congresswoman Lauren Underwood...
2019_DC_Schultz_190214133Sixth & I -- Howard Schultz ("From the Ground Up") w/Doris Kearns Goodwin
Howard Schultz, In Conversation with Doris Kearns Goodwin
From the longtime CEO and chairman of Starbucks comes From the Ground Up, an account of the new responsibilities that leaders, businesses, and citizens share in society today.
This program does not include a book signing. A limited number of...
2019_DC_Van_Ness_190926203Sixth & I -- Jonathan Van Ness ("Over the Top: A Raw Journey to Self-Love") w/Mara Keisling
Jonathan Van Ness In Conversation with Mara Keisling
Who gave Jonathan Van Ness permission to be the radiant human he is today? No one, honey. The truth is, it hasn’t always been gorgeous for this beacon of positivity and joy.
Before he stole our hearts as the grooming and self-care expert on...
2019_DC_Brown_190306124Sixth & I -- Karamo Brown ("Karamo: My Story of Embracing Purpose, Healing, and Hope") w/Sam Sanders
Karamo Brown In Conversation with Sam Sanders
When Karamo Brown first auditioned for Netflix’s “Queer Eye,” he knew he wouldn’t win the role of culture expert by discussing art and theater. Instead he decided to redefine what “culture” could mean for the show as how people feel about themselves and...
2019_DC_UClub_Book_Fair_191204107University Club -- 30th Annual Meet the Author Night & Book Fair (2019)
The 30th Annual Meet the Author Night & Book Fair
Don't miss this opportunity to meet an eclectic group of bestselling authors and select gifts for book lovers of all ages. Come and get a jump on your holiday gift-giving and chat up the author as they sign a copy of their book just for you and...
2019_DC_Levey_19100263USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Bob Levey ("Larry Felder, Candidate")
Bob Levey
Author of Larry Felder, Candidate
The writer of the award-winning daily column, “Bob Levey’s Washington” offers penetrating insights into the contemporary worlds of journalism and politics. Larry Felder, Candidate traces the personal and professional challenges of a career newspaper...
2019_DC_Wineapple_19052979USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Brenda Wineapple ("The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Nation")
Book Talk with Author Brenda Wineapple
U.S. Capitol Historical Society
Brenda Wineapple is an acclaimed historian and award winning author. On May 29, Wineapple will talk about her newest book, The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a Nation.
When Abraham Lincoln was...
2019_DC_Calhoun_19091826USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Charles W. Calhoun ("The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant​")
Charles W. Calhoun
Author of The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant
Calhoun will discuss the changing historical reputation of Grant as President, his leadership style in the White House--including his relations with Congress--and the major public issues he confronted during his administration.
2019_DC_Hanson_19061959USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Debra Hanson (“Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson, and the ‘Culture Wars’ of the 1820s”)
Debra Hanson: “Daniel Boone, Andrew Jackson, and the ‘Culture Wars’ of the 1820s”
In the course of his lifetime, and in the wake of his death in 1820, Daniel Boone joined a select group of Americans elevated to the status of a national hero in the early republic. At the same time, the nature, meanings,...
2019_DC_McDonald_19110655USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Jacquelyn Delin McDonald ("Elisabet Ney's Sam Houston, 'The Greatest of Wild Men' ")
November 6: "Elisabet Ney's Sam Houston, 'The Greatest of Wild Men'"
Speaker: Jacquelyn Delin McDonald, USCHS Capitol Fellow and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas.
This talk will address the commissions for Ney's statue of Sam Houston--including the version in the Capitol--and her...
2019_DC_Brady_19040342USCHS -- Lunch Talk: John Brady (“USS Olympia and the World War I Unknown Soldier”)
“USS Olympia and the World War I Unknown Soldier”
2021 will mark the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. John Brady will share information about the USS Olympia's role in transporting the Unknown Soldier home from Europe and his subsequent lying in state at the U.S. Capitol prior to...
2019_DC_Bowling_19121145USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Ken Bowling ("Hunting for the Bill of Rights: The Historian Detective”) @ National Churchill Library
“Hunting for the Bill of Rights: The Historian Detective”
Ken Bowling, Independent Historian
Please join the U.S. Capitol Historical Society as Ken Bowling discusses historians’ attempts to locate the 14 original copies of the “so-called Bill of Rights.”
Grateful thanks to our friends at the National...
2019_DC_Pollock_19102388USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Lee Pollock ("Winston in Washington") @ National Churchill Library
Autumn Art and History Talks with USCHS by U.S. Capitol Historical Society
"Winston in Washington"​
Speaker: Lee Pollock, trustee and advisor to the board of the International Churchill Society.
This talk will explore Winston Churchill's many visits to Washington, D.C. over 60 years and his...
2019_DC_Green_19041056USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Matthew Green ("Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the House of Representatives")
Choosing the Leader: Leadership Elections in the House of Representatives
Party leaders in Congress wield considerable influence, but how are they actually chosen? Matthew Green, professor of politics at The Catholic University of America, and Douglas Harris, professor of political science at Loyola...
2019_DC_diGiacomantonio_19092578USCHS -- Lunch Talk: William C. diGiacomantonio ("The Insurgent Delegate")
William C. diGiacomantonio, USCHS Chief Historian and author of The Insurgent Delegate: Selected Letters and Other Writings of George Thatcher
George Thatcher served in the U.S. House of Representatives throughout the Federalist Era—the most critical and formative period of American constitutional...
2019_DC_Impeachments_19022514USCHS & US CVC -- "Congress and the Separation of Powers" -- Lessons From Judicial Impeachments in the 1980s
Please Join Us For The Final Event In The S
Lessons From Judicial Impeachments in the 1980s
Daniel M. Freeman, J.D. -- Academic Director, Public Law; Assistant Professor, Department of Government, School of Public Affairs, American University
‌Impeachment is a constitutional process to address...
2019_DC_WP_Christy_19013161Washington Post -- Chris Christy ("Let Me Finish") w/Robert Costa
On Thursday, January 31, Washington Post Live will host one of most influential Republican leaders in the country, former Governor and Presidential candidate Chris Christie. Robert Costa, national political reporter for The Washington Post will conduct the interview with Christie who promised "not to...
2019_DC_WP_F2S_P0_19061714Washington Post -- Free To State 2019 (0) -- Opening Remarks (Cameron Barr, Sam Gill)
Free to State
Free speech in America is under severe scrutiny. It seems every day, words are spoken and retracted, apologies are issued, tweets are deleted – many feel free expression has become imperiled. Debates about the line between First Amendment-protected journalism and theft of classified...
2019_DC_WP_F2S_P1_19061733Washington Post -- Free To State 2019 (1) -- Artistic Expression and The First Amendment (Michael "Killer Mike" Render, Simon Tam, John Elwood, Wesley Lowery)
Free to State
Free speech in America is under severe scrutiny. It seems every day, words are spoken and retracted, apologies are issued, tweets are deleted – many feel free expression has become imperiled. Debates about the line between First Amendment-protected journalism and theft of classified...
2019_DC_WP_F2S_P2_19061736Washington Post -- Free To State 2019 (2) -- The Assange Effect (Kalea Clark, David Fallis, Sanford Ungar, Sarah Ellison)
Free to State
Free speech in America is under severe scrutiny. It seems every day, words are spoken and retracted, apologies are issued, tweets are deleted – many feel free expression has become imperiled. Debates about the line between First Amendment-protected journalism and theft of classified...
2019_DC_WP_F2S_P3_19061727Washington Post -- Free To State 2019 (3) -- Free Speech Online: One U.S. Senator's Perspective (Ted Cruz, Tony Romm)
Free to State
Free speech in America is under severe scrutiny. It seems every day, words are spoken and retracted, apologies are issued, tweets are deleted – many feel free expression has become imperiled. Debates about the line between First Amendment-protected journalism and theft of classified...
2019_DC_WP_Rezaian_19012375Washington Post -- Jason Rezaian ("Prisoner") w/David Ignatius
For 544 days, Washington Post Reporter Jason Rezaian was held in an Iranian prison, threatened with execution and physical abuse, and used as a bargaining chip in high-stakes diplomatic talks between the United States and Iran. Rezaian, who served as Tehran Bureau Chief for The Washington Post when he...
2019_MD_WWC_A_19051128Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Agents Room
2019_MD_WWC_P07_19051110Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Jane Leavy in Conversation with Christine Brennan
Jane Leavy in Conversation with Christine Brennan
2019_MD_WWC_P09_19051164Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Lunch, Award to Eugene Meyer, Keynote by Jeffery Deaver
Lunch Buffet
Lifetime Achieve Award Presented to Eugene L. Meyer, introduction by Salley Shannon
Keynote Address by Jeffery Deaver, introduction by Audrey A. Bastian
2019_MD_WWC_M_190511119Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Miscellaneous
2019_MD_WWC_P03_19051124Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: An Agent, An Editor, and a Publisher: Publishing's Holy Trinity
"An Agent, An Editor, and a Publisher: Publishing's Holy Trinity"
Moderator: Tara Campbell
Andrew Gifford, publisher
BJ Robbins, agent
Evelyn M. Duffy, editor
2019_MD_WWC_P10_1905119Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: D.C. Debuts
"D.C. Debuts"
Moderator: Shanon Lee
Carrie Callaghan, author
Alice Stephens, author
Julie Langsdorf, author
2019_MD_WWC_P05_19051118Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: Hidden Histories (Nonfiction)
"Hidden Histories" (Nonfiction)
Moderator: Will Pittman
Eugene L. Meyer, author
Paula Tarnapol Whitacre, author
Patricia Pearson, author
George Derek Musgrove, author
2019_MD_WWC_P08_19051118Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: Historical Fiction: Making It Real
"Historical Fiction: Making It Real"
Moderator: Jenny Yacovissi
Eugenia Kim, author
Zach Powers, author
Stephanie Dray, author
2019_MD_WWC_P06_19051114Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: How Do You Know If You're Writing YA?
"How Do You Know If You're Writing YA?"
Moderator: Caroline Bock
Susan Hawk, Literary Agent, with Upstart Crow Literary
Maggie Enright, book buyer with Busboys & Poets
Laura Scalzo, author
Meg Eden, author
2019_MD_WWC_P13_19051113Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: It's Not Always Novels: Essays, Flash/Short Stories, Poetry, and Memoir
"It's Not Always Novels: Essays, Flash/Short Stories, Poetry, and Memoir"
Moderator: Melissa Scholes Young
Randon Billings Noble, author
Tyrese Coleman, author
Caroline Bock, author
Grace Cavalieri, poet
2019_MD_WWC_P14_1905114Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: Keys to Editing Your Own Work
"Keys to Editing Your Own Work"
Carrie Callaghan, author
Pintip Dunn, author
Holly Smith, Editor
2019_MD_WWC_P01_19051131Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: Know Your Rights as an Author
"Know Your Rights as an Author"
Speaker: Lauren Menkes
2019_MD_WWC_P15_19051122Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable
"Literary Fiction: The Great Undefinable"
Moderator: Garline Issasi
Leslie Pietrzyk, author
Mary Kay Zuravleff, author
Susan Coll, author
2019_MD_WWC_P04_1905115Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: Romance: You Gotta Have Heart
"Romance: You Gotta Have Heart"
Moderator: Delancey Stewart
Mindy Klasky
Eliza Knight
2019_MD_WWC_P11_1905118Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: Show Me the Money: Grants and Fellowships for Writers
"Show Me the Money: Grants and Fellowships for Writers"
Co-Moderator: Tara Campbell
Co-Moderator: Julia Tangliere
Katy Day, NEA
Steven Skerritt-Davis, MD State Arts Council
Amy Freeman
2019_MD_WWC_P12_19051121Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Panel: Violence in Fiction (Mystery/Noir/Thriller)
"Violence in Fiction" (Mystery/Noir/Thriller)
Moderator: E.A. Aymar
Christina Kovac, author
Anjili Babbar, author
S.A. Cosby, author
Jeffery Deaver, author
2019_MD_WWC_PP_19051169Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Publishing Pros Room
2019_MD_WWC_P02_19051126Washington Writers Conference (2019) -- Saturday -- Welcome
* Audrey A. Bastian, Conference Chair
* Salley Shannon, President, Washington Independent Review of Books
* Jud Ashman, Mayor of Gaithersburg
2019_DC_WHHA_Book_Fair_19120656White House Historical Association -- 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 18 authors available to sign copies of their award-winning books. Books will be available for purchase during the event, in addition to our full range of...
2019_DC_Pat_Nixon_190910134White House Historical Association -- Panel ("Patricia Nixon's 50th Anniversary as First Lady") w/Ann Compton, Anita McBride, Betty Monkman, and Patricia Matson
White House History with Ann Compton:
Patricia Nixon's 50th Anniversary as First Lady
The White House Historical Association hopes to see you at the next White House History with Ann Compton: Patricia Nixon's 50th Anniversary as First Lady.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Patricia Nixon,...
2019_DC_Suffragists_190625114White House Historical Association -- Rebecca Roberts ("Suffragists at the White House") w/Ann Compton
Suffragists at the White House
The White House Historical Association invites you to attend the second of the 2019 Lecture Series, White House History with Ann Compton.
Suffragists at the White House will be hosted in conjunction with the Supreme Court Historical Society and the U.S. Capitol...
2019_DC_Hitchcock_19021999White House Historical Association -- William Hitchcock ("The Age of Eisenhower") w/Ann Compton
White House History with Ann Compton: The Age of Eisenhower Lecture with William Hitchcock
William Hitchcock, author of The Age of Eisenhower: America and the World in the 1950 and professor of history at the University of Virginia will cover the life and legacy of President Dwight D. Eisenhower,...

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