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2023_DC_Lincoln_230325178Abraham Lincoln 2023 Symposium @ Fords Theatre
Abraham Lincoln Institute Symposiums
“The Latest in Lincoln Scholarship”
Twenty-Sixth Annual Symposium

Abraham Lincoln Institute, Inc. (ALI), provides free, ongoing education on the life, career, and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ALI offers resources for...
2023_DC_Hinds_23050780Busboys Takoma -- Event: Gareth Hinds (A Busboys and Poets Book Presentation)
Gareth Hinds (VOTA) | A Busboys and Poets Books Presentation
Voices of Takoma Authors is an ongoing series of programs sponsored by Historic Takoma featuring presentations by authors in and around Takoma Park about their works, their approach to writing, and their inspirations. This project draws on...
2023_DC_Bomb_23012395DC -- Cleveland Park Library -- Event: Steve Sheinkin & Nick Bertozzi ("Bomb Graphic Novel: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon")
Steve Sheinkin & Nick Bertozzi -- Bomb Graphic Novel: The Race to Build - And Steal - The World's Most Dangerous Weapon -- In Partnership with DCPL at Cleveland Park Library
Politics and Prose is delighted to partner with DC Public Library to present Bomb Graphic Novel by Steve Sheinkin and Nick...
2023_DC_PW_Between_23111859DC -- Downtown -- Planet Word -- Event: Enchanted Pages Community Day -- Between the Lines w/Jason Reynolds and Tony Keith, Jr.
Between the Lines with Jason Reynolds and Tony Keith, Jr.
Stories can entertain, instruct, inspire, and even change the world. But what makes a story, and what makes stories so uniquely powerful? Bestselling author Jason Reynolds explores these questions and more in an intimate discussion with Tony...
2023_DC_PW_Author_23111822DC -- Downtown -- Planet Word -- Event: Enchanted Pages Community Day -- The Author Is In
The Author Is In
Meet and learn from four authors featured in Planet Word’s Library, including Jamilah Thompkins-Bigelow, Pablo Cartaya, Michelle Coles, and Derrick Barnes.
2023_DC_Ettlinger_23081363DC -- Dupont Circle -- Fantom Comics -- Event: Emily Ettlinger ("Skeleanor The Decomposer")
Skeleanor The Decomposer Author Event With Emily Ettlinger!
Local creator Emily Ettlinger will be stopping by the store for an author event about the all-ages book SKELEANOR THE DECOMPOSER! Emily will be reading some of the book, as well as running a drawing workshop and signing copies!
Skeleanor...
2023_DC_Morel_23022870DC -- Heritage Foundation -- Lucas Morel ("Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass")
February 28, 2023 The Life and Legacy of Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist, Advocate, and Statesman
Co-hosted by The Douglass Leadership Institute
We're looking back at the life and legacy of one of the most renowned Black Americans, Frederick Douglass. Kean Collection / Getty Images
Featuring:
*...
2023_MD_GBF_Poet5_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Matthew Thorburn, Hajar Hussaini
Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Matthew Thorburn, Hajar Hussaini
Poetry
Poetry Panel: War, Trauma, and Healing. Moderated by Lenny Levi.
2023_MD_GBF_Petri_23052017Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Alexandra Petri ("Aleaxandra Petri's US History")
Alexandra Petri
Fiction, Humor
WashPost columnist Petri will present "Alexandra Petri's US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up)." She'll be interviewed by Nicole Hertvik.
2023_MD_GBF_Robbins_23052014Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Alexandra Robbins ("The Teachers")
Alexandra Robbins
Non-Fiction
Robbins will present "The Teachers: A Year Inside America's Most Vulnerable Important Profession."
2023_MD_GBF_Katsu_2305204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Alma Katsu ("Red London")
Alma Katsu
Fiction, Thriller
Katsu will present "Red London."
2023_MD_GBF_Elliott_23052024Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Andrea Elliott ("Invisible Child")
Andrea Elliott
Non-Fiction
Elliott will present her Pulitzer Prize winning book, "Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City." She'll be interviewed by Tanisha Briley.
2023_MD_GBF_ABCLS_2305207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Angeline Boulley, Cynthia Leitich Smith
Angeline Boulley, Cynthia Leitich Smith
Teen/YA
Boulley will present "Warrior Girl Unearthed," and Smith will present "Harvest House."
2023_MD_GBF_Klein_2305206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Animal Artwork and Poetry (w/Jennifer Klein)
Animal Artwork and Poetry
Children's Workshop
Jennifer Klein will lead attendees through the process of creating animal artwork and poetry.
2023_MD_GBF_AMBM_23052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Anthony Marra, Barbara Mujica
Anthony Marra, Barbara Mujica
Historical Fiction
Old Hollywood Historical Fiction panel: Marra will present "Mercury Pictures Presents," and Mujica will present "Miss del Rio." Moderated by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi.
2023_MD_GBF_Shapiro_23052025Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Ari Shapiro ("The Best Strangers in the World")
Ari Shapiro
Non-Fiction
Shapiro will present "The Best Strangers in the World: Stories from a Life Spent Listening." He'll be interviewed by Clay Smith.
2023_MD_GBF_AWJB_23052026Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Ashley Winstead, Julia Bartz
Ashley Winstead, Julia Bartz
Mystery, Thriller
Winstead will present "The Last Housewife," and Bartz will present "The Writing Retreat." Moderated by Tara Laskowski.
2023_MD_GBF_Reception_230519266Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Author Reception @ Asbury Methodist Village
The Gaithersburg Book Festival cordially invites you to our 2023 VIP Author Reception.

Lots of folks shown here including Jud Ashman, Fred Bowen, Meg Medina, Ellen Oh, Alan Gratz, Mary Kay Zuravleff, Laura Scalzo, Laura Elliott, Aaron Caycedo-Kimura, Matthew Thorburn, Susan Stockdale, Tracey...
2023_MD_GBF_BFTLSV_23052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Beth Ferry, Tom Lichtenheld, Susan Verde
Beth Ferry, Tom Lichtenheld, Susan Verde
Children's, Picture Book
Ferry and Lichtenheld will present "The Umbrella," and Verde will present "Can You See It?"
2023_MD_GBF_Patrick_2305203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Bethanne K. Patrick ("Life B")
Bethanne K. Patrick
Non-Fiction, Memoir
Patrick will present "Life B: Overcoming Double Depression." She'll be interviewed by Louis Bayard.
2023_MD_GBF_Bilingual_2305204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Bilingual Creative Writing (w/Ofelia Montelongo)
Bilingual Creative Writing
Workshop - Adults
Instructor: Ofelia Montelongo. Join the bilingual creative writing workshop, which aims to start writing stories in any two languages using code-switching. This type of writing makes our stories unique and reveals the authenticity of our characters.
2023_MD_GBF_BSEAA_23052014Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Brendan Slocumb, E. A. Aymar
Brendan Slocumb, E. A. Aymar
Mystery, Thriller
Slocumb will present "Symphony of Secrets," and Aymar will present "No Home for Killers." Moderated by Art Taylor.
2023_MD_GBF_CLSV_2305206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Carole Lindstrom, Susan Verde
Carole Lindstrom, Susan Verde
Children's, Picture Book
Lindstrom will present "My Powerful Hair," and Verde will present "I Am Me: A Book of Authenticity."
2023_MD_GBF_Gaines_2305207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Caseen Gaines ("When Broadway Was Black")
Caseen Gaines
Non-Fiction
Gaines will present "When Broadway was Black." He'll be interviewed by Jordan Ealey.
NOTE: I didn't catch any pictures of Jordan Ealey.
2023_MD_GBF_Cillizza_2305207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Chris Cillizza ("Power Players")
Chris Cillizza
Non-Fiction, Sports
Cillizza will present "Power Players: Sports, Politics and the American Presidency."
2023_MD_GBF_Doctorow_23052013Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Cory Doctorow ("Red Team Blues")
Cory Doctorow
Mystery, Thriller
Doctorow will present "Red Team Blues." He'll be interviewed by Keith Donohue.
2023_MD_GBF_CHMA_23052015Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- C.C. Harrington, M.T. Anderson
C.C. Harrington, M.T. Anderson
Children's
Harrington will present "Wildoak," and Anderson will present "Elf Dog & Owl Head."
2023_MD_GBF_Poet4_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Dan Brady, Sara Cahill Marron, Tonee Moll
Dan Brady, Sara Cahill Marron, Tonee Moll
Poetry
Poetry Panel: Technology, Privacy & the Apocalypse. Moderated by Jessica G. Simon.
2023_MD_GBF_Barry_23052042Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Dave Barry ("Swamp Story")
Dave Barry
Fiction, Humor
Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Barry will present "Swamp Story." He'll be interviewed by Tom Shroder.
2023_MD_GBF_DEAF_23052014Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- David Ellis, Alex Finlay
David Ellis, Alex Finlay
Mystery, Thriller
Ellis, will present "Look Closer," and Finlay will present "What Have We Done." Moderated by Andrea Bartz.
2023_MD_GBF_Poet1_23052013Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Dwayne Lawson Brown, Rebecca Bishophall, Sarah Katz, Patricia Davis-Muffett
Dwayne Lawson Brown, Rebecca Bishophall, Sarah Katz, Patricia Davis-Muffett
Poetry
Poetry Panel: Hope and Resilience in Uncertain Times. Moderated by Miguel O. Mitchell.
2023_MD_GBF_EBAF_2305202Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Eleanor Brown, Alison Fairbrother
Eleanor Brown, Alison Fairbrother
Fiction
Brown will present, "Any Other Family," and Fairbrother will present "The Catch." Moderated by Bethanne K. Patrick
2023_MD_GBF_Poet7_23052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Fran Abrams, Melissa Studdard
Fran Abrams, Melissa Studdard
Poetry
Poetry Panel: Women and Empowerment. Moderated by Katherine O'Toole.
2023_MD_GBF_Debenedetti_23052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Gabriel Debenedetti ("The Long Alliance")
Gabriel Debenedetti
Non-Fiction
Debenedetti will present "The Long Alliance: The Imperfect Union of Joe Biden and Barack Obama." He'll be interviewed by Marc Korman.
2023_MD_GBF_Schaefer_23052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Gina Schaefer ("Recovery Hardware")
Gina Schaefer
Non-Fiction
Schaefer will present "Recovery Hardware: A Nuts and Bolts Story About Rebuilding a Business, Restoring a Community, and Renovating Lives." She'll be interviewed by Marilyn Balcombe, PhD.
2023_MD_GBF_HKNCMD_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Hena Khan, Nicole Collier, Marti Dumas
Hena Khan, Nicole Collier, Marti Dumas
Children's
Khan will present "Zara's Rules for Living Your Best Life," Collier will present "The Many Fortunes of Maya," and Dumas will present "Charmed Life (Wildseed Witch Book 2.)" Moderated by Joela Paik.
2023_MD_GBF_Publish_2305203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- How to Publish a Book (w/Emily Barrosse)
How to Publish a Book
Workshop - Adults
Instructor: Emily Barrosse. In this workshop, we talk about the different types of publishing options: traditional, hybrid and self-publishing; their differences and how to choose the best publishing option for you.
2023_MD_GBF_Kirchick_23052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- James Kirchick ("Secret City")
James Kirchick
Non-Fiction
Kirchick will present, "Secret City: The Hidden History of Gay Washington." He'll be inerviewed by County Councilmember Evan Glass.
2023_MD_GBF_JMNN_23052016Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jamila Minnicks, Nyani Nkrumah
Jamila Minnicks, Nyani Nkrumah
Fiction
Minnicks will present "Moonrise Over New Jessup," and Nkrumah will present "Wade in the Water." Moderated by Melanie Hatter.
2023_MD_GBF_JAEGGINS_23052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jana Eisenstein, Ariel M. Goldenthal, Garinè Isassi, Nina Sichel
Jana Eisenstein, Ariel M. Goldenthal, Garinè Isassi, Nina Sichel
Fiction
Contributing authors Eisenstein, Goldenthal, Isassi and Sichel will present the anthology "Grace & Gravity #10: Grace In Love"
2023_MD_GBF_JLJDAJM_23052016Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jarrett Lerner, John David Anderson, Janae Marks
Jarrett Lerner, John David Anderson, Janae Marks
Children's
Lerner will present "A Work in Progress," Anderson will present "The Greatest Kid in the World," and Marks will present "On Air with Zoe Washington." Moderated by Kimberley Row.
2023_MD_GBF_Pearlman_2305204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jeff Pearlman ("The Last Folk Hero")
Jeff Pearlman
Non-Fiction, Sports
Pearlman will present "The Last Folk Hero: The Life and Myth of Bo Jackson."
2023_MD_GBF_JSLB_2305207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jeff Shaara, Louis Bayard
Jeff Shaara, Louis Bayard
Historical Fiction
Shaara will present "The Old Lion: A Novel of Theodore Roosevelt," and Bayard will present "Jackie & Me." Moderated by Carrie Callaghan.
2023_MD_GBF_JZFP_2305203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jeff Zentner, Francesca Padilla
Jeff Zentner, Francesca Padilla
Teen/YA
Zentner will present "In the Wild Light," and Padilla will present "What's Coming to Me."
2023_MD_GBF_JNDWWMB_23052014Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jerdine Nolen, Deborah Wiles, Willie Mae Brown
Jerdine Nolen, Deborah Wiles, Willie Mae Brown
Children's, Picture Book
Nolen will present "On Her Wings: The Story of Toni Morrison," Wiles will present "Bobby: A Story of Robert F. Kennedy," and Brown will present "My Selma: Stories of a Southern Childhood at the Height of the Civil Rights...
2023_MD_GBF_Popkin_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jim Popkin ("Code Name Blue Wren")
Jim Popkin
Non-Fiction
Popkin will present "Code Name Blue Wren: The True Story of America's Most Dangerous Female Spy and the Sister She Betrayed." He'll be interviewed by Jeanne Meserve.
2023_MD_GBF_JCOK_2305206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jinwoo Chong, Owen King
Jinwoo Chong, Owen King
SciFi
Chong will present "Flux," and King will present "The Curator." Moderated by Craig Lawrence Gidney.
2023_MD_GBF_JPCBW_23052018Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- John Parra, Carole Boston Weatherford
John Parra, Carole Boston Weatherford
Children's, Picture Book
Parra will present "Growing An Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son" and Weatherford will present "Sugar Pie Lullaby: The Soul of Motown in a Song of Love"
2023_MD_GBF_Eig_23052016Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jonathan Eig ("King: A Life")
Jonathan Eig
Non-Fiction
Eig will present "King: A Life." He'll be interviewed by Christopher Lancette.
2023_MD_GBF_JRJL_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jonathan Roth, Jarrett Lerner
Jonathan Roth, Jarrett Lerner
Graphic Novel Presentation & Workshop Combo
Part book presentation, part comic creation workshop, Roth will present "Rover and Speck: This Planet Rocks!" and Lerner will present "The Hunger Heroes: Snack Cabinet Sabotage." Facilitated by Dave Roman.
2023_MD_GBF_JSDLR_23052018Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Jonathan Stutzman, David LaRochelle
Jonathan Stutzman, David LaRochelle
Children's, Picture Book
Stutzman will present "Tiny T-Rex and the Grand Ta-Da!" and LaRouchelle will present "100 Mighty Dragons All Named Broccoli." Moderated by Dave Roman.
2023_MD_GBF_Voloj_2305206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Julian Voloj ("Black & White")
Julian Voloj
Graphic Novel
Voloj will present his graphic novel "Black & White: The Rise and Fall of Bobby Fischer." He'll be interviewed by Michael Sesma.
2023_MD_GBF_JCDAB_2305208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Julie Carrick Dalton, Amy L. Bernstein
Julie Carrick Dalton, Amy L. Bernstein
Dystopian Fiction
Dalton will present "The Last Beekeeper," and Bernstein will present "The Portrero Complex." Moderated by Zach Powers.
2023_MD_GBF_McSwane_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- J. David McSwane ("Pandemic Inc")
J. David McSwane
Non-Fiction
McSwane will present "Pandemic Inc: Chasing the Capitalists and Thieves Who Got Rich While We Got Sick." He'll be interviewed by Jennifer Bort Yacovissi.
2023_MD_GBF_KMLE_2305207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Katherine Marsh, L.M. Elliott
Katherine Marsh, L.M. Elliott
Upper MG/YA
Marsh will present "The Lost Year: A Survival Story of the Ukranian Famine," and Elliott will present "Walls."
2023_MD_GBF_LADK_2305202Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Laura Scalzo, Dan Kois
Laura Scalzo, Dan Kois
Fiction
Scalzo will present "American Arcadia," and Kois will present "Vintage Contemporaries." Moderated by Michelle Brafman.
2023_MD_GBF_Poet6_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Le Hinton, Courtney LeBlanc, Alison Palmer
Le Hinton, Courtney LeBlanc, Alison Palmer
Poetry
Poetry Panel: Elegies & Remembrance. Moderated by Greg Luce.
NOTE: I don't have any pictures of Courtney LeBlanc and I'm not sure if she was present or not.
2023_MD_GBF_Stockdale_2305204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Let's Celebrate Animals Workshop (w/Susan Stockdale)
Let's Celebrate Animals Workshop
Children's Workshop
Author/Illustrator Susan Stockdale will discuss her process for creating her picture book and lead kids in an art activity.
2023_MD_GBF_Olson_23052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Lynne Olson ("Empress of the Nile")
Lynne Olson
Non-Fiction
Olson will present "Empress of the Nile: The Daredevil Archaeologist Who Saved Egypt's Ancient Temples from Destruction." She'll be interviewed by Paula Tarnapol Whitacre.
2023_MD_GBF_MKZJM_23052015Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Mary Kay Zuravleff, Joe Milan Jr.
Mary Kay Zuravleff, Joe Milan Jr.
Fiction
Zuravleff will present "American Ending," and Milan will present "The All-American." Moderated by Alice Stephens.
2023_MD_GBF_Kelly_2305209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Mary Louise Kelly ("It.Goes.So.Fast")
Mary Louise Kelly
Non-Fiction, Memoir
NPR host Kelly will present "It.Goes.So.Fast: The Year of No Do-Overs." She'll be interviewed by Holly Smith.
2023_MD_GBF_Medina_2305209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Meg Medina ("Merci Suarez Plays It Cool")
Meg Medina
Children's
Medina, the National Ambassador of Young People's Literature, will present "Merci Suarez Plays It Cool." She'll be interviewed by Kathie Weinberg.
2023_MD_GBF_Webster_2305205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Michael Mehta Webster ("The Rescue Effect")
Michael Mehta Webster
Non-Fiction
Webster will present "The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth."
2023_MD_GBF_MKTB_23052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Michelle Knudsen, Tracey Baptiste
Michelle Knudsen, Tracey Baptiste
Children's, Picture Book
Knudsen will present the 25th anniversary edition of "Library Lion," and Baptiste will present "Mermaid and Pirate."
2023_MD_GBF_MSIR_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Mika Song, Isabel Roxas
Mika Song, Isabel Roxas
Graphic Novel Presentation & Workshop Combo
Part book presentation, part illustration workshop, Song will present "Pizza My Heart," and Roxas will present "The Adventures of Team Pom: The Last Dodo (Team Pom Book 2)"
2023_MD_GBF_Misc_230520143Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Miscellaneous
Exhausting but fun day. In case you're curious, 4,600 photos and 21,000 steps.
Among the folks shown here are include J. Robert Deans, Elinda Deans, Jenny Yacovissi, Holly Smith, Caroline Bock, Bradley Graham (Politics and Prose), Colleen Shogan, Jud Ashman, and Angie Kim.
2023_MD_GBF_NRVT_23052017Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Natalie Richards, Vincent Tirado
Natalie Richards, Vincent Tirado
Teen/YA
Richards will present "Four Found Dead," and Tirado will present "We Don't Swim Here."
2023_MD_GBF_NBIZ_2305209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Nick Brooks, Ibi Zoboi
Nick Brooks, Ibi Zoboi
Teen/YA
Brooks will present "Promise Boys," and Zoboi will present "Nigeria Jones."
2023_MD_GBF_Cozzens_23052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Peter Cozzens ("A Brutal Reckoning")
Peter Cozzens
Non-Fiction
Cozzens will present "A Brutal Reckoning: Andrew Jackson, the Creek Indians, and the Epic War for the American South." He'll be interviewed by David O. Stewart.
2023_MD_GBF_PProse_23052023Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Politics and Prose bookstore
2023_MD_GBF_Emerson_2305204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Ramona Emerson ("Shutter")
Ramona Emerson
Mystery, Thriller, SciFi
Emerson will present "Shutter." Interviewed by Andrea M. Pawley.
2023_MD_GBF_Lowell_2305207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Rebekah Lowell
Rebekah Lowell
Children's Book Presentation & Workshop Combo
Author Rebekah Lowell will present on her book "Catching Flight" and then lead a nature journaling for beginners workshop.
2023_MD_GBF_RLALD_2305205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Rebekah Lowell, Amina Luqman-Dawson
Rebekah Lowell, Amina Luqman-Dawson
Children's
Lowell will present "The Road to After," and Luqman-Dawson will present "Freewater," this year's Newbery Medal winner.
2023_MD_GBF_Retelling_2305204Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Retelling Classic Stories in Young (w/Kelly Ann Jacobson)
Retelling Classic Stories in Young
Adult Fiction
Workshop - Adults
In this workshop, author and University of Lynchburg professor Kelly Ann Jacobson will help students create their own reimaginings of classic literature stories.
2023_MD_GBF_RGBW_2305207Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Robin Gow, Brittany Williams
Robin Gow, Brittany Williams
Upper MG/YA
Gow will present "Dear Mothman," and Williams will present "That Self-Same Metal (The Forge & Fracture Saga, Book 1)"
2023_MD_GBF_Rago_23052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Rossella Rago ("Cooking with Nonna")
Rossella Rago
Cookbook
Rago willl present "Cooking with Nonna: Sunday Dinners with La Famiglia," and provide a fresh pasta demo. She'll be interviewed by Nevin Martell.
2023_MD_GBF_Soni_23052013Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Saket Soni ("The Great Escape")
Saket Soni
Non-Fiction
Soni will present "The Great Escape: A True Story of Forced Labor and Immigrant Dreams in America." He'll be interviewed by Mariko Hewer.
2023_MD_GBF_SGCSA_2305208Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Sara Goodman Confino, Sarah Adler
Sara Goodman Confino, Sarah Adler
Fiction, Romance
Confino will present "She's Up to No Good," and Adler will present, "Mrs. Nash's Ashes." Moderated by Kristina Wright.
2023_MD_GBF_Poet2_23052016Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Sara R. Burnett, Maggie Queeney, Melissa Crowe
Sara R. Burnett, Maggie Queeney, Melissa Crowe
Poetry
Poetry Panel: Myth and Reclamation. Moderated by Naomi Thiers.
2023_MD_GBF_SDWSEO_23052016Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Sayantani DasGupta, Wendy Shang, Ellen C. Oh
Sayantani DasGupta, Wendy Shang, Ellen C. Oh
Children's
Panel: DasGupta will present "Crown of Flames (Fire Queen 2)," Shang will present "The Secret Battle of Evan Pao," and Oh will present "You Are Here: Connecting Flights." Moderated by Jun Nui.
2023_MD_GBF_Mufti_2305209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Shahan Mufti ("American Caliph")
Shahan Mufti
Non-Fiction
Mufti will present "American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, DC." He'll be interviewed by Christopher Hoge.
2023_MD_GBF_STAG_23052016Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Sheila Turnage, Alan Gratz
Sheila Turnage, Alan Gratz
Children's
Turnage will present "Island of Spies," and Gratz will present "Captain America: The Ghost Army."
2023_MD_GBF_Poet3_23052010Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Shelley Puhak, Suzanne Frischkorn, Kwame Sound Daniels
Shelley Puhak, Suzanne Frischkorn, Kwame Sound Daniels
Poetry
Poetry Panel: Search for Identity. Moderated by Dominic McDonald
2023_MD_GBF_SCSR_23052015Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Susan Coll, Shauna Robinson
Susan Coll, Shauna Robinson
Fiction
Fiction Panel: Bookstore Reads: Coll will present "Bookish People," and Robinson will present "The Banned Bookshop of Maggie Banks." Moderated by Hannah Oliver Depp.
2023_MD_GBF_SSJO_23052012Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Susan Stockdale, Jennifer O'Connell
Susan Stockdale, Jennifer O'Connell
Children's, Picture Book
Stockdale will present "Line Up! Animals in Remarkable Rows," and O'Connell will present "Elephants Remember: A True Story."
2023_MD_GBF_Editing_2305206Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- The Importance of Editing (w/Michele Chynoweth)
The Importance of Editing
Workshop - Adults
Instructor: Michele Chynoweth. Learn crucial editing tips that will help you create the best version of your book, including advice on style, dialogue, description, organization, proofing, formatting and more, so your work will be ready to be successfully...
2023_MD_GBF_Runstedtler_2305209Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Theresa Runstedtler ("Black Ball")
Theresa Runstedtler
Non-Fiction, Sports
Runstedtler will present "Black Ball: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Spencer Haywood, and the Generation that Saved the Soul of the NBA." This program will be recorded as a special episode of the Chatter on Books podcast with Torie Clarke, David Aldridge and Jamie...
2023_MD_GBF_TAMP_23052011Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Tom Angleberger, Matt Phelan
Tom Angleberger, Matt Phelan
Children's, Graphic Novels
Angleberger will present "Two-Headed Chicken," and Phelan will present "The Sheep, the Rooster, and the Duck: A Tale from the Age of Wonder"
2023_MD_GBF_TGFB_23052014Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Tommy Greenwald, Fred Bowen
Tommy Greenwald, Fred Bowen
Children's, Sports
Greenwald will present "The Ultimate Goal (Goodsports League #1)," and Bowen will present "Off the Bench."
2023_MD_GBF_Mood_2305202Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Using Setting to Increase Mood and Suspense (w/Eva Langston)
Using Setting to Increase Mood and Suspense
Workshop - Adults
Instructor: Eva Langston. Learn tips, read examples and complete exercises, all designed to help you dial up the suspense in your story through setting, whether you're writing a mystery/thriller or any other genre.
2023_MD_GBF_VHJTY_2305205Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Virginia Hartman, Judith Turner-Yamamoto
Virginia Hartman, Judith Turner-Yamamoto
Fiction
Hartman will present "The Marsh Queen," and Turner-Yamamoto will present "Loving the Dead and Gone." Moderated by Lisa Hill-Corley.
2023_MD_GBF_Love_Poems_2305203Gaithersburg Book Festival (2023) -- Writing Love Poems (w/Kim Roberts)
Writing Love Poems
Workshop - Adults
Instructor: Kim Roberts. In this workshop, we will look at model poems and discuss how contemporary writers have handled our most tender emotion and why new love poems continue to be necessary.
2023_DC_Should_Care_230721118Hist Society of Wash DC -- Event: Why You Should Care About DC Statehood (w/Nolan Williams Jr., Derek Musgrove, Senator Paul Strauss, and Kelsye Adams)
Why You Should Care About DC Statehood
Join us for a screening of "Becoming Douglass Commonwealth" followed by a conversation about DC statehood and why you should care.
If you’re paying attention in DC, signs of the statehood movement are all around you. Driving through town, you see license plates...
2023_DC_Literary_HillBF_230917332Literary Hill BookFest (2023) @ Eastern Market
Literary Hill BookFest
Celebrating Books and Authors on Capitol Hill
SEE US AT EASTERN MARKET ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2023
This year, the BookFest is moving to the fall. Come join us from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 17th, as we celebrate the vibrant literary culture of Capitol Hill at our “home”...
2023_DC_Brandon_Croft_230215117Loyalty Bookstore @ 843 Upshur St. -- Event: Barbara Brandon-Croft ("Where I'm Coming From!") w/Sharon Pendana
Barbara Brandon-Croft and Sharon Pendana for Where I'm Coming From!
Loyalty is delighted to welcome Barbara Brandon-Croft and Sharon Pendana for an IN-PERSON event celebrating Where I'm Coming From! Join us at Loyalty's Petworth store at 7 PM on Wednesday, February 15th for a discussion, followed by a...
2023_MD_Maier_23081960MD -- Takoma Park -- People's Book -- Dana Maier (“Skip to the Fun Parts") w/Tim Kreider
Dana Maier for “Skip to the Fun Parts: Cartoons and Complaints About the Creative Process”
The perfect companion for anyone struggling to keep their sense of humor while staring at a blank page, Skip to the Fun Parts offers next-to-zero creative advice, and is instead filled with cartoons,...
2023_DC_Eig_23052188MLK Library Memorial and Politics & Prose -- Jonathan Eig ("King: A Life") w/ Eleanor Holmes Norton
Jonathan Eig -- King: A Life w/ Eleanor Holmes Norton -- at MLK Library
Join us to discuss Jonathan Eig's new book, King: A Life.
By Politics and Prose
Vividly written and exhaustively researched, Jonathan Eig's King: A Life is the first major biography in decades of the civil rights icon Martin...
2023_DC_NBF_Saunders_23081235Natl Book Festival 2023 -- 2023 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Winner George Saunders
2023 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Winner George Saunders
2023 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner George Saunders discusses his writing life during this event, from his beloved novel “Lincoln in the Bardo” to his story collections such as “Tenth of December” and...
2023_DC_NBF_Klune_23081220Natl Book Festival 2023 -- AI: They Just Want To Be Our Friends with TJ Klune
AI: They Just Want To Be Our Friends with TJ Klune
Recent media coverage of AI has focused on the worrisome aspects of technology going rogue. But what if we asked another question: What possibilities are there for humans to build relationships, friendships, with AI? TJ Klune’s “In the Lives of...
2023_DC_NBF_Secret_23081216Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Alone with a Secret: Novels That Provoke and Reveal with Victor LaValle and Kevin Wilson
Alone with a Secret: Novels That Provoke and Reveal with Victor LaValle and Kevin Wilson
Everyone has a dark secret…and then there are really dark secrets. Victor LaValle’s novel “Lone Women” follows a young woman who’s haunted by a secret sin that could burn many people. In Kevin Wilson’s “Now Is Not...
2023_DC_NBF_Animals_23081211Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Animals Talk to Me: Narrators From the Wild with Henry Hoke and Shelby Van Pelt
Animals Talk to Me: Narrators From the Wild with Henry Hoke and Shelby Van Pelt
For us to see ourselves clearly, sometimes we need to hear from outside observers—as in, outside our species. Shelby Van Pelt’s “Remarkably Bright Creatures” follows the unlikely connection between a grieving woman and a...
2023_DC_NBF_BScenes_23081214Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Behind the Scenes With Black Writers with Jericho Brown, Camille T. Dungy and Tiphanie Yanique
Behind the Scenes With Black Writers with Jericho Brown, Camille T. Dungy and Tiphanie Yanique
Black culture and identity have greatly influenced how Black creatives interpret the world. “How We Do It: Black Writers on Craft, Practice and Skill,” edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Jericho Brown, is...
2023_DC_NBF_CSpan_2308126Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Book TV on C-Span2
Peter Slen (C-SPAN) interviewing ???, Charles Stimson, and Douglas Brinkley
2023_DC_NBF_CSecrets_23081219Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Capital Secrets: J. Edgar Hoover's Shadowy Reign with Beverly Gage and James Kirchick
Capital Secrets: J. Edgar Hoover's Shadowy Reign with Beverly Gage and James Kirchick
J. Edgar Hoover is perceived nowadays as a dark figure in American politics. But he wasn’t always thought of that way. In her Pulitzer Prize-winning book “G-Man,” Beverly Gage fairly and thoroughly investigates...
2023_DC_NBF_Gratz_23081231Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Captain America and Alan Gratz: What More Do You Need?
Captain America and Alan Gratz: What More Do You Need?
A human, a sidekick and a captain. What more do you need to become a superhero? Alan Gratz brings us a World War II adventure featuring Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes up against an army of undead ghosts in “Captain America: The Ghost Army.” Hear...
2023_DC_NBF_Buttigieg_23081240Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Chasten Buttigieg Has Something To Tell You (Hint: It's About Finding Yourself)
Chasten Buttigieg Has Something To Tell You (Hint: It's About Finding Yourself)
Growing up isn’t easy. Finding your voice takes courage. And, being true to yourself can take time. In “I Have Something to Tell You -- For Young Adults,” Chasten Buttigieg recounts stories and experiences he encountered...
2023_DC_NBF_Dig_In_23081221Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Dig In: What Food Says About Us with Cheuk Kwan and Anya von Bremzen
Dig In: What Food Says About Us with Cheuk Kwan and Anya von Bremzen
Food: it’s stuff on a plate but also something that tells others about what’s in our hearts and our minds. In “Have You Eaten Yet?,” Cheuk Kwan interviews Chinese restaurant owners and workers, showcasing their resilience and...
2023_DC_NBF_YDelgado_23081212Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Drawing Yaqui Delgado with Meg Medina and Mel Valentine Vargas
Drawing Yaqui Delgado with Meg Medina and Mel Valentine Vargas
How do you add faces to characters you’ve never seen? Is it hard to draw a beloved novel? In this program artist Mel Valentine Vargas is joined by National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Meg Medina. Together they will share how...
2023_DC_NBF_Acevedo_23081219Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Elizabeth Acevedo on Her New Novel "Family Lore"
Elizabeth Acevedo on Her New Novel "Family Lore"
What happens when someone who can predict the exact day of someone’s death hosts their own wake? Join Elizabeth Acevedo as she discusses her debut adult novel, “Family Lore,” in conversation with former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature...
2023_DC_NBF_Page_23081222Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Elliot Page on His New Memoir "Pageboy"
Elliot Page on His New Memoir "Pageboy"
Oscar-nominated star and trans advocate, Elliot Page explores the searing and intimate experiences of being human in his new memoir, “Pageboy.” From his experiences as a young actor in Hollywood to struggles over body image and discovering himself as a queer and...
2023_DC_NBF_Hauntings_23081211Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Hauntings Aren't Just for Houses: Horror Fiction with Tananarive Due and Grady Hendrix
Hauntings Aren't Just for Houses: Horror Fiction with Tananarive Due and Grady Hendrix
Horror can take countless forms: monsters, strangers, our inner demons. In Tananarive Due’s “The Wishing Pool and Other Stories,” supernatural horror intersects with chillingly real themes of trauma, racism and...
2023_DC_NBF_Heating_23081229Natl Book Festival 2023 -- History Is Heating Up: Environmental Awakening vs. Climate Change Denial with Douglas Brinkley and David Lipsky
History Is Heating Up: Environmental Awakening vs. Climate Change Denial with Douglas Brinkley and David Lipsky
Join Douglas Brinkley and David Lipsky as they discuss the nuances and history of how we’ve wrestled with a pervasive issue: climate change. Brinkley’s “Silent Spring Revolution” pays tribute...
2023_DC_NBF_Injustices_2308126Natl Book Festival 2023 -- How Can We Deal with the World's Injustices? Ask a Teen! with Lesa Cline-Ransome and Jennifer De Leon
How Can We Deal with the World's Injustices? Ask a Teen! with Lesa Cline-Ransome and Jennifer De Leon
Teens aren’t immune to the world’s injustices; they might have ideas about some solutions. Join Lesa Cline-Ransome and Jennifer De Leon as they discuss their newest releases. Lesa Cline-Ransome’s “For...
2023_DC_NBF_Shepard_2308129Natl Book Festival 2023 -- How Sara Shepard Made a Best Friend
How Sara Shepard Made a Best Friend
Fifth grade is full of surprises: good, bad, silly, weird—you name it. The first installment of a new middle grade series, Sara Shepard’s “Penny Draws a Best Friend” follows young Penny Lowry as she navigates changing friendships, a family secret and her feelings of...
2023_DC_NBF_Stressed_23081214Natl Book Festival 2023 -- I'm Already Stressed About Homework. You Need Me to Solve a Mystery Too? with Nick Brooks and Karen M. McManus
I'm Already Stressed About Homework. You Need Me to Solve a Mystery Too? with Nick Brooks and Karen M. McManus.
Imagine needing to solve a mystery while juggling a mountain of schoolwork -- not fun (but maybe more fun than homework?). Nick Brooks’ “Promise Boys” follows three teens of color who...
2023_DC_NBF_Lie_23081223Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Lie, Fight, Gatekeep: Girls vs. the Power with Angeline Boulley and Amélie Wen Zhao
Lie, Fight, Gatekeep: Girls vs. the Power with Angeline Boulley and Amélie Wen Zhao
Youth are some of society’s strongest fighters (and innovators) and these protagonists are no exception. Angeline Boulley (“Warrior Girl Unearthed”) and Amélie Wen Zhao (“Song of Silver, Flame Like Night”) write about...
2023_DC_NBF_L2Life_2308126Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Literature to Life Presents a Performance from F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
Literature to Life Presents a Performance From F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby"
Join us for a performance of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby,” presented by the literary nonprofit Literature to Life, whose actors and teaching artists immerse an audience in a book and vividly bring it to...
2023_DC_NBF_Mukherjee_2308129Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Medicine and the New Human with Siddhartha Mukherjee
Medicine and the New Human with Siddhartha Mukherjee
In his new book “The Song of the Cell,” physician and author Siddhartha Mukherjee, also the author of “The Emperor of All Maladies,” takes the reader back to the discovery of cells, the ways that discovery revolutionized medicine and the remarkable...
2023_DC_NBF_Story_2308125Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Me, My Story, My Pictures with Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Pedro Martín
Me, My Story, My Pictures with Jarrett J. Krosoczka and Pedro Martín
What’s it like to not only divulge the details of your life but also draw them for everyone to see?! Jarret J. Krosoczka’s “Sunshine” follows his experience working at a camp for terminally ill children. “Mexikid” tracks Pedro...
2023_DC_NBF_Misc_230812135Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Miscelleanous
Folks here include the Library Friends group, a guy who was trying to hawk his own book against the Chinese Communist Party, the US Capital Historical Society folks, Kate Michael, Carla Hayden, Amy Joyce and Helena Andrews-Dyer (Washington Post stage), Jane Campbell, Daniela Galarza and Ann Maloney...
2023_DC_NBF_Scalzi_23081217Natl Book Festival 2023 -- My Gig at the Godzilla Preserve with John Scalzi
My Gig at the Godzilla Preserve with John Scalzi
Lions, tigers or…kaiju? I don’t think we’re on Earth anymore. So what should one do when they find themselves in an alternate, human-free universe? Well, in John Scalzi’s novel, “The Kaiju Preservation Society,” the KPS organization was created to...
2023_DC_NBF_Kelly_23081234Natl Book Festival 2023 -- My Life, Considered: Memoir with Mary Louise Kelly
My Life, Considered: Memoir with Mary Louise Kelly
Join Mary Louise Kelly, a co-host of the culture-savvy NPR podcast “All Things Considered” in a discussion of her memoir, “It. Goes. So. Fast.: The Year of No Do-Overs.” Kelly grapples with the death of her father and the realization that her children...
2023_DC_NBF_Myths_23081223Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Myths and Promises: Decoding "Latino" in America with José Olivarez and Héctor Tobar
Myths and Promises: Decoding "Latino" in America with José Olivarez and Héctor Tobar
What does it mean to be Latino in the U.S.? Join José Olivarez and Héctor Tobar as they discuss how their books explore this question. Tobar’s “Our Migrant Souls” examines the 21st century Latino experience and the...
2023_DC_NBF_Towles_23081216Natl Book Festival 2023 -- On "The Lincoln Highway": Historical Fiction with Amor Towles
On "The Lincoln Highway": Historical Fiction with Amor Towles
Amor Towles’ latest novel, “The Lincoln Highway,” is a classic American road novel but within that narrative framework, it continually surprises. It’s about 18-year-old Emmett Watson, who has to get to nowhere in particular, fast, after his...
2023_DC_NBF_PP_23081231Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Politics and Prose Area
2023_DC_NBF_Redacting_23081210Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Redacting and Retelling: New Ways of Confronting Systemic Racism with Shane McCrae and Nicole Sealey
Redacting and Retelling: New Ways of Confronting Systemic Racism with Shane McCrae and Nicole Sealey
Poetry and poets confront racism in this panel. In his memoir “Pulling the Chariot of the Sun,” poet Shane McCrae pieces together the story of his childhood kidnapping by his white grandparents -- and...
2023_DC_NBF_Grann_23081224Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder: An Hour with David Grann
Shipwreck, Mutiny and Murder: An Hour with David Grann
In January 1742, the H.M.S. Wager washed up on the coast of Brazil with 29 emaciated men. Via suspenseful storytelling, David Grann recreates in “The Wager” the ship’s rough voyage and its gruesome aftermath. The lessons here aren’t just about the...
2023_DC_NBF_Family_23081210Natl Book Festival 2023 -- The Family You Need, the Family You Create: Literary Fiction with Esmeralda Santiago and Luis Alberto Urrea
The Family You Need, the Family You Create: Literary Fiction with Esmeralda Santiago and Luis Alberto Urrea
What makes someone family? Join Esmeralda Santiago and Luis Alberto Urrea as they discuss their new novels, “Las Madres” (Santiago) and “Good Night, Irene” (Urrea). Santiago’s novel follows...
2023_DC_NBF_NPoetry_23081215Natl Book Festival 2023 -- The World Offers Itself to Your Imagination: Nature Poetry with Camille T. Dungy and Joy Harjo
The World Offers Itself to Your Imagination: Nature Poetry with Camille T. Dungy and Joy Harjo
Throughout time, readers have turned to poetry to connect to the beauty and mystery of the natural world. Join former U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo (“Weaving Sundown in a Scarlet Light”) and Camille T. Dungy...
2023_DC_NBF_What_If_23081230Natl Book Festival 2023 -- What If?: Time Travel, Supervillains and Other Everyday Things with Jamar Nicholas and Nisi Shawl
What If?: Time Travel, Supervillains and Other Everyday Things with Jamar Nicholas and Nisi Shawl
What happens when magic becomes your everyday? Set in a world where superheroes and ordinary people coexist, Jamar Nicholas’ graphic novel “Leon the Extraordinary” follows superpower-less Leon’s mission to...
2023_DC_NBF_When_Lies_23081213Natl Book Festival 2023 -- When Lies and Secrets Come Into the Light with Linda Kao and Mark Oshiro
When Lies and Secrets Come Into the Light with Linda Kao and Mark Oshiro
What if those you love the most keep you in the dark? In Mark Oshiro’s “Into the Light,” Manny questions his memories while searching for his sister; in Linda Kao’s “A Crooked Mark,” Matt hunts for those marked by the devil –...
2023_DC_NBF_Ward_23081214Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Why Fiction Matters with Jesmyn Ward, 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Winner
Why Fiction Matters with Jesmyn Ward, 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction Winner
Join us in an exclusive event with 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction winner Jesmyn Ward and Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden. In this thought-provoking conversation, Ward discusses the...
2023_DC_NBF_Jane20_2308127Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Will and Jane 2.0: Classics Updated with Sayantani DasGupta and Brittany N. Williams
Who says classics can’t be revamped? A modern retelling of Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility,” Sayantani DasGupta’s “Rosewood: A Midsummer Meet Cute” follows teenage drama at a regency-themed summer camp. Sprinkled with Shakespearean references, Brittany N. Williams’ “That Self-Same Metal” follows...
2023_DC_NBF_Russell_23081234Natl Book Festival 2023 -- Yards Between Us: Sports and American Culture with R.K. Russell
Yards Between Us: Sports and American Culture with R.K. Russell
R.K. Russell’s sports life and personal life collided when he publicly identified as bisexual during his time in the NFL. In “The Yards Between Us,” he aims to shorten the distance between LGBTQ+ professional athletes and American...
2023_DC_NBF_AphroChic_2308127Natl Book Festival 2023 -- "AphroChic": Celebrating the Black Family Home with Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason
"AphroChic": Celebrating the Black Family Home with Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason
If there’s one place to find rich generational history besides a museum, it’s a house. Follow Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason as they explore the intimate spaces of Black family homes from their smart new design book,...
2023_DC_NBF_Hendrickson_2308126Natl Book Festival 2023 -- "Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter" with John Hendrickson
"Life on Delay: Making Peace With a Stutter" with John Hendrickson
John Hendrickson, a staff writer at The Atlantic, published an article in 2019 about Joe Biden’s stuttering and his own. “Life on Delay” is the memoir born from that article; in it, Hendrickson writes openly about the isolation,...
2023_DC_NBF_Tran_2308126Natl Book Festival 2023 -- "Take a Trip," They Said. "You'll Have a Great Time!" They Said. with Trang Thanh Tran
"Take a Trip," They Said. "You'll Have a Great Time!" They Said. with Trang Thanh Tran
We don’t take a vacation just to worry about surviving the vacation. But in Trang Thanh Tran’s “She Is a Haunting,” a girl encounters a haunting while visiting family in Vietnam. Maybe let’s not take a vacation to...
2023_DC_NBF_White_Bird_23081220Natl Book Festival 2023 -- "White Bird": Deep in the Wonder Universe with R.J. Palacio and Erica S. Perl
"White Bird": Deep in the Wonder Universe with R.J. Palacio and Erica S. Perl
Join R.J. Palacio and Erica S. Perl as they discuss their new novel adaptation of “White Bird.” Set within the Wonder universe, this story reflects the power of kindness. Due to a change in the release date of the “White...
2023_DC_NBF_Sepetys_23081229Natl Book Festival 2023 -- "You: The Story" with Ruta Sepetys
"You: The Story" with Ruta Sepetys
The most powerful aspect of a story is your voice -- without it there is no story. In her new book “You: The Story: A Writer’s Guide to Craft Through Memory,” Ruta Sepetys teaches aspiring writers how to dig deep into their memories and masterfully explore them on the...
2023_DC_Kalb3_230422147NPC -- The Kalb Report Celebration and Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony -- Everything Else
The Kalb Report Celebration and Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony
Join us in the National Press Club Main Ballroom.
The National Press Club and the NPC Journalism Institute request the pleasure of your company at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 22, 2023, as we celebrate The Kalb Report public...
2023_DC_Kalb_230422197NPC -- The Kalb Report Celebration and Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony -- Program
The Kalb Report Celebration and Lifetime Achievement Award Ceremony
Join us in the National Press Club Main Ballroom.
The National Press Club and the NPC Journalism Institute request the pleasure of your company at 3:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 22, 2023, as we celebrate The Kalb Report public...
2023_DC_Goodheart_23091778Politics & Prose -- Adam Goodheart ("The Last Island") w/Wil Haygood
Adam Goodheart -- The Last Island: Discovery, Defiance, and the Most Elusive Tribe on Earth - with Wil Haygood
A journey to the coast of North Sentinel Island, home to a tribe believed to be the most isolated human community on earth. The Sentinelese people want to be left alone and will shoot deadly...
2023_DC_Petri_23041094Politics & Prose -- Alexandra Petri ("Alexandra Petri's US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up)") (w/Robert Samuels)
Alexandra Petri — Alexandra Petri's US History: Important American Documents (I Made Up) - with Robert Samuels
From the Spanish conquistadors to the Salem witch trials, from Paul Revere's ride to the exclamation mark in Oklahoma!, Alexandra Petri's U.S. History presents a deranged timeline in which...
2023_DC_Myers_23102993Politics & Prose -- Amrita Chakrabarti Myers ("The Vice President's Black Wife") w/Nikki Taylor
Amrita Chakrabarti Myers — The Vice President's Black Wife: The Untold Life of Julia Chinn - with Nikki Taylor — at Conn Ave
In The Vice President's Black Wife, award-winning historian Amrita Chakrabarti Myers has recovered the riveting, troubling, and complicated story of Julia Ann Chinn (ca....
2023_DC_Chua_231003162Politics & Prose -- Amy Chua ("The Golden Gate")
Amy Chua -- The Golden Gate
In Berkeley, California, in 1944, Homicide Detective Al Sullivan has just left the swanky Claremont Hotel after a drink in the bar when a presidential candidate is assassinated in one of the rooms upstairs. A rich industrialist with enemies among the anarchist factions on...
2023_DC_McCarthy_230530119Politics & Prose -- Andrew McCarthy ("Walking with Sam")
Andrew McCarthy -- Walking with Sam: A Father, a Son, and Five Hundred Miles Across Spain — at Conn Ave
When Andrew McCarthy's eldest son began to take his first steps into adulthood, McCarthy found himself wishing time would slow down. Looking to create a more meaningful connection with Sam before he...
2023_DC_Hatke_23090671Politics & Prose -- Ben Hatke ("Things in the Basement")
Ben Hatke - Things in the Basement - at Conn Ave in the Children and Teens Department
Chasing his little sister’s lost pink sock, Milo delves deeper and deeper into the basement through the layers of history, meeting scary creatures along the way. Milo must lead his new friends against the ultimate...
2023_DC_Patrick_230516142Politics & Prose -- Bethanne Patrick ("Life B") w/Alexandra Zapruder
Bethanne Patrick -- Life B: Overcoming Double Depression -- with Alexandra Zapruder -- at Conn Ave
Plagued by depression her entire life, it wasn't until her early fifties that writer and book critic Bethanne Patrick, advocating for her own care, received a medical diagnosis that would set her on the...
2023_DC_Burch_230905146Politics & Prose -- Ciera Burch ("Finch House") w/Kwame Alexander
Ciera Burch - Finch House - in conversation with Kwame Alexander - at Conn Ave
When eleven-year-old Micah visits Finch House, she knows it’s officially off limits. Yet the formerly decrepit house is all fixed up and there’s a boy named Theo in the front yard. She knows that she is not meant to be...
2023_DC_Goodyear_230705134Politics & Prose -- C.W. Goodyear ("President Garfield: From Radical to Unifier") w/Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal
C.W. Goodyear -- President Garfield: From Radical to Unifier - with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal -- at Conn Ave
In this magisterial biography, C.W. Goodyear charts the life and times of one of the most remarkable Americans ever to win the Presidency. Progressive firebrand and conservative compromiser;...
2023_DC_Barry_23050551Politics & Prose -- Dave Barry ("Swamp Story")
Dave Barry -- Swamp Story -- at Conn Ave
Jesse Braddock is trapped in a tiny cabin deep in the Everglades with her infant daughter and her ex-boyfriend, a wannabe reality TV star who turned out to be a lot prettier on the outside than on the inside. Broke and desperate for a way out, Jesse stumbles...
2023_DC_Leonhardt_231030108Politics & Prose -- David Leonhardt ("Ours Was the Shining Future") w/Ruth Marcus
David Leonhardt - Ours Was the Shining Future: The Rise and Fall of the American Dream - with Ruth Marcus - at Conn Ave
Two decades into the twenty-first century, the stagnation of living standards has become the defining trend of American life. Life expectancy has declined, economic inequality has...
2023_DC_Conflict_23101984Politics & Prose -- David Petraeus & Andrew Roberts ("Conflict")
David Petraeus & Andrew Roberts -- Conflict: The Evolution of Warfare from 1945 to the Russian Invasion of Ukraine -- at Conn Ave
In this deep and incisive study, General David Petraeus, who commanded the US-led coalitions in both Iraq, during the Surge, and Afghanistan and former CIA director, and the...
2023_DC_Kalb_230722125Politics & Prose -- Deborah Kalb ("Off to Join the Circus") w/Susan Coll
Deborah Kalb -- Off to Join the Circus - with Susan Coll -- at Conn Ave
Off to Join the Circus focuses on an overly enmeshed, neurotic Jewish family in the Washington, D.C., area, and what happens when a relative returns after 64 years.
Adele Pinsky ran away as a teenager back in 1954, perhaps to join...
2023_DC_DGFaust_23090689Politics & Prose -- Drew Gilpin Faust ("Necessary Trouble") w/Lissa Muscatine
Drew Gilpin Faust -- Necessary Trouble: Growing Up at Midcentury - with Lissa Muscatine
To grow up in the 1950s was to enter a world of polarized national alliances, nuclear threat, and destabilized social hierarchies. Two world wars and the depression that connected them had unleashed a torrent of...
2023_DC_Foer_23091729Politics & Prose -- Franklin Foer ("The Last Politician")
Franklin Foer — The Last Politician: Inside Joe Biden's White House and the Struggle for America's Future
On January 20, 2021, standing where only two weeks earlier police officers had battled with right-wing paramilitaries, Joe Biden took his oath of office. The American people were still sick with...
2023_DC_GBrown_230719146Politics & Prose -- George Brown ("Too Hot: Kool & the Gang & Me") w/DJ Lance Reynolds
George Brown -- Too Hot: Kool & the Gang & Me -- with DJ Lance Reynolds
He soon joined forces with his friends to form a group called the Jazziacs which then evolved into Kool & The Gang, a band that began playing clubs and charting hits while its members were still teenagers. By evolving their sound...
2023_DC_Woo_23012872Politics & Prose -- Ilyon Woo ("Master Slave Husband Wife") w/Fergus Bordewich
Ilyon Woo -- Master Slave Husband Wife: An Epic Journey from Slavery to Freedom - with Fergus Bordewich
In 1848, a year of international democratic revolt, a young, enslaved couple, Ellen and William Craft, achieved one of the boldest feats of self-emancipation in American history. Posing as master...
2023_DC_Vanderbes_230709110Politics & Prose -- Jennifer Vanderbes ("Wonder Drug: The Secret History of Thalidomide in America and Its Hidden Victims")
Jennifer Vanderbes - Wonder Drug: The Secret History of Thalidomide in America and Its Hidden Victims — at Conn Ave
In 1959, a Cincinnati pharmaceutical firm, the William S. Merrell Company, quietly began distributing samples of an exciting new wonder drug already popular around the world. Touted as a...
2023_DC_Eichler_230828104Politics & Prose -- Jeremy Eichler ("Time's Echo") w/Anne Midgett
Jeremy Eichler -- Time's Echo: The Second World War, the Holocaust, and the Music of Remembrance - with Anne Midgette -- at Conn Ave
In 1785, when the great German poet Friedrich Schiller penned his immortal "Ode to Joy," he crystallized the deepest hopes and dreams of the European Enlightenment for a...
2023_DC_Craft_230428117Politics & Prose -- Jerry Craft ("School Trip: A Graphic Novel")
Jerry Craft - School Trip: A Graphic Novel - at Conn Ave
Jordan and his friends from Riverdale Academy Day School are going on a School Trip to Paris. But when their trusted faculty guides are replaced, the school trip takes an unexpected -- and hilarious -- turn. Especially when trying to find their...
2023_DC_Roth_23102571Politics & Prose -- Jonathan Roth ("Rover and Speck: Splash Down!")
Jonathan Roth - Rover and Speck: Splash Down! - at Conn Ave
Rover and Speck are exploring a new planet, this time one covered with water. After being chased by a water monster, they must help their new friends by all working together in a symbiotic relationship. These beguiling, lively robots teach...
2023_DC_Disrupting_230822204Politics & Prose -- Katie J. Wells and Kafui Attoh ("Disrupting D.C.: The Rise of Uber and the Fall of the City") w/Malcolm Harris
Katie J. Wells and Kafui Attoh | Disrupting D.C.: The Rise of Uber and the Fall of the City - with Malcolm Harris — at Conn Ave
The first city to fight back against Uber, Washington, D.C., was also the first city where such resistance was defeated. It was here that the company created a playbook for...
2023_DC_Norris_23102830Politics & Prose -- Kelsey Norris ("House Gone Quiet")
Kelsey Norris - House Gone Quiet
A group of women contemplate violence after they're sent into foreign territory to make husbands of the enemy. A support network of traumatized joggers meets to discuss the bodies they've found on their runs. And a town replaces its Confederate monument with a rotating...
2023_DC_Grossinger_230723150Politics & Prose -- Ken Grossinger ("Art Works") w/Reverend Lennox Yearwood
Ken Grossinger - Art Works: How Organizers and Artists Are Creating a Better World Together - with Reverend Lennox Yearwood - at Conn Ave
An artist's mural of George Floyd becomes an emblem of a renewed movement for racial equality. A documentary film injects fuel into a popular mobilization to oust a...
2023_DC_Myth_America_23010496Politics & Prose -- Kevin M. Kruse & Julian E. Zelizer ("Myth America") (w/E.J. Dionne)
Kevin M. Kruse & Julian E. Zelizer — Myth America: Historians Take on the Biggest Legends and Lies About Our Past - with E.J. Dionne
The United States is in the grip of a crisis of bad history. Distortions of the past promoted in the conservative media have led large numbers of Americans to believe in...
2023_DC_Meckler_230830188Politics & Prose -- Laura Meckler ("Dream Town") w/Jesse J. Holland
Laura Meckler -- Dream Town: Shaker Heights and the Quest for Racial Equity - with Jesse J. Holland -- at Conn Ave
In this searing and intimate examination of the ideals and realities of racial integration, award-winning Washington Post journalist Laura Meckler tells the story of a decades-long pursuit...
2023_DC_Leamer_23103185Politics & Prose -- Laurence Leamer ("Hitchcock's Blondes")
Laurence Leamer - Hitchcock's Blondes: The Unforgettable Women Behind the Legendary Director's Dark Obsession - at Conn Ave
Alfred Hitchcock was fixated -- not just on the dark, twisty stories that became his hallmark, but also by the blond actresses who starred in many of his iconic movies. The...
2023_DC_Blais_23111164Politics & Prose -- Madeleine Blais ("Queen of the Court: The Many Lives of Tennis Legend Alice Marble") w/David Maraniss
Madeleine Blais -- Queen of the Court: The Many Lives of Tennis Legend Alice Marble - with David Maraniss -- at Conn Ave
In August 1939, Alice Marble graced the cover of Life magazine, photographed by the famed Alfred Eisenstaedt. She was a glamorous worldwide celebrity, having that year won singles,...
2023_DC_Dallek_230321110Politics & Prose -- Matthew Dallek ("Birchers: How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right")
Matthew Dallek -- Birchers: How the John Birch Society Radicalized the American Right -- at Conn Ave
Founded in 1958 by an elite coterie of white businessmen, the John Birch Society produced and disseminated ultraconservative propaganda to white homeowners, housewives, and middle-class professionals,...
2023_DC_Taylor_23072220Politics & Prose -- Miles Taylor ("Blowback: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump")
Miles Taylor -- Blowback: A Warning to Save Democracy from the Next Trump
The author behind the “eye-popping” (CNN) #1 New York Times bestseller A Warning presents an urgent look at how our deeply divided nation is setting the stage for “The Next Trump."
With the 2024 election approaching, the...
2023_DC_Courage2Dream_231113100Politics & Prose -- Neal Shusterman and Andrés Vera Martínez ("Courage to Dream")
Neal Shusterman and Andrés Vera Martínez - Courage to Dream - at Conn Ave in the Children and Teens Department
A golem, a window to another world, Baba Yaga, the staff of Moses, and a crystalline shell provide inspiration in five powerful stories about finding hope and courage during the darkest of...
2023_DC_Taylor_230720117Politics & Prose -- Nikki M. Taylor ("Brooding Over Bloody Revenge")
Nikki M. Taylor -- Brooding Over Bloody Revenge: Enslaved Women's Lethal Resistance -- at Conn Ave
From the colonial through the antebellum era, enslaved women in the US used lethal force as the ultimate form of resistance. By amplifying their voices and experiences, Brooding over Bloody Revenge...
2023_DC_Bose_23102970Politics & Prose -- Noorjahan Bose ("Daughter of the Agunmukha") w/Sunu Chandy and Krittika Ghosh
Noorjahan Bose -- Daughter of the Agunmukha - with Sunu Chandy and Krittika Ghosh -- at Conn Ave
How does a girl from a tiny Bangladeshi island end up reading Tagore, Marx and de Beauvoir, and becoming a feminist activist? How does she navigate different cultures and religions, and patriarchal...
2023_DC_Hurowitz_23012871Politics & Prose -- Richard Hurowitz ("In the Garden of the Righteous") w/Michael J. Abramowitz
Richard Hurowitz -- In the Garden of the Righteous: The Heroes Who Risked Their Lives to Save Jews During the Holocaust - with Michael J. Abramowitz
These powerfully illuminating and inspiring profiles pay tribute to the incredible deeds of the Righteous Among the Nations, little-known heroes who saved...
2023_DC_Chast_231025112Politics & Prose -- Roz Chast ("I Must Be Dreaming")
Roz Chast -- I Must Be Dreaming
Ancient Greeks, modern seers, Freud, Jung, neurologists, poets, artists, shamans-humanity has never ceased trying to decipher one of the strangest unexplained phenomena we all experience: dreaming. Now, in her new book, Roz Chast illustrates her own dream world, a place...
2023_DC_Grim_23112792Politics & Prose -- Ryan Grim ("The Squad") w/Krystal Ball
Ryan Grim -- The Squad: AOC and the Hope of a Political Revolution - with Krystal Ball -- at Conn Ave
The Squad is the definitive, must-read book about the most exciting figures defining our new era. The story is urgent, and the stakes are high--for the country and the world--and Grim, an experienced...
2023_DC_Freedman_23071788Politics & Prose -- Samuel G. Freedman ("Into the Bright Sunshine") w/Julia Sweig
Samuel G. Freedman — Into the Bright Sunshine: Young Hubert Humphrey and the Fight for Civil Rights - with Julia Sweig -- at Conn Ave
As Samuel G. Freedman points out, Hubert Humphrey's public life began and ended in disgrace. Humphrey started out as an outlier in the post-war Democratic Party and...
2023_DC_Weinman_23071331Politics & Prose -- Sarah Weinman ("Evidence of Things Seen: True Crime in an Era of Reckoning") w/Jonquilyn Hill
Sarah Weinman — Evidence of Things Seen: True Crime in an Era of Reckoning - with Jonquilyn Hill — at Conn Ave
True crime, as an entertainment genre, has always prioritized clear narrative arcs: victims wronged, police detectives in pursuit, suspects apprehended, justice delivered. But what stories...
2023_DC_Casey_23013193Politics & Prose -- Shaun A. Casey ("Chasing the Devil at Foggy Bottom") w/Mike McCurry
Shaun A. Casey -- Chasing the Devil at Foggy Bottom: The Future of Religion in American Diplomacy - with Mike McCurry
Many American policy makers are squeamish about religion's role in diplomacy. Nevertheless, religion plays a crucial and complex part in global affairs, such as in sustainable...
2023_DC_Johnson_231101131Politics & Prose -- Sheila Johnson ("Walk Through Fire") w/Susan Koch
Sheila Johnson -- Walk Through Fire: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Triumph - with Susan Koch — at Conn Ave
From humble beginnings as a schoolgirl and young violinist in Maywood, Illinois, Sheila Johnson rose to become one of the most accomplished businesswomen in America. A cofounder of Black...
2023_DC_Schiff_23111160Politics & Prose -- Stacy Schiff ("The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams") w/Bob Thompson
Stacy Schiff -- The Revolutionary: Samuel Adams - with Bob Thompson
Thomas Jefferson asserted that if there was any leader of the Revolution, "Samuel Adams was the man." With high-minded ideals and bare-knuckle tactics, Adams led what could be called the greatest campaign of civil resistance in...
2023_DC_PastisPP_231016147Politics & Prose -- Stephan Pastis ("Looking Up")
Stephan Pastis - Looking Up - At Conn Ave
Saint’s life is changing around her—and she has had enough. Her neighborhood is disappearing as old homes are being torn down and replaced by condos and coffee shops. The people it’s attracting are making the change even worse. When her favorite old toy store...
2023_DC_Drummond_23050977Politics & Prose -- Steve Drummond ("The Watchdog: How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two") w/Melissa Block
Steve Drummond -- The Watchdog: How the Truman Committee Battled Corruption and Helped Win World War Two - with Melissa Block -- at Conn Ave
Months before Pearl Harbor, Franklin D. Roosevelt knew that the United States was on the verge of entering another world war for which it was dangerously...
2023_DC_Inskeep_231010129Politics & Prose -- Steve Inskeep ("Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America") w/Jonathan Capehart
Steve Inskeep -- Differ We Must: How Lincoln Succeeded in a Divided America - with Jonathan Capehart -- at Conn Ave
In 1855, with the United States at odds over slavery, the lawyer Abraham Lincoln wrote a note to his best friend, the son of a Kentucky slaveowner. Lincoln rebuked his friend for failing...
2023_DC_Ford_23102863Politics & Prose -- Tanisha Ford ("Our Secret Society") w/A'Lelia Bundles
Tanisha Ford - Our Secret Society: Mollie Moon and the Glamour, Money, and Power Behind the Civil Rights Movement - with A'Lelia Bundles — at Conn Ave
Our Secret Society brilliantly illuminates a little known yet highly significant aspect of the civil rights movement that has been long overlooked--the...
2023_DC_Kidder_23032264Politics & Prose -- Tracy Kidder ("Rough Sleepers")
Tracy Kidder -- Rough Sleepers: Dr. Jim O'Connell's Urgent Mission to Bring Healing to Homeless People — at Conn Ave
In Rough Sleepers, Kidder shows how one person can make a difference, as he tells the story of Dr. Jim O'Connell, a gifted man who invented ways to create a community of care for a...
2023_DC_V_23020777Politics & Prose -- V (Formerly Eve Ensler) ("Reckoning") w/Rachel Louise Snyder
V (Formerly Eve Ensler) -- Reckoning - with Rachel Louise Snyder
The newest book from V (formerly Eve Ensler), Reckoning invites you to travel the journey of a writer's and activist's life and process over forty years, representing both the core of ideas that have become global movements and the...
2023_DC_Klobuchar_23051171Politics & Prose @ GW Betts Theatre -- Sen. Amy Klobuchar ("The Joy of Politics") w/Dana Bash
Sen. Amy Klobuchar -- The Joy of Politics - with Dana Bash -- at GWU Dorothy Betts Theatre
During the past few years, as our country has faced unprecedented challenges, Senator Klobuchar has been in the room where it happens--on the Senate floor for critical votes during the pandemic, at the debate...
2023_DC_Soup_Doom_231006155Politics & Prose @ Sidwell Friends -- Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris ("The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom")
Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris - The First Cat in Space and the Soup of Doom - At Sidwell Friends
Children's book superstars Mac Barnett and Shawn Harris present an interactive theatrical spectacular: an evening of live music, dramatic performances, and out-of-this-world hijinks celebrating THE FIRST CAT...
2023_DC_Isaacson_23091897Politics & Prose @ Sidwell Friends -- Walter Isaacson ("Elon Musk") w/Michael Duffy
Walter Isaacson - Elon Musk - with Michael Duffy — at Sidwell Friends School
When Elon Musk was a kid in South Africa, he was regularly beaten by bullies. One day a group pushed him down some concrete steps and kicked him until his face was a swollen ball of flesh. He was in the hospital for a week....
2023_DC_PastisTCC_231016180Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Community Center -- Stephan Pastis ("Looking Up")
Stephan Pastis - Looking Up - at the Takoma Park Community Center Auditorium, MD
We are delighted to partner with the Takoma Park Library, MD to present Stephan Pastis and his newest book, Looking Up.

About the Book:
Saint’s life is changing around her—and she has had enough. Her neighborhood is...
2023_MD_Tavares_23032099Politics & Prose @ Takoma Park Maryand Library -- Matt Tavares ("Hoops")
Author Event: Matt Tavares
Matt Tavares, Author/illustrator of the popular book, Hoops, will join us on Monday, March 20 at 6:00 pm at the Library. After his presentation, he will sign books. Books will be available from Politics & Prose at the event.
2023_DC_Maier_23051888Politics & Prose @ Union Market -- Dana Jeri Maier ("Skip to the Fun Parts") w/Philippa Hughes
Dana Jeri Maier -- Skip to the Fun Parts: Cartoons and Complaints About the Creative Process - with Philippa Hughes -- at Union Market
Like you, syndicated cartoonist Dana Maier wants a creativity shortcut--a magical fairy who will both come up with brilliant ideas and grant the energy and discipline...
2023_DC_UClub_Book_23111592University Club -- 31st Annual Book Fair (2023)
31st Annual Meet the Authors' Night & Book Fair
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Open to the public and free of charge! Meet the Authors' Night & Book Fair is free of charge and is the only occasion when the Club is open to the public.
Join us for the 31st Annual Meet the Authors' Night...
2023_DC_Watson_23082486USCHS -- Lunch Talk: Robert Watson ("When Washington Burned")
When Washington Burned: The British Invasion of the Capital and a Nation’s Rise from the Ashes
Join us on August 24 for a captivating hybrid event with author and Historian Dr. Robert Watson. Together, we’ll discuss his upcoming book, “When Washington Burned,” which tells the forgotten story of August...
2023_DC_WP_Kara_Murza_23041744Washington Post -- Press Freedom in Russia: The Detention of Vladimir Kara-Murza
Vladimir Kara-Murza, the Russian political activist and Washington Post columnist, has been imprisoned in Moscow since April 2022 – accused of treason after criticizing the war in Ukraine. Join Washington Post Live on Monday, April 17 at 9:00 a.m. ET for a conversation with his wife, Evgenia Kara-Murza,...
2023_MD_WWC_R_23051243Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Friday Night -- Opening Reception
2023_MD_WWC_P01_230512133Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Friday Night -- Panel: How to Pitch an Agent
Panel in the Spotlight: “How to Pitch an Agent”
Freaking out about pitching your novel or nonfiction proposal at the 2023 Washington Writers Conference? Relax! During Friday evening’s “How to Pitch an Agent” panel, moderated by conference chair Laura Hazan, literary agents Jennifer Chen Tran, Sam...
2023_MD_WWC_A_23051367Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Agents Room
2023_MD_WWC_H_23051353Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Happy Hour
2023_MD_WWC_P11_23051393Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Lunch: Award to David O. Stewart, Dolen Perkins-Valdez in Conversation with Bethanne Patrick
Lifetime Achievement Award presented to David O. Stewart
David O. Stewart to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award
We’re pleased to announce that David O. Stewart will receive the Independent’s Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2023 Washington Writers Conference! Bestselling biographer.
Stewart is...
2023_MD_WWC_M_23051364Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Miscellaneous
Folks shown here include:
Jenny Yacovissi, Jud Ashman, Alma Katsu, E.A. Aymar, Bob Levey, James Percoco, Sarah Trembath, Anjili Babbar, S.A. Cosby, Alma Katsu, Martha Anne Toll, Mary Kay Zuravleff, David O. Stewart, Michael B. Tager, Myna Chang, Melanie S. Hatter, Tara Campbell, Louis Bayard, and...
2023_MD_WWC_P08_23051319Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: An Agent, An Editor, A Publisher: Publishing's Holy Trinity
An Agent, an Editor, a Publisher: Publishing’s Holy Trinity
Getting a book into print takes a team of professionals, but sometimes it’s hard to understand what specific role each person plays, especially when lines get blurry. Moderator Chloe Yelena Miller leads the discussion of an author’s publishing...
2023_MD_WWC_P15_23051328Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: Building Your Writing Community
Building Your Writing Community
Putting words on the page is often a solitary pursuit, but -- as these award-winning authors reveal -- we can go farther when supported by a writing community. Moderator Tara Campbell, writer of flash and speculative fiction, editor, and teacher, leads the conversation...
2023_MD_WWC_P02_23051313Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: Debut Authors: The Publishing Journey
Debut Authors: The Publishing Journey
A murder mystery told by a 6-year-old girl, a love story with roots in the WWII era, a YA novel set at an elite prep school, a study of Irish crime writers: Each debut book has its own journey to publication. Moderator Eliza Nellums -- author of suspense novels All...
2023_MD_WWC_P16_23051319Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: From Page to Screen: Is It as Sexy as We All Dream It Is?
From Page to Screen: Is It As Sexy as We All Dream It Is?
It’s every author’s dream, right -- to see their work on the big (or small) screen? Well, sure. And yet, we sense that what goes on outside the limelight might not be as glamorous as we imagine. Listen in as novelists S.A. Cosby (Razorblade...
2023_MD_WWC_P09_23051310Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: Historical Fiction: In Living Memory
Historical Fiction: In Living Memory
To write novels about historical events that are still within memory of the living poses particular challenges. In their most recent books, our panelists make a shift in genre, subject, or voice by turning for inspiration to family stories or our 20th-century past....
2023_MD_WWC_P13_23051312Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: Muzzled Expression: The Alarming Rise in Book Bans
Muzzled Expression: The Alarming Rise in Book Banning
Moderator Sarah Trembath -- poet, creative nonfiction writer, and educator -- leads a timely discussion with others standing on the front line for freedom of speech and explores what we as authors can do to push back. Nadine Farid Johnson is...
2023_MD_WWC_P05_23051311Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: Politics and History: Event Non-Fiction Needs a "Story"
Politics and History: Even Nonfiction Needs a “Story”
How do you choose the “story” you want to tell in your nonfiction? Finding the right framing and through-line is crucial to make a nonfiction project cohere and keep it focused. Moderator Gene Meyer, a longtime writer and editor at the Washington...
2023_MD_WWC_P12_23051314Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: Small But Scrappy: Independent Small Presses
Small but Scrappy: Independent Small Presses
Join four prominent voices in the small-press publishing world as they discuss their experiences and insights. The panel will feature Caroline Bock, an accomplished author and co-president and editor at Washington Writers’ Publishing House; Michael B. Tager,...
2023_MD_WWC_P06_23051318Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: Thrillers & Horrors & Crime: Oh, My!
Thrillers & Horror & Crime: Oh, My!
Join moderator Anjili Babbar for a thrilling panel discussion with authors Alma Katsu, S.A. Cosby, and E.A. Aymar on the increasingly blurry lines across multiple dark genres. Katsu’s novels are a combination of supernatural, horror, and historical fiction. Cosby is...
2023_MD_WWC_P03_23051317Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: Voices Across Genres
Voices Across Genres
Gather together five writers from a variety of genres and discover how they identified the forms best suited to their individual vision and voice. In an expansive conversation about writing journeys, Tara Campbell (flash/speculative fiction) moderates an accomplished panel...
2023_MD_WWC_P10_2305135Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Panel: What’s New in Middle-Grade/YA
What’s New in Middle-Grade/YA
Three recent and very different stories: the battle to save a farming community from horrifying blight, a gender-bent retelling of The Three Musketeers, and an adventure tale that travels from small-town Virginia to the jungles of India. Meg Eden Kuyatt, author of the...
2023_MD_WWC_W_23051340Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Welcome & Housekeeping
Welcome & Housekeeping:
* Jenny Yacovissi, WIROB President
* Jud Ashman, GBF
* Laura Hazan, Conference Chair
2023_MD_WWC_P17_2305136Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Workshop: Are You Publicist-Ready?
Are You Publicist-Ready?
Over 3 million books are published yearly in the U.S., and more than 1.7 million of them are self-published. How does an author stand out in this crowded book world? One solution could be to hire a publicist. But then there’s the task of finding a publicist who will work for a...
2023_MD_WWC_P07_2305135Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Workshop: How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer
How to Be a Rockstar Freelancer
Want to become a full-time freelance writer or start a rewarding side hustle? Elizabeth Chang, a former Washington Post staffer, and Nevin Martell, a veteran freelancer, have worked together for years and will teach you techniques and tips from both sides of the...
2023_MD_WWC_P04_2305138Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Workshop: The Agent Search
The Agent Search
Keep your head, keep your heart, keep the faith. The agent search can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be devastating. Join agent Haley Heideman and author Laura Scalzo as they discuss the process. The conversation will include manuscript readiness, query letters, targeting,...
2023_MD_WWC_P14_23051314Washington Writers Conference (2023) -- Saturday -- Workshop: Which Editor Do You Need?
Which Editor Do You Need?
Get your questions ready for top book editors Ally Machate and Katherine Pickett. In this session, Ally and Katherine will give you the inside scoop on the types of freelance editors available to you, what they do, why you might need them, and how you can make the most of the...
2023_DC_WHHA_Reception_23121295White House Historical Association -- Member Holiday Reception
You and a guest are invited to attend The White House Historical Association Annual Member Holiday Reception.
Guests will enjoy festive treats while hearing from our special guest, Pastry Chef and Instructor Mark Ramsdell, who worked at the White House as pastry assistant to Chef Mesnier during the...
2023_DC_WHHA_Mourning_230223101White House Historical Association -- Panel ("Mourning the Presidents") w/Michael Beschloss, Matthew Costello, Lindsay Chervinsky, and Sharron Wilkins Conard
The White House Historical Association invites you to the book launch of Mourning the Presidents: Loss and Legacy in American Culture
The discussion will be moderated by acclaimed presidential historian, and White House Historical Association Board Member, Michael Beschloss and feature Vice President...
2023_DC_WHHA_TVPres_23012474White House Historical Association -- Panel ("White House History: The Televised Presidency") w/Frank Sesno, Kelly O’Donnell, Mike McCurry, and Dr. Martha Kumar
White House History with Frank Sesno: Origins of the Televised Presidency
The White House Historical Association's 2023 Quarterly Lecture Series, White House History with Frank Sesno will feature four lectures dealing with various topics about the rich history of the Executive Mansion.
The White House...
2023_DC_WHHA_WomenJ_23033090White House Historical Association -- Panel ("Women and Journalism in the White House")
2023 Quarterly Lecture Series
White House History with Frank Sesno
Women and Journalism in the White House
Speakers Include:
* Susan Page, USA Today Washington Bureau Chief
* Monica Alba, NBC News White House Correspondent
* Dr. Teri Finneman, Associate Professor at the University of...


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