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Sam Harris: Waking Up
GW Lisner Auditorium
Wed, September 10
For the millions of Americans who want spirituality without religion, Sam Harris’s new book is a guide to meditation as a rational spiritual practice informed by neuroscience and psychology.
Author Talk
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
Sun, September 14
Rachel Louise Snyder discusses and reads passages from her debut novel, What We’ve Lost is Nothing.
Sue Ellen Thompson and John Gery
The Writer's Center
Sun, September 28
Sue Ellen Thompson reads from They, her new collection of poems. She is joined by John Gery, author of Have at You Now!. The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.
Chris Matthews: When Politics Wasnt Hardball: Evening Seminar with Book Signing
Baird Auditorium, Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
Wed, November 12
The television host recalls how his former boss, House Speaker Tip O’Neill, the ultimate Washington insider, forged an unlikely working relationship with Ronald Reagan, his polar opposite.
The Burning of Washington, 1814: Evening Lecture
Thu, August 21
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center
Christine Kitano and Timothy Denevi
Sun, September 7
The Writer's Center