Literature - Books, Author Readings, Book Signings Literary Festivals & More in Metro DC
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|America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community|
Thu, September 18
Robert Tsai, author of America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community, will discuss the history of alternative constitutions and those who refused to accept the Constitution’s definition of who “the people” are and how their authority should be exercised.
|Grace Cavalieri and Rachel Mennies|
The Writer's Center
Sun, September 21
Grace Cavalieri reads from two new books of poems, The Man Who Got Away and The Mandate of Heaven. She is joined by visiting poet Rachel Mennies, who reads from The Glad Hand of God Points Backwards.The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing.
|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.
|Chasing Rivers: From the Colorado to the Ganges|
Wed, October 8
The Colorado, featured in his award-winning film Chasing Water, flows through majestic landscapes but stopped reaching the sea years ago until this past March. And the Ganges, India’s sacred waterway, is revered as a god but polluted by the people who worship it.
|Leaving Time: An Evening With Jodi Picoult|
Wed, October 15
Delve into the life and mind of one of America’s most popular and prolific contemporary writers, Jodi Picoult, as she discusses her latest work, Leaving Time.
|Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War: Evening Lecture with Book Signing
Thu, October 2
Smithsonian S. Dillon Ripley Center