George Pelecanos, Colson Whitehead, And Bonus Other People Stop By DC


BIG THINGS on the DC book circuit this week. For instance: your third-favorite Wire personality George Pelecanos (after David Simon and Omar), in addition to Colon Whitehead! Plus, go check out theArab-American Handbook: A Guide to the Arab, Arab-American & Muslim Worlds, the hotly anticipated fan-written prequel to Barack Obama's bildungsroman, The Marx-Engels Reader: Die Träume Von Meinem Vater.

Monday, May 11: Michael Eric Dyson will be at Politics & Prose—along with his evidently legendary "sparkling" presentations—to talk about his new book, Can You Hear Me Now? 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Nawar Shora will brings his new book, Arab-American Handbook: A Guide to the Arab, Arab-American & Muslim Worlds to Busboys & Poets. 6:30 PM. [Busboys & Poets]

Tuesday, May 12: Alphabetic glutton Richard Haass has a new book about wars and their corollary necessities and choices called War of Necessity, War of Choice. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

Wednesday, May 13: Ooh Colson Whitehead brings his much-anticipated new novel, Sag Harbor, to Politics & Prose for purposes of reading from it. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

If your business is in the position to be working towards anything more that trying to actually remain a business right now, maybe this thing about "going green" would be of interest. [Hooks Books Events]

Thursday, May 14: Check out the most recently published left-over Wire script from George Pelecanos, as he and his new crime thriller thing stop by Politics & Prose. 7 PM. [Politics & Prose]

New book about the Coast Guard, which we are repeatedly told in the event announcement is loneliest branch of the military. Pity will get you everywhere, David Helvarg. [Hooks Books Events]

Saturday, May 16: Performance artist Staceyann Chin will be at Busboys & Poets, for poetry and performance about growing up in Jamaica (not Queens). [Busboys & Poets]


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