Thursday, April 16, 2009

Politics and Prose May Readings

Politics and Prose just sent me their May author calendar and it is excellent. A number of authors who are on my to-read list, or who I have recently gotten really into, are coming to town. Below, highlights.

April 30, 7 p.m. — Arthur Phillips, The Song is You, I so want to read this book, which is getting great reviews.

May 4, 7 p.m. — Sebastian Barry, The Secret Scripture

May 7, 7 p.m. — Ruth Reichl, Not Becoming My Mother, I recently read two wholly entertaining books by the Gourmet editor.

May 15, 7 p.m. — Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food*

May 16, 6 p.m. — David O. Stewart, Impeached, about Andrew Johnson's impeachment trial

May 18, 7 p.m. — Colm Tóibín, Brooklyn

May 21, 7 p.m. — David Lopate, Notes on Sontag

* At the Round House Theater in Bethesda

Also this looks fun:
The annual P&P trip to Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater will take place on Saturday, June 20. The day trip costs $105, which covers the bus ride through scenic Western Maryland and the Laurel Highlands, and a tour of the house. We leave at 8 a.m. and return at about 8 p.m. For more information or to register, call Cat Dawson at 202-364-1919 or email

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