Author Talk

Author Talk
Two Brothers

A.D. and M. L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream

Please join us in the Black Studies Center as we welcome Naomi Ruth Barber King, the sister-in-law of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., to discuss her book, A.D. and M. L. King: Two Brothers Who Dared To Dream. There will be a discussion and book sale following her presentation.
Image of book cover for Stephen A. Hansen's "History of Dupont Circle"

Author Talk: Stephen A. Hansen

Talk by Stephen A. Hansen, longtime D.C. resident, architectural historian, historic preservation specialist, and author of A History of Dupont Circle: Center of High Society in the Capital (History Press, 2014).

Reading Like a Writer: Author Talk with Hannah Sternberg

Join us for a discussion and book talk with local author Hannah Sternberg. Hannah will discuss ways that being a writer enriches her appreciation of books and literature. She will also discuss and share from her book Bullfinch. Those who attend will be entered into a raffle for a Kindle preloaded with Hannah's books. There will be other fun Medieval giveways as well!

Special Presentation of Back There, Then: A Historical, Genealogical Memoir

Please join the library for an author talk given by Linda Chrichlow White, co-author and researcher for Back There, Then: a historical, genealogical memoir.  Hear local researcher Marietta Crichlow explain the process of genealogical research and book publication from start to finish. Crichlow and her family are descended from people who were enslaved by Wilmer McLean in Manassas, Va. (Robert E. Lee surrended to Ulysses S. Grant in 1865 in McLean's home.)
Time of the Locust

Book Talk: 'Time of the Locust'

Travel into the heart and mind of an extraordinary autistic boy in this deeply imaginative debut novel of a mother's devotion, a father's punishment, and the power of love with Time of the Locust.  
I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig

CANCELED: Book Talk: 'I Killed Pink Floyd's Pig'

This event is canceled and will be rescheduled. Join us for an author talk and book signing featuring Beau Phillips, a former radio DJ, program director and VP/GM at influential rock stations and national radio networks, and Senior Vice President of Marketing for VH1!  
Azar Nafisi

'The Republic of the Imagination' talk with Azar Nafisi

Please join us for an evening with Azar Nafisi, bestselling author of Reading Lolita in Tehran, as she shares her latest book, The Republic of Imagination: America in Three Books, which makes a passionate case for the vital importance of fiction in America today. Signed books will be available for purchase.
Jessica Spotswood

Getting Your Novel Published: Discussion with author Jessica Spotswood

You've written (or are still writing) your novel--but what comes next? Author Jessica Spotswood will discuss the publishing process: revisions, finding an agent, and the ultimate goal: getting published!


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Author Talk with Ingrid Anders

Ingrid Anders, a DC Public Library employee and author of Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan, and translator Ching-sung Chin will be speaking at West End Interim Library about their joint work, Kat Vespucci Takes Taiwan (English-Chinese Bilingual Edition).