Some upcoming readings of note:
Fiction writer George Pelcanos will be reading at Politics & Prose Bookstore on Tuesday, August 12th at 7 p.m. He’ll be reading from his new novel, THE TURNAROUND: Three teenagers go to an unfamiliar neighborhood on a hot summer afternoon in 1972, setting off a chain of events that’s still unfolding 35 years later. With his characteristic attention to both the psychology of his characters and their larger social context, DC’s own George Pelecanos has written another complex, compelling thriller. 5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20008, 202.364.1919
Poet Kim Roberts will be reading with Thomas Sayers Ellis on Sunday, August 17 at 4:00 pm. in the Langston Room of Busboys and Poets, 14th and V Streets NW, DC. Kim will be reading new work! Free admission, although donations will be collected. More info: (202) 387-POET. Kim wrote for the blog here and here.