Arvin Ahmadi at Kramerbooks, February 8th

Arvin Ahmadi will be reading and discussing his novel, Down and Across at Kramerbooks & Afterwords Café on Thursday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. This is his first novel. The event is free. The bookstore and café are located at 1517 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, above Dupont Circle.

Here is a link to his book –

Here is a video of Mr. Ahmadi discussing YA representation –

Lise Arin, Novelist, at Bender JCC of Greater Washington on Feb 8th

Lise Arin will be doing a reading of her first novel, Empress Matilda, at the Bender JCC of Greater Washington on Thursday, Feb. 8th at 7:00 p.m. This is a paid event. The reading will be held at 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD.

Here is a link to her book –

Rose McGowan at GW Jack Morton, February 2nd

Actress Rose McGowan will discuss her book, Brave, at the George Washington Jack Morton Auditorium on Friday, February 2nd. The event will start at 7:00 p.m. She will be interviewed by Madhulika Sikka, PRS Public Editor. The book discussion is sponsored by Politics and Prose.

Here is a link to her book –

Below is a trailer released for her series ‘Citizen Rose’. The new E! documentary will focus on Ms. McGowan’s efforts to fight sexual harassment and violence. –

Poetry and Prose Open Mic at Writer’s Center this Sunday

poetry reading, open micThe Writer’s Center in Bethesda is sponsoring a Poetry and Prose Open Mic on Sunday, February 22nd,  from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sign up for readers begins at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. A reception will follow the reading. Please attend and support the Writer’s Center and those brave souls who will be reciting their poetry to us!

Love the poet at Culture Coffee this evening

LOVE the poet will host the Say Word Saturdays open mic at Culture Coffee from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. this evening. Admission fee is $5.00. Please stop by.

Below is LOVE the poet’s performance in The PunanyPoets’ The Secret of the Pearl in New York City a few years ago –

SpeakeasyDC’s Sucker for Love: A Valentine’s Day Special

Are you feeling a little romantic? Then visit SpeakeasyDC’s 7th annual Valentine love-fest of stories at the 9:30 Club. The event is tomorrow from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $25.00.