7:30 P.M. Sandra Beasley and Michèle Surat read from their work as part of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series held at Miller's Cabin, Picnic Grove #6, Beach Dr. at the Military Rd. overpass in Rock Creek Park, 301-587-4954.
8 P.M. Katerina Canyon, the former Poet Laureate of Sunland-Tujunga, California will be reading from her latest book "Fly". At Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul St. Baltimore, Md. 410-230-0450.
1 P.M. Adjoa Burrowes, the author and artist, reads from her books and showcases her collage illustrations. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Pennsylvania Avenue branch. 1531 W. North Ave. Baltimore, Md. 410-396-0399.
7 P.M. The Washington Book Publishers' midsummer program features Mary Kay Zuravleff reading from and talking about her wonderful new novel, The Bowl Is Already Broken. At Chapters Books, 445 11th St. N.W. Washington, DC. 202-737-5553.
7 P.M. Special Memoir workshop/panel discussion. Panelists include literary agent Yoon and memoirists Brooke Lea Foster (The Way They Were) and Beth Nonte Russell (Offspring of a Deathless Soul). This event is sponsored by Washington Independent Writers. Member cost is $10 advance payment; $15 at the door. Nonmember cost is $20 advance payment; $25 at the door. Bethesda–Chevy Chase Regional Services Center, 4805 Edgemoor Lane, Bethesda, Md. 20814. (Near the Bethesda station on the Metro Red line.) Parking on the street or in nearby paid parking lots. Wheelchair accessible. Light snacks will be served. Reservations are required. To RSVP, call (202) 737-9500.
7 P.M. The Café Muse series presents poetry readings by Naomi Ayala and James Deahl at the Friendship Heights Village Center, 4433 S. Park Ave. Chevy Chase, Md. 301-656-2797. An open reading (sign-up at 7 p.m.) concludes the program.
7 P.M. Spazzes With Glasses: Book Nerd Tour With Anne Elizabeth Moore, the author of Hey Kidz! Buy This Book: A Radical Primer on Corporate and Governmental Propaganda and Artistic Activism for Short People and zine editor Liz Mason. Atomic Books, 1100 W. 36th St. Baltimore, Md. 410-662-4444.
7 p.m. Alice Lessese Powers, editor for the new anthology Tuscany in Mind, reads from and discusses the book. With contributions from Byron, E. M. Forster, Iris Origo, Erica Jong, and many others, this collection of writings inspired by cypress tress, rolling hills, medieval castles and charming villages makes for wonderful armchair travel. Politics and Prose 5015 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 202-364-1919.
7:30 P.M. Poetry and Prose open mic reading. Sign-up for readers begins at 7:00 p.m. Reading Room at the Writers Center. 4508 Walsh St. Bethesda, Md. 301-654-8664
8 P.M. Jessica Hopper and Al Burian Charm City Art Space, 1729 Maryland Ave. Baltimore, Md.
2 P.M. Deirdre Savoy signs her new novel, Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places, at Karibu Books, the Mall at Prince Georges, 3500 East-West Hwy., 301-559-1140. She will also sign at 5 p.m. that afternoon at Karibu Books-Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way. Bowie, Md. 301-352-4110.
2 P.M. Contributors to the newly-published anthology No Longer Dreams: An Anthology of Horror, Fantasy, and Science Fiction read and sign copies. Sponsored by Lite Circle Books. Borders Books and Music, 170 W. Ridgely Rd. Lutherville, Md. 410-453-0727.
2 P.M. Terry McMillan The author reads and signs her most recent novel, The Interruption of Everything. Enoch Pratt Free Library, central library, 400 Cathedral St. Baltimore, Md. 410-396-5402