7 P.M. Lisa See reads from and signs her new novel, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-364-1919.
6:30 P.M. Terry McMillan reads from and signs her new novel, The Interruption of Everything, at Karibu Books-Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowied, Md. 301-352-4110.
7 P.M. Former ballerina Adrienne Sharp reads from and signs her new novel, First Love, at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-737-5553.
7:30 P.M. Kathi Wolfe and Bill Wunder read from their work in the closing evening of the Joaquin Miller Cabin Poetry Series's 2005 season at Miller's Cabin, Picnic Grove #6, Beach Dr. at the Military Rd. overpass in Rock Creek Park, 301-587-4954.
1 P.M. The author and artist Adjoa Burrowes reads from her books and showcases her collage illustrations. Enoch Pratt Free Library, Pennsylvania Avenue branch, 1531 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Md. 410-396-0399
7 P.M. A reading by the Lucifer Poetics Group, featuring Randall Williams, David Need, Ken Rumble, Marcus Slease, Brian Howe, Chris Vitiello, Todd Sandvik, Reb Livingston, Matthew Shindell, and Mike Snider. Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. 410-230-0450.
7:30 P.M. John Weisman reads from and signs his new thriller, Direct Action, at Borders-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike, 703-998-0404.
10 P.M. Special Q&A with playwright Sarah Ruhl and director Rebecca Bayla Taichman following the 8pm performance of Ruhl's The Clean House. The discussion is free. If you have tickets for another show or only want to attend the Q&A, the performance ends at 10pm; you will be let into the theatre once the performance ends and some ticketed patrons leave the theatre. Woolly Mammoth Theatre, 641 D St NW, Washington, D.C. 202-289-2443.
6:30 P.M. Daniel Alarcon and Eduardo Gonzalez Viana , authors of the short story collections War by Candlelight and American Dreams, respectively, discuss their work in conversation with Washington Post Book World Editor Marie Arana as part of the literary forum Peruvian Writers in the United States being held at the Inter-American Development Bank's Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Washington, D.C. Free tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the program's start. Valid ID is required; call 202-623-3558 or visit here for details.
7 P.M. Robert James Waller reads from and signs his new novel, High Plains Tango, at Olsson's-Courthouse, 2111 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-525-4227.
7 P.M. Julia Slavin reads from and signs her new novel, Carnivore Diet, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-364-1919.
8 P.M. Poetry Reading Hosted by Gregg Mosson and inspired by the works of Adrienne Rich. Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. 410-230-0450.
2 P.M. to 8 P.M. Poets in the Park, a literary event featuring readings by local poets and open readings. Gwynn Oak Park, Baltimore, Md. 410-566-1800.
7 P.M. Barrelhouse and Web Del Sol Present: Literary Karaoke. What is Literary Karaoke? It's a little bit of karaoke, a little bit of poetry, some short fiction, maybe, and a whole lot of making jackasses out of ourselves. All in the name of fun, literature, and uh, making asses out of ourselves. Everybody is invited, and all proceeds will benefit DC area magazines. $5 cover charge at the door.The Big Hunt, Downstairs, 1345 Conn. Ave, Washington, D.C.