7:30 P.M. Linda Joy Burke and Jonathan Vaile read from their work as part of the poetry series at the jazz club Café Toulouse, 2431 18th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-726-4680.
6 P.M. Jim Dale , the voice behind the audio book versions of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, discusses his craft (the creation of unique voices for over 100 characters) and reads from the newest adventure, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-364-1919.
7:30 P.M. Periel Aschenbrand , founder of the political-themed T-shirt company Body as Billboard, discusses and signs her new memoir, The Only Bush I Trust Is My Own, at Barnes & Noble-Georgetown, 3040 M St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-965-9880.
7 P.M. Television and film writer Adam Meyer reads from and signs his new young-adult suspense novel, The Last Domino, at the Chevy Chase Branch Library, 5625 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-282-0021.
7:30 P.M. Award-winning reporter and newspaper columnist Brian Morton will speak on the art and science of writing about politics. For more information visit Maryland Writers. Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts, room 308, 801 Chase Street, Annapolis, Md. 410-263-5544.
7 P.M. Rich Merritt discusses and signs Secrets of a Gay Marine Porn Star: A Memoir at Lambda Rising, 1625 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-462-6969.
7:30 P.M. Christopher Whitcomb reads from and signs his new political thriller, White, at Borders-Baileys Crossroads, Route 7 at Columbia Pike. 703-998-0404.
8:30 P.M. Balance: an open mic poetry event. Notre' Maison, 18 W. 25th St., Baltimore, Md. 410-235-4773.
6:30 P.M. Nina Foxx signs her new novel, Marrying Up, at Karibu Books-Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie, Md. 301-559-1140.
9 A.M. Tim Wiles discusses and signs his work, including Line Drives: 100 Contemporary Baseball Poems (edited with Brooke Horvath), at Barnes & Noble-Ellicott City, 4300 Montgomery Ave., Ellicott City, Md., 410-203-9001.
3 P.M. Home Movie Day. Bring your own super-8 and/or 16mm film to show in this world-wide celebration of film and family. Film care tips provided. Creative Alliance at the Patterson, 3134 Eastern Ave., Baltimore, Md. 410-276-1651
8 P.M. Bold Expressions for Dangerous Times. Political activists and poets Alan Barish and Michael Shellington will present original work along with the words of Amiri Baraka and the Last Poets. Marcus Consuelo and Austin will open. Red Emma's, 800 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, Md. 410-230-0450.
4 P.M. A PoetryInBaltimore.com Reading. Join website founder, Julie Fisher, as she hosts a reading of local poets. Open mic will follow. Minás Gallery, 815 W. 36th St., Baltimore, Md. 410-732-4258.
6 P.M. Guest host Theresa O'Rourke oversees an open reading evening of the Iota Poetry Series held at the Iota Club & Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va., 703-522-8340.