7 P.M. Clea Simon reads from and signs her new mystery, Mew is for Murder, at Borders Books-Silver Spring, 8518 Fenton St., 301-585-0550.
12:30 P.M. The Femme Fantastik Tour. Best-selling authors, Lori Bryant-Woolridge (Hitts & Mrs), Nina Foxx (Marying Up), Carmen Green (Doctor, Doctor), Marissa Montheil (Hot Boyz), Victoria Christopher Murray (Grown Folks Buisness), and Jacqeulin Thomas (Saved in the City) bring their novels to several U.S. military bases and books stores in the Washington, D.C. area mixing romance, Christian, chic lit, and contemporary fiction all in one package. The ladies will be at Reprint Books at 455 L'Enfant Plaza SW first then they will head over to B. Dalton Books at Union Station NE later on in the day.
7 P.M. Columnist Dave Strege discusses and signs Celebrity Fish Talk: Tales of Fishing From an All-Star Cast at Barnes & Noble-Inner Harbor, the Power Plant, 601 E. Pratt St., Baltimore, Md., 410-385-1709.
7:30 P.M. Joel C. Rosenberg reads from and signs his new political thriller, The Ezekiel Option, at Barnes & Noble-Fairfax, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr., 703-278-0300.
7:30 PM Sign-up begins at 7:00 p.m. for our open mic poetry and prose reading. The Writer's Center, 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD 20815. 301-654-8664.
8 P.M. Live In The Undercroft An Open Mic/ Spoken Word vibe, featuring neighborhood artist, lite frefreshments, neighborhood artists, coffee&juice bar, and much more. Come vibe with us. St. Lukes Episcopal Church, 217 N. Carey Street, Baltimore, Md. 410-523-6272.
11 A.M. Children's author and illustrator Susan Stockdale signs her recent picture book, Carry Me!: Animal Babies on the Move, at the National Museum of Natural History, gift shop, 10th St. & Constitution Ave. NW, 202-633-2058.
2 P.M. L.A. Banks signs her vampire huntress novel The Forbidden 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, 301-352-4110.