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7 P.M. The Washington Literary Salon series debuts with readings by poets Frannie Lindsay, author of Where She Always Was (winner of the 2004 May Swenson Poetry Award), and Dana Roeser, author of Beautiful Motion (winner of the 2004 Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize), at Chapters Literary Bookstore, 445 11th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-737-5553.
7 P.M. Adam Langer reads from and signs his new novel, The Washington Story, at Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-364-1919.
7 P.M. Michael Kimmelman , chief art critic for the New York Times, discusses and signs The Accidental Masterpiece: On the Art of Life and Vice Versa at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, 500 17th St. NW, Washington, D.C. Admission is $20 for nonmembers; call 202-639-1703 for details and to RSVP.
7:30 P.M. The Nora School Poetry Reading Series opens its sixth season with readings by Karren Alenier, Christopher Conlon, Robert L. Giron, Peter Klappert, E. Ethelbert Miller and Gregg Shapiro , all contributors to the anthology Poetic Voices Without Borders (ed. by Robert L. Giron), at the Nora School, 955 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, Md. 301-495-6672.
8 P.M. The new season of PEN/Faulkner readings begins with Bebe Moore Campbell, author of the new novel 72 Hour Hold, presenting the annual William Faulkner Birthday Reading at the Folger Shakespeare Library, 201 East Capitol St. SE, Washington, D.C. A reception and signing follow. Tickets are $15 and can be reserved by calling 202-544-7077 or by visiting online .
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM Open House: visit the Writer's Center and meet with workshop leaders, staff and Board members at our fall open house. We'll have light refreshments, and a raffle with several doorprizes, including a free workshop, membership and subscription to Poet Lore, our literary journal. 4508 Walsh Street, Bethesda, MD. 301 654-8664.
2:30 P.M. Jeff Alt, activist and hiking commentator for ESPN's "Inside America's National Parks," discusses and signs his new book, A Hike for Mike: An Uplifting Adventure Across the Sierra Nevada for Depression Awareness, after leading a hike to Capitol Hill in support of suicide prevention awareness, at Barnes & Noble-Metro Center, 555 12th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-347-0176.
4 P.M. Jeff Bagato discusses and signs Mondo DC: An Insider's Guide to Washington, DC's Most Unusual Tourist Attractions at Candida's World of Books, 1541 14th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 202-667-4811.
5 P.M. K'wan signs his new novel, Hoodlum, at Karibu Books-Bowie Town Center, 15624 Emerald Way, Bowie, MD. 301-352-4110.
3:30 P.M. TransAfrica Forum's Writers' Corner and Readers' Corner series present a reading by Dominican author Nelly Rosario from her novel Song of the Water Saints at 1426 21st St. NW, Washington, D.C. There is a $5 suggested donation; for details and to RSVP, call 202-223-1960, ext. 132, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
6 P.M. The Iota Poetry Series celebrates its 11th anniversary with a release party for its new live CD featuring 40 Washington-area poets reading from their work, recorded at last year's 10th anniversary festivities, at the Iota Club Café, 2832 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. Poets scheduled to read include Grace Cavalieri, Patricia Gray, Reuben Jackson, Hiram Larew, Lyn Lifshin, Rose Solari and Jonathan Vaile . There will be no open reading. Call 703-522-8340 for details.