MD – Poe: Stories and Poems Launch Party

Join the Takoma Park Library on Tuesday, August 1st at 7:30 PM for the launch of the newest book by award-winning graphic novelist Gareth Hinds. Known for his graphic novel adaptations of Shakespeare plays, Beowulf, and The Odyssey, Hinds this time tackles Edgar Allen Poe in Poe: Stories and Poems. Hinds has won critical praise for his previous books, with reviewers noting his fine line and expert use of color, shadow and perspective in bringing the emotions of a story to the fore. Politics & Prose will be selling copies of Hinds’ books, but our event is free and no purchase or registration is required to attend. Note: our event is best for teens and adults because of the gothic horror nature of Poe’s stories, amplified by Hinds’ illustrations.

About the Artist:
Gareth Hinds is the creator of critically-acclaimed graphic novels based on literary classics, including Beowulf (which Publisher’s Weekly called a “mixed-media gem”), King Lear (which Booklist named one of the top 10 graphic novels for teens), The Merchant of Venice (which Kirkus called “the standard that all others will strive to meet” for Shakespeare adaptation), The Odyssey (which garnered four starred reviews and a spot on ten “best of 2010” lists), Romeo and Juliet (which Kirkus called “spellbinding”), and Macbeth (which the New York Times called “stellar” and “a remarkably faithful rendering”). Gareth is a recipient of the Boston Public Library’s “Literary Lights for Children” award. His books can be found in bookstores and English classrooms across the country, and his illustrations have appeared in such diverse venues as the Society of Illustrators, the New York Historical Society, and over a dozen published video games.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

DC – Kevin Hart Appearance

Comedian Kevin Hart appears at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 8th at 7:00 PM.

Pre-order a signed copy of his new memoir, I Can’t Make This Up, to get a professionally taken photo with superstar comedian Kevin Hart! Please note that this evening does not include an author talk.

Here’s how it works:

Your purchase of one copy of I Can’t Make This Up equals one ticket for the photo line. Say cheese!

Pre-signed books can be ordered online, over the phone, or in-store. Order online here: http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/kevin-hart-i-cant-make-life-lessons

Turn up on the night and pick up your ticket to get in line–you’ll get your book following your pic with Kevin.

Your picture with Kevin Hart will be a professional photograph that you’ll recieive after the event. Selfie lovers, please note no personal photographs with cell phones or digital cameras.

Please note, we cannot accept pre-orders for those not coming to the event.

About the book:

Dubbed “the king of comedy” by Forbes, Hart, a stand-up comedian and actor who has starred in Central Intelligence, Think Like a Man, and many others film, started with the odds stacked against him. Born in North Philadelphia, Hart felt unwanted by his abusive mother and drug-addicted father. He could have become a crack dealer, like his brother. Instead, he found another way, in part by finding other ways to look at life and his options. Hart’s memoir is as inspirational as it is funny, and demonstrates how crucial it is to believe in yourself. Following his achievements as a performer, Hart has become the CEO of HartBeat Productions.

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Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – I am Jim Henson Signing

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Author Brad Meltzer appears at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, January 11th at 7:00 PM to celebrate I am Jim Henson, the latest release from his New York Times bestselling picture book biography series Ordinary People Change the World.

About this author:
Brad Meltzer is the New York Times bestselling author of The Inner Circle and several other top selling political thrillers. In addition to his fiction, Brad has been on the bestseller list for his nonfiction, advice, children’s books, and graphic books. He is the host of Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and Brad Meltzer’s Lost History on H2. He earned his law degree from Columbia University, where he was on the Columbia Law Review

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down Signing

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Bestselling author Jeff Kinney appears at the Avalon Theatre Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.

Double the laughter. Double the trouble. Double the fun. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Double Down

Attend the North American launch of the newest book in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series!

In Greg Heffley’s latest adventure, he is fighting the good fight against his mom’s mission to get him to stop playing video games and explore his creative side. That may be the biggest scare of Greg’s Halloween season, but the traditional creepy elements of the holiday also abound and create a constant threat of more frights. A tastier side of Halloween—a bag of gummy worms—may just provide the inspiration to solve all Greg’s problems. Would making a movie show his mom that he can be creative and a dedicated gamer at the same time?

1 book and 1 ticket: $19.75
1 book and 2 tickets: $24.75
1 book and 3 tickets: $29.75

Get tickets at the link…

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Avalon Theatre
5612 Connecticut Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20015
(202) 966-3464

MD – Kids Comics Signing

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Cartoonists Jeffrey Brown and Judd Winick appear at the Takoma Park Library on Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM!

Press Release:

Join us Monday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m. when two kids’ comics creators present their latest books. Jeffrey Brown, known for books like Jedi Academy and Vader’s Little Princess, now turns his attention to the cave age with his new book, Lucy & Andy Neanderthal. Judd Winick, meanwhile, continues the adventures of his popular robot named HiLo in “HiLo 2: Saving the Whole Wide World.” Politics & Prose will sell books by Brown and Winick at our event, but the program is free and no purchase is required to attend.

Andy and Lucy may live 40,000 years in the past, but these Neanderthal siblings have problems—crushes, squabbles, and baby brothers— that persist today. Brown tells their story alongside nonfiction sections that serve to dispel misinformation about these human relatives.

In Winick’s sequel to Hilo, the titular heroic alien robot unexpectedly returns to Earth and human friends DJ and Gina. Then, mysterious portals pop up all over town and disgorge one terrifying creature after another. An enormous mutant chicken and a million killer vegetables are only some of the foes that Hilo, DJ, and Gina must confront in order to save their community.

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

DC – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Signing

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NBA legend and author Kareem Abdul-Jabbar signs his new book Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM!

Selected as a U.S. Culture Ambassador in 2012, Abdul-Jabbar demonstrates a forceful diplomacy in this book addressing today’s divided nation. His well-reasoned yet passionate arguments draw on statistics, popular culture, and his own experience as an athlete, a Muslim, and an African American, to reflect on what America is and what it means to be an American. Focusing as much on the issues that divide us–race, gender, and partisan politics—as on the goals that unite us, the Time commentator and former basketball star makes an important contribution to the heated election-year debate about the country’s future.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Nobody Likes a Goblin Signing

Cartoonist Ben Hatke, creator of Zita the Spacegirl, appears at Politics & Prose on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. to sign his latest children’s book NOBODY LIKES A GOBLIN!

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

MD – Science Comics Signing

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Cartoonist Maris Wicks (Primates) appears at the Takoma Park Library on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 6:30 PM!

Wicks, author of Human Body Theater, returns with another nonfiction graphic novel. This latest volume of the Science Comics series explores the world of coral reefs and their numerous inhabitants, discussing both their biology and their ecological importance. Learn about everything from biodiversity to sea cucumbers with a friendly fish acting as tour guide throughout the pages. Books will be available for sale from Politics & Prose

Takoma Park Library
101 Philadelphia Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912
(301) 891-7259

DC – Science Comics Signing

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Cartoonist Maris Wicks (Primates) appears at Politics & Prose on Friday, May 20, 2016 at 10:30 AM!

Wicks, author of Human Body Theater, returns with another nonfiction graphic novel. This latest volume of the Science Comics series explores the world of coral reefs and their numerous inhabitants, discussing both their biology and their ecological importance. Learn about everything from biodiversity to sea cucumbers with a friendly fish acting as tour guide throughout the pages.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

DC – Chester Brown Signing

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Cartoonist Chester Brown appears at Politics & Prose on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Brown’s graphic/comic work has consistently taken the genre in new directions; from his award-winning comic-strip biography of the renegade Louis Riel to his comic memoir about his own adolescence, The Playboy, and on to his adult experiences in the graphic Paying for It: A Comic-strip Memoir of Being a John, Brown has been telling startling stories and creating crisp, evocative artwork—with hand-drawn endnotes. His latest book is an iconoclastic reinterpretation of the Bible; focusing on passages related to Bathsheba, Ruth, Rahab, Tamar, Mary of Bethany, and the Virgin Mother, Brown parses scripture for its views on prostitution, including arguments for decriminalization.

Brown will be in conversation with Elizabeth Nolan Brown, staff editor at Reason magazine, where she covers sex policy, civil liberties, gender issues, and other issues from a libertarian feminist perspective.

Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
202-364-1919

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