March 9-15, 2006
readings & book signings
CHRISTINA ASQUITH The former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter signs and discusses "The Emergency Teacher," a nonfiction first-hand account of how she fought the evils of a bureaucratic corrupt school system, Tue, March 14, 7pm, FREE, Robin's Book Store, 108 S. 13th St., 215-735-9600.
DAVID HACKETT FISCHER Join the Pulitzer Prize-winning author for a discussion of his recent book, "Washington's Crossing," a military history offering a perceptive analysis of the strategic, operational and tactical contexts for Washington's famous crossing of the Delaware River in December 1776, Thu, March 9, 6pm, FREE, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1300 Locust St., 215-732-6200.
DAN BERGER & TEISHEN LATNER Berger is a writer, activist and co-editor of "Letters From Young Activists," which challenges the misconception that today's youth are apathetic and shallow. Latner is the author of "The Quotable Rebel: Political Quotations for Dangerous Times," featuring quips from Vandana Shiva, Maya Angelou, Malcolm X and others. Join both for a reading and book signing, Mon, March 13, 7pm, Robin's Book Store, 108 S. 13th St., 215-735-9600.
DICK POLMAN Join the Philadelphia Inquirer political reporter for a lunchtime discussion, Mon, March 13, noon, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, 215-573-WRIT.
DONNA GEHRKE-WHITE Who is the American Muslim woman? Join the author of "The Face Behind the Veil: The Extraordinary Lives of Muslim Women in America" for a rare look into the hearts, minds and everyday lives of this country's Muslim women, Sat, March 11, 2pm, Robin's Book Store, 108 S. 13th St., 215-735-9600.
JODI PICAULT The author signs and discusses her new book, "The Tenth Circle," about a man with repressed memories of rage brought on by racial harassment growing up white in an all-Eskimo village, Sat, March 11, 4pm, Penn Bookstore, 3601 Walnut St., 215-898-7595.
LISA SCOTTOLINE The best-selling suspense author discusses her new book, "Dirty Blonde." Tue, March 14, 7:30pm, FREE, Barnes & Noble, 720 Lancaster Ave., Bryn Mawr, 610-520-0355.
MATTHEW SCHWARZMAN The author will read and discuss his new book, "Beginners Guide to Community Based Arts." Thu, March 9, 7pm, Robin's Bookstore, 108 S. 13th St., 215-735-9600.
MIKE SCHMIDT Meet the baseball legend and author of "Clearing the Bases: Juiced Players, Monster Salaries, Sham Records and a Hall of Famer's Search for the Soul of Baseball," which addresses the afflictions of modern baseball, Wed, March 15, 12:30-1:30pm, FREE, Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 19th & Vine sts., 215-686-5322.
NOW MORE THAN EVER A group of Philadelphia poets read poems and songs of protest, Wed, March 15, 7:30pm, Pen & Pencil Club, 1522 Latimer St., 474-0460.
ROGER HB DAVIES The business guru and dog lover discusses his new book, "Pawtalk: A Guide to Getting What you Want," about learning better communication skills through the behavior of dogs. Butt-sniffing: No longer a fetish, Wed, March 15, 8:30am-noon, Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Rd., Newtown, 215-968-8186.
ROY CAMPBELL & DUANE THOMAS The authors sign and discuss their new book, "More Body, More Soul: Beautiful Black Men." Sun, March 12, 3pm, Robin's Book Store, 108 S. 13th St., 215-735-9600.
SETH LLOYD Delve into the mysteries of complex information systems with the author of "Programming the Universe: From the Big Bang to Quantum Computers", Thu, March 16, 7pm, FREE, Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 19th & Vine sts., 215-686-5322.
SIMI LINTON The author and disability activist reads and lectures from her newest book, "My Body Politic: A Memoir." Tue, March 14, noon, Free Library of Philadelphia, Central Branch, 19th & Vine sts., 215-686-5322.
THOM NICKELS The author discusses and reads from his new book, "Philadelphia Architecture." Sat, March 11, 2pm, Borders Book Shop, 1 S. Broad St., 215-568?7400.
TOM & JERRY CARACCIOLI The twin brothers and former hockey players sign copies of their book, "Striking Silver: The Untold Story of America's Forgotten Hockey Team," about the 1972 Winter Olympics, Tue, March 14, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 1805 Walnut St., 215-665-0716.
TOM GITLIN The author signs and discusses his book, "The Intellectuals and the Flag," about the aftermath of the Vietnam War, Mon, March 13, 4pm, FREE, Robin's Book Store, 108 S. 13th St., 215-735-9600.
TOM RASWORTH The British poet reads and discusses his work, Mon, March 13, 6pm, Kelly Writers House, 3805 Locust Walk, 215-573-WRIT.
TONY JUNKER The author presents an illustrated talk on his acclaimed novel, "Tunnell's Boys," a Philly-based historical sea tale about two rivals, Wed, March 15, 7pm, FREE, Friends Select School, 17th & the Pkwy, 215-561-5900.