National Press Club

Camp Better America co-founder to discuss helping returning veterans at Nov. 15 Newsmaker

November 8, 2011 | By Keith M. Hill |

Kathleen Gagg, co-founder of Camp Better America, will discuss how volunteer organizations can help returning veterans reintegrate into society at a National Press Club Newsmaker to be held at 10 a.m. Nov. 15 in the club's Zenger Room.

Camp Better America is a volunteer organization that helps veterans and their families bond and reconnect after long, sometimes multiple deployments overseas.

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Awesome prizes in the NPC Library raffle. Buy your tickets now!

November 8, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

Buy Book Fair raffle tickets now and win exciting prizes on Nov. 15. You have to play to win, but you need not be present at the book fair to win.

Tickets are $10 each or 3 for $25 Cash, Checks or Credit cards only!

Stop in at the NPC Library to purchase your Book Fair raffle tickets NOW - so you have a chance to hear your winning number called during the drawing at 8 pm on Nov. 15.

Your ticket may be THE ticket that wins one of these exciting prizes:

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How to Write Short: From the Ten Commandments to Twitter featuring Poynter's Roy Peter Clark, Nov. 16

November 7, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

Writing for the Internet, especially for social networks, requires a special kind of discipline. From posting a breaking news story on Facebook to summarizing entire news articles in 140-character tweets, reporters are being asked to do it all.

Roy Peter Clark, Poynter Institute’s writing coach, and Vanessa Fox, author of “Marketing in the Age of Google” and creator of Google’s Webmaster Central, will discuss the most effective techniques and strategies for making your work stand out at a professional development seminar from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Zenger Room on Nov. 16.

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Be on your best behavior! Emily Post's great-great grandson on the scene at NPC Book Fair Nov. 15

November 7, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

NPC members Arthur Rowse and Vicky Moon will join Roy Peter Clark, Sen. Joe Lieberman and Daniel Post Senning, the great-great grandson of Emily Post in the Language & Writing and Lifestyle sections of the 2011 Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. They will be among close to 100 nationally known writers autographing and selling their books at the popular event.

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Former Mexican Gov. Enrique Pena Nieto, a potential presidential contender, to address Nov. 15 Newsmaker

November 7, 2011 | By Tejinder Singh |

Enrique Pena Nieto, 45, who completed his term as Governor of the State of Mexico in September 2011 and will likely run for president of Mexico, will take questions from journalists at a Newsmaker press conference 12:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the Zenger Room.

Peno Nieto will address U.S.-Mexican relations on trade, security, immigration and the economy.

Peno Nieto has expressed an interest in being a candidate for the 2012 Mexican presidential election, but has not officially announced his candidacy. All Mexican polls show Pena Nieto as the favorite to win if he becomes a candidate.

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Columbus to Caravaggio: History books that span the ages on sale at NPC Book Fair Nov. 15

November 6, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

NPC members Marvin Kalb, Brooke Stoddard and Laurence Bergreen will join Tony Horwitz and Harold Holzer in the History section of the 2011 Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. They will be among close to 100 nationally known writers autographing and selling their books at the festive event.

Jim Lehrer will serve as the honorary chair of the event and will be one of the authors featured in the Politics and Current Affairs category, along with Pamela Constable, Ronald Suskind and Ann Coulter.

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Forecast for Dec. 14: Luncheon featuring Weather Channel's Jim Cantore

November 4, 2011 | By Jennifer Schonberger |

Jim Cantore, on-camera meteorologist for The Weather Channel, will share his experiences covering the front-lines of severe weather over the past 25 years at a National Press Club luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. with the speech beginning at 1 p.m. and ending at 2 p.m.

Tickets cost $18 for Club members, $29 for guests of members and $36 for general admission. To reserve tickets, please e-mail or call 202-662-7501. Tickets must be paid for at time of reservation.

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U.S. Postmaster General to reveal plan to fix agency's finances at Nov. 21 luncheon

November 3, 2011 | By Marilyn Geewax |

U.S. Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe will reveal more details about his plans for fixing the U.S. Postal Services’ financial troubles at a National Press Club luncheon Monday, Nov. 21.

Donahoe, who was named to head the USPS a little more than a year ago, will explain his reasons for cutting thousands of jobs, closing thousands of local Post Offices and possibly ending Saturday delivery. He will also address concerns about postal workers’ health and retirement benefits. The Postal Service is expected to record a $10-billion dollar loss for 2011.

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"Library Mouse" author, cupcake sisters participate in Children's, Food sections of Book Fair, 5:30 pm Nov. 15

November 3, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

Daniel Kirk, author of the best-selling “Library Mouse” children’s series, will be a featured children’s book author at the National Press Club's 34th Annual Book Fair and Authors' Night from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Georgetown Cupcake sisters, Katherine Kallinis and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, are among the top cookbook authors, along with Ellen Sweets, author of “Stirring It Up With Molly Ivins: A Memoir with Recipes.”

PBS NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer will serve as the honorary chair of the Book Fair.

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Next "Kalb Report" features Lara Logan of CBS News, 8 pm Nov. 7

November 2, 2011 | By Gilbert Klein |

Seats are still available for the next "Kalb Report," where host Marvin Kalb will talk one-on-one with Lara Logan, CBS News' chief foreign correspondent and "60 Minutes" reporter.

The taping will take place at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in the Club ballroom. The event is free, but seats are limited. Make reservations by calling the Club's reservation line -- 202-662-7501.

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