National Press Club

Something for every literary bent at NPC Book Fair, Nov. 15

November 13, 2011 | By Julie Schoo |

You’ll find something for everyone on your literary holiday list at the 34th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 15, especially in the Literature and Memoir & Bio sections.

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Russian businessmen and former government officials at Newsmaker, Nov. 18, to discuss U.S. relations

November 9, 2011 | By Peter J. Hickman |

To mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet-American alliance in World War II, a panel of high-level Russian businessmen and former goverment officials will tell a 3 p.m. Newsmaker November 18 of their Washington meetings with American counterparts to discuss cooperation in political, business, economic, defense and other areas.

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Experience boutique Cognac, Monday, Dec. 12, Fourth Estate Restaurant

November 9, 2011 | By Donna Leinwand Leger |

The president of the French Cognac house A. de Fussigny will share the secrets the impeccably aged eau de vie at a wine dinner 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 12, at the Fourth Estate restaurant.

The multi-course dinner costs $85 for members and their guests and $100 for non-members. Each diner will receive a full-size bottle of Fussigny Selection VSOP (a $35 value).

A. de Fussigny's expert will guide diners through an elaborate tasting to discern the different notes in this unique beverage. Chef Susan Delbert will design courses to match. The menu will be available soon.

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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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