National Press Club

National Press Club prepares for 38th Annual Book Fair & Authors Night on Nov. 17

November 11, 2015 | By Julie Schoo |

One of the capital’s premier literary events, the annual NPC Book Fair & Authors Night draws the nation’s top pols, pundits and cultural icons to the historic National Press Club in downtown Washington. The 38th annual event is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Admission to the Book Fair is $5 for Press Club members and $10 for non-members. Since the event is a fundraiser for the NPC's National Journalism Institute, no outside books are permitted.

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NPC plans to host Republican Debate Watch Party with special drinks on Nov. 10 at 8 p.m.

November 6, 2015

The National Press Club plans to host a Republican Debate Watch Party on Tuesday, Nov. 10 in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge. Doors are expected to open at 8 p.m. The debate is scheduled to start at 9 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for Press Club members. Get your tickets here.

Make an evening of it by eating dinner at the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants before the event begins.

The Reliable Source will also be showing the debates but that venue is only open for members.

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Build your speaking skills with Toastmasters at the National Press Club

November 4, 2015 | By Angela Bradbery |

Would you like to enhance your communication effectiveness and take your journalistic skills to greater heights? Get rid of those “uhms” and “ahs”? Tame your nerves when you speak in front of people?

If so, consider joining the National Press Toastmasters Club. For less than the cost of three weekly cups of coffee, the Toastmasters program can help you enhance your public-speaking presence and prepare you for any occasion you find yourself in front of an audience of any size.

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Public affairs heavy-hitters Chuck Todd and John Dickerson headline Nov. 9 'Kalb Report'

November 4, 2015 | By Gil Klein |

The moderators of the two highest-rated and longest-airing public-affairs programs —- Chuck Todd of NBC’s "Meet the Press" and John Dickerson of CBS’ "Face the Nation" —- plan to be Marvin Kalb’s guests on the next "Kalb Report."

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NPC hosts Republican Debate Watch Party, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., in First Amendment Lounge

November 4, 2015 | By Ruth Mohamed |

The National Press Club plans to host a watch party for the next Republican Debate on Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in the NPC's First Amendment Lounge.

Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for members. Click here for tickets. You may make an evening of it by making a dinner reservation at the Reliable Source or Fourth Estate restaurants before the event begins.

The Reliable Source will also be showing the debates but that is only be open to members.

Both locations plan to offer special drinks.

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Hemingway-inspired cocktail party with small plates, Nov. 5 at the Fourth Estate

October 31, 2015 | By Susan Delbert |

There are just a few more days to reserve your spot at a special food and drink event Thursday, Nov. 5 at the Fourth Estate restaurant featuring Ernest Hemingway's favorite cocktails, made to his exacting specifications, and small plates to match.

Noted Hemingway scholar and cocktail specialist Philip Greene will guide diners through an evening of Papa Hemingway-inspired cocktails and food with tales of the legendary writer, world traveler, journalist and sportsman's favorite watering holes.

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VA Secretary McDonald to address the state of the VA at Nov. 6 luncheon

October 31, 2015 | By Kevin Wensing |

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert A. McDonald will address the state of the VA and the continuing efforts to improve services to millions of America’s veterans and their families at a National Press Club luncheon on Friday, Nov. 6.

McDonald took office on July 29, 2014 amid controversy over reports that dozens of veterans had died while waiting for care from the VA’s hospital system. Internal investigations at the VA identified 35 veterans who died while waiting for care in the Phoenix VHA system.

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Time change: Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy to discuss mental health as a new civil rights movement, 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5

October 30, 2015 | By Tony Gallo |

Former Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, the nation’s leading political voice on mental illness, addiction, and other brain diseases, will discuss the progress made and major challenges ahead for care and treatment at a Newsmakers news conference at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 5 in the Fourth Estate restaurant.

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Freelancers at risk: What international correspondents need to know to protect themselves, Nov. 9

October 30, 2015 | By Carmen Russell-Sluchansky |

Sometimes a foreign correspondent must risk his or her life to tell a story that someone doesn’t want to be told. Around the world this year, 45 journalists have died on the job, according to the Committee to Project Journalists.

Freelancer foreign correspondents may be most at risk without the backing of large employers or the ability to afford security.

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Clear your calendar: It's time for the book fair, Nov. 17

October 30, 2015 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club in partnership with Washington’s largest independent bookstore, Politics & Prose, will host its 38th annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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