National Press Club

Get your tickets ahead of Tuesday's NPC Spelling Bee; also available at the door

September 21, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Be sure to secure your tickets ahead next Tuesday’s always amusing National Pres Club Spelling Bee. The Bee will match up the Press vs. Politicians in a friendly competition to become the Club’s new Spelling Bee champ. Last year’s winner Art Swift (Gallup) will begin the show by challenging the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee champ Ananya Vinay to a one-on-one spelling match.

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Save the dates for two culinary adventures at The Fourth Estate: Cuisine of Turkey, Nov. 1; Jewish cooking guru Joan Nathan, Dec. 5

September 21, 2017 | By Susan Delbert | sdelbert@press.org

Culinary adventure abounds at the Fourth Estate this autumn with two cookbook author dinners.

International food writer Robyn Eckhardt and photographer David Hagerman will take you on a journey through Turkey with their cookbook, "Istanbul & Beyond," at a multi-course wine dinner on Wednesday, Nov. 1. Menu to be announced soon.

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Kornheiser, Wilbon Fourth Estate Dinner will also recognize WHCA and Mexico press corps Wednesday, Oct. 4

September 21, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

Tickets are still available for the 2017 National Press Club Fourth Estate Award dinner honoring Tony Kornheiser and Michael Wilbon on Wednesday, Oct. 4th. Kornheiser and Wilbon, co-hosts of ESPN’s "Pardon the Interruption" will be the 45th recipients of the Club’s most esteemed prize and the first joint recipients. They will be toasted (and roasted) by friends and colleagues Bob Woodward, Donald Graham, Maury Povich and John Skipper during the gala dinner.

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Star-Studded Club Spelling Bee Tuesday, Sept. 26

September 19, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The National Press Club is hosting its annual Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Sept. 26. The Bee has confirmed a great list of contestants. The Politicians Team includes: Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-Ore.), Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.) and Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.). Those confirmed in the press corner are 2016 champion Art Swift (Gallup), Alexandra Petri (The Washington Post), Molly Ball (The Atlantic) and Seung Min Kim (Politico).

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NPC's Broadcast/Podcast Team to honor Maureen Bunyan as Broadcast Legend Oct. 5

September 16, 2017

The National Press Club's Legends of Broadcasting series continues with a dinner conversation with long-time Washington television anchor Maureen Bunyan on Thursday, October 5.

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Exciting raffle with prizes for Press vs. Politicians NPC Spelling Bee

September 16, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

This year’s 2017 Press vs. Politicians National Press Club Spelling Bee on Tuesday, Sept. 26, will feature an exciting raffle with prizes ranging from a luxury hotel stay at the Willard InterContinental Washington to restaurant gift certificates to a special prize spotlighting the lighthearted musical dislikes of our politicians.

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FDA Commissioner plans to discuss agenda at Headliners Luncheon, Sept. 29

September 15, 2017

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, plans to appear at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Sept. 29 to discuss the agency's agenda and related issues.

The Headliners Luncheon will take place at 12:30 p.m. in the Club’s Ballroom. Tickets are $25 for Club members, who may purchase two at this price, and $35 for the general public. Purchase tickets by clicking here.

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Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee, Sept. 26

September 15, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo@press.org

Relationships between politicians and the media who cover them are constantly being highlighted, but on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in the National Press Club’s historic ballroom, fun and friendly competition will prevail as lawmakers and reporters compete in the uproariously entertaining Press vs. Politicians Spelling Bee.

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Club sets Headliners Luncheon featuring Rick Warren for Oct. 16

September 15, 2017

Rick Warren, founder and senior pastor of evangelical Saddleback Church in California and a member of the board of directors of the Museum of the Bible, plans to speak at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, Oct. 16.

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NPC Book Fair & Authors' Night still accepting author applications

September 15, 2017 | By Crystal White | cwhite@press.org

The region’s premiere holiday book event is back for the 40th year and continues to accept author applications through 5 pm on Friday, Sept. 29.

The application fee of $75 for National Press Club members and $150 for non-members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair. Authors are expected to be available for the entirety of the event on Friday, Nov. 10 from 5 pm to 8.30 pm. For more information and to submit an application, click here.

Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

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