National Press Club

Meet 'Madam Secretary' star Erich Bergen for cocktails, conversation and songs, tomorrow, 6 p.m.

May 17, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Erich Bergen, who currently stars as Blake Moran on the CBS drama, "Madam Secretary," will discuss his role as a Washington insider on the television series as well as sing a few songs at the piano at a special National Press Club Headliners event at 6 p.m. tomorrow (Tuesday, May 22) in the Club's Fourth Estate restaurant.

Tickets are $5 for Club members (members may purchase up to two tickets at this rate) and $10 for the general public. Attendees will be able to purchase cocktails from their tables.

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Latest podcast features Club's May 3 news conference updating cases of detained reporters

May 13, 2018 | By Adam Konowe |

The National Press Club's current Update-1 podcast carries highlights of the Club’s news conference on World Press Freedom Day May 3 updating developments in the detention cases of four journalists, each of whom has received one of Club’s highest honors, the John Aubuchon Press Freedom Award.

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NPC in History: Trump's first 'appearance' at the Club

May 13, 2018 | By Gil Klein |

This is the second of a series provided by Club historian Gil Klein.

Dig down anywhere in your National Press Club’s 110-year history and you will find some kind of significant event in the history of the world, the nation, Washington and the Club itself. Many of these events were caught in illustrations that tell the stories.

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SBA chief at Headliners Luncheon, May 17

May 11, 2018

Linda McMahon, the 25th Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), will discuss the state of America’s small businesses at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Thursday, May 17.

McMahon advocates on behalf of the nearly 30 million small businesses in America, fulfilling the mission of the SBA to “aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests” of small businesses by offering loans, loan guarantees, government contracts, financial counseling and other forms of assistance.

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Menu announced for May 24 Spanish dinner

May 11, 2018 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to attend a special Spanish Dinner on Thursday, May 24, at the Reliable Source at 5:30 p.m.

Reservations are recommended. To reserve a space, please contact the Reliable Source at or call 202-662-7443.

Here is the menu:

Appetizers/Bar snacks

Choice: chicken or beef empanadas with chimichurri dipping sauce(5) $10

Pimientos de Padrón, Spanish style blistered mini-peppers in garlic butter $8
Spanish style blistered mini-peppers in garlic butter
(served with toasted baguette) $8

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TONIGHT! Get Your Trivia Game on for Pub Quiz!

May 9, 2018 | By Marc A. Wojno |

Things are heating up in D.C., as we skip Spring and jump into Summer. Rather than melt to the ground in the heat on your way home from a grueling week at work, cool off with your fellow Club members and friends with an evening of trivia, food, drinks and merriment at the National Press Club’s Pub Quiz, Thursday, May 10.

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41st Annual NPC Book Fair & Author’s Night, in partnership with Politics & Prose, opens author applications

May 9, 2018 | By Crystal White |​

The region’s premiere holiday book event, the National Press Club Book Fair, is back for the 41st year and is now accepting author applications through 5 p.m .on Friday, Sept. 21. Applications received after the deadline will not be reviewed.

The event will be held on Friday, Nov. 2, in the Club’s historic ballroom from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

All literary genres are considered, however self-published books and books only available in e-format will not be accepted. The application fee of $75 for Club members and $150 for non-members is due and payable upon acceptance to the Book Fair.

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Books & Brunch to discuss award-winning 'Lincoln in the Bardo,' May 19

May 9, 2018 | By Fay Iudicello |

The National Press Club's Books and Brunch series will be discussing "Lincoln in the Bardo" by George Saunders at noon on Saturday, May 19, in The Fourth Estate. Saunder's won the 2017 Man Booker Prize for this novel, only the second American to win this award.

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Once upon a chef cookbook & wine dinner, June 5

May 9, 2018 | By Susan Delbert, Executive Chef |

The National Press Club Fourth Estate restaurant will be hosting a June 5 cookbook and wine dinner featuring Potomac, Maryland, native, Jennifer Segal, author of “The Once Upon a Chef Cookbook: 100 Tested, Perfected, and Family-Approved Recipes.” Hors-d'oeuvres and a specialty cocktail from the cookbook, White Sangria with Frozen Grapes, will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served 7-9 p.m.

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May 22 breakfast: How to determine the return on investment for communications

May 9, 2018 | By Andy Fisher |

One of the oldest dilemmas in communications is valuating public relations reach, engagement and impact.

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