National Press Club

One for the books: annual Book Fair & Authors’ night, Nov. 10

November 5, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

Patrons can browse for books and visit with their favorite authors at the Book Fair & Authors night from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.

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Hone your speaking techniques at Toastmasters, Nov. 6

November 5, 2017 | By Leslie Kinglsey |

Toastmasters will meet Monday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m.

Are you a subject matter expert but find yourself um'ing and ah'ing when responding to a question? Maybe you like telling a riveting story or want be sharper in front of a crowd. No matter what your speaking goals are, Toastmasters offers members the opportunity to expand their skills in a fun and supportive environment. New members can be paired with mentors; if you've already a knack for public speaking, consider mentoring.

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Think like A reporter: media training for public relations professionals, Dec. 1

November 3, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The National Press Club Journalism Institute will host Club member Andrea McCarren, a veteran multimedia journalist and Emmy Award-winner, to offer an on-camera media training class for public relations professional on Friday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room.

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Annual children's Holiday Party set for Dec. 9

November 2, 2017 | By Joann Booze |

It's time make plans to attend the National Press Club's annual Children's Holiday Party on Saturday, Dec. 9, at 11 am.

Tickets at $10 per person are required for everyone. Don't miss out -- make your reservations here.

We will begin with a great buffet which will include something for everyone....from corn dogs to hamburgers to french fries and a little bit of fruit and veggies.

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Club podcast covers Trump phenomenon: What the media got wrong

November 1, 2017 | By Adam Konowe |

The election of Donald Trump as president of the United States came as a surprise to many, particularly in the mainstream media and political establishment.

But should it have been a surprise? Did the mainstream media miss a beat? And could they still be? Leonard Steinhorn, a professor of communication and affiliate professor of history at American University, believes that might be the case.

In the latest episode of Update-1, National Press Club Broadcast/Podcast team member Leone Lakhani speaks to Steinhorn to find out why.

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Institute session to demonstrate tools for tracking corporate political spending, Nov. 3

November 1, 2017 | By Kathy Kiely |

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute Friday, Nov. 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Bloomberg Room for the last session of the three-part series “It’s Never Too Early to Follow the Money.”

“Lightening the money” will focus on resources The Center for Political Accountability uses to track corporate political spending. Tickets are $5 for Club members and $10 for non-members. Register for tickets here.

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National Press Club and Politics & Prose: Two great Washington institutions make one great book fair, Nov. 10

October 31, 2017 | By Julie Schoo | jschoo

More than 90 nationally known authors have signed on to attend the National Press Club’s Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 10. They’ll be here to talk with their fans and sign books at this festive literary event. Patrons can browse for books in the Club’s historic ballroom from 5:30 pm to 8:30 p.m.

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National Press Club’s 40th Annual Book Fair & Authors’ Night to showcase scores of best-selling writers, Nov. 10

October 29, 2017 | By Julie Schoo |

The capital region’s premier holiday book event is back for the 40th year and once again, the National Press Club and its Journalism Institute are partnering with landmark local book seller Politics & Prose for a night of politicians, pundits and prose.

More than 90 authors will attend the National Press Club’s Book Fair & Authors’ Night on Friday, Nov. 10. They’ll be here to talk to their fans and sign books at this most exciting literary event of the holiday season. Patrons can browse for books in the Club’s historic ballroom from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

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Check out the menu for the roast beef buffet on Book Fair night, Nov. 10

October 27, 2017 | By Mesfin Mekonen |

National Press Club members and their guests are invited to attend the Annual Book Fair and Author Night Roast Beef Buffet on Friday, Nov. 10.

The buffet opens at at 5:30 p.m. in the Reliable Source.

Stop in for a hearty meal either before or after you visit the Club's popular pre-holiday book fair. The price of the Roast Beef Buffet is $24 for Club members and $28 for non-members plus tax and gratuity.

Reservations are encouraged because this event usually sells out. Please contact us at 202-662-7443 or e-mail at

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Vast culinary diversity on display at Turkish dinner, Nov. 1 at the Fourth Estate

October 25, 2017 | By Susan Delbert |

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.

The dinner will pair the vast cultural diversity of Turkish cuisine with two specialty cocktails from the book -- a Purple Basil Vodka Cooler and a warm Cinnamon Rum Tea -- as well as three Italian wines. The full menu is listed below.

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