National Press Club

Afghan Women's Rights Activist Discusses Memoir, 6 pm Nov. 2

October 12, 2009 | By Myron Belkind, chairman of the International Correspondents Committee | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Malalai Joya will discuss her new political memoir, "A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan who Dared to Raise her Voice," at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the Conference Rooms on the 13th Floor.

Joya denounced her country's warlords at a constitutional assembly in Kabul in 2003 when she was 25 years old.

Two years later, she became the youngest person elected to Afghanistan's new Parliament, but in 2007 she was suspended following her persistent criticism of the warlords and drug barons. She described the action as a political conspiracy against her.

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RSVPs for Oct. 17 Books & Brunch Due Thursday

October 12, 2009 | By Myron Belkind | myron.belkind@verizon.net

Maniza Naqvi will discuss her fourth novel, "A Matter of Detail," at Books & Brunch at noon Saturday, Oct. 17, in the Fourth Estate Restaurant.

RSVP by Oct.15 to Rachel Belkind at lotus152@gmail.com or Sean Reilly at reillys@cox.net

Naqvi has donated copies of the book to the NPC; to obtain a copy email Lorna2@verizon.net .

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Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Oct 15. Buffet; $17.50

October 9, 2009 | By Emily Hand | ehand@pressorg

The Reliable Source international buffet Thursday, Oct. 15 features German food in celebration of Oktoberfest.

The buffet opens at 5:30 pm, and reservations are highly suggested.

The cost is $17.50, not including beverage, tax and tip. For reservations please call 202-662-7443 or email rs@press.org

Reliable Source dinner guests can take advantage of free parking after 5 pm at the PMI Garage, 1325 G St. Present a receipt showing a purchase of $20 or more to the front desk between 5 and 9 pm or later, at the bar.

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Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Oct 15. Buffet; $17.50

October 9, 2009 | By Emily Hand | ehand@press.org

The Reliable Source international buffet Thursday, Oct. 15 features German food in celebration of Oktoberfest.

The buffet opens at 5:30 pm, and reservations are highly suggested.

The cost is $17.50, not including beverage, tax and tip. For reservations please call 202-662-7443 or email rs@press.org

Reliable Source dinner guests can take advantage of free parking after 5 pm at the PMI Garage, 1325 G St. Present a receipt showing a purchase of $20 or more to the front desk between 5 and 9 pm or later, at the bar.

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Support NPC's Library by Drinking Wine at 6 pm Oct. 23, $10 in Advance

October 7, 2009

The National Press Club and William-Harrison Imports invite you to "Ink & Drink, a tasting of large selection of outstanding Old and New World Wines from France, Spain and Argentina from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the ballroom.

Donations of $10 in advance, $15 at the door to benefit the Eric J. Friedheim National Journalism Library.

Reservations are essential. Call 202-662-7501 or reservations@press.org To reserve by email, please include a contact phone number. Advance tickets may be charged to your House Account or credit card.

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Support NPC's Library by Drinking Wine at 6 pm Oct. 23, $10 in Advance

October 7, 2009

The National Press Club and William-Harrison Imports invite you to "Ink & Drink, a tasting of large selection of outstanding Old and New World Wines from France, Spain and Argentina from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 23, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the ballroom.

Donations of $10 in advance, $15 at the door to benefit the Eric J. Friedheim National Journalism Library.

Reservations are essential. Call 202-662-7501 or reservations@press.org To reserve by email, please include a contact phone number. Advance tickets may be charged to your House Account or credit card.

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Class on Court Access 10 am Oct. 21; Free for NPC Members

October 7, 2009 | By Corinna Zarek | czarek@rcfp.org

Media lawyer Rory Eastburg will teach a class on the fundamentals of court access at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21.

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National Geographic Digital Media SVP, 6:30 pm Oct. 21; Members Only

October 6, 2009

Rob Covey, senior vice president of content development and design for National Geographic Digital Media, will speak at the Breaking in to Digital Media series at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Zenger Room.

Covey will discuss breaking into producing/content creation for Web sites, followed by 30 minutes for Q&A.

The series aims to give journalists and media professionals an opportunity to glean insiders' tips from prominent online-media experts. This event is for NPC members only and is limited to 40 members.

RSVP to the Events Committee's Christine Dell'Amore: rueparadis@gmail.com

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Oct. 17 Political Reporting Workshop; $35 Members, $75 Non-members

October 6, 2009 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Join top political reprters and editors at the NPC Eric Friedheim Library's second political reporting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 17. Registration is now open for this day-long event, which features USA Today Washington Bureau Chief and NPC member Susan Page as the keynote speaker. Other panel sessions will target the 2010 election and campaign finance reporting as well as how to cover Congress and federal agencies. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Sheila Krumholz, executive director, Center for Responsive Politics.

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Oct. 17 Political Reporting Workshop; $35 Members, $75 Non-members

October 6, 2009 | By Susan Heavey | sheavey@thomsonreuters.com

Join top political reprters and editors at the NPC Eric Friedheim Library's second political reporting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 17. Registration is now open for this day-long event, which features USA Today Washington Bureau Chief and NPC member Susan Page as the keynote speaker. Other panel sessions will target the 2010 election and campaign finance reporting as well as how to cover Congress and federal agencies. Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Sheila Krumholz, executive director, Center for Responsive Politics.

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