Fall Arts Preview: Literature

This season’s unmissable and Instagram-able arts events.

Colson Whitehead
Colson Whitehead / Photo courtesy of Madeleine Whitehead

This season’s unmissable and Instagram-able arts events:

ThriftStyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper’s Guide to Smart Fashion
Sept. 7

In an event co-hosted by Hooray For Books, Alexandria’s Hotel Indigo welcomes ThriftStyle co-author Margaret Engel for a book talk and signing, plus cocktails and quick bites. // Hotel Indigo: 220 S. Union St., Alexandria

2017 Banned Books Week: Our Right to Read
Sept. 24-30

A 35-year-old national tradition co-sponsored by the American Library Association hits this Winchester book shop, where freshly banned titles are on display beside controversial literary chestnuts. // Winchester Books: 185 N. Loudoun St., Winchester

Fall for the Book
Oct. 11-14

Colson Whitehead, winner of both a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award for The Underground Railroad, is one of four nationally recognized authors to headline this festival, with events throughout the region. // Multiple NoVA locations

Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II
Oct. 26

Arlington resident Liza Mundy—who has written for The Washington Post, The Atlantic and The Guardian—provides a sneak peek of her new book on the 10,000-plus female code breakers who served in WWII. // Arlington Central Library: 1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington

(September 2017 Fall Arts Preview)

Liza Mundy
Liza Mundy / Photo by Nina Subin