The all-star, all-author rock group Rock Bottom Remainders—featuring the likes of writers and authors Dave Barry, Amy Tan, Mitch Albom, Scott Turow, Roy Blount, Jr., Greg Iles, James McBride, Ridley Pearson and Kathi Kamen Goldmark—kicks off their 2010 Wordstock tour in Washington. The first event in DC is on Tuesday, April 20, at 8 pm, called “Besides the Music: a Conversation with the Rock Bottom Remainders,” hosted by veteran newsman Sam Donaldson (at Sidney Harman Hall in The Harman Center for the Arts Washington D.C. located at 610 F Street NW). The band performs on Wednesday, April 21, at 8:30 pm, at the 9:30 Club (located at 815 V Street, NW). Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn, founder of the Byrds, will be a featured guest with the Rock Bottom Remainders at the 9:30 Club. Monies raised from these events go to some great non profits including some working in HAITI. This will be great fun with some wonderful writers and some music! Hope to see you there.