Pitchapalooza: Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry, co-founders of The Book Doctors, return to P&P with advice for aspiring writers. Described as "American Idol for books (only without Simon)," this workshop/contest is designed to help writers sell their books to publishers. Participating authors each get one minute to make their pitches, then receive detailed critiques from Eckstut and Sterry. Note: Purchase of The Essential Guide to Getting your Book Published (Workman, $15.95) is required to participate. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at this event. At Politics & Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. N. W., Washington, DC.