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Boston area author visits, week of July 8 - 14

Posted by Jim Concannon  July 2, 2007 06:02 PM

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By Judith Maas

SUNDAY: Poets X.J. Kennedy and Thorn Ward discuss ‘‘American Poetry Today’’ and ‘‘Getting It Published,’’ at 4 p.m., at the Longfellow House East Lawn, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge.

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TUESDAY: Amanda Eyre Ward (‘‘Forgive Me’’) and Leah Hager Cohen (‘‘House Lights’’) read at 7:30 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville. ... Michael Carey reads from ‘‘The Devil You Know,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. ... Gordy Slack discusses ‘‘The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything,’’ at 6:30 p.m., at the Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. ... Rico Petrocelli signs ‘‘Tales From the Impossible Dream Red Sox,’’ at 1 p.m., at Borders Downtown Crossing, 10-24 School St.

WEDNESDAY: Matthew Pearl reads from ‘‘The Poe Shadow,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... David Hosp reads from ‘‘Innocence,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset. ... Lama Surya Das discusses ‘‘Buddha Is as Buddha Does,’’ at 7 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St. ... Kara Jesella and Marisa Meltzer discuss ‘‘How Sassy Changed My Life,’’ at 7:30 p.m., at the Democracy Center, 45 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge.

THURSDAY: Nigel Hamilton discusses ‘‘Bill Clinton,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... Lucy McCauley, Kathleen Spivack, and others discuss ‘‘The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2007,’’ at 6:30 p.m., at the Harvard Book Store. ... Eric Kraft reads fron ‘‘On the Wing,’’ at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport. ... Anita Diamant reads from ‘‘The Last Days of Dogtown,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Book Rack, 52 State St., Newburyport.

FRIDAY: The Dire Series literary cookout, with readings and music, begins at 6 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge (donation $5-7). ... Lama Surya Das reads from ‘‘Buddha Is as Buddha Does,’’ at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop.

Events are subject to change.

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