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Coming up in March

Posted by Jan Gardner  February 20, 2008 08:05 AM

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Music, film, and more at literary events on the horizon:

Sunday, March 2 -- A fund-raiser for 826 Boston featuring Harry and the Potters with special guests Pants Yell! at The Footlight Club, 7A Eliot St., Jamaica Plain. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets for the all-ages show are $12, available at the door and online. Funds will help 826 Boston buy a public address system for its brand-new writing center in Roxbury.

Wednesday, March 5 -- Novelist Jessica Treadway will introduce three emerging women writers who are students in local graduate writing programs as part of PEN New England's celebration of Women's History Month. Heather Christle, Laura van den Berg, and Jessica Belt will read from their work at 6 p.m. at Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge. A wine reception starts at 5 p.m.

Thursday, March 13 -- The Friends of the Charlestown Branch presents Stephanie Schorow, author of "The Crime of the Century: How the Brink’s Robbers Stole Millions and the Hearts of Boston,'' followed by a showing of the film "The Brink’s Job." 7 p.m. at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., Charlestown.

Friday, March 14 -- South Boston native Michael Patrick MacDonald, author of "Easter Rising: A Memoir of Roots and Rebellion," will speak with Boston magazine columnist Joe Keohane at 7:30 p.m. at Commonwealth Museum, 220 Morrissey Blvd., Dorchester (in between UMass-Boston and the JFK Library). Doors open at 7. "Easter Rising," now out in paperback, focuses on Michael's teenage years, largely spent trying to escape South Boston's Old Colony Housing Project.

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