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Boston area author visits, week of March 9

Posted by Jim Concannon  March 3, 2008 03:15 PM

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By Judith Maas
SUNDAY: Harvard creative-writing professor Bret Johnston (‘‘Naming the Word’’) presents an interactive event at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville. ... Anne Easter Smith discusses ‘‘Daughter of York,’’ at 2 p.m., at Buttonwood Books, Shaw’s Plaza, Route 3A, Cohasset; for reservations, call 1-781-383-2665. ... William Cullina discusses ‘‘Native Ferns, Moss and Grasses,’’ at 1 p.m., at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Rd., Framingham.
MONDAY: Poets G.C. Waldrep and Katia Kapovich read at 8 p.m., at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($3). ... John Lescroart reads from ‘‘Betrayal,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. ... Joseph S. Nye discusses ‘‘The Power to Lead,’’ at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge.
TUESDAY: Askold Melnyczuk reads from ‘‘The House of Widows,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. ... Janice Pieroni, founder of Story Arts Management, discusses how to create a book proposal at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books. ... Mark Bowen discusses ‘‘Censoring Science,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline. ... Children’s author Laura Numeroff reads at 4 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley. ... Poets Sue Owen, Moira Linehan, and Barbara Helfgott Hyett read at 7 p.m., at Newton Free Library, 330 Homer St., Newton. ... A reception with Mayor Thomas M. Menino celebrating ‘‘Born Before Plastic,’’ a collection of essays by Boston seniors, takes place at 6 p.m. at Borders, 511 Boylston St.
WEDNESDAY: Chris Hedges discusses ‘‘I Don’t Believe in Atheists,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Dave Goldman and team discuss ‘‘The Baseball Prospectus 2008,’’ at 6 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square.
THURSDAY: Maxim Shrayer reads from ‘‘Waiting for America,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ... Bret Johnston reads from ‘‘Naming the World,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... David McIntosh discusses ‘‘The Art of Business,’’ at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books. ... Dee Dee Myers discusses ‘‘Why Women Should Rule the World,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; for tickets ($5), call 617-661-1515. ... Stephanie Schorow discusses ‘‘The Crime of the Century,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Charlestown Branch Library, 179 Main St., Charlestown. ... Jim Hightower discusses ‘‘Swim Against the Current,’’ at 5 p.m., at First Parish Church, Harvard Square, Cambridge; online registration at www.commoncause.org/ma. ... Allan Hamilton discusses ‘‘The Scalpel and the Soul,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge. ... Lady Snark (a.k.a. A.C. Kemp) discusses ‘‘The Perfect Insult for Every Occasion,’’ at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University.
FRIDAY: Parag Khanna discusses ‘‘The Second World,’’ at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Brendan DuBois reads from ‘‘Twilight,’’ at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.
SATURDAY: Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley, holds a Knit-a-Thon featuring knitting authors Betty Christiansen, Kristin Nicholas, Andrea Price, and Wren Ross, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; for information and to RSVP, call 781-431-1160. ... Dan Gordon signs ‘‘Haunted Baseball’’ from 1 to 3 p.m., at Annie’s Book Stop, 362 S. Main St., Sharon. ... Loretta Hall signs ‘‘Underground Buildings,’’ at 1:30 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Prudential Center.


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