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Boston area author visits, week of Sept. 14-20

Posted by Jim Concannon  September 9, 2008 01:47 PM

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By Judith Maas
SUNDAY: John Hanson Mitchell reads from ‘‘The Paradise of All These Parts,’’ at 3 p.m., at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord. ... Poets Charles Coe, Sam Cornish, Peter Payack, and Longfellow Award-winning student poets read at 2 p.m., a the Longfellow National Historic Site, 105 Brattle St., Cambridge.
MONDAY: Slavoj Zizek discusses ‘‘Violence,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; for tickets ($5), call Harvard Book Store at 617-661-1515. ... Pagan Kennedy reads from ‘‘The Dangerous Joy of Sex and Other True Stories,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. ... Amy Bloom reads from ‘‘Away,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline.
TUESDAY: Brian Greene discusses ‘‘Icarus at the Edge of Time,’’ at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; for tickets ($5), call Harvard Book Store at 617-661-1515. ... Jennet Conant discusses ‘‘The Irregulars,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ... Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square, and Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley, present a live webcast interview with Philip Roth discussing ‘‘Indignation,’’ at 8 p.m. ... Lucy McCauley discusses ‘‘Best Women’s Travel Writing 2008,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... Josh Frank and Charlie Buckholtz discuss ‘‘In Heaven Everything Is Fine,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge. ... Carol Band reads from ‘‘A Household Word,’’ at 9:30 a.m., at Wellesley Booksmith.
WEDNESDAY: Kerry Kennedy discusses ‘‘Being Catholic Now,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. ... Jane Yolen reads from ‘‘Sea Queens,’’ at 1:30 p.m., and Leland Kinsey reads from ‘‘The Immigrant’s Contract,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... Poets Kathleen Aguero, Mike Amado, and George Held read at 7 p.m., at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow St., Cambridge. ... Adam Davies (‘‘Mine All Mine’’) and Brock Clarke (‘‘An Arsonist’s Guide to Writers’ Homes in New England’’) read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ... Pamela Weintraub discusses ‘‘Cure Unknown,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop. ... Jane Yolen speaks at 6 p.m., at the Swampscott Public Library, 61 Burrill St., Swampscott.
THURSDAY: Poets Franz Wright, Maxine Kumin, and Dara Weir read at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ... Neil Miller discusses ‘‘Kartchner Caverns,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ... Susan Jacoby discusses ‘‘The Age of American Unreason,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Rockport Library, 17 School St., Rockport. ... Marion Nestle discusses ‘‘Pet Food Politics,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Lynn Margulis discusses ‘‘Luminous Fish,’’ at 7:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge. ... Laurie Edwards (‘‘Life Disrupted’’) and Rosalind Joffe (‘‘Women, Work, and Autoimmune Disease’’) speak at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville. ... Rinku Sen and Fekkak Mamdouh discuss ‘‘The Accidental American,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop. ... Alexandra Kerry discusses ‘‘Notes From the Trail,’’ at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University. ... Gary Braver discusses ‘‘Skin Deep,’’ at 7 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester. ... Children’s author Andrew Clements reads from ‘‘Things That Are,’’ at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 98 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington.
FRIDAY: Robert Coles and Albert Lafarge discuss ‘‘Minding the Store,’’ at 3 p.m., and Annette Gordon-Reed discusses ‘‘The Hemingses of Monticello,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... David I. Selby reads from ‘‘Lincoln’s Better Angel,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop. ... Hannah Tinti reads from ‘‘The Good Thief,’’ at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.
SATURDAY: Neal Stephenson discusses ‘‘Anathem,’’ at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, Cambridge; for tickets ($5), call Harvard Book Store at 617-661-1515. ... Kathleen Norris (‘‘Acedia and Me’’) speaks at 8 a.m., at the New England Independent Booksellers Association breakfast, Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St. ... Jane Yolen reads from her children’s book ‘‘Sea Queens,’’ at 2 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley. ... Lady Colin Campbell (‘‘Empress Bianca’’) and Sarah Goodall (‘‘The Palace Diaries’’) read at 5:30 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Burlington. ... Bob Gebelein discusses ‘‘The Mental Environment,’’ at 1 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough.

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