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Boston area author visits, March 15-21

Posted by Jim Concannon  March 10, 2009 05:55 PM

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By Judith Maas
SUNDAY: Sam Allis, Don Aucoin, and Bella English discuss ‘‘Last Lion,’’ at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord. ... Ulrich Boser discusses ‘‘The Gardner Heist,’’ at 2 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley. ... Brian Evenson (‘‘Last Days’’) and Alan Lightman (‘‘Ghost’’) read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville. ... Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, Svetlana Boym, and others read at 4 p.m., at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow St., Cambridge.
MONDAY: Poet Jane Mead and novelist Nellie Hermann read at 8 p.m., at the Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets, $3. ... Francine Koslow Miller, sculptor Heide Hatry, Diana George, and Thyrza Nichols Goodeve read from and discuss ‘‘Heads and Tales,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. ... Joshua Kendall discusses ‘‘The Man Who Made Lists,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave, Cambridge. ... Patrick Tracey discusses ‘‘Stalking Irish Madness,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge. ... Judith Colosi reads from ‘‘Alice Blue Gown,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody; to register, call 978-531-0100, ext. 10.
TUESDAY: Jedediah Purdy discusses ‘‘A Tolerable Anarchy,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Author Adriana Trigiani (‘‘Very Valentine’’) and guest Mario Cantone speak at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley.
WEDNESDAY: Rashid Khalidi discusses ‘‘Sowing Crisis,’’ at 7:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. ... Jan Elizabeth Watson reads from ‘‘Asta in the Wings,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... William Lobdell discusses ‘‘Losing My Religion,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge. ... Neal Bascomb discusses ‘‘Hunting Eichmann,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline. ... Poets Dorothy Derifield, Lo Galluccio, and Kim Triedman read at 7 p.m., at Pierre Menard Gallery. ... Poets Jeffrey Yang, Maurice Manning, and Sabrina Orah Mark read at 7 p.m., at the Barker Center, Harvard University, Cambridge.
THURSDAY: William Julius Wilson discusses ‘‘More Than Just Race,’’ at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. ... Charles Capper discusses ‘‘Margaret Fuller,’’ at 7:30 p.m., at Concord Free Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord. ... Ted Clarke reads from ‘‘Boston Curiosities,’’ at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square. ... Jayne Anne Phillips (‘‘Lark and Termite’’) and Matthew Pearl (‘‘The Last Dickens’’) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books. ... Peter Canellos discusses ‘‘Last Lion,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ... Poet Zafer Senocak and translator Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright speak at 6:30 p.m., at Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s St.
FRIDAY: Preston Keat discusses ‘‘The Fat Tail,’’ at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.
SATURDAY: Alisa Libby signs ‘‘The King’s Rose,’’ at 2 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, One Worcester Rd., Framingham.

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