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Boston area author visits, April 5-11

Posted by Jim Concannon  April 3, 2009 12:59 PM

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By Judith Maas

SUNDAY: J. Robert Lennon (“Castle”) and Bill Scheft (“Everything Hurts”) read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Terry Golson reads from her children’s book, “Tillie Lays an Egg,” at 3 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester.

MONDAY: Dave Zeltserman reads from “Small Crimes,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Valerie Lawson, Gloria Mindock, and Doug Holder speak on “Starting a Press, Starting a Magazine,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Poets Wendy Mnookin and Barbara Helfgott Hyett read at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley.

TUESDAY: Dr. Nick Trout discusses “Tell Me Where It Hurts,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … Joan Gelfand (“A Dreamer’s Guide to Cities and Streams”) and Ann Harleman (“The Year She Disappeared”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Harvard Book Store presents Robert Pinsky’s Recitation Celebration at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, Harvard Square, Cambridge; for tickets ($5), call 617-661-1515 … Jay Mathews discusses “Work Hard, Be Nice,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Sara Barron reads from “People Are Unappealing,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Novelists Attila Bartis and Clemens Meyer read at 6:30 p.m., at Boston University Photonics Center, 8 St. Mary’s St.

WEDNESDAY: Ashmita Khasnabish discusses “Humanitarian Identity and the Political Sublime,” at 5 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

THURSDAY: James Carroll reads from “Practicing Catholic,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Nathaniel Rich (“The Mayor’s Tongue”) and Holly LeCraw (“The Swimming Pool”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Matthew Pearl reads from “The Last Dickens,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Salim Tamari discusses “Mountain Against the Sea,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Poets Diana Der Hovanessian and Joyce Peseroff read at 6:30 p.m., at the Omni Parker House, 60 School St ... Poet Robert Bly reads at 7 p.m., at Cary Hall, 1605 Mass. Ave., Lexington ($20 before day of event; $25 day of event).

FRIDAY: Walter Mosley reads from “The Long Fall,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; for tickets ($5) call Harvard Book Store at 617-661-1515 … Anne Easter Smith reads from “The King’s Grace,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith.

[No SATURDAY listings]

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