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Boston area author readings, Oct. 4 - 10

Posted by Jim Concannon  September 29, 2009 01:37 PM

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SUNDAY: Jill McCorkle (“Going Away Shoes”) and Amy MacKinnon (“Tethered”) read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Stephen Elliott discusses “The Adderall Diaries,” with special guest Steve Almond, at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … James Carroll (“Practicing Catholic”) speaks on “The Violence of Gods,” at 2:30 p.m., at the Dwight Performing Arts Center, Framingham State College.

MONDAY: Andrew Bacevich (“The Limits of Power”) and Charles Sennott speak at 6:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge … Pete Dexter (“Spooner”) reads at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Jill McCorkle reads from “Going Away Shoes,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Poets Saskia Hamilton and Kieron Winn read at 7 p.m., in Barrister’s Hall, Boston University School of Law, 765 Comm. Ave. … Poet Anna Ross and others read at 7 p.m., at the Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Michael J. Sandel discusses “Justice – What’s the Right Thing to Do?,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Lorrie Moore reads from “A Gate at the Stairs,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Jill McCorkle reads from “Going Away Shoes,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Ethan Gilsdorf (“Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks”) reads at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Rebecca Brown reads from her essay collection “American Romances,” with poet Elena Georgiou, author of “Rhapsody of the Naked Immigrants,” at 7:30 p.m., at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody Street, Waltham … Fiction writer and poet Pablo Medina and novelist Steve Yarbrough read at 6 p.m., at Barnes & Noble at Emerson College, 114 Boylston St. … Science writer Thomas Levenson speaks at 7 p.m., in Rm. 6-120, 182 Memorial Dr., MIT, Cambridge … Austin Ratner reads from “The Jump Artist,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Caitlin Friedman and Kimberly Yorio discuss “Happy at Work, Happy at Home,” at 6 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St. … Starza Kolman and Marta Holmberg discuss “PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

WEDNESDAY: Kathryn Lasky (“Daughters of the Sea: Hannah”) reads at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Rabih Alameddine reads from “The Hakawati,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Christopher Klein discusses “The Die-Hard Sports Fan’s Guide to Boston,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Starza Kolman and Marta Holmberg sign “PETA’s Vegan College Cookbook,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Amartya Sen discusses “The Idea of Justice,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Faculty Club, 20 Quincy St., Cambridge; tickets available from the Harvard Square Coop. ... Irene Pepperberg ("Alex and Me") speaks at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley.

THURSDAY: Tracy Kidder discusses “Strength in What Remains,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … David Sibley ("Sibley Guide to Trees") speaks at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books ... Harold Kushner discusses “Conquering Fear,” at 7:30 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Taylor Branch discusses “The Clinton Tapes,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Katherine Howe reads from “The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University … David Updike reads from “Old Girlfriends,” at 7 p.m., at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover … Dick Lehr discusses "The Fence," at 7:30 p.m., at Westwood Library, 668 High Street, Westwood … Lauren Mackler discusses “Solemate,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith … Frederick Levy discusses “Acting in Young Hollywood,” at 6 p.m., at Borders Back Bay … Matthew McKinney discusses “Working Across Boundaries,” at 5 p.m., at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 113 Brattle St., Cambridge.
FRIDAY: William Patry discusses “Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Elizabeth Strout (“Olive Kitteridge”) reads at 8 p.m., at the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown.

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