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Boston area author readings, Oct. 11 - 17

Posted by guest  October 8, 2009 01:03 PM

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By Judith Maas

TODAY: Emily Arsenault reads from “The Broken Teaglass,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.

MONDAY: Poets Fred Marchant and Teresa Cader read at 8 p.m., at the Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($3) … Nicholas Christakis discusses “Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave.; or by calling 617-661-1515.

TUESDAY: John Freeman discusses “The Tyranny of E-mail,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Gwen Romagnoli reads from “The Bicycle Runner,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Tom Perrotta leads a discussion of Richard Price’s “Lush Life,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Alton Brown discusses “Good Eats: The Early Years,” at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5) … Jeff Bell discusses “When in Doubt, Make Belief,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Erik Qualman discusses “Socialnomics,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

WEDNESDAY: Patrick J. Carr discusses “Hollowing Out the Middle,” at 6:30 p.m., at First Parish Church … Lucy Honig reads from “Waiting for Rescue,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Daniel Jonah Goldhagen discusses “Worse Than War,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Anthony Rao discusses “The Way of Boys,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline … Michael Stanley reads from “The Second Death of Goodluck Tinubu,” at 5:30 p.m., at Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown … Poet Mary Oliver reads at 7 p.m., at Cape Cod Community College, 2240 Iyannough Road, West Barnstable.

THURSDAY: Barbara Ehrenreich discusses “Bright-Sided,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store; or by calling 617-661-1515 … Mary E. Mitchell reads from “Americans in Space,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Andrew Pessin discusses “The 60-Second Philosopher,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Charles London discusses “Far from Zion,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Poets David Ferry, Suji Kwock Kim, Jill McDonough, Gail Mazur, and Lloyd Schwartz read at 6:30 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square; for additional Massachusetts Poetry Festival events, visit www.masspoetry.org … Frank Warren reads from “Postsecret,” at 7 p.m., at Boston University Law School Auditorium, 765 Comm. Ave.; for tickets ($5), visit Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square, or call 617-236-7405 … Dick Lehr discusses “The Fence,” at 7 p.m., at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover … Chef Peter Davis discusses “Fresh and Honest,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith; RSVP 781-431-1160 or events@wellesleybooksmith.com … Joan Wickersham discusses “The Suicide Index,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Anita Diamant reads from “Day After Night,” at 7 p.m., at the Bookstore of Gloucester, 81 Main St., Gloucester ... Peter Nichols discusses "Final Voyage," at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport.

FRIDAY: Novelist Andrea Barrett speaks at 7 p.m., in Rm. 6-120, 182 Memorial Dr., MIT, Cambridge … Nancy Rappaport reads from “In Her Wake,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Lauren Mackler discusses “Solemate,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Gary Vaynerchuk discusses “Crush It!,” at 1 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University.

SATURDAY: Tapestry of Voices poets read at noon at St. Anne’s Church, 8 Kirk St., Lowell … New England Poetry Club poets read at noon at Cobblestones of Lowell, 91 Dutton St., Lowell … Stuart Weisberg discusses “Barney Frank,” at 4 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Children’s author David Biedrzycki reads at 10:30 a.m., at Newtonville Books … Elise Lemire (“Black Walden”) speaks at 5 p.m., at the Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord … Mike Farrell discusses “Of Mule and Man,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Ann Lister discusses “Sheet Music: A Rock ‘n’ Roll Love Story,” at 1 p.m., at Tatmuck Booksellers, 18 Lyman St., Westboro … Maureen Foley reads from “The Book of Illuminiation,” at 2 p.m., at Borders, CambridgeSide Galleria, Cambridge … Carol Newman Cronin reads from “Oliver’s Surprise,” at 1 p.m., at the Cape Cod Maritime Museum, 135 South St., Hyannis ... Local authors sign their books from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Books by the Sea, 846 Main St., Osterville ... Children's author Joan Hiatt Harlow reads from her books from 1 to 4 p.m., at the House of Distinction, 169 Grove St., Wellesly; for ticket information, visit rfkchildren.org or call 617-227-4183.

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