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Boston area author readings, Oct. 25-31

Posted by guest  October 23, 2009 04:22 PM

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Oct 25 to 31

TODAY: Margaret Atwood discusses “The Year of the Flood,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge; tickets ($25) available online at harvard.com; at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515 … Marcia Bartusiak discusses “The Day We Found the Universe,” at 7:30 p.m., at the Concord Museum, Cambridge Tpke., Concord … Dennis Lehane and contributors to “Boston Noir,” speak at 5 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; free tickets available at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Francis Bok discusses “Escape from Slavery,” at 3 p.m., at Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington … Dr. Nancy Rappaport discusses “In Her Wake,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Rawi Hage (“Cockroach”) and Salvatore Scibona (“The End”) read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … John Connolly reads from “The Gates,” at 1 p.m., at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover … Children’s author Kate DeCamillo (“The Magician’s Elephant”) speaks via live webcast from 4 to 5 p.m., at the Winchester Public Library, 80 Washington St., Winchester.

MONDAY: Larry Tye (“Satchel”) and Dick Lehr (“The Fence”) speak at 7:30 p.m., at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden St., Concord … Rawi Hage (“Cockroach”) reads at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Poet Terese Svoboda reads at 8 p.m., at the Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($3) … David Wroblewski reads from “The Story of Edgar Sawtelle,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books.

TUESDAY: John Irving reads from “Last Night in Twisted River,” at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5) … Liza Ketchum reads from “Newsgirl,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Jeannette Walls discusses “Half Broke Horses,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … JoAnn Deak (“Girls Will Be Girls”) speaks at 7 p.m., at the Pingree Center for the Performing Arts, Pingree School, 537 Highland St., S. Hamilton.

WEDNESDAY: Mitchell Zuckoff discusses “Robert Altman,” at 7 p.m., at Comley-Lane Theater, Mahoney Hall, UMass Lowell, South Campus, Lowell … Anthony Rao discusses “The Way of Boys,” at 7:30 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … Christos Papadimitriou discusses “Logicomix,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($5) available online at harvard.com, at Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Robert Swan discusses “Adventure Antarctica 2041,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Jeannette Walls discusses “Half-Broke Horses,” at 7 p.m., at Sandwich High School, 365 Quaker Meetinghouse Road, East Sandwich.

THURSDAY: Andrew B. Lewis discusses “The Shadows of Youth,” at 7:30 p.m., at the Concord Museum … Michael Downing (“Life with Sudden Death”) reads at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books …Harriet Reisen discusses “Louisa May Alcott,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($5) available online at harvard.com, at Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Stephen Dubner discusses “SuperFreakonomics,” at 8 p.m., at First Parish Church, Cambridge; tickets ($5) available online at harvard.com, at Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Augusten Burroughs reads from “You Better Not Cry,” at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5) … Grub Street instructors read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Hobson Woodward discusses “A Brave Vessel,” at 7 p.m., at Andover Bookstore … Isabel Kaplan discusses “Hancock Park,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Lucy Honig reads from “Waiting for Rescue,” at 7 p.m., at the Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main St., Gloucester … Poet Tony Hoagland reads at 7 p.m., at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, 307 Old Main St. S. Yarmouth; suggested donation $5.

FRIDAY: Lisa Rosner discusses “The Anatomy Murders,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Novelist Merlinda Bobis (“The Solemn Lantern Maker”) speaks at 4 p.m. in Rm. 4-231, 182 Memorial Dr., MIT, Cambridge … Addie Swartz (Beacon Street Girls Series) speaks at 2:30 p.m., at Home of Distinction, 169 Grove St., Wellesley; for ticket information, visit rfkchildren.org or call 617-227-4183.

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