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Boston area author readings, Nov. 1-7

Posted by guest  October 28, 2009 06:21 PM

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TODAY: The Friends of Concord Library present “New Literary Voices” (Katherine Howe, Xujun Eberlein, J. Courtney Sullivan, and MC Jim Leahy) at 3 p.m. at Fowler Library, 1322 Main St., W. Concord … Harriet Reisen discusses “Louisa May Alcott,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Louis Ferrante (“Unlocked: A Journey from Prison to Proust”) speaks at 5 p.m., at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, 4 Community Road, Marblehead; for ticket and more event information on Jewish Book Month, visit http://jccns.org/jewishbookmonth87.html.

MONDAY: Ellen Langer discusses “Counterclockwise,” at 7:30 p.m., at Emerson Hospital, North Assembly, 133 Old Road to Nine Acre Corner, Concord … Richard Wolffe discusses “Renegade: The Making of a President,” at 5:30 p.m., at the JFK Library, Columbia Point; for more information and to register, go to www.jfklibrary.org or call 617-514-1643 … Elie Wiesel (“Rashi,” “A Mad Desire to Dance”) signs his books from 5 to 6 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Danuta Borchardt discusses her translation of Witold Gombrowicz/s novel “Pornografia,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Jim Kates reads from his poetry translations at 7 p.m., at the Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge ,,, Poets D.A. Powell and Jean Houlihan read at 8 p.m., at the Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($3) … Harvey Silverglate discusses “Three Felonies a Day,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … John Grogan reads from “The Longest Trip Home,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner.

TUESDAY: Jill Hunting discusses “Finding Pete,” at 7:30 p.m., at Kerem Shalom, 659 Elm St., Concord … Dave Zeltzerman reads from “Pariah,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Ben Ratliff discusses “The Jazz Ear,” at 7 p.m., at the Regattabar at the Charles Hotel, 1 Bennett St., Cambridge … Ethan Gilsdorf discusses “Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith.

WEDNESDAY: Poet Ellen Steinbaum reads at 6:15 p.m., at the Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge … D. D. Guttenplan discusses “American Radical: The Life and Times of I.F. Stone,” at 6:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge … E.B. Moore (“New Eden”) and poet Christine Tierney read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Toby Lester discusses “The Fourth Part of the World,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Thomas Graboys discusses “Life in the Balance,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Jeffrey Badger and Leo Packer discuss “Finding Granddad’s War,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Deirdre Heekin and Caleb Barbar discuss “In Late Winter We Ate Pears,” at 7 p.m., at Andover Bookstore, 89R Main St., Andover.

THURSDAY: Russ Aborn, Dana Cameron, and Lynne Heitman read from “Boston Noir,” at 7:30 p.m., at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody Street, Waltham … Nancy Rappaport reads from “In Her Wake,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Brandon Sanderson discusses “The Gathering Storm,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Mary Karr reads from “Lit,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Michael Goldfarb discusses “Emancipation: How Liberating Europe’s Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolution and Renaissance,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Hillel, Smith Hall, 52 Mt. Auburn St., Cambridge … Brian MacQuarrie discusses “The Ride,” at 7 p.m., at Andover Bookstore … Poet Tomaz Salamun speaks at 7 p.m., in Barrister’s Hall, Boston University School of Law, 765 Comm. Ave. ... Judith Stiles Askew ("Here at the Edge of the Sea") and Linda Buskey LeBlanc ("On Trains: Poems") read at 6 p.m., at Books by the Sea, 846 Main St., Osterville.

FRIDAY: John Wargo (“Green Intelligence”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Wannalancit Mills, Morisette Blvd., Lowell … Rana Husseini (“Murder in the Name of Honor”) speaks at 3 p.m., and Mary Karr (“Lit: A Memoir”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store ... Gareth Hinds discusses his graphic novel “King Lear,” at 6 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Nathan Graziano, Daniel Crocker, and Rebecca Schumejda read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge … Ranjini Manion discusses “Doing Business in India for Dummies,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

SATURDAY: Al Gore discusses “Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Global Climate Crisis,” at 1 p.m., at First Parish Church; tickets ($30) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Ken Burns signs “The National Parks,” at 1 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St. … Rosemary Laurey signs her Brytewood trilogy from 1 to 3 p.m., at Annie’s Book Stop, 362 S. Main St., Sharon … Poets Eamon Grennan and L.S. Asekoff read at 8 p.m., at the Fine Arts Work Center, 24 Pearl St., Provincetown.

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