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Boston area author readings, Feb. 14-20

Posted by guest  February 11, 2010 10:25 AM

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SUNDAY: Kevin and Hannah Salwen discuss “The Power of Half,” at 2 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley (sponsored by the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools) … Anne D. LeClaire leads a workshop based on “Listening Below the Noise,” from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at the Conference Center, Cape Cod and Islands Association of Realtors, 22 Mid-Tech Drive, W. Yarmouth; suggested donation, $30 (no one will be denied participation based on ability to pay).


MONDAY: Kevin and Hannah Salwen discuss “The Power of Half,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline.


TUESDAY: Risa Miller reads from “My Before and After Life,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Ilan Stavans discusses “Gabriel Garcia Marquez,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Steve Almond (“This Won’t Take But a Minute”) speaks on creative writing at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley, holds an Edwardian Tea Party in celebration of the Betsy-Tacy books from 2 to 3:30 p.m. … Contributors to “The New Dead: A Zombie Anthology” speak at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham.


WEDNESDAY: Henning Mankell reads from “The Man from Beijing,” at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline (tickets, $5) … Kevin Sampsell (“A Common Pornography”) and Justin Taylor (“Everything Here Is the Best Ever”) read at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Philipp Meyer reads from “American Rust,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Poets Francis Alix, William Delman, Irene Koronas, and Bert Stern read at 7 p.m., at Pierre Menard Gallery, 10 Arrow St., Harvard Square, Cambridge.


THURSDAY: Marilyn Johnson discusses “This Book Is Overdue,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Adam Haslett reads from “Union Atlantic,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Laura Whitehorn discusses “The War Before,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … William M. Bulger discusses “James Michael Curley,” at 2 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Katherine Wolff discusses “Culture Club,” at noon, at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St.


FRIDAY: Steve Yarbrough reads from “Safe from the Neighbors,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store. … Omekongo Dibinga (“GROW Towards Your Greatness”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Jamaicaway Books, 676 Centre St., Jamaica Plain.


NO SATURDAY LISTINGS


Posted by Judith Maas, Globe Correspondent

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