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Boston area author readings Feb. 28 to March 6

Posted by guest  February 25, 2010 08:01 AM

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SUNDAY: Tamara Erickson discusses "What's Next, Gen X'' at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord ... Jami Attenberg ("The Melting Season'') and Steve Almond ("This Won't Take But a Minute, Honey?') read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville ... Rosalyn Elder ("African-American Heritage in Massachusetts'') speaks on the Harlem Renaissance at 2 p.m., at Jamaicaway Books, 676 Centre St., Jamaica Plain.

 MONDAY: Poets George Kalogeris and Annie Finch read at 8 p.m., at the Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3) ... John Heilemann and Mark Halperin discuss "Game Change,'' at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available online at harvard.com; at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave.; Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515 ... Dan Baum ("Nine Lives: Life and Death in New Orleans'') speaks at 6 p.m., in the Kevin Bright Screening Room, Paramount Center @ Emerson College, 555 Washington St. ... Poets Richard Hoffman and Wendy Mnookin read at 7 p.m., at the Harvard-Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge ... Andrea Lyon discusses "Angel of Death Row,'' at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

 TUESDAY: Paula Butturini discusses "Keeping the Feast,'' at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store ... Dan Hurley discusses "Diabetes Rising,'' at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley; for reservations (required), call 781-431-1160 ... Susan Piver discusses "The Wisdom of a Broken Heart,'' at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge ... Deirdre Leigh Barrett discusses "Supernormal Stimuli,'' at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop ... January Gill O'Neil reads from "Underlife,'' at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner, Brookline.

 WEDNESDAY: Poet Robert Farnsworth reads at noon at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St. ... Chris Hedges discusses ''Empire of Illusion,'' at 6:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, Cambridge ... Jodi Picoult reads from ''House Rules,'' at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; for tickets, call 617-499-2012 ... Stephen Batchelor discusses ''Confessions of a Buddhist Atheist,'' at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books ... Dr. Lewis M. Cohen discusses ''No Good Deed,'' at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith.

THURSDAY: Ted Conover discusses "The Routes of Man,'' at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store ... Noah Boyd ("The Bricklayer'' ) speaks at 7 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester ... Katharine Weber reads from "True Confections,'' at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith ... Dani Shapiro reads from "Devotion,'' at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books ... Basharat Peer ("Curfewed Night'' ) speaks at 7 p.m. in Rm. 6-120, MIT, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.

FRIDAY: Chris-Tia Donaldson discusses "Thank God I'm Natural: The Ultimate Guide to Caring for and Maintaining Natural Hair,'' at 7:30 p.m., at Jamaicaway Books ... Lewis Robinson, Daniel Nester, Ethan Gilsdorf, and Timothy Gager read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge ... Paul Tremblay reads from "No Sleep Till Wonderland,'' at 7 p.m., at Front Street Book Shop, 165 Front St., Scituate Harbor.

SATURDAY: Jeff Garlin reads from "My Footprints,'' at 2 p.m., at Borders Back Bay, 511 Boylston St. ... Judith Warner discusses "We've Got Issues,'' at 5 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith ... William Bulger discusses "James Michael Curley,'' at 2 p.m., at the West Roxbury Branch Library, 1961 Centre St. ... Kelly Corrigan discusses "Lift,'' at 1 p.m., at Weston Public Library, 87 School St., Weston ... Jen and Colin White read from "On the Edge With Coolhead Luke,'' at 10:30 a.m., at Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., Westborough.

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