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Boston area author readings Aug. 1-7

Posted by guest  July 29, 2010 06:39 AM

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If seven is your lucky number, well, you're in luck. Seven writers from the Boston-based online literary journal We Are Champion will read from their works for seven minutes each at Brookline Booksmith starting at 7 p.m on Wednesday. The young writers (keep an eye out for them in the future) are: Jonathan Papas, Carolyn Zaikowski, Mike Young, Blake Butler, Rachel B. Glaser, Anne Cecelia Holmes, and Sasha Fletcher.

Now, for the rest of the list, read on.


SUNDAY: Kathleen Brunelle signs “Bellamy’s Bride: The Search for Maria Hallet of Cape Cod” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Books by the Sea, 1198 Route 28, South Yarmouth ... Cecily Miller and Jonathan Clark lead a walking tour, including readings and stories, to the gravesites of poets Anne Sexton and E.E. Cummings at 2 p.m., at Forest Hills Cemetery, 95 Forest Hills Ave., Jamaica Plain ($9).

MONDAY: Carl Hiaasen reads from “Star Island” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at www.harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515 ... Joan Leegant reads from “Wherever You Go,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner.

TUESDAY: Jonathan Tropper (“This Is Where I Leave You”) and Ilie Ruby (“The Languages of Trees”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville ... Andrew Bacevich discusses “Washington Rules'' at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. Andrew Rimas discusses “Empires of Food” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge ... Kathleen Brunelle discusses “Bellamy’s Bride” at 6 p.m., at Sea Fever Gear, Shop Ahoy Plaza, Route 28, West Chatham.

WEDNESDAY: Colson Whitehead reads from “Sag Harbor” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store ... Deborah Schupack (“Sylvan Street'') and Jacob Ritari (“Taroko Gorge”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books ... Shonda Schilling discusses “The Best Kind of Different” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley ... Bruce Jones signs “Slow Eddie” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Books by the Sea.

THURSDAY: William Powers discusses “Hamlet’s Blackberry” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books.

FRIDAY: Mary Roach reads from “Packing for Mars” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books ... Eric Nelson, Jonathon Weinert, and Amy M. Clark read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge ... P. Anne Pieroway signs “A Taste of Lobsters and Some Tales Too” from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Osterville Historical Museum, 155 W. Bay Road.

SATURDAY: Arthur Allen discusses “Ripe: The Search for the Perfect Tomato” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

Announcements must arrive at globebookmaking@hotmail.com two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change.

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