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Boston area author readings Oct. 17-23

Posted by guest  October 14, 2010 10:07 AM

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If you're a lover of all things Indian, get a pen. Madhur Jaffrey, who has written more than 20 works on Indian cuisine, will be around this week: on Wednesday at Wellesley Free Library at 7 p.m. and Thursday at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre in Brookline. Jaffrey will be discussing her newest cookbook, “At Home With Madhur Jaffrey: Simple, Delectable Dishes From India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.’’ The Wellesley appearance is free; the Coolidge Corner one will cost you $5; tickets can be purchased by calling 617-566-6660 or at Brookline Booksmith. Plan accordingly.

For the rest of the list, read on.

SUNDAY: Liam Day, Jesse Farrell, and others read from 8 to 9 p.m., at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Michael William Thorpe discusses “The Adventures of Tubeness Flipness Cheese,” from 3 to 4 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Barbara Levenson reads from "Justice in June,” from 2 to 4 p.m., at Borders, 511 Boylston St.

MONDAY: Poets Peter Balakian and Michael Klein read at 8 p.m., at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3) … Jill Lepore discusses “The Whites of Their Eyes,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Neil Landau (with Matthew Frederick) discusses “101 Things I Learned in Film School,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Annie Barrows (“Ivy & Bean #7”) reads at 4 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Darin Strauss (“Half a Life”) reads at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Poets Jack Bedell and Vivian Shipley read at 7 p.m., at Harvard-Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Sue Whitman Helfgot discusses “The Match,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Jerry Pinkney reads from “The Three Little Kittens,” at 1 p.m., and Jenna Blum (“Stormchasers”) and Jon Papernick (“There Is No Other”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Nicole Krauss discusses “Great House,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … John Irving reads from “A Night in Twisted River,” at 7 p.m., at Boston University College of Communication, 640 Comm. Ave., Rm. 101 … Contributors to “New Stories from the South” read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … John Morris discusses “Alone at Sea,” at 7 p.m., at Pratt Memorial Library, 35 Ripley Rd., Cohasset.

WEDNESDAY: Andrew Bacevich (“Washington Rules”) speaks at 7:30 p.m., at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden St., Concord … Julia Glass discusses “The Widower’s Tale,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Bookmsith … Poet Mary Oliver (“Swan”) reads at 5 p.m., in Houghton Chapel, Wellesley College … Charles Ogletree discusses “Presumption of Guilt,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Charles Burns (“X’ed Out,”) speaks at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Brock Clarke (“Exley”) and Elizabeth Searle (“Girl Held in Home”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Ethan Gilsdorf (“Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square.

THURSDAY: Neil Miller discusses “Banned in Boston,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Benjamin Percy reads from “The Wilding,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Laurie Puhn discusses “Fight Less, Love More,” at 7 p.m., at Bright Horizons / Creative Movement & Arts Center, 145 Rosemary St., Needham … Poets Fanny Howe and Katie Peterson read at 7 p.m., in Rm. 6-120, 77 Mass. Ave., MIT, Cambridge … Marilene Phipps-Kettlewell (“The Company of Heaven”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith … Andrew Bridge (“Hope’s Boy”) speaks at 7 p.m., at the McCall Middle School, 458 Main St., Winchester … Mike Barnicle and Willie Geist (“American Freak Show”) speak at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Rd., Framingham.

FRIDAY: V.S. Naipaul (“The Masque of Africa”) speaks at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Jane Kamensky (“The Exchange Artist”), Laney Salisbury (“Provenance”), and Doug Stewart (“The Boy Who Would Be Shakespeare”) speak at 7:30 p.m., at Harvey Wheeler Community Center, 1276 Main St., Concord … Ron Powers (“Mark Twain”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Framingham.

SATURDAY: The 14th annual Robert Frost Festival takes place from 1 to 4 p.m., at Lawrence Library, 51 Lawrence St., Lawrence; for information, visit: www.frostfoundation.org … Sara Pennypacker (“Clementine, Friend of the Week”) reads at 2 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … David Rottenberg reads from “Gwendolyn the Graceful Pig,” at 1 p.m., at Book Ends ... Historian Bernard Bailyn speaks at 7:30 p.m., at the Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord.

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


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