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Boston area author readings March 20-26

Posted by guest  March 17, 2011 10:05 AM

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Local boy makes good. Legendary New York City Ballet dancer and founder of the National Dance Institute Jacques D’Amboise (who was born Joseph Jacques Ahearn in Dedham) discusses his memoir “I Was a Dancer” on Friday at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith.

And now for the rest of the list, read on.


SUNDAY: Adam Schwartz (“A Stranger on the Planet”) and William Lychack (“The Architect of Flowers”) read at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Peter Frankel discusses “Sync Your Relationship, Save Your Marriage,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.

MONDAY: Poets Maxine Kumin and Major Jackson read at 8 p.m., at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3) … Adam Haslett reads from “Union Atlantic,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Greg Lindsay discusses “Aerotropolis,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Robert Kurzban discusses “Why Everyone (Else) Is a Hypocrite: Evolution and the Modular Mind,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Hallie Ephron reads from “Come and Find Me,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner.

TUESDAY: Paula McClain reads from “The Paris Wife,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Randy Susan Myers (“The Murderer’s Daughters”) and Ellen Meeropol (“House Arrest”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … James Gleick discusses “The Information,” 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 … Sasha Lilley discusses her book, “Capital and Its Discontents” with Noam Chomsky at 7 p.m., at Raven Used Books, 263 Newbury St. … Geneen Roth discusses “Lost and Found: Unexpected Revelations about Food and Money,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Chang-rae Lee (“The Surrendered”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Yawkey Athletics Center, Murray Function Room, Boston College, Chestnut Hill … Novelists Mameve Medwed and Stephen McCauley speak at 7 p.m., at Maynard Library, 77 Nason St., Maynard.

WEDNESDAY: Caitlin Shetterly discusses “Made for You and Me,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Steve Yarbrough (“Safe from the Neighbors”) and Ron Rash (“Burning Bright”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Gayle Tzemach Lemmon discusses “The Dressmaker of Khair Khana,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Ward Farnsworth discusses “Farnsworth’s Classical English Rhetoric,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square.

THURSDAY: Robert Pinsky reads from “Selected Poems,” at 7:30 p.m., at the Boston University Photonics Center, Rm. 206, 8 St. Mary’s Place … Harlan Coben reads from “Live Wire,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Ellen Meeropol discusses "House Arrest" at 7 p.m. at Tufts Library, 46 Broad Street, Weymouth … Boston Globe columnist Ellen Goodman (“I Know Just What You Mean”) speaks at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Suzanne Gordon discusses “When Chicken Soup Isn’t Enough,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Ron Rash (introduced by Steve Yarbrough) reads from “Burning Bright,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Hallie Ephron (“Come and Find Me”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Pam Spremulli reads from “Woof!” and demonstrates digital illustration at 4 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Wendy Chapin Ford (“To Get Back Home: A Mysterious Disease: A Fight for Life)” speaks at 6 p.m., at 90 Snell Library, Northeastern University … Daniel Domscheit-Berg (“Inside WikiLeaks”) and Herbert Snorrason speak on “WikiLeaks, OpenLeaks, and Our Right to Know” via video at a breakfast forum at 8 a.m. at Suffolk University Law School, McLaughlin Moot Court Room, 120 Tremont St.; Wendy Ballinger moderates.

FRIDAY: Sarah Vowell (“Unfamiliar Fishes”) speaks at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Jacques D’Amboise discusses “I Was a Dancer,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith …Joan Nathan discusses “Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous: My Search for Jewish Cooking in France,” at 6 p.m., at Porter Square Books.

SATURDAY: James Zogby discusses "Arab Voices, What They Are Saying to Us, and Why It Matters," at 4 p.m., at MIT 32 Vassar St., Room 32-123, Cambridge.

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


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