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Boston area author readings May 8-14

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Award-winning poet Tony Hoagland will read at 7 p.m. Saturday at Concord Public Library. Hoagland, who teaches at the University of Houston, is the author of "Sweet Ruin,'' "Donkey Gospel,'' "What Narcissism Means To Me,'' and most recently, "Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty.''

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

SUNDAY: Richard Horan discusses “Seeds,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.

MONDAY: Richard Horan (“Seeds”) reads at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … C.D. Collins reads from “Blue Land,” at 7 p.m., at Malden Public Library, 36 Salem St., Malden … Paul Epstein discusses “Changing Planet, Changing Health,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Anne Easter Smith discusses “Queen by Right,” at 7 p.m., at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham.

TUESDAY: Bill James discusses “Popular Crime,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … David Hall discusses “A Reforming People,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Abhijit V. Banerjee and Esther Duflo discuss “Poor Economics,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Rowan Jacobsen discusses “Shadows on the Gulf,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St. ($15); for reservations, call 617-720-7600 … Jennifer Haigh reads from “Faith,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … C. Andrew Martin (“Reflections of a Loving Partner”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Malden Public Library … Leigh Montville reads from “Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel,” at 7 p.m., at Four Green Fields, One Boston Place (across from the old State House) … James D. Livingston discusses “Rising Force,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … … Mark Z. Danielewski (“House of Leaves”), restaurant critic Jonathan Gold, and Jamie Brisick (“Have Board, Will Travel”) read at Tory Row, 3 Brattle St., Cambridge; hosted by “Slake Los Angeles.”

WEDNESDAY: Francine Prose reads from “My New American Life,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Kathryn Stockett discusses “The Help,” at 7:30 p.m., at Congregation Kehillath Israel, 384 Harvard St., Brookline ($5) … Dorian Mintzer and Roberta Taylor discuss “The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle,” at 7 p.m., at Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, 14 Union St., S. Hamilton … Howie Carr reads from “Hitman,” at 7:30 p.m., at Jerry Remy’s Sports Grill & Bar, 1265 Boylston St. … Peter F. Stevens discusses “The Twilight Riders,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

THURSDAY: Matthew Logelin discusses “Two Kisses for Maddy,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Adam Hochschild discusses “To End All Wars,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Andrew Krivak discusses “The Sojourn,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Edith Pearlman reads from “Binocular Vision,” at 7 p.m., at Concord Bookshop … Dorian Mintzer and Roberta Taylor discuss “The Couple’s Retirement Puzzle,” at 7 p.m., at Lincoln Street Coffee, 15 Lincoln St., Newton Highlands … Emily Fox-Kales (“Body Shots”) and John Sharp (“The Emotional Calendar”) speak at 7 p.m., at Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester … Ann E. Densmore discusses “Your Successful Preschooler,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

FRIDAY: Martha C. Nussbaum (“Creating Capabilities”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Judge Nancy Gertner (“In Defense of Women”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Boston Globe columnist Lawrence Harmon (“The Death of an American Jewish Community”) discusses Boston neighborhoods and community development issues at 7:30 p.m., in Peabody Hall, All Saints Church, 209 Ashmont St., Dorchester ... Heather Rogers discusses "Green Gone Wrong: How Our Economy Is Undermining the Environmental Revolution," at 7:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge.

SATURDAY: Steve Ulfelder reads from “Purgatory Chasm,” at 1 p.m., at Tatnuck Bookseller, 18 Lyman St., Westborough …Johanna Skibsrud reads from “The Sentimentalists,” at 3 p.m., at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley; RSVP: 781-431-1160 or events@wellesleybooks.com … Contributors to "Fungi, the Magazine of Fantasy and the Supernatural" speak at 2 p.m., at the Novel Cafe, 464 Main St., Tewksbury.


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


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