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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 16-22

Posted by guest  October 13, 2011 09:54 AM

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SUNDAY: Students from “Summer Ink” read at 11 a.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Nicholas Sparks signs “The Best of Me,” from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Larry C. Kerpelman discusses "Pieces Missing: A Family's Journey of Recovery from Traumatic Brain Injury" at 2 p.m., S. Acton Congregational Church, 35 School St., Acton … Becca Fitzpatrick (“Silence”) and Elizabeth Miles (“Fury”) lead a panel discussion with teens at 2 p.m., atWellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley; RSVP 781-431-1160 or kidevents@wellesleybooks.com … Poet Bill Coyle reads at 3 p.m., at Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord … Eric Schoonover reads from “Flowers of the Sea,” at 5 p.m., at the Bookstore of Gloucester, 61 Main St., Gloucester … Steve Ulfelder (“Purgatory Chasm”) speaks at 2 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 270 Hartford Ave., Bellingham.

MONDAY: Robert Pinsky (“Selected Poems”) reads at 8 p.m., at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3) … Mark Vonnegut (“Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Saul Wisnia discusses “Fenway Park,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Janaka Stucky, Catherine Parnell, Danielle Dreilinger, and Elizabeth Gormley read from their work at 7 p.m., at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Benjamin Runkle signs “Wanted Dead or Alive,” at 5 p.m., and Shannon Cain reads from “The Necessity of Certain Behaviors,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Margaret McMullan (“Sources of Light) signs books at 4 p.m., at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley … Alison Bechdel (“Fun Home”) speaks at 5 p.m., in the Admissions Presentation Room, Brandeis University, Waltham ... David M. Kennedy ("Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street Fellowship, and the End of Violence in Inner-City America") speaks at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: The editors of “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” speak at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Yarn Harlot (Stephanie Pearl-McPhee) reads from “All Wound Up,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Julia Glass (“The Widower’s Tale”) and David Rowell (“The Train of Small Mercies”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Poets Diana Der-Hovanessian, X.J. Kennedy, and Fred Marchant read at 6:30 p.m., at the Somerville Armory, 191 Highland Ave., Somerville ($4) … Nina Revoyr (“Southland”) and Christian Campbell (“Running the Dusk”) speak at 4:30 p.m., at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall, Wellesley College, Wellesley … Joseph Cronin discusses “Reforming Boston Schools, 1930 to the Present,” at 5:30 p.m., at Beacon Hill Village, 64 Beacon Street … Gerry Hadden discusses “Never the Hope Itself,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Jacquelyn Malone leads a discussion of “The Muriel Rukeyser Reader,” at 10:30 a.m., at the Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody; to register, call 978-531-0100 x 10 or go to www.peabodylibrary.org … Helen Dewitt reads from “Lightning Rods,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Ben Winters reads from “The Mystery of the Missing Everything,” at 4 p.m., at Wellesley Books ... Eve Blossom discusses "Material Change: Design Thinking and the Social Entrepreneurship Movement," at 6 p.m. (reception at 5:30 p.m.) at the Eileen Fisher Store, 53 Central St., Wellesley; RSVP 781-235-2065 ... Ron Suskind discusses "Confidence Men," at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.

WEDNESDAY: Ha Jin reads from “Nanjing Requiem,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University … Kathleen Kent reads from “Traitor’s Wife,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Steve Almond (“God Bless America”) reads at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … NPR’s Steve Inskeep (“Instant City”) and WBUR’s Robin Young speak at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Gary Shteyngart (“Super Sad True Love Story”) speaks at 7 p.m., in Gasson Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill … Joel Brenner (“America the Vulnerable”) speaks at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Children’s authors Sarah Winifred Searle and Elaine Dimopoulos read at a 6 to 8 p.m. reception at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square; for reservation information, contact Associates@BPL.org or call 617-536-3886 ... Lawrence Lessig discusses "Republic, Lost," at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.

THURSDAY: Randall Kennedy discusses “The Persistence of the Color Line,” at 7:30 p.m., at Trinity Episcopal Church, 81 Elm St., Concord … Bill Bryson (“At Home”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5) … Nathaniel Philbrick discusses “Why Read Moby-Dick?” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Poet and activist Wendell Berry receives the "Howard Zinn-People Speak" award from PEN-New England, gives an address, and holds a discussion with author and environmentalist Bill McKibben, at 7 p.m. at First Parish Church, 3 Church Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge … Uptal Sandesara and Tom Wooten discuss “No One Had a Tongue to Speak,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Jennifer Gardner Trulson reads from “Where You Left Me,” at 7 p.m., at Wellesley Books … Sean Conway discusses “The Empty Space Between Stars,” at 7 p.m., at Maynard Public Library, 77 Nason St., Maynard ... John Summers and Louis Menand discuss "Masscult and Midcult" at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store.

FRIDAY: Amy Stewart discusses “Wicked Bugs,” at 6:30 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Adam Elenbaas discusses “The Fishers of Men,” at 7 p.m., at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham … Susan Cooper reads from “The Magic Maker,” at 7:30 p.m., at the Commander’s Mansion, 440 Talcott Ave., Watertown ($20 includes wine & cheese reception); RSVP www.revels.org or 617-972-8300 x 31 ... NIcholas L. Tilney ("Invasion of the Body") speaks at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store ... Jeffrey D. Sachs discusses "The Price of Civilization," 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.

SATURDAY: : Julie Klam (“Love at First Bark”) speaks at 1 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … A food tasting and book signing featuring authors Julia Glass, Anita Diamant, Margaret Livesey, and Katherine Hall Page takes place from noon to 2 p.m., at Verrill Farm, Wheeler Road, Concord … Erin Byers Murray (“Shucked: Life on a New England Oyster Farm”) speaks at 5 p.m., at Westwinds Bookshop, 35 Depot St., Duxbury … Tom Ryan (“Following Atticus”) speaks at 2 p.m., at Westborough Public Library, 55 W. Main St., Westborough ... Pauline Maier ("Ratification") receives the 2011 Ruth Ratner Miller Award for Excellence in American History and speaks at 7:30 p.m., at Concord Free Library, 129 Main St., Concord.

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