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Greater Boston author readings Oct. 30-Nov. 5

Posted by guest  October 27, 2011 10:41 AM

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SUNDAY: Bruce Irving discusses “New England Icons,” at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord … Ha Jin joins other Boston-area Hanging Loose Press authors William Corbett, Pablo Medina, and Gemma Cooper-Novack in a reading at 2:30 p.m., at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge … Author Arthur Haines and illustrators Elizabeth Farnsworth and Gordon Morrison discuss and sign “Flora Novae Angliae,” at 1:30 p.m., at Garden in the Woods, 180 Hememway Road, Framingham … Diana Lobel (“The Quest for God and the Good”) speaks at 2 p.m. at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

MONDAY: Poets Marsha Pomerantz and Judith Baumel read at 8 p.m., at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education, 56 Brattle St., Cambridge ($3) … Meir Shalev (“My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner”) reads at 6 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner.

TUESDAY: Anita Hill discusses “Reimagining Equality,” at 7:30 p.m., at Trinitarian Congregational Church, 54 Walden St., Concord … Gregory Maguire (“Out of Oz”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5) … Steve Almond (“God Bless America”) and William Giraldi (“Busy Monsters”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Jim Lehrer (“Tension City”) speaks at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; or by calling 617-661-1515 … Jerome Groopman and Pamela Hartzband discuss “Your Medical Mind,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, 1 Worcester Road, Framingham … Francisco Goldman (“Say Her Name”) speaks at 4:30 p.m., at Newhouse Center for the Humanities, 237 Green Hall, Wellesley College, Wellesley … Kevin Weeks and Phyllis Karas discuss “Where’s Whitey,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square …Dawn Paul leads a discussion of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Collected Sonnets,” at 10:30 a.m., Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody; to register, call 978-531-0100 x 10 or visit www.peabodylibrary.org … Peter Bebergal (“Too Much to Dream”) speaks at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Marina Endicott (“Good to a Fault”) speaks at 7:30 p.m., at McCall Middle School, 458 Main St., Winchester ... Bruce Machart ("Men in the Making") and Benoit Denizet-Lewis ("America Anonymous," "American Voyeur") read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge.

WEDNESDAY: Ha Jin reads from “Nanjing Requiem,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … H. Gilbert Welch discusses “Overdiagnosed,” at 7:30 p.m., at Emerson Hospital, Cheney Conference Room, 133 Old Rd. to Nine Acre Corner, Concord … Gregory Maguire reads from “Out of Oz,” at 7 p.m., at Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham; doors open at 6 p.m. … Beth Raymer (“Lay the Favorite”) speaks at 7 p.m., in Devlin Hall, Boston College, Chestnut Hill … Laurence Bergreen discusses “Columbus: The Four Voyages,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church Parish House, 3 Church St., Cambridge … Andre Aciman discusses “Alibis: Essays on Elsewhere,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Bruce Machart reads from “Men in the Making: Stories,” at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Tom MacDonald (“The Charlestown Connection”) speaks at 7 p.m. at Bradbury Boutiques, 8 Elm St., Braintree ... Poet Martha Serpas reads at 6 p.m., in the Bright Family Screening Room, Paramount Center, 555 Washington St. ... Mark Wisniewski ("Show Up, Look Good") reads at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books.

THURSDAY; Ha Jin (“Nanjing Requiem”) and Jennifer Haigh (“Faith”) speak at 6 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Dennis Lehane (“Moonlight Mile”) reads at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Simon Winchester discusses “Atlantic,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Boston University, Kenmore Square … Amir D. Aczel discusses “A Strange Wilderness,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Thomas Ponniah and Jonathan Eastwood (“The Revolution in Venezuela”) speak at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge … Tom MacDonald (“The Charlestown Connection”) speaks at 7 p.m., at Hull Lifesaving Museum, 1117 Nantasket Ave., Hull ... Joseph Cronin, with Robert Sperber and Doreen Wilkinson, discusses "Reforming Boston Schools, 1930 to the Present," at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith ... Colson Whitehead ("Zone Out") speaks at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books.

FRIDAY: Amos Oz discusses “Scenes from Village Life,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith; for ticket information, call the bookstore at 617-566-6660 … Mystery authors Spencer Quinn (“The Dog Who Knew Too Much”), S.J.Rozan (“Ghost Hero”), and Archer Mayor (“Tag Man”) speak at 7:30 p.m., at Concord Public Library, 129 Main St., Concord … Robert Trivers discusses “The Folly of Fools,” at 3 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Tom Brokaw (“The Time of Our Lives”) speaks at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 1446 Mass. Ave., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Grant Bailie, Randy Ross, and Hanna Larrabee read at 8 p.m., at Yarrow, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge.

SATURDAY: Small press contributors read beginning at 2 p.m., at Newtonville Books … Colleen Houck, author of the “Tiger’s Curse” series, speaks at 3 p.m., at Boston Public Library, Copley Square ... A conference entitled "What's New in Children's Books?" takes place from 8:30 a.m. to noon at Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill; tickets $65, $25 for students with valid ID.

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