Writers read at Newtonville Books

Bob Shacochis, after reading at Newtonville Books.
Bob Shacochis, after reading at Newtonville Books.Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe

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National Book Award winner Bob Shacochis read from his new novel, “The Woman Who Lost Her Soul,” and Douglas Bauer read from his latest, “What Happens Next?,” at Newtonville Books the other night. The crowd included a few literary types, notably AGNI editor Sven Birkerts, author of “The Gutenberg Elegies,” AGNI founder and author Askold Melnyczuk, and novelists Ken Calhoun, Joanna Smith Rakoff, and Holly LeCraw. ... The shake-up continues at NECN. We were sorry to learn over the weekend that reporter Scot Yount is done at the station. Yount is “no longer an employee of NECN. We wish him well in his future endeavors,” according to a rather bloodless e-mail from news director Nannette Hobson.

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