Writers read at Newtonville Books
Michele McDonald for The Boston Globe
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. We’ll always remember the night police and law enforcement captured Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev inside a boat in Watertown. Speaking barely above a whisper, Yount had the best vantage of the arrest, better by far than any of the other local stations or the cable news networks.