Grub Street celebrates

Author Julianna Baggott, eight, looks at her book with writer Daphne Kalotay at “LIt Up,” the Grub Street gala at the Boston Design Center. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)
Author Julianna Baggott, eight, looks at her book with writer Daphne Kalotay at “LIt Up,” the Grub Street gala at the Boston Design Center. (Kayana Szymczak for The Boston Globe)Credit:

Grub Street held its annual gala the other night, and a slew of scribes turned out to support the Boston-based creative writing center. Novelist-essayist Julianna Baggott gave the keynote talk at the Boston Design Center shindig, and the crowd included Marjan Kamali, Stephen McCauley, and Daphne Kalotay, among others. The event featured a live auction, but instead of sports memorabilia, items included a manuscript consultation with literary agent Sorche Fairbank, rowing lessons on the Charles with author Henriette Lazaridis Power and former two-time world champion CB Sands-Bohrer , and a homemade Italian dinner with “All This Talk of Love” author Christopher Castellani. . . . Actor-comedian Drew Carey was spied chowing on a piece of Boston cream pie at Legal C Bar at Logan over the weekend. . . . Around the same time, Bill Murray was eating chowder at LTK at Logan’s Terminal A before catching a flight out of town. . . . And Scampo chef Lydia Shire had a few familiar faces into her place over the weekend, including Ice Cube, Anthony Parker, and Kris Humprhies. . . . We were sorry to miss the (re)opening of Kristina Lyons’s boutique Portobello Road at The Street in Chestnut Hill. We’re told a good time was had by all.

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