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Boston area author visits, week of Nov. 5

Posted by Jim Concannon  November 2, 2006 11:45 AM

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SUNDAY: Gail Caldwell discusses ‘‘A Strong West Wind,’’ at 3 p.m., at Robbins Library, 700 Mass. Ave., Arlington. ..... Ulrike Welsch discusses ‘‘New England Rediscovered,’’ at 3 p.m., at the Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord. ..... Lauren Willig reads from ‘‘The Masque of the Black Tulip,’’ at 2 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

MONDAY: The Pow Wow Poets read at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Yen-Ching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge. ..... Poet and essayist J..D. Scrimgeour reads at 7 p.m., at the UMass Boston Bookstore, 100 Morrissey Blvd. ..... E..O. Wilson discusses ‘‘The Creation,’’ at 6:30 p.m., at First Parish Church, corner of Church St. and Mass. Ave., Cambridge; tickets ($3) available from the Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.

TUESDAY: David Wiesner reads from ‘‘Flotsam,’’ at 3 p.m., at the Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., and at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge. ..... Novelist Allegra Goodman reads at 7 p.m., in MIT Room 6-120, 77 Mass. Ave., Cambridge. ..... Heidi Julavits reads from ‘‘The Uses of Enchantment,’’ at 7:30 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville. ..... Lauren Slater and others read from ‘‘The Best American Essays 2006,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St., Brookline. ..... Poets Jeffrey Harrison and John Hodgen read at 8 p.m., in Adams House, 26 Plympton St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. ..... Sanford Levinson discusses ‘‘Our Undemocratic Constitution,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop.

WEDNESDAY: Antonia Fraser discusses ‘‘Love and Louis XIV,’’ at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith. ..... Stephen Greenblatt (‘‘Will in the World’’) speaks at 7:30 p.m. in Gasson Hall, Room 100, Boston College, Chestnut Hill. ..... Candice Millard discusses ‘‘The River of Doubt,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ..... Evan Thomas discusses ‘‘Sea of Thunder,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop. ..... Clint Richmond discusses ‘‘Political Places of Boston,’’ at 6:30 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square. ..... William Noonan discusses ‘‘Forever Young,’’ at 7 p.m., at the Wellesley Booksmith.

THURSDAY: Lydia Peelle and Ellen Litman read from ‘‘Best New American Voices 2007,’’ at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books. ..... Vicki Constantine Croke (‘‘The Lady and the Panda’’) and Clea Simon (‘‘Cattery Row’’) speak at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop. ..... Amy Sedaris reads from ‘‘I Like You,’’ at 5:30 p.m., at Borders Downtown Crossing, 10-24 School St., and at 9:30 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets for Brattle Theatre available from the Harvard Square Coop. ..... Poet B..H. Fairchild reads at 7 p.m., in the Emerson Room, Emerson College, 80 Boylston St. ..... Mark Swartz (‘‘H2O’’) and Lynne Tillman (‘‘American Genius’’) read at 7:30 p.m., at Newtonville Books. ..... Evan Thomas discusses ‘‘Sea of Thunder,’’ at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop, 50 Water St., Newburyport. ..... Rory Stewart discusses ‘‘The Prince of the Marshes,’’ at 6:30 p.m., in Longfellow Hall, 13 Appian Way, Cambridge. ..... James Hirsch discusses ‘‘Cheating Destiny, Living Wth Diabetes,’’ at 7:30 p.m., at the Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Ave., Needham.

FRIDAY: Elisabeth Young-Bruehl discusses ‘‘Why Arendt Matters,’’ at 3 p.m., at the Harvard Book Store. ..... Stephen Huneck reads from ‘‘Sally’s Snow Adventure,’’ at 4 p.m., at the Concord Bookshop. ..... Charles Pierce reads from ‘‘Moving the Chains,’’ at 7 p.m., at Jabberwocky Bookshop.

SATURDAY: Contributors to ‘‘Operation Homecoming’’ read at 1 p.m., at the JFK Library, Columbia Point.


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