The literary calendar around town gets very busy again next week. Among the highlights:
The Writers' Room of Boston 2007 Annual Reading
Featuring Mary Bonina - poetry, Brian Kaufman - screenplay, Cynthia Staples and Maureen Rogers - nonfiction, CD Collins, Katrin Schumann, Tracy Geary and Eric Grunwald - fiction.
Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Poetry Center, Mildred F. Sawyer Library, Suffolk University, 73 Tremont St., Boston.
Massachusetts History Book Fair
Book sale of works of history related to Massachusetts by noted authors as well as lectures and readings.
Friday, Nov. 30 from 5:30-8 p.m.and Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston St., Boston.
NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) Open Mic and Celebration
Meeting House, a journal of New England fiction, is hosting a reading in celebration of National Novel Writing Month. Come and share what you've written during November -- or any time. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, Nov. 29, and mention what you plan on reading. (You can find a a new story by a New England writer every week at Meetinghouse.)
Saturday, Dec. 1, 1:30-4 p.m, at The Burren, 247 Elm St., Davis Square, Somerville.
PEN New England's monthly reading
Susan Pollack, a writer whose work I've followed for 20 years, is the featured reader. (I'm hoping she includes a wonderful essay she wrote a few years back about hair.) Most recently she's been working on a collection of essays about landscape and imagination, with pieces on Virginia Woolf’s Sussex, a Florentine pensione, and the women of Gloucester, where she and her husband live in a 1735 fisherman's cottage. (She is author of the "Gloucester Fishermen's Wives Cookbook: Stories and Recipes.")
Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 6:15-7 p.m. with a wine hour beginning at 5 p.m. at the Hotel Marlowe, 25 Edwin H. Land Blvd., Cambridge.