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Boston area author readings May 2-8

Posted by guest  April 29, 2010 09:46 AM

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So how could a Sunday morning dance part for kids not be a great thing? Jef Czekah will read and sign his new children's book “Hip & Hop Don’t Stop!'' at Brookline Booksmith at Coolidge Corner. Music will be provided by Dj Pinksweatshirt, and the trouble begins at 11 a.m.

For the rest of the list, read on.

SUNDAY: David Ropeik discusses "How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don't Always Match the Facts,'' at 3 p.m., at Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St., Concord.

MONDAY: Poets Rosmarie Waldrop and Keith Waldrop read at 8 p.m., at Blacksmith House, 56 Brattle St., Harvard Square, Cambridge ($3) … Evan Thomas discusses “The War Lovers,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Christina Thompson, editor of the “Harvard Review,” speaks at 7 p.m., at Harvard Yenching Library, 2 Divinity Ave., Cambridge … Novelists Elinor Lipman (“The Family Man”) and Laura Lippman (Tess Monaghan series) speak at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Robin Black reads from “If I Loved You, I Would Tell You This,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge … Paul E. Peterson discusses “Saving Schools,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge.

TUESDAY: Nathaniel Philbrick discusses “The Last Stand,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Evan Thomas discusses “The War Lovers,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Athenaeum, 10.5 Beacon St. ($10); for reservations, call 617-720-7600 … Daniel Clowes discusses “Wilson,” at 6 p.m., at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Pearl Abraham discusses “American Taliban,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … David Valdes Greenwood discusses “The Rhinestone Sisterhood,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Roxana Saberi discusses “Between Two Worlds,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, One Worcester Rd., Framingham … Cornerstone Books, 45 Lafayette St., Salem, holds a book launch event for Brunonia Barry’s “The Map of True Places,” at 7 p.m.; $5 for book talk and signing, $15 for wine and cheese reception following reading … Jeffrey Milton discusses “Libertarianism, from A to Z,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop ... Doyle Canning reads from "Re: Imagining Change,'' at 6 p.m., at Milky Way Lounge, Jamaica Plain.

WEDNESDAY: Poet Maxine Kumin reads at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Poet Sue Standing reads at noon at the Boston Athenaeum … Roxana Saberi discusses “Between Two Worlds,” at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Carey Goldberg, Beth Jones, and Pamela Ferdinand discuss “Three Wishes,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Chuck Palahniuk discusses “Tell All,” at 7 p.m., at First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Cambridge; tickets ($27) available at harvard.com, Harvard Book Store, or by calling 617-661-1515 … Dave Zeltserman reads from “Killer,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop,

THURSDAY: Brumonia Barry reads from “The Map of True Places,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Stephen Prothero discusses “God Is Not One,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Jonathan Strong reads from “Consolation,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Robert Goolrick (“The Reliable Wife”) and Frederick Beiken (“Day for Night”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Frank Meeink discusses “Autobiography of a Recovering Skinhead,” at 7 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Framingham … Birute Regine discusses “Iron Butterflies,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Andrew Clements reads from “Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School,” at 4 p.m., at Wellesley Free Library, 530 Washington St., Wellesley … Publisher David Godine discusses independent publishing at 6 p.m., at the Boston Public Library, Copley Square ... Gretel Ehrlich receives PEN New England's "Henry David Thoreau Prize'' and speaks on "Writing about Nature,'' at 7 p.m., at Harvard University's Geological Lecture Hall, 24 Oxford St., Cambridge.

FRIDAY: Adam Ruben discusses “Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Raffi Yessayan reads from “2 in the Hat,” at 7 p.m., at Front Street Book Shop, 165 Front St., Scituate Harbor … Charles Beauclerk discusses “Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom,” at 7 p.m., at the Harvard Square Coop … Jon Papernick, Tara Masih, Matt Jasper, and Timothy Gager read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge.

SATURDAY: Charles Beauclerk (“Shakespeare’s Lost Kingdom”) speaks at the symposium “Who Wrote Shakespeare?” at the Watertown Free Public Library, 123 Main St., Watertown; for additional information, visit: www.shakespearesymposium.org, and to RSVP (by May 7), email info@shakespearesymposium.org or call 617-955-3198 … Toni Kelner discusses her story “A Man Feeling Bad” in the collection “Delta Blues,” at 3 p.m., at Cornerstone Books … Mark Lowenstein discusses “Great Ruins in Boston’s Burbs,” at 5 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley.

Announcements must arrive at globebookmaking@hotmail.com two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change.

Posted by Judith Maas


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