Music and words. They just go together. Like pizza and beer. Or Kanye and Taylor. If you want to catch the latest pairing of these classic elements, head to Club Oberon in Cambridge on Thursday night. Author Steve Almond will read from his latest book, "Rock and Roll Will Save Your Life,'' a memoir and celebration of his obsessive music fandom. The evening will close with a set by Dayna Kurtz who will bring her distinctive blend of jazz, folk, and pop. For tickets ($10), visit www.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8226175, and for more information, go to www.harvard.com/events/press_release.php?id=2587
For the rest of this week's list, read on.
MONDAY: Mary Karr discusses “Lit,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge.
TUESDAY: Michelle Hoover reads from “The Quickening,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Carolyn Parkhurst reads from “Nobodies Album,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge … Jessica Stern discusses “Denial: A Memoir of Terror,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Danielle Joseph (“Shrinking Violet,” “Indigo Blues”) speaks at 5 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith, 82 Central St., Wellesley.
WEDNESDAY: Lynne Anderson reads from “Breaking Bread,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Allegra Goodman reads from “The Cookbook Collector,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … David Herlihy discusses “The Lost Cyclist,” at 7 p.m., at Hingham Public Library, 66 Leavitt St., Hingham.
THURSDAY: Poets Diana Der-Hovanessian and X.J. Kennedy read at 6:30 p.m., at the Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles St. … Iris Gomez (“Try to Remember”) and Stephen McCauley (“Insignificant Others”) read at 7 p.m., at Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville … Oren Harman discusses “The Price of Altruism,” at 7 p.m., at Harvard Book Store … Kate Racculia discusses “This Must Be the Place,” at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books … Linda Greenlaw discusses “Seaworthy,” at 7 p.m., at East Sandwich Grange Hall, 91 Old County Road, East Sandwich ($5) … T Cooper reads from “The Beaufort Diaries,” at 7 p.m., at Brookline Booksmith … Luke Salisbury (“Hollywood and Sunset”) discusses “The Art of the Novel,” at 7 p.m., at Leventhal-Sidman JCC, 333 Nahanton St., Newton ($7); for information, call 617-558-6522.
FRIDAY: Michael Schiavone, George Wallace, and Timothy Gager read at 8 p.m., at Out of the Blue Gallery, 106 Prospect St., Cambridge ($8 donation); barbecue at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m.
SATURDAY: Sarah Prineas reads from “The Magic Thief: Found,” at 2 p.m., at Wellesley Booksmith.
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