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Boston area author readings Nov. 27-Dec. 3

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SUNDAY: Frederick Stecker (“The Podium, the Pulpit, and the Republicans”) at 2 p.m. at the Harvard Square Coop, Cambridge

MONDAY: John G. Funchion (“Move the Sock Hole Over”) reads at 7 p.m. at Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody … Steve Almond (“God Bless America”) and Billy Giraldi (“Busy Monsters”) read at 7 p.m., at Porter Square Books, Cambridge … Joseph Doolin (“South Boston Boy”) speaks at 6:30 p.m. at the South Boston Branch Library, 696 East Broadway, South Boston

TUESDAY: Gregory Maguire (“Out of Oz”) speaks at 6 p.m. at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Ta-Nehisi Coates (The Street Just Out Of Sight) reads at 7 p.m. at MIT, room 6-120 … Michael Holley (“War Room”) reds at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner … Charles Fadel (“21st Century Skills”) speaks at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Square Coop … Joshua Rubenstein (“Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary's Life”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … 7:30 Laura Harrington (“Alice Bliss”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Melrose Public Library, 69 West Emerson St., Melrose … Roger Sutton and Martha Parravano (editors, “Family of Readers: A Book Lover’s Guide to Children’s and Young Adult Literature”) speak at 7 p.m. in the Merry Room of the Duxbury Free Library. Free tickets available at the library and Westwinds Bookshop, Duxbury

WEDNESDAY: Judy Collins (“When You Wish Upon a Star”) reads at 4 p.m. at Porter Square Books, Cambridge … Errol Morris (“Believing is Seeing: Observations on the Mysteries of Photography”) reads at 6 p.m. at the Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle Street ($5 tickets available at Harvard Book Store, Harvard.com, or 617.661.1515) … DeWitt Henry, Murray Schwartz, and Richard Hoffman read at 6 p.m. at Emrson College’s Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street … Nassir Ghaemi (“First-Rate Madness”) reads at 7 p.m. at Porter Square Books, Cambridge … Larry Vincent (“In Search of Motif No. 1”) reads at 7 p.m. at the Harvard Square Coop … Theoharis C. Theoharis leads a discussion of Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment,” at 7:30 p.m. at Peabody Institute Library, 82 Main St., Peabody; information and registration at 978-531-0100 or www.peabodylibrary.org … Samuel Forman (“Dr. Joseph Warren: The Boston Tea Party, Bunker Hill, & the Birth of American Liberty”) speaks at 7 p.m. at the Hingham Public Library

THURSDAY: Tony Horwitz (“Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War”) speaks at 6 p.m. at Boston Public Library, Copley Square … Greil Marcus (“The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years”) reads at 7 p.m. at Harvard Book Store … A.B. Bourne (“The First Secret of Edwin Hoff”) reads at 7 p.m. at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley MA; RSVP at (781) 431-1160 or events@wellesleybooks.com

FRIDAY: Patricia Meyer Spacks (“On Rereading”) at 3:00 p.m. at the Harvard Book Store … Susan Orlean (“Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend”) reads at 7 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith … Tony Horwitz ("Midnight Rising: John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War") reads at 7 p.m. at Back Pages Books, 289 Moody St., Waltham, tickets ($7.50) at www.backpagesbooks.com or 781-209-0631

SATURDAY: Susan Cooper, Katherine Paterson and others (“The Exquisite Corpse Adventure”) read at 1 p.m. at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium … Amy Traverso (“The Apple Lover’s Cookbook”) reads and signs at 2 p.m. at Brookline Booksmith

Announcements must arrive at boston.globe.bookings@gmail.com at least two weeks before publication date. Events are subject to change.

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