Weekly listings of author readings in Greater Boston

By Bookings
September 25, 2011

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Nerissa Nields and Katryna Nields discuss “All Together Singing in the Kitchen,’’ at 2 p.m., Brookline Booksmith, Coolidge Corner . . . Vanessa Diffenbaugh reads from “The Language of Flowers,’’ at 3 p.m., Concord Bookshop, 65 Main St.

MONDAY Stephen Greenblatt discusses “The Swerve: How the World Became Modern,’’ at 7 p.m., Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass. Ave., Cambridge . . . South African mystery writer Michael Stanley discusses “Death of the Mantis,’’ at 6 p.m., Stellina Restaurant, 47 Main St., Watertown.

TUESDAY Elizabeth Searle reads from “Girl Held in Home,’’ at 7 p.m., Newtonville Books, 296 Walnut St., Newtonville . . . Neal Stephenson (“Reamde’’) speaks at 6 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre, Brookline ($5) . . . Gary Braver (“Tunnel Vision’’) speaks at 6:30 p.m., Tufts Library, 46 Broad St., Weymouth . . . Poet Sherry Chandler reads at 7 p.m., Book Ends, 559 Main St., Winchester.


Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis (“Wildwood’’) speak at 6 p.m., Coolidge Corner Theatre ($5) . . . John Warner and Chris Monks discuss “The Funny Man,’’ at 7 p.m., Harvard Book Store . . . Mike Lupica discusses “The Underdogs,’’ at 7 p.m., Book Ends . . . Tom MacDonald reads from “The Charlestown Connection,’’ at 7 p.m., John Curtis Library, 534 Hanover St., Hanover.


Jeff Shaara (“Civil War Battlefields’’) speaks at 6 p.m., Boston Public Library, Copley Square . . . Randall Kennedy (“The Persistence of the Color Line’’) and Toure (“Who’s Afraid of Post-Blackness?’’) speak at 6 p.m., Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St., Cambridge; tickets ($5) available at or by calling 617-661-1515 . . . Anthony Sammarco discusses “Hyde Park Then and Now,’’ at 6 p.m., Cedar Grove Gardens, 911 Adams St., Dorchester.


John Lithgow (“Drama: An Actor’s Education’’) speaks at 7 p.m., First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square; tickets ($5) available at . . . Hallie Ephron (“Come and Find Me’’) speaks at 2 p.m., Dennis Public Library, 5 Hall St., Dennisport; for reservations, call 508-760-6219.

SATURDAY Matt Tavares discusses “Over the River and Through the Wood,’’ at 3 p.m., Book Ends.

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