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ANN BEATTIE reads The Accomplished Guest: Stories

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Local writers CRYSTAL KING (Feast of Sorrow) and TIM WEED (Murder & Fly Fishing: Stories)

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PHILIP SMUCKER on “Riding with George” about his ancestor, George Washington

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Writer/Performer RANDY ROSS: God Bless Cambodia

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Silver Linings Playbook MATTHEW QUICK at Porter Square Books

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A Night of Poetry at Harvard Book Store

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Poet EZRA DAN FELDMAN presents Habitat of Stones

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Glee’s CHRIS COLFER with his final book in the best selling Land of Stories series

DARYL GREGORY reads his newest novel: Spoonbenders

LGBTQ Novelists JONATHAN STRONG and KELLY FORD

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Short story author PATRICK DACEY reads from his first novel The Outer Cape

Novelist LINDSAY HATTON Reads “Monterey Bay”

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Actress and Memoirist MARIANNE LEONE Reads from her Latest, Ma Speaks Up

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Novelists JULIA GLASS and EDWARD MOORE

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Kill the Ámpaya! The Best Latin American Baseball Fiction with DICK CLUSTER

Gork, the Teenage Dragon by GABE HUDSON

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Author/Philosopher/Biker ALAN FISHBONE reads from Organ Grinder

JAMES MCGRATH MORRIS on Hemingway and Dos Passos During WW1

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Award-winning novelist ANDREW SEAN GREER reads “Less” about love at the age of fifty

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Bestselling Author/Astrophysicist MARIO LIVIO on What Makes Us Curious

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YA author JENN BISHOP at Porter Square Books

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KATHERINE VAZ and JOAN WICKERSHAM at Porter Square Books

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Sci-Fi/Horror authors DAN MOREN and LL SOARES at Porter Square Books

New Voices in Fiction: IAN BASSINGTHWAIGHTE in conversation with ANDREW KRIVAK

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Listen: How Pete Seeger Got America Singing by LEDA SCHUBERT

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Architect ROSALYN ELDER Explores the Historical Legacy of Massachusetts

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TOM PEROTTA reads at Brookline Booksmith

Blast off with children/teen Sci-fi author KATIE SLIVENSKY

HILDA WERSCHKUL’s Reflections on Masterpieces

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The Weight of Ink: RACHEL KADISH & JOANNA RAKOFF discuss Jewish Literature

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55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

MADELEINE BLAIS Reads from her Memoir, “To the New Owners”

Equally Wed: The Ultimate Guide to Planning Your LGBTQ+ Wedding

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55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

Heavy Metal + Thriller = TONY MACMILLAN Reading from The Augmented Fourth

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55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

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55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

55th Annual Cape Cod Writers Center Conference

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