“Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award” at the Boston Public Library
The Associates of the Boston Public Library cordially invite you to their Hundred-Year Retroactive Book Award, a competition that weighs the enduring literary merits of three bestsellers, all published in 1917. Contenders for the prize are T.S. Eliot’s Prufrock and Other Observations, Mohandas Gandhi’s Third Class in Indian Railways, and Arthur Conan Doyle’s His Last Bow: An Epilogue of Sherlock Holmes. The books will be defended by poet and author Charles Coe, Michael Patrick MacDonald, memoirist, and suspense author Jacquelyn Mitchard respectively. Author Stona Fitch will moderate the irreverent debate, after which the audience will vote to determine the winner. A reception with the panelists will follow.
Midwinter Fire: A Poetry Reading with JOY LADIN, GAIL THOMAS, and LESLEA NEWMAN
Poets JOY LADIN, GAIL THOMAS, and LESLEA NEWMAN who have all had recent books published by Headmistress Press will read new and forthcoming work. JOY LADIN is the author of Fireworks in the Graveyard; GAIL THOMAS is the author of Odd Mercy, and LESLEA NEWMAN is the author of Lovely.
826 Boston Book Release Party
Students in 826 Boston’s After-School Writing and Tutoring Program have been hard at work on their second book of the year, a collection of stories on the topic of “switching bodies.” We will celebrate their publication on Wednesday, June 13, and we are seeking volunteers to lend a hand during the event. Volunteer roles include registering students and families, supervising the buffet, book distribution, clean up, and more. Please email Richie at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Summer Romance Author Festival
Your invited to find your perfect summer read at the Romance Author Festival hosted by Barnes and Noble in Framingham.
Featuring local authors Jen Doyle, Ink, Sionna Fox, Emma Hartley, Jennifer Hallock, Lena Lane, Kari Lemor, Lorenzo Petruzziello (The Love Fool), Satin Russell, Kristen Strassel, LJ Vickery, Author, Barbara Wallace, Author Michelle Windsor, and Author Jeannette Winters.
Come support thirteen wonderful writers, and enter for your chance to win a special prize!
How do male and female authors differ when writing crime stories?
Moderator, Christine Bagley, author of five short mystery stories, and a finalist for the Al Blanchard Award in Best Short Crime Fiction, will discuss the differences between male and female authors when writing crime stories. Guest authors will be Bruce Robert Coffin, a former detective sergeant, short story writer, and author of the novel, Beyond The Truth, Christine Eskilson, a finalist for both the Al Blanchard Award for Best Short Crime Fiction, and Women’s National Book Association, and Gabriel Valjan, short story writer, and author of the Roma series, and The Company Files: The Good Man. Differences to be discussed include violence, sex, swearing, POV, whether readers prefer female or male crime writers, and who publishes more often. Authors will read from their stories appearing in Level Best Book’s Best New England Crime Stories: Landfall and Snowbound. A Q&A and signing will wrap up the panel discussion.
Emerson College WLP Publishing Series, Writing About Other People at the Bill Bordy Theatre
Emerson College WLP presents “Writing About Other People: Biographers and Profile Writers Tell All,” featuring Jazmine Hughes, Lance Richardson, Deborah Solomon, and Louisa Thomas.
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Jazmine Hughes is a Story Editor at the New York Times Magazine. Her work has also appeared in New York and The New Yorker.
Deborah Solomon has written several books, including “American Mirror: The Life and Art of Norman Rockwell.” Her weekly interview column, “Questions For,” appeared in The New York Times Magazine from 2003 to 2011.
Louisa Thomas is a contributor to The New Yorker. She is the author of several books, including “Louisa: The Extraordinary Life of Mrs. Adams.”
Lance Richardson is the author of “House of Nutter: The Rebel Tailor of Savile Row.” He is at work on a biography of writer and Zen master Peter Matthiessen.