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.


“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.


Husband-and-Wife duo PAUL YOON and LAURA VAN DEN BERG read at Brookline Booksmith

Husband-and-Wife duo come to Brookline Booksmith with stories that offer a morphine-addicted nurse who wanders through the decimated French countryside in search of purpose (The Mountain, YOON), and a grocery store clerk immune to a worldwide plague of memory loss (Find Me, VAN DEN BERG).  Don’t miss this highly acclaimed double-header!

This event is not ticketed.