The Edible Page with LOUISE MILLER

The Boston Public Library’s Newsfeed Cafe is pleased to host LOUISE MILLER, author of The City Baker’s Guide to Country Living and The Late Bloomers Club,  in conversation with DEBORAH NORKIN, Food Writing Editor at Pangyrus literary magazine, about baking, and writing.

This event is free and open to the public.


Remain Free: An Author Talk with GAUTAM NARULA

In 2011, Troy Anthony Davis, a black man convicted of murdering white police officer Mark MacPhail in cold blood, was the world’s most famous death row inmate. In the twenty-two years since the murder, Davis had faced four execution dates. The day after one of those execution dates, a fifteen-year-old named Gautam Narula wrote Davis a letter.

In his award-winning memoir Remain Free, Gautam Narula details his unlikely friendship with Troy Davis, a man wrongfully accused of killing a police officer. Drawing upon hundreds of hours of conversations, letters, and personal visits, the memoir explores the issues that plague the criminal justice system. Remain Free is a brutally honest expression of humanity existing in even the darkest of places.

Gautam Narula is a writer and software engineer. He is the author of Chess For the Novice Player (2010) and Remain Free (2015), for which he won the Georgia Author of the Year Award at the age of 22. He is also the recipient of the New England Choice Awards Youth Leadership Award, the University of Georgia Foundation Fellowship, the National Merit Scholarship, and was an alternate for the 2013 Thiel Fellowship. Gautam has also written for the Georgia Political Review and Tech Emergence, and spoken to audiences at MIT, Cornell University, Georgia State University Law School, and The Moth Mainstage.

Co-hosted by the Boston Public Library, Kavita Chhibber.com, and the South Asian Arts and Cultural Council.


Readable Feast

The Readable Feast has partnered with the Boston Public Library for a series of culinary author talks at the Newsfeed Cafe!

Our November event is called Co-Authoring a Cookbook: Bringing Another’s Cookbook Dream to Life, in which co-authors and ghost-writers will discuss the challenges of working with other chefs and cooks in the creation of a new work while adding the key ingredient–themselves–to the finished product. The conversation will feature Andrea Pyenson (co-author of Wicked Good Barbecue, Wicked Good Burgers and Grill to Perfection) and Cathy Walthers (author of Raising the Salad Bar and Soups + Sides and co-author of Greens, Glorious Greens and Kale, Glorious Kale.)

Our December event is called Alcoholiture: Writing about Beer & Wineand will feature Hadley & TJ Douglas, owners of the Urban Grape and authors of the book Drink Progressively (a 2018 Readable Feast Finalist) and Tom Acitelli (a Beard-award finalist and author of The Audacity of Hops and American Wine).

There will be a Q & A after the panel discussion. The authors respective works will be available for purchase courtesy of Porter Square Books. The authors will also be signing books following the Q & A.

Attendance is free; however, RSVP’s are recommended for a guaranteed spot.

Food & beverage will be available for purchase from the cafe counter. Beer & wine will also be available for those 21+ with a valid ID.


Readable Feast

The Readable Feast has partnered with the Boston Public Library for a series of culinary author talks at the Newsfeed Cafe!

Our November event is called Co-Authoring a Cookbook: Bringing Another’s Cookbook Dream to Life, in which co-authors and ghost-writers will discuss the challenges of working with other chefs and cooks in the creation of a new work while adding the key ingredient–themselves–to the finished product. The conversation will feature Andrea Pyenson (co-author of Wicked Good Barbecue, Wicked Good Burgers and Grill to Perfection) and Cathy Walthers (author of Raising the Salad Bar and Soups + Sides and co-author of Greens, Glorious Greens and Kale, Glorious Kale.)

Our December event is called Alcoholiture: Writing about Beer & Wineand will feature Hadley & TJ Douglas, owners of the Urban Grape and authors of the book Drink Progressively (a 2018 Readable Feast Finalist) and Tom Acitelli (a Beard-award finalist and author of The Audacity of Hops and American Wine).

There will be a Q & A after the panel discussion. The authors respective works will be available for purchase courtesy of Porter Square Books. The authors will also be signing books following the Q & A.

Attendance is free; however, RSVP’s are recommended for a guaranteed spot.

Food & beverage will be available for purchase from the cafe counter. Beer & wine will also be available for those 21+ with a valid ID.