Mass Poetry’s U35 Poetry Series at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Join Trident Booksellers & Cafe, in conjunction with Mass Poetry, for a bi-monthly reading series that promotes and bolsters Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35.

This event is free.


Another Round of MassMouth Story Slam at Trident

MassMouth continues its 2017-2018 Story Slam Season at Trident Booksellers & Cafe.

Doors open at 6pm. Slam begins at 7pm.

All slams, except semi-finals: $10 online or at the door.


Darkansas: A Novel with debut author JARRET MIDDLETON

Trident Booksellers is pleased to host author JARRET MIDDLETON for a reading of his debut novel, Darkansas.

Jordan is a country musician living in the shadow of his father, bluegrass legend Walker Bayne. A man who has made a lifetime of poor decisions, Jordan bounces between dive bars, accruing women and drinking himself to the brink of disaster.

When he returns home to the Ozarks for his twin brother’s wedding, Jordan uncovers a dark vein in the Bayne family history: going back to the end of the Civil War, every generation of Bayne men have been twins―and one twin has always murdered their father.

This event is free and open to the public.

 


Poets KERRI FRENCH, JENNIFER MILITELLO, and SARAH SWEENEY at Trident Booksellers

Trident Booksellers is pleased to host a reading to celebrate the release of KERRI FRENCH’s poetry collection Every Room in the Body, winner of the 2016 Moon City Poetry Award.  The reading will also feature two other writers with recent releases: poet JENNIFER MILITELLO (reading from A Camouflage of Specimens and Garments), and nonfiction writer and poet SARAH SWEENEY (reading from her essay collection Tell Me If You’re Lying).

This event is free and open to the public.

Trident Booksellers has all three of these poetry collections.  You can purchase your copies in-store or online for FRENCH, MILITELLO, and/or SWEENEY’s collections.


FRED DEVECCA Shares his Mystery Novel, The Nutting Girl

Trident Booksellers hosts longtime screenwriter, photographer, director, actor, and free-lance writer/author FRED DEVECCA for a reading of his novel The Nutting Girl.

Middle-aged Frank Raven used to be a lot of things–a blind monk, a cop, a private detective, and a hard drinker. Now he doesn’t do much except run a funky old movie theater in bucolic Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, dance and sing with the local troupe of Morris Dancers, and record bird songs on his phone.  A lanky young wunderkind director, Nick Mooney, brings his Hollywood film crew to town and hires the “retired” Raven to protect his star: the wild, unpredictable, gorgeous, and prodigiously talented twenty-one-year-old Juliana Velvet Norcross, aka VelCro.  Reluctant at first, Raven takes on the job and slowly sees that there is more to VelCro than the troubled rebel she appears to be.  On the eve of filming, storms ravage the small village, and the river that runs through the center of town floods its banks.  The storm passes, VelCro recovers from illness that Raven’s girlfriend’s daughter, Sarah, helped nurse, and filming begins.  But during the first shot, she is swept away into the river, leaving no trace.

This event is free and open to the public.

 


Sid Sanford Lives! A reading and signing with debut author DANIEL FORD

Trident Booksellers is pleased to welcome local debut author DANIEL FORD for a reading and signing of his first novel, Sid Sanford Lives.  FORD also co-hosts a literary podcast known as Writer’s Bone.

Riffing on noir and told in a series of vignettes, Sid Sanford Lives! douses humanistic themes—love, loss, and family—in bourbon, shoves them in the barrel of a gun, and shoots.  This emotionally-charged debut is sure to keep readers up late into the night to find out who is left standing.

Sid Sanford always follows a path, just not his own. From backyard Wiffle ball games to New York City skyscrapers, Sid finds triumph and pain in equal measure during his uncertain, and at times violent, growth into adulthood.

This event is free and open to the public.


Sci-Fi author M.T. ANDERSON and award-winning novelist JULIA GLASS in conversation

Join Trident Booksellers for a night of conversation between authors M.T. ANDERSON and JULIA GLASS.

National Book Award winner M.T. ANDERSON returns to future Earth with Landscape with Invisible Hand, a sharply wrought satire of art and truth in the midst of colonization.  When the vuvv first landed, it came as a surprise to aspiring artist Adam and the rest of planet Earth— but not necessarily an unwelcome one.  Can it really be called an invasion when the vuvv generously offered free advanced technology and cures for every illness imaginable?  As it turns out, yes.

In  A House Among Trees, GLASS’s fifth book since her acclaimed novel Three Junes won the National Book Award, she gives us the story of an unusual bond between a world-famous writer and his assistant—a richly plotted novel of friendship and love, artistic ambition, the perils of celebrity, and the power of an unexpected legacy.

This event is free and open to the public.

 


Protecting the Planet: A Discussion of the Climate Crisis and Climate Visionaries

Join Trident Booksellers for a book talk with a focus on the science, communication, advocacy, and opportunity of climate change. The talk will focus on today’s climate crisis and climate visionaries, their inspiring work, and the promising solutions that could bring us to 100% wind, water and solar power by 2050.

The book in focus: Protecting the Planet: Environmental Champions from Conservation to Climate Change by authors MARIAH TINGER and BUDD TITLOW.

This event is free and open to the public.

Protecting the Planet is being sold by Trident Booksellers.  You can purchase a copy in-store or online here.


Award-winning poet CHUCK CARLISE at Trident Booksellers

Trident Booksellers is pleased to host award-winning poet CHUCK CARLISE for a night of his poetry from his newest collection In One Version of the Story.  He will be reading, signing, and answering questions about the collection.

In One Version of the Story is a lyric exploration of the ways human beings confront desire, loss and absence by creating stories. Its narrative situation begins with the French folk legend of “l’Inconnue de la Seine”—the unidentified young woman who drowned herself in Paris in the 1880s, and whose (unauthorized) death mask was eventually cast as the face of Resusci-Anne CPR training dummies—but eventually the book encompasses a chronicle of personal loss, a history of photography, a study of the mechanics of breathing, and a solo climb to the rim of a Mediterranean volcano.

The book is a hybrid of narrative history, lyric meditation, and journalistic investigation— often implicating the speaker (and reader) in the act of “myth-making” itself.  It is story-making itself, which is interrogated here; however, the book seeks not to recreate narratives, but rather to understand why they matter and how we attribute the meaning that we create.

This event is free and open to the public.