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April Book Events

Continuing my New Year’s Resolution of attempting to attend one literary event per month in the Boston area, here is the list of events I’m considering stopping by this month. I advertised 2 last month and only made it to 1; I’m going with the logical conclusion that the more events I’m interested in, the more I’m likely to make.
Would anyone care to join me?

Who: Anne Lamott, author of Imperfect Birds 
What: Reading & Signing
Where: Harvard Book Store
When: Wednesday, April 6, 7 p.m.
Fee: Free
For more information: Click here.

Confession: The only Anne Lamott I’ve read is two of her non-fiction books, Bird by Bird and Operating Instructions. Maybe it’s time to pick up one of her novels.

Who: Jennet Conant, author of A Covert Affair: Julia Child and Paul Child in the OSS
What: Reading & Signing
Where:  Porter Square Books
When: Thursday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Fee: Free

For more information: Click here.

With the release of the Julie & Julia movie and Houghton Mifflin’s publication of As Always, Julia (the first collection of her letters with best friend Avis DeVoto), I’ve been on a real Julia Child kick for the past year. Looking forward to exploring her non-cooking side (even though, sorry S&S, I think the cover is simply awful). 

Who: Marjorie Garber, author of The Use and Abuse of Literature 
What: Reading & Signing
Where: Porter Square Books
When: Wednesday, April 13, 7 p.m.
Fee: Free
For more information: Click here. 

Total lit nerd event here. A discussion of the “usefulness and uselessness of literature in the digital age”.

Who: Joshua Kendall, author of The Forgotten Founding Father: Noah Webster’s Obsession and the Creation of an American Culture 
What: Lecture
Where: Boston Athenaeum
When: Thursday, April 14, 6-7 p.m.
Fee: $10 members, $15 non-members, call (617) 720-7600 to make reservations
For more information: Click here
For the language geeks like me who will enjoy an hour lecture on the father of the American Dictionary of the English Language. Also, I’ve been dying to get inside the Athenaeum ever since moving to Boston. Am seriously considering the $115 yearly Associate Individual Membership. For more about the Athenaeum, including membership, click here.

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2 thoughts on “April Book Events

  1. Tell me you're not missing Anne Lamott tonight?

    Posted by Suzie | April 6, 2011, 12:44 pm
  2. Suz – Sadly, yes. It was too late notice to change dinner plans for tonight. I'm in charge of making a cheese souffle. Bummed to miss it (especially as cheese souffle is not really my thing).

    Posted by Broche Fabian | April 6, 2011, 2:27 pm

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