For Immediate Release
March 25, 2013
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During the month of April, Boston Public Library will host author talks at the Central Library in Copley Square and several branches throughout the city. Author appearances include:
- Lisa Genova, author of Love Anthony, discusses the story of two women who meet accidently and develop a strong bond. Thursday, April 4, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. Genova is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Left Neglected and Still Alice.
- Author Pablo Medina discusses his book Cubop City Blues on Thursday, April 4, at 6:45 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 12 Sedgwick Street in Jamaica Plain as part of the JP Writes & Invites series.
- Stephanie Schorow, author of The Cocoanut Grove Fire, presents a slide show lecture about the worst nightclub fire in American history. Thursday, April 4, at 7 p.m. at the Brighton Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 40 Academy Hill Road in Brighton.
- Activist and author Nancy Kurshan will discuss her book Out of Control: A Fifteen Year Battle Against Control Unit Prisons, which details prisoner treatment in the Marion, Illinois, federal prison and her role with the Committee to End the Marion Lockdown. Monday April 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Connolly Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 433 Centre Street in Jamaica Plain.
- Jane Green, author of twelve bestselling novels, speaks about her most recent book Family Pictures. Detailing the connection between two women with secret pasts, the talk takes place. Thursday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Essayist, novelist, editor, and Bennington College English professor Doug Bauer will read from his most recent collection of essays What Happens Next? as part of the South End Writes series. Tuesday, April 16, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 685 Tremont Street.
- As part of the Never Too Late Group programming for seniors, author William J. Craig discusses his book A History of the Boston Braves: A Time Gone By. Thursday, April 18 at 2 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
- Author Maria Termini presents a slideshow and reading from her book Driving Curiosity: On the Road to Central America. Monday, April 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the Honan-Allston Branch of the Boston Public Library, 300 North Harvard Street in Allston.
- Joe Gallo, author of Boston Bronze & Stone Speak to Us, presents a slide show and discussion of public art in Boston on Tuesday, April 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 685 Tremont Street, and on Monday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. at the Adams Street Branch, located at 690 Adams Street in Dorchester.
- In conjunction with national Money Smart Week, Bob Sullivan, author of Gotcha Capitalism: How Hidden Fees Rip You Off Every Day and What You Can Do About It, presents a talk on consumer fraud and technology crime. Tuesday, April 23, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Mr. Sullivan is the nation’s leading journalist covering identity fraud and appears regularly on various NBC News programs including the Today Show, NBC news, and CNBC.
- Justin Martin reads from his book Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted in conjunction with the 2013 West Roxbury Reads. Thursday, April 25, at 7 p.m. at the West Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 1961 Centre Street in West Roxbury. The Friends of the West Roxbury Branch Library will host a reception thirty minutes before the author talk.
- Robin Hobb, a New York Times bestselling author, discusses Blood of Dragons, the fourth and final volume in the acclaimed Rain Wilds series. Tuesday, April 30, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. Hobb’s books under the pseudonym Megan Lindholm include Wizard of the Pigeons, Windsingers, and Cloven Hooves.
- South End resident and creative writing instructor Barbara Shapiro reads from her new novel, The Art Forger, a fictionalized account of the Gardner Museum heist as part of the South End Writes series. Tuesday, April 30, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 685 Tremont Street.
The complete schedule of upcoming programs and events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.
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