June Author Talks at Boston Public Library Locations
Highlights include themed talks in celebration of LGBT Pride Month
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May 23, 2013
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During the month of June, Boston Public Library will host author talks at the Central Library in Copley Square and several branches throughout the city. Author appearances include:

  • Christopher Castellani, author of All This Talk of Love and Michael Lowenthal, author of The Paternity Test appear on an author panel on Tuesday, June 4, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. All This Talk of Love tells a family’s story of sacrifice, hope, loss and love, while The Paternity Test explores the experience of gay men seeking a child through surrogacy.
 
  • Author Susannah Charleson gives a talk on her most recent book The Possibility Dogs: What a Handful of “Unadoptables” Taught Me About Service, Hope, and Healing on Thursday, June 6, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. Charleson is a New York Times bestselling author, flight instructor, service dog trainer, and canine search-and-rescue team member.
 
  • As part of the JP Writes & Invites Series, author Uzuri Wilkerson discusses his new book Sweet, a vampire story set in Boston. Thursday, June 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 12 Sedgwick Street in Jamaica Plain.
 
  • Author Joan M. Blake discusses her book Prayer and Meditation for Teens: Finding Comfort, Hope, and Purpose in the Midst of Your Storm on Tuesday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the Mattapan Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 1350 Blue Hill Avenue.
 
  • Author and professor Thomas J. Mickey discusses the story of the beginnings of the modern garden industry in his new book America's Romance with the English Garden. Tuesday, June 11, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
 
  • John Schwartz, author of Oddly Normal: One Family’s Struggle to Help Their Teenage Son Come to Terms with His Sexuality and Zach Wahls, author of My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family speak about their family experiences on Thursday, June 13, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
 
  • Award-winning authors Carole DeSanti and Madeline Miller discuss their new historical fiction novels on Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. DeSanti’s The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. details the story of a young woman’s struggle with life and love during and after the Second Empire. She is also the winner of the Publishing Triangle Leadership Award, and a longtime advocate of voices in the LGBT community as vice president and editor at Viking Penguin. Ms. Miller’s The Song of Achilles, a retelling of the Trojan War, was selected as a 2012 Amazon Best Book of the Year, won England’s prestigious Orange Prize for Fiction, and is one of the Must-Read Books of 2013 selected by the Massachusetts Book Awards and the Massachusetts Library Association.
 
  • Author Philip Gambone will read from his work-in-progress retracing the steps of his father who, as a soldier, was sent to Europe during the Second World War on Tuesday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 685 Tremont Street. Mr. Gambone is also the author of Travels in a Gay Nation: Portraits of LGBTQ Americans.
 
  • Anne Easter Smith, author of Royal Mistress, speaks about the rise and fall of Jane Shore, known as the “merriest mistress” of Edward IV. Thursday, June 27, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Ms. Smith’s other works include A Rose for the Crown and Queen by Right.

The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.

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