Boston Public Library to Host Authors in October
Writers visit library locations across the city
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For Immediate Release
September 14, 2011
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BOSTON – September 14, 2011 – Throughout October, authors will visit the Central Library in Copley Square and several Boston Public Library branches to talk about their writing. Book topics range from economics to environmentalism and from personal tales to local history. The complete schedule of upcoming author talks at the Boston Public Library is available on the library’s calendar and on Author appearances during the month of October are as follows:

  • Tuesday, October 4, 6:30pm, South End Branch of the Boston Public Library
    Johnny Diaz will discuss his fourth novel, Take the Lead. Pivotal to the novel is a dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease, which was inspired by a class Diaz covered as a reporter for the Boston Globe.
  • Wednesday, October 5, 6pm, Boston Room, Central Library in Copley Square
    Mary McGarry Morris will discuss Light from a Distant Star, a powerful coming-of-age tale, a story of betrayal and murder narrated by the endearingly wise 13-year-old Nellie Peck.
  • Thursday, October 6, 6pm, Rabb Lecture Hall, Central Library in Copley Square
    EcoMind: Changing the Way We Think, to Create the World We Want is the latest effort by Frances Moore Lappé, renowned environmentalist and author of the bestselling Diet for a Small Planet.
  • Thursday, October 6, 6:30pm, Hyde Park Branch of the Boston Public Library
    Local author Anthony Sammarco will offer a slide lecture to present his newly published book Hyde Park Then and Now.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 6pm, Boston Room, Central Library in Copley Square
    Tom Ryan and dog named Atticus M. Finch will visit for a discussion of Following Atticus, which tells of their efforts to climb all 48 of New Hampshire’s 4,000-foot peaks twice while raising money for charity.
  • Thursday, October 13, 6:30pm, Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library
    Catherine Willis, Collection and Technical Services Manager at the Boston Public Library, will discuss her book, Boston Public Library, the first pictorial history of the Boston Public Library.
  • Thursday, October 13, 6:30pm, West End Branch of the Boston Public Library
    Karen Szklany Gault will discuss her book, The Complete Guide to Growing Your Own Fruits and Berries: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply.
  • On Saturday, October 15, the Central Library and Copley Square play host to the Boston Book Festival, with more than 100 world-renowned authors in attendance.
  • Monday, October 17, 6pm, Boston Room, Central Library in Copley Square
    Mark Vonnegut will discuss his book, Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So, which is an amusing and intimate account of growing up with Kurt Vonnegut, coping with mental illness, finding a calling as a pediatrician, and learning that willpower alone isn’t enough to get us through.
  • Wednesday, October 19, 6pm, Rabb Lecture Hall, Central Library in Copley Square
    Steve Inskeep’s Instant City: Life and Death in Karachi is a deeply reported portrait of Karachi, Pakistan. Inskeep, a co-host of NPR’s Morning Edition, will be interviewed on stage by Robin Young, independent documentary filmmaker and host of WBUR’s Here and Now.
  • Saturday, October 22, 1pm, Boston Room, Central Library in Copley Square
    In Love at First Bark, Julie Klam, the New York Times bestselling author of You Had Me at Woof, returns with more humorous and heartfelt stories about rescuing troubled dogs.
  • Tuesday, October 25, 6pm, Abbey Room, Central Library in Copley Square
    Ted Gup will talk about A Secret Gift, which tells of his discovery that his grandfather had anonymously sent checks to help hurting families during the Depression.
  • Thursday, October 27, 6pm, Rabb Lecture Hall, Central Library in Copley Square
    In Grand Pursuit: The Story of Economic Genius, Sylvia Nasar, the author of the mega-bestseller A Beautiful Mind takes readers on a journey through modern history. Nasar will be in conversation with Amartya Sen, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.

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