Back from long hiatus, “This Week” we have some announcements of great upcoming literary events in the Boston area! And what a lovely time of year to travel around Boston and meet fellow enthusiasts of the written word. Think of it as your October Calendar of A-list fall excitement*:
Fri, Oct 3:
Emerson Graduate Reading Series
After a great turnout for our season opener, The Graduate Reading Series continues its world tour THIS FRIDAY, October 3rd, at 7pm in West 1 & 2. Featuring beloved Emerson grad students:
Come for the brilliant readings, enjoy the delicious food, and come out to celebrate afterward! For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sat, Oct 4:
Dzanc Books Party: Best of the Web
(Featuring MFA Alum Sarah Sweeney!)
The Best of the Web anthology is the first comprehensive print anthology to represent the vast array of contemporary online literature on an annual basis, bringing the world of web journals to a greater audience. The Los Angeles Times calls the book “heartily significant, featuring work that is sometimes surprising . . . and sometimes exhilarating—-not unlike the Web itself.” This event – hosted by contributing author Sarah Sweeney – also features readings by Andrea Cohen, Myfanwy Collins, Frannie Lindsay, LaTanya McQueen, and Jacques Rancourt.
FREE, 7 – 9 pm, Grub Street HQ, 160 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.
Saturday, Oct. 11:
SARAH VOWELL reads from The Wordy Shipmates
7:00pm @ First Parish Church Meetinghouse | Corner of Church St. and Mass. Ave.
Tickets for this event are $5 and may be purchased at Harvard Book Store or over the phone with a credit card (617-661-1515).
Harvard Book Store is delighted to welcome best-selling author and NPR contributor SARAH VOWELL for a discussion of her latest work, an examination of the Puritans entitled The Wordy Shipmates.
Read the Rest…
Wed, Oct. 15:
David W. Moore reads from The Opinion Makers
(Edited by Emerson MA Alum Allison Trzop!)
WLPers are warmly invited to hear veteran pollster David W. Moore discuss his new book, The Opinion Makers: An Insider Exposes the Truth Behind the Polls, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at 7:30 p.m. in First Parish Church, 3 Church St., Harvard Square, Cambridge. The book’s editor, Allison Trzop, is a ’06 grad, and a shameless promoter of her authors. No tickets required, but any students planning on attending should let Allison know since she promises a free copy of the book to the first RSVP emailed to email@example.com. For more information, visit www.harvard.com.
Thurs, Oct. 16:
7:30pm @ Sanders Theatre | 45 Quincy St.
This event is free. Free ‘tickets’ are necessary, however, and will be made available at noon on Oct. 4. This is a Cambridge READS event, for which Harvard Book Store will be distributing a limited number of tickets on Oct. 4.
Thurs, Oct. 23:
Art Spiegelman reads from Breakdowns: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young #@&*!
6:00 pm @ Brattle Theatre | 40 Brattle St.
Tickets for this event are $30 and may be purchased STARTING THURS., OCT. 2, at Harvard Book Store or over the phone with a credit card (617-661-1515). TICKETS ARE REDEEMABLE FOR ONE COPY OF Breakdowns. In Breakdowns, Spiegelman explores the comics form…and how it formed him. Poignant, funny, complex, and innovative, Breakdowns alters the terms of what can be accomplished in a memoir.
Wed, Oct 29:
Emerson Faculty Reading
Kim McLarin, novelist, non-fiction writer(Jump at the Sun; Taming It Down)
Daniel Tobin, poet
(Second Things; The Narrows)
6 pm, Barnes & Noble @ Emerson College
114 Boylston Street
Thanks for reading Vernacular, and as always, send us your events, job opportunities, news of publications, and other literary fabulousness if you want to see it here. Literary snark resumes tomorrow.
* gorgeous fall weather, falling leaves, and pumpkins not necessarily guaranteed.