• Andi Ramos

I'm Bloggin' Today: March 2018 Author Events

Updated: May 9, 2018

I am testing a new feature, I have included some upcoming author events in the Boston area. Comment below to let me know what you think, what I’ve missed and should I continue in the future?

Saturday, March 3, 2018

For the Love of Books & Boston!

10 – 4pm Courtyard Boston Downtown

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Monday, March 5, 2018

6:30pmWest Roxbury Library

Author Talk: Gangland Boston by Emily Sweeney

Gangsters have played a shady role in shaping Greater Boston's history. Authored by Boston Globe reporter Emily Sweeney and packed with photos, Gangland Boston reveals the hidden history of these places, bringing readers back in time to when the North End was wrought with gun violence, Hanover Street was known as a "shooting gallery", and guys named King Solomon, Beano Breen, and Mickey the Wiseguy ruled the underworld. Books will be available for sale and signing.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

6pm Central Library- Boston

Kelly Barnhill, author of Dreadful Young Ladies: And Other Stories (Moderated by Gregory Maguire, author of Hiddensee)

Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Kelly Barnhill’s short fiction collection teems with uncanny characters whose stories unfold in worlds at once strikingly human and eerily original. The stories in Dreadful Young Ladies feature bold, reality-bending fantasy underscored by rich universal themes of love, death, jealousy, and hope.

Barnhill lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. She is the author of four novels, most recently The Girl Who Drank the Moon, winner of the 2017 John Newbery Medal for the year’s most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. She is also the winner of the World Fantasy Award, the Parents’ Choice Gold Award, the Texas Library Association Texas Bluebonnet Award, and a Charlotte Huck Honor. She also has been a finalist for the Minnesota Book Award, the Andre Norton Award, and the PEN/USA literary prize.

Gregory Maguire, best-known for his book Wicked, a reimagining of the life of Elphaba, the Wicked Witch of…

Thursday, March 8, 2018

6pm Central Library

Paul-Gordon Chandler, Author of In Search of a Prophet: A Spiritual Journey with Kahlil Gibran

In Search of a Prophet is a journey through the all-embracing spirituality of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. Paul-Gordon Chandler explores this beloved writer, poet-artist, mystic, and unparalleled guide in the midst of today’s global challenges.

Chandler is an author, interfaith advocate, art curator, Episcopal priest, and social entrepreneur who has lived and worked in the Middle East and North Africa for many years. An authority on the Middle East and on Christian-Muslim relations, from 2003–2013 he was rector of the international Episcopal Church in Cairo, Egypt. He is the founding president of CARAVAN, an international peacebuilding nonprofit that uses the arts to build bridges between the Middle East and the West. He is also the author of Pilgrims of Christ on the Muslim Road: Exploring a New Path Between Two Faiths and Songs in Waiting.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

8:00am-5:00pm Norwalk Inn, Norwalk,CT

CTRWA Workshop with Donald Maass- The Emotional Craft of Writing: How To Tell The Story Beneath The Surface

Price $139.00 (Registration closes 2/24- Membership MAY be required)

Donald Maass founded the Donald Maass Literary Agency in New York in 1980. His agency sells more than 150 novels every year to major publishers in the U.S. and overseas.  He is the author of The Career Novelist (1996),Writing the Breakout Novel (2001), Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook (2004), The Fire in Fiction (2009) , The Breakout Novelist (2011) and Writing 21st Century Fiction (2012).  He is a past president of the Association of Authors’ Representatives, Inc.


Monday, March 12, 2018

6pm Central Library- Boston

Ted Scheinman, Author of Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Ted Scheinman spent his childhood summers eating Yorkshire pudding, singing in an Anglican choir, and watching Laurence Olivier as Mr. Darcy. Determined to leave his mother’s world behind, he nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that sits somewhere between an academic conference and superfan extravaganza. In Camp Austen, Scheinman tells the story of his indoctrination into this enthusiastic world and his struggle to shake his mother’s influence while navigating hasty theatrical adaptations, undaunted scholars in cravats, and unseemly petticoat fittings.

Scheinman is a writer and scholar based in Southern California, where he works as a senior editor at Pacific Standard magazine. He has taught courses on journalism, satire, and poetry at the University of North Carolina and has written for the New York Times, the Oxford American, Playboy, Slate, and many…

Tuesday March 13, 2018

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Worcester Public Library

Chappaquiddick: Pulling Back the Cloak of the Cover-Up with Author Donald Nelson

Author Donald F. Nelson will discuss his latest book Chappaquiddick Tragedy: Kennedy's Second Passenger Revealed, an account of what happened on the night Sen. Ted Kennedy had the most famous automobile accident in history. All conclusions are supported by published facts of that time.

Donald F. Nelson received a PhD in physics from the University of Michigan in 1959 and spent nearly three decades in basic laser and solid state physics research at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, N.J., with interludes of teaching at the U of M, Southern Cal, and Princeton. Upon retirement he became professor of physics at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for ten years. This is his third book.

Book signing to follow.

CONTACT:  Reference Department    wplref@mywpl.org

LOCATION: Fiction Area

Thursday, March 15, 2018

6pm Central Library- Boston

David Hernández: From Perpetual Indians to Perpetual Foreigners--Racial Construction and Enforcement of Latina/o Migrant Identities From 1790 to Present

David Hernández addresses the racial treatment of Latina/o immigrants and communities through the lens of immigration enforcement politics from 1790 to today.

David Hernández is assistant professor of Latina/o studies at Mount Holyoke College. His research focuses on immigration enforcement, in particular the US detention regime. He is completing a book on this institution entitled Alien Incarcerations: Immigrant Detention and Lesser Citizenship for the University of California Press. He is also the coeditor of Critical Ethnic Studies: A Reader, published by Duke University Press in 2016. His work has also appeared in journals such as Border-Lines, Harvard’s Journal of Hispanic Policy, Journal of Race and Policy, Latina/o Studies, and NACLA: Report on the Americas.

This program is sponsored by the Boston Public Library's Baxter Fund, promoting programs that will advance the commemorative and public understanding of the history of the settlement of and immigration to New England.

Sunday, March 25, 2018

2pm Central Library- Boston

Children’s Author Visit: Junot Diaz

Celebrated Author Junot Diaz will read from his first book for children, Islandborn. Mr. Diaz’s picture book celebrates memory and imagination through the eyes of a young girl who imagines a colorful journey back to her Island birthplace. A Q&A will follow. Islandborn will be available for sale in both English and Spanish. Purchasing a copy of Islandborn will be required to join the signing line. Mr. Diaz will sign up to three backlist titles for patrons who have purchased Islandborn.

Monday, March 26, 2018

1pm Connolly Library

Junot Díaz Author Visit

The Pulitzer-Prize winner presents his latest book, Islandborn, a children's picture book about identity and belonging. Limited space is available; please call the library to register.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

6pm Central Library- Boston

Joseph Rosenbloom, Author of Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

Redemption is an intimate look at the last fateful hours of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life. It draws on dozens of the author’s interviews with people who were immersed in the Memphis events as well as on recently released documents from archives in Atlanta. The fresh material yields a wealth of illuminating detail, including a lapse, never before reported, by the Memphis Police Department to provide security for King. Redemption juxtaposes the narrative of King's last hours in Memphis with an account of what his assassin James Earl Ray was doing in Memphis at the same time.

Joseph Rosenbloom is an award-winning investigative journalist. He has been a staff reporter and editorial writer for the Boston Globe; an investigative reporter for Frontline, the documentary series on PBS; and a senior editor and features writer for Inc. magazine. His many awards include an Emmy and a Peabody.

Rosenbloom will be joined in conversation by Boston Globe Opinion Columnist  Renee Graham.

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