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After ‘Red Pencil’ brings her to Sudan, talk brings author Pinkney here tonight

After ‘Red Pencil’ brings her to Sudan, talk brings author Pinkney here tonight

A talk with author Andrea Davis Pinkney – such as tonight’s – is likely to be as inspiring a literary time as one could imagine.

What happened to America? ‘Unwinding’ author Packer gives answer Wednesday

What happened to America? ‘Unwinding’ author Packer gives answer Wednesday

The New Yorker’s George Packer talks about the new America in his ‘The Unwinding’ and at a free lecture Wednesday at Lesley University.

Monday reading: Ryan’s ‘Truth Be Told,’ Flora’s true crime comes to Porter Square

Monday reading: Ryan’s ‘Truth Be Told,’ Flora’s true crime comes to Porter Square

Boston reporter and thriller author Hank Phillippi Ryan is coming with the latest in her Jane Ryland and Jake Brogan series, and Kate Clark Flora is with her.

B.J. Novak brings ‘Book With No Pictures’ to screaming children, bookstore patrons

B.J. Novak brings ‘Book With No Pictures’ to screaming children, bookstore patrons

Too bad you’re not in Grades 1 through 3 at the Cambridgeport School. B.J. Novak sold out his Thursday reading in Harvard Square of “The Book With No Pictures.”

Thursday reading by ‘School for Dogs’ author invites canine and human fans

Thursday reading by ‘School for Dogs’ author invites canine and human fans

Ellen Cooney, a one-time Cambridge resident who has taught at Harvard and MIT, brings “The Mountaintop School for Dogs” and a Porter Square Books first.

Professor’s talk has Dickens and Dante, together again, in look at today’s morality

Professor’s talk has Dickens and Dante, together again, in look at today’s morality

The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts’ free weekend lecture is particularly on point: It explores the moral systems of Dante and Dickens.

Story Club returns tonight with writers experienced in the racy and roller derby

Story Club returns tonight with writers experienced in the racy and roller derby

Story Club – a literary event that operates like a poetry slam – returns with six slots for skilled raconteurs, including one who runs ‘Bare’ monthly at The Middle East.

‘Liar & Spy’ kids author, looking at messy friendships, reads Wednesday at Lesley

‘Liar & Spy’ kids author, looking at messy friendships, reads Wednesday at Lesley

Newbery Award-winning author Rebecca Stead reads Wednesday from her latest novel, “Liar & Spy,” as part of Lesley University’s MFA in Creative Writing Winter Residency.

‘Book of Odds’ (now actual book) arrives in stores, while founder stops by the Coop

‘Book of Odds’ (now actual book) arrives in stores, while founder stops by the Coop

What are the odds you get to hang out with Harvard grad Amram Shapiro, one-third author of “The Book of Odds,” on the very day HarperCollins publishes it? Really good.

Chase around world in ‘Cana Mystery’ gets its start, heart in Harvard Square

Chase around world in ‘Cana Mystery’ gets its start, heart in Harvard Square

Much of David Beckett’s “The Cana Mystery” will be familiar to fans of “The Da Vinci Code,” and some of it will be even more familiar to Cantabrigians, especially those intimate with Harvard Square.

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