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January readings feature Lesley authors, poet Marilyn Nelson of ’05 ‘Emmett Till’

January readings feature Lesley authors, poet Marilyn Nelson of ’05 ‘Emmett Till’

Poet Marilyn Nelson headlines a series of free evening readings that runs Jan. 2-9 at Lesley University.

Questions for ‘Tomboy’ author Liz Prince? Here’s three before meeting her Thursday

Questions for ‘Tomboy’ author Liz Prince? Here’s three before meeting her Thursday

Somerville’s Liz Prince put up with a lot as a girl who didn’t want to be girly. Hear about what went into her graphic novel “Tomboy” Thursday evening.

‘Lowriders in Space’ kids graphic novel ready for launch by artist on Wednesday

‘Lowriders in Space’ kids graphic novel ready for launch by artist on Wednesday

Somerville’s Raúl Gonzalez will be in Porter Square to introduce “Lowriders,” an introduction to science and a subculture with Oregon’s Cathy Camper.

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.

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