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

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

Jon Papernick

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

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

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

Story Club Boston promises monthly mix of theater, literary event, open mic night

‘Hippest city’ blogger offers free prequel, novel that goes from Sonora to Somerville

‘Gangsters of Boston’ author among readers at tonight’s Dire Literary Series

Klosterman brings his latest, ‘I Wear the Black Hat,’ to Porter Square on Thursday

Lesley MFA program starts weeklong series of free readings with Friday film