Saturday, October 16, 2010

SAT 10/16: Boston Book Festival

I'm heading off to the Boston Book Fest. Just in case anyone is wondering what I think after checking the schedule -- and don't feel like checking the schedule themselves -- these are my highlights.

There is more Saturday & Sunday stuff below, and hopefully more to come.


10am to 7:30pm
Boston Book Festival
at Boston Public Library & other Copley Sq locations [PDF Map]

Lots of literary panels, readings, performances, and fun for the reader and writer alike. I like the idea of "Writer Idol" where people bring the first 250 words of their manuscript to be read aloud by an actor then critiqued.

I almost forgot to mention the $10 musical show at 7:30pm with musician/authors like Kristin Hersh (Throwing Muses), Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna), Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Joe Pernice.


"Writer Idol" -- Old South Church
"From Page to Screen" -- Back Bay Events Center
w/ A. M. Homes, Dennis Lehane, Tom Perrotta, Ty Burr

"Memoir: Writing A Life" -- Boston Public Library, Rabb Hall
w/ Nick Flynn, Marianne Leone, Jerald Walker, Christina Thompson

"History, Mystery and Art" -- Trinity Church
"Building Books" -- Boston Public Library, McKim Lower Level
"One City One Story" -- Church of the Covenant
w/ Tom Perrotta

"Internet or Not" -- Trinity Church
"Home & Away" -- Back Bay Events Center
w/Bill Bryson, Tony Hiss, Robin Young

"My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me" -- Boston Public Library, Popular Reading Room
w/ Kathryn Davis, Kelly Link, Maria Tatar, Kate Bernheimer
"Good Idea!" -- Trinity Church
w/ David Edwards, Atul Gawande, Steven Johnson, Neri Oxman, Callie Crossley

"The Economy: What Happened and How To Fix It" -- Back Bay Events Center
w/ Michael Porter, Juliet Schor, Joseph Stiglitz, Tom Ashbrook
Keynote: Joyce Carol Oates -- Trinity Church
The Book Revue: A Literary Rock Star Showcase

Go and embrace that you like to read.

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