Fall is a great time of the year for literary events, especially if you are in the Granite State this week, October 24-30, 2013.
October 24, 2013
Conway: As part of the One Book One Valley program, Roland Merullo, author of The Talk-Funny Girl, Revere Beach Elegy, and Breakfast with Buddha, will talk to writers about his experiences working as a full-time writer. Writers' groups welcome, no charge, 2 p.m., Room 211 at Granite State College's Conway campus.
Haverhill: Tilia Klebenov Jacobs will talk about her newest book, Wrong Place, Wrong Time, 10:30 a.m., Horse Meadow Senior Center, 603-787-2539.
Haverhill: John Landrigan will lead a Book Club for Writers discussion of the following short stories: Cat ’n’ Mouse by Steven Millhauser, Super Goat Man by Jonathan Lethem, and In the Black Mill by Michael Chabon, 7 p.m., Haverhill Corner Library.
Hooksett: Author Aimee Gagnon Fogg will discuss her book, The Granite Men of Henri-Chapelle, Free and open to the public, 6:30 p.m., Hooksett Public Library.
Moultonborough: Ruth Doan MacDougall will join The Friends Fall Book Discussion to talk about her book, One Minus One, 10:30 a.m., Moultonborough Public Library.
North Conway Village: As part of the One Book One Valley program, author Roland Merullo will speak and answer questions about his book, The Talk-Funny Girl, followed by a book signing, 7 p.m., Lutheran Church of the Nativity.
Wolfeboro: Poets in the Attic will meet to share some verse and a hot cup of coffee, all are welcome, 7 p.m., The Country Bookseller.
October 25, 2013
Keene: Eric Stanway will discuss and sign his new thriller, The Victorian, 6 p.m., The Toadstool Bookshop., 222 West Street, Keene, 603-352-8815.
Nashua: Beyond the Book: An Evening with Julia Glass will feature a presentation and book signing by Julia Glass, author of The Widower’s Tale, 7 p.m. Tickets are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. A private reception at 6 p.m. will precede the presentation. Tickets for the reception are $25 and include admission to the presentation and book signing. For more information, contact the Nashua Public Library.
Portsmouth: Mike O’Connor will read from and sign his latest book, Why Do Bluebirds Hate Me? More Answers to Common and Not-So-Common Questions about Birds and Birding, 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
Portsmouth: 40 Chances: A Humble Way to Harvest a Meaningful Life author Howard G. Buffett and son Howard W. Buffett will double feature as part of the Innovation and Leadership Forum for Writers in the Loft. Tickets are $40 each and may be purchased through the Music Hall. Tickets include the book, a drink, and meet-and-greet, 7:30 p.m., Historic Theater, Music Hall.
October 26, 2013
Concord: Alice B. Fogel will lead a workshop titled Understanding Poetry, free and open to the public, 10 a.m., Concord Public Library Auditorium.
Concord: Joni B. Cole, Alice B. Fogel, and Deborah Brown will lead an interact workshop using selections of Maxine Kumin’s work as the jumping off point for generating attendees’ own writing, free and open to the public, 2 p.m., Concord Public Library Auditorium.
North Conway: Donna Seim will discuss and sign her children’s book, Charely, 2 p.m., White Birch Books, Main Street, Conway. 603-356-3200.
Peterborough: Marie Harris, author of The Girl Who Heard Colors, and Mary Lyn Ray, author of BOOM! Big, Big, Thunder & Once Small Dog, will read from and sign their books, 11 a.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, 603-924-3543.
Peterborough: Kim Makris, author of Out of the Woods: Healing Lyme Disease—Body Mind & Spirit, and Laura Piazza, author of Recipes for Repair: A Lyme Disease Cookbook, will discuss Lyme Disease and their books, 11 a.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, 603-924-3543.
Peterborough: The editors of and contributors to Impossible Futures: Return to the Future that Never Was, including Judith K. Dial, Thomas Easton, Debra Doyle, James MacDonald, and Allen M. Steele, will discuss the anthology, 2 p.m., Toadstool Bookshop, 12 Depot Square, Peterborough, 603-924-3543.
October 27, 2013
Portsmouth: An evening of poetry readings will be held with Gail Hanlon, finalist for the Iowa Poetry Prize, Arielle Greenberg, author of My Kafka Century and Given, and Kate Greenstreet, author of three books including Young Tambling, 5 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
October 28, 2013
Manchester: Colum McCann, author of Let the Great World Spin, will offer the keynote address at the New Hampshire Humanities Council’s 24th Annual Dinner. Tickets can be purchased through the NH Humanities Council website, 5:30 p.m., Radisson Center of New Hampshire, Manchester.
Portsmouth: Caleb Daniloff will read from and sign his new memoir, Running Ransom Road, 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
October 29, 2013
Portsmouth: Peggy Rambach will read from and sign her new novel, The Lons, 7 p.m., RiverRun Bookstore, 142 Fleet Street, Portsmouth, 603-431-2100.
October 30, 2013
Hampstead: Jeremy D’Entremont, author of more than ten books on New England lighthouses and coastal legends, will give a presentation titled New England’s Haunted Lighthouses, 7 p.m., Hampstead Public Library.
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Have a great weekend!