Best of Boston: What's Happening in September?

Welcome to our eighth installment of Best of Boston, filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.


Nathan Hill reads from The Nix
September 7, 7:00pm-8:15pm
Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome prize-winning short story author and debut novelist Nathan Hill for a reading from his novel The Nix, which will be 20% off the day of the event. This event is free and takes place at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA. Click here for more info.


Amor Towles reads from A Gentleman in Moscow
September 8, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Wellesley Books welcomes Amor Towles for a reading from his novel, A Gentleman in Moscow. This event is free and takes place at Wellesley Books, 82 Central St., Wellesley, MA. Click here for more info.


GrubStreet Happy Hour

September 9th, 5:30pm-6:30pm

Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend with our first Happy Hour Writing Session of the year. Leave work behind on Friday, September 9th, from 5:30pm - 6:30pm and come on over to Grub HQ. In 60 jam-packed minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises. Free drinks (beer, coffee, water) and snacks provided. Click here for more info.


Ann Hood and Anna Solomon read 

September 13th, 7:00pm-8:15pm
Newtonville Books welcomes Ann Hood, author of The Book That Matters Most, and Anna Solomon, author of Leaving Lucy Pear, for a reading. The event is free and takes place at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Rd, Newton Centre. Click here for more info.


Judah Leblang Featured at Story Space

September 27th, 6:45pm-9:00pm

Come see Grub instructor Judah Leblang, who has performed his solo show, "One Man's Journey through the Middle Ages" - a humorous look at getting older - at Gay Games 9 in Cleveland, the Cambridge Center for Adult Ed, and Chicago, Buffalo, and Minnesota Fringe Festivals. Open telling is from 7:00pm-8:00pm, followed by the feature. Click here for more info.

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