Best of Boston: What’s Happening in October?

Welcome to the October 2017 edition 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.


--READING: Tuesday, October 3rd, 7:00pm, Suspense: Crafting the Page Turner
What keeps readers turning pages? Come hear Kelly Ford (Cottonmouths), Stephanie Gayle (Idyll Fears), and Crystal King (Feast of Sorrow) discuss how they use suspense to hook their readers. Trident Booksellers, 338 Newbury Street, Boston.

--READING: Tuesday, October 3rd, 7:00-9:00pm, Spiritual Sisters: A Poetry Reading with Lesléa Newman and Joy Ladin
Joy Ladin and Lesléa Newman, both transformative, award-winning authors, poets, and teachers, read from their newest poetry collections. Hadassah-Brandeis University Liberman-Miller Lecture Hall, 515 South Street, Waltham.

--READING: Wednesday, October 4th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Poetry Days presents Billy Collins
 Two-time Poet Laureate Billy Collins reads from his poetry including his most recent collection, The Rain in Portugal (2016). Boston College, Gasson Hall, Chestnut Hill.

--READING: Thursday, October 5th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, An Evening with Sarah Vowell
 The MIT Communications Forum welcomes author Sarah Vowell! Join Vowell at the MIT Communications Forum for a special conversation, audience Q&A, and book signing. Free -- but seating is limited! MIT, Room 26-100, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

--BOOK LAUNCH: Thursday, October 5th, 7:00pm-9pm, Elephants Walk Together - Lunch and Book Birthday 
Please join us for the launch and book birthday of Cheryl Lawton Malone's newst picture book: Elephants Walk Together. Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton.

--READING: Friday, October 6th, 7:00pm,Dire Literary Series with Christine Reilly, David Winner and Kitty Beer
 Kitty Beer will read from her new novel, The Hampshire Project, at Out of the Blue Too in Central Square. The third in Resilience: A Trilogy of Climate Chaos. Out of the Blue Too Gallery, 541 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.


--READING: Thursday, October 12th, 7:00pm, Michelle Knudson, Katie Bayerl, and Amy Rose Capetta in Conversation
 Join young adult authors Michelle Knudson (Revenge of the Evil Librarian), Katie Bayerl (A Psalm for Lost Girls), and Amy Rose Capetta (Echo After Echo) for a night of young adult literature and discussion. Trident Booksellers and Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston.

--READING: Tuesday, October 24th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Francisco X. Stork in conversation with Katie Bayerl 
Join Francisco X. Stork, award-winning young adult author, as he discusses his newest book, Disappeared (based on real events in Juárez), with GrubStreet instructor Katie Bayerl. Trident Books, 338 Newbury St, Boston.

--EVENT: Saturday, October 28th, 10:00am-6:00pm, Boston Book Festival
The ninth annual Boston Book Festival features more than 200 authors in discussions, presentations, and workshops, as well as children's events, interactive programs, a street fair, live music, and more! Copley Square, Boston

Find out what's happening at Grub this month on our events page.

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