Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

It’s April and we’re not fooling around. Let’s get right to it.  There are lots of events to spring on you!

Not to make Monday any harder, but by Tuesday, you’ll have to make a tough decision as Newtonville Books, Porter Square Books and Harvard Book Store are all holding awesome events (why don’t they coordinate?!)

We Live in Water Hoping to live in sun soon!

It is National Poetry Month, so you can spend a weekend enjoying the lines of David Ferry, Afaa Michael Weaver, Kathleen Spivack and too many others to summarize here.

Bewilderment No one claims to have all the answers

As always, let us know if we missed any below. And be sure to check out the calendar of your local bookstore for their complete event schedule!

The Art Forger Un-copy-able piece of fiction.

Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm
Mass Cultural Council Readings
Jonathan Weinert, Lisa Gruenberg, Marsha Pomerantz, Kathleen Crowley, Catherine Stearns
Newtonville Books

Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm
Jess Walter
Beautiful Ruins and We Live in Water
Harvard Book Store

Tuesday, April 2 at 7pm
Complications of Love
Panel Discussion with Randy Susan Myers, Ann Hood and Nicole Bernier
Moderated by Meredith Goldstein
Porter Square Books

Thursday, April 4 at 6pm
Elizabeth Strout
The Burgess Boys
Brattle Theater
Presented by Harvard Book Store - $5

Thursday, April 4 at 7pm
Juliette Fay, The Shortest Way Home
Nicole Bernier, The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D
Bestsellers Café

Friday, April 5 at 8pm
Dire Literary Series
Brian Sousa, Dan Memmolo, Betsy Retallack
Open-mic for first 15 mins
Out of the Blue Gallery
106 Prospect St. Cambridge

Friday, April 5 – Sunday, April 7
Boston National Poetry Month Festival
Friday, Noon-4pm
Readings by Dan Tobin, Afaa M. Weaver, Christine Casson, David Ferry , George Kalogeris, Rhina Espaillat, X.J. Kennedy, Kathleen Spivack, Richard Hoffman, Judith Steinbergh
Commonwealth Avenue Salon Room at the Boston Public Library

Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm
Ann Hood
The Obituary Writer
Newtonville Books

Tuesday, April 9 at 7pm
Gail Mazur, Mark Pawlak, Doug Holder
Druker Auditorium
Newton Free Library
330 Homer St., Newton Centre

Tuesday, April 16 at 7pm
Henriette Lazardis Power
The Clover House
with Dawn Tripp
Porter Square Books

Wednesday, April 17 at 7pm
Elinor Lipman
The View from Penthouse B
Porter Square Books

Thursday, April 18 at 7pm
Blood Moon: Best of New England Crime Stories 2013
Trident Booksellers

Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm
Cambridge Poetry Jam with Toni Bee
Featuring Tom Yuill and Lo Galluccio
Middle East Corner
480 Mass. Ave., Central Sq., Cambridge

Thursday, April 25 at 7pm
Allison Amend, A Nearly Perfect Copy
Rajesh Parameswaran, I Am An Executioner: Love Stories
Newtonville Books

Thursday, April 25 at 7pm
Henriette Lazaridis Power
The Clover House
The Concord Bookshop

Tuesday, April 30 at 6pm
Barbara Shapiro
The Art Forger
South End Library

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Moving on from a public relations career in the Pacific Northwest, Drew Arnold migrated to the great literary hub of Boston where he is earning an MFA in fiction from UMass-Boston. Previously, he was the founding editor of Whitman College’s undergraduate creative writing magazine, quarterlife. He spent a year writing daily poems based on trending Google search terms. He currently edits the e-journal for serialized novellas, Novella-T. Drew joined GrubStreet as a Development Intern in the fall of 2012 and was hired as Development Associate the next spring. His role at GrubStreet is to give donors the complete Grub experience they deserve.

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