February 2016

Hearts are all the rage in February but so are readings whether from your latest book or poem. We congratulate our authors and urge you to attend the events for the love of literature. Note our Out of Our Past selection--many will remember the kind man who was so recently our club's president.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           New member: Brooks Fenno, a marketing consultant and teacher in Babson College's VIBA program, joins us as he is writing a sequel to his "Helping Your Business Grow: 101 Dynamic Ideas in Marketing."


About Us

Dale Peterson will be talking about and reading from his latest book, "Where Have All the Animals Gone?" on Friday, Feb 12 (6:45 pm) at Porter Square Books in Cambridge. Susan Lynn Meyer's "Skating with the Statue of Liberty" is a Junior Library Guild selection. Terri A. DeMitchell's new young adult (ages10 to 16) historical novel, "Chelsea Creek to Bunker Hill: Spring 1775" published in Nov, received Honorable Mention for Young Adult Fiction at the 2015 New England Book Festival. "Same Bird," David McCann's selected and new poems, will be published by Moon Pie Press this month.  One of the haiku poems included in the book was selected for a Touchstone Award John Ronan will be reading, at the Gloucester Writers' Center on Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7:30. Last year his children's fiction manuscript , "Camp Everdeen: Boys Will Be Boys" was the winner in the "Unpublished Manuscript" category of the New England Book Festival. Liza Ketchum’s essay, “Swimming Home” appeared in "River Stories III," an anthology published by the Charles River Conservancy.  In Dec, Liza joined a panel of the anthology’s authors, hosted by the Conservancy at Google’s Cambridge Headquarters. David Kelly Ballpark Mysteries #12 - "The Rangers Rustlers" (Random House Children’s) will be published Feb. 23. Francisco X. Stork published his sixth novel, "The Memory of Light "(Arthur A. Levine/Scholastic) on Jan 26, 2016. It received starred reviews from Kirkus, Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly and School Library Journal.  P.W. Catanese's new middle grade novel, "Donny's Inferno"(Simon & Schuster/Aladdin), will arrive in bookstores on Mar 8, 2016. Pat Lowery Collins recently launched a new blog, Aging and the Creative Process. Anne Leclair's new column is Cape Eye on Books. Paula Bonnell will be reading at the Loring-Greenough House in Jamaica Plain Feb 12 at 7:30 p.m. Anthony Sammarco will speak at 2pm Feb 7 at the Forsyth Series at Forest Hills Cemetery on "Going to Town: Shopping in Boston a Century Ago." Douglas Bauer has an essay titled "Where Does it End?" on the notion, as you might guess, of effective endings, conclusions, in fiction that's just been posted on the blog of the literary magazine, Agni.



Feb - Black History Month

Feb 6 - 10-4 City-wide Friends Book Sale, BPL

Feb 5-13 - Science Fiction Film Festival, Somerville Theater

Feb 14 - Valentine's Day - bring a new book (you can read it together).

Feb 16 12:30 lunch and literature, The College Club of Boston, 44 Commonwealth, Reserve 617- 536-9510.

Feb 25 - 6pm Opera Night BPL Abbey Room.

Feb 29 - extra day for anything you wish


BPL Cleanup Done. The Rare Books Dept. of the BPL has emerged from its cleaning by vacuum, dry sponge and hand. Known as the keeping place of works by Boston Authors (yes, your books belong here) we will let you know when the new keeper of the books is appointed.


It's Payback Time: Your dues are due so those who haven't already done so, please send your check for $50 made out to Boston Authors Club to Boston Authors, 79 Moore Road, Wayland MA 01778. Thank you!


Our ot Our Past - Arthur Walworth (1904-2005), writer on American and diplomatic history and twice president of BAC, taught at the Yale School of Changsha, China in 1925 (at the time of his death he had the title of "Most Senior Bachelor" for the Yale-China Group). He wrote "Black Ships Off China: the Story of Commander Perry's Expedition" (1946 ­­­­­Knopf) and received the Pulitzer Prize for Biography in 1959 for his two-volume "Woodrow Wilson: American Prophet." At 91 he completed "The Historical Significance of the House Diary" for the Yale University Library. Long a Boston Red Sox fan, he celebrated his 100th birthday at Fenway Park. His father had taken him to Fenway when it opened in 1912.