October 2016

First of all, welcome to our new members (winners are automatic members their first year) and second, you are all invited to the special events being held by our members this month. It's also the month of Halloween, but you knew that.

 

About Us: Nancy Rappaport's one woman show at the Story Chapel, Mt. Auburn cemetery 3pm Oct 1 and 2. Ellen Wittlinger will be reading from her new book, "Local Girl Swept Away", at the Sunderland Library, Sunderland, MA on October 18 at 6:30pm. The Sept 8 edition ofThe Fictional Cafe, a weekly online magazine, featured six of Paula Bonnell's poems. Lois Lowry's newest book is "Looking Back: A Book of Memories." Ben Mezrich's nonfiction "The 37th Parallel" is out.  Helen Marie Casey read with the Plein Air Poets at Old Frog Pond Farm & Studio in Harvard, MA, and her work appears in the 2016 Plein Air Poetry chapbook, Splash. Northshire Bookstore is hosting Whitney Stewart's on her new book collaboration "Feldpost: The War Letters of Friedrich Reiner Neimann: A German Soldier on the Russian Front"  Oct 23 4pm Manchester Center, VT. Patricia Striar Rohner's debut novel "Tzippy the Thief" will be out Oct l6. Barbara Shapiro will be talking about "The Muralist" now in paperback at - Oct 6 Brookline Booksmith, 7pm, Oct 15 2pm Attleboro Art Museum, Oct l8 Natick Library 7pm, Oct 26 Porter Sq Books, Cambridge 7pm. Oct 27 Concord Book Festival 7pm.

 

CALENDAR

Oct 1: Friends Book Sale, Boston Public Library, Central 10am.

through Oct 2: "Hometown Boston's Chinatown A Place of People," Rose Kennedy's Chinatown Park.

through Dec 31: "Ernest Hemingway Between 2 Wars," John F. Kennedy Museum.

Oct: Hispanic Heritage Month at the BPL.

Oct. 13: Dinner & Discussion, 6 pm, The College Club of Boston, 44 Commonwealth, Reserve 617-536-9510

Oct 14 opening: Shakespeare Unauthorized includes rare first & early editions of the plays, author talks and more at the BPL.

Oct. 15: 8th Annual Boston Book Festival, Copley Square, More than 200 authors and events. Free.

Oct. 18: 12:30 Lunch & Literature, The College Club of Boston, 44 Commonwealth, Reserve 617-536-9510

Oct 20-Nov 6: Concord Festival of Authors

Oct 27: History of Horror Films, BPL Central

All Boston Authors members will get a 50% discount on any books at Peter Reynolds' bookshop, The Blue Bunny, which now has books for all ages, 577 High St, Dedham, MA.  Just mention this newsletter at checkout. 

 

Out of Our Past: Edward Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) was considered "fearful and withdrawn" by other members of BAC. Maybe he identified with the protagonists in his famous poems "Richard Cory" and "Miniver Cheevy" or maybe it was because he joined in 1929 as the nation lurched into the Great Depression. Before all that, he was said to be President Theodore Roosevelt's favorite poet and won three Pulitzer prizes for "Collected Poems" (1921), "Tristram" (1927), and "The Man Who Died Twice (1924).

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