Boston-area FWR readers, check out the Boston Book Festival THIS Saturday, October 24, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm at Copley Square. The festival features readings, lectures, and discussions such as:
- Keynote speaker Orhan Pamuk
- “Ties That Bind”: novelists Richard Russo, Michael Thomas, and Elinor Lipman on the family in fiction
- John Hodgman interviewed by Tom Perrotta
- “Book Worms and Net Crawlers”: thoughts on “the ubiquitous internet and the explosion of social media” by authors Ben Mezrich and Ethan Gilsdorf and New York Times technology columnist David Pogue. (Read the FWR review of Ethan’s book, Fantasy Freaks and Gaming Geeks, here.)
- “Struggles in a Strange Land: The Power of Place,” a panel discussion with Anita Diamant, Anita Shreve, Elizabeth Nunez and Carolina De Robertis
- Free writing classes from Grub Street, Boston’s premier independent writing center
Click here for a full list of events and descriptions. There will also be lots of exhibitors, like 826Boston and One Story Magazine, with giveaways and goodies.
Admission is free and the festival happens rain or shine.