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Boston Public Library announces September author talks and lectures

August 30, 2017

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The author talks and lectures take place throughout the Boston Public Library system during the month.

Fall author talks and lectures
September begins Boston Public Library’s robust fall author talk series running through December, highlighted this month by Nancy Pearl, Robert McKee, bestselling romance authors, and the 2017 Druker Lecture by acclaimed fashion designer Joseph Abboud. The September-December Fall Author Talks & Lectures at the Central Library brochure can be viewed or downloaded online and will be available in early September at the Central Library in Copley Square.

Author talks and lectures at all Boston Public Library locations in September:

  • In her recently published guide, Une Québécoise à Boston, Marie-Josée Duquette draws on her experience, offering tips to readers about the culture, sports, and culinary delights Boston provides. Thursday, September 7, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • In honor of Grandparents Day, award-winning author and storyteller Irene Smalls shares her stories on Saturday, September 9, at 2 p.m. at the Dudley Branch, located at 65 Warren Street in Roxbury.
  • NPR books commentator and librarian Nancy Pearl discusses her debut novel about an unlikely marriage at a crossroads - George and Lizzie is an intimate story of new and past loves, the scars of childhood, and an imperfect marriage at its defining moment. Tuesday, September 12, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • South End poet and historian Lynne Potts reads from her new book Faces of a Neighborhood: Boston's South End in the Early 21st Century on Tuesday, September 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch, located at 685 Tremont Street. Part of the South End Writes series.
  • A romance panel titled “Beyond Mr. Darcy: New Markets in Romance” features bestselling authors and romance genre experts Damon Suede, Farrah Rochon, and Sarina Bowen on Thursday, September 14, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Local author Janet Britcher presents an overview of her book Zoom Leadership: Change Your Focus Change Your Insights, which offers techniques to draw on the reader's personal experience and expertise to aide in decision making. Monday, September 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the Hyde Park Branch, located at 35 Harvard Avenue.
  • Conservator Mimi Leveque gives an overview of her work with case studies on individual mummies in relation to her development of an ethical approach to the treatment of human remains, in particular those of ancient Egyptians in her talk “My Life Among the Dead: Developing an Ethical Approach to Mummy Conservation.” Tuesday, September 19, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Robert McKee, Fulbright Scholar and bestselling author, shares “The Primacy of Story” on Wednesday, September 20, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. McKee's signature STORY Seminars are held around the globe, with alumni including over 65 Academy Award winners, 250 Emmy Award winners, and 50 Directors Guild of America Award winners.
  • Journalist Lenora Chu offers a rare glimpse inside China’s insular education system, discussing Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve on Saturday, September 23, at 2 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Boston Public Library’s 2017 Druker Lecture features fashion designer and author Joseph Abboud, celebrating urban design and architecture on Wednesday, September 27, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Dr. Andrew Budson details his book Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It on Thursday, September 28, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Dr. Cornel West discusses and signs copies of the 35th anniversary edition of his book, Prophesy of Deliverance, providing readers a new understanding of the African American experience based largely on his own political and cultural perspectives. A discussion will then be moderated by Dr. Saida Grundy of Boston University on Thursday, September 28, at 6 p.m. at the Grove Hall Branch, located at 41 Geneva Avenue in Dorchester.
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