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Publishing and book events calendar – March 2018

Spring is in the air, (slightly) warmer temperatures are in the forecast—and cool literary and publishing events are coming up at bookstores and venues throughout the Greater Boston Area. Here are some of the events that have us so excited this month. Mark your calendars!

Terry Ann Knopf and The Golden Age of Boston Television

Friday, March 2, 7:00 PM

Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Journalist and BU lecturer Terry Ann Knopf will discuss this lively insider account of the Golden Age of local programming.


Author Function: A discussion on computer-generated literature

Monday, March 5, 7:00 PM

Harvard Bookstore, 1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA

In a panel discussion, John Cayley, Liza Daly, Nick Montfort, and Allison Parrish discuss their recent books and the future and history of computer-generated poetry, fiction, and other printed matter.


Always Delicious – local author appearance

Wednesday, March 7, 7:00 PM

Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138

David S. Ludwig (of Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health) and health and nutrition writer Dawn Ludwig discuss the cookbook companion to their #1 New York Times bestseller, Always Hungry?


Bookbuilders of Boston’s March Publishing Happy Hour

Tuesday, March 13, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Highball Lounge, 90 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02108

Bookbuilders’ regular networking event, free and open to members and non-members throughout the Boston area. Relax, talk shop, and connect with people involved in publishing and book manufacturing.


Poets & Pints

Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Aeronaut Brewing, 14 Tyler Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Porter Square Books and Aeronaut Brewing’s monthly event celebrating Camberville’s local poets and local brews, with a social hour and reading.


Breakwater Reading Series

Friday, March 16, 7:00 PM

Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446

Readings of new prose and poetry from MFA candidates at Boston University, Emerson College, and UMass Boston.


Book Swap at Trident

Thursday, March 29, 7:00 PM sharp

Trident Booksellers and Café, 338 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02115

Bring one to five books in good condition to swap with fellow attendees. (Note that the event begins at 7 on the dot—no drop-ins—no textbooks or mass-market paperback editions.)


See an event we missed? Let us know! As part of our mission to support the publishing industry and literature in Boston and beyond, we’ll be featuring a monthly calendar of events on our blog—focusing on local authors, local presses, and topics of interest to the local community. If you’re a publisher, author, bookseller, or organization and you’d like your event to be listed, please contact Claire [dot] Schulz [at] bbboston [dot] org and put “Bookbuilders calendar” in the subject line of your email.