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Author Talks at Boston Public Library Locations in October

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More than a dozen author appearances include bestselling authors and career experts

authorsThroughout October, Boston Public Library will host author talks at the Central Library in Copley Square and branch locations. Author appearances include:

  • New York Times bestselling author Richard North Patterson discusses his book Loss of Innocence, detailing a young woman’s journey to adulthood on Tuesday, October 1, at 6 p.m. in Rabb Lecture Hall at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Koren Zailckas, author of Mother, Mother, details the shattering story of a mother’s love gone too far on Saturday, October 5, at 2 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Zailckas’ 2005 memoir, Smashed, has sold more than a half million copies.
  • Former welterweight champion Tony De Marco will speak about his book Nardo: Memoirs of a Boxing Champion and show a short documentary highlighting his career on Saturday, October 5, at 12 p.m. at the North End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 25 Parmenter Street.
  • Author Gail McMeekin guides creative women toward achievement as she shares The 12 Secrets of Highly Successful Women: A Portable Life Coach for Creative Women. Tuesday, October 8, at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 5/6 at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Award-winning author Sheri Fink recounts the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina in Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital on Thursday, October 10, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street. Sheri Fink’s reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award.
  • Author Mark Schneider discusses his book Joe Moakley’s Journey on Tuesday, October 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 12 Sedgwick Street in Jamaica Plain as part of the JP Writes & Invites series.
  • Career expert Nacie Carson provides insight that helps professionals at any stage of their career to survive the post-crisis economy in her book The Finch Effect: The Five Strategies to Adapt and Thrive in Your Working Life on Tuesday, October 15, at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 5/6 at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Historian, author, and illustrator Marilynne K. Roach discusses her book Six Women of Salem: The Untold Story of the Accused and Their Accusers in the Salem Witch Trials on Tuesday, October 15, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • New York Times contributor and executive director of the Cape Cod Writers Center Nancy Rubin Stuart will discuss her book Defiant Brides: The Untold Story of Two Revolutionary-Era Women and the Radical Men They Married, which offers a rich portrait of two rebellious women who defied expectations at a volatile political moment in early America. Wednesday, October 16, at 6 p.m.  in the Commonwealth Salon at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Author and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore brings the sister of founding father Ben Franklin to life in Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin on Thursday, October 17, at 6 p.m. in the Abbey Room at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Author and airline pilot Patrick Smith reveals the strange and misunderstood world of commercial flying in his book Cockpit Confidential: Everything You Need to know About Air Travel: Questions, Answers, and Reflections. Tuesday, October 22, at 6 p.m. in Conference Room 5/6 at the Central Library in Copley Square, located at 700 Boylston Street.
  • Essayist and novelist Doug Bauer reads from his newest collection of essays What Happens Next: Matters of Life and Death as part of the South End Writes series. Tuesday, October 22, at 6:30 p.m. at the South End Branch of the Boston Public Library, located at 685 Tremont Street.
  • Many of the participants in the American Revolution actually lived into the age of photography, and author Maureen Taylor shares the detective work involved in uncovering these pictures and the life stories of the individuals in her talk “The Last Muster: Photographs of the Revolutionary War Generation.” Wednesday, October 30, at 6 p.m. in the Commonwealth Salon, located at 700 Boylston Street.

The complete schedule of upcoming events at Boston Public Library locations is available at www.bpl.org/calendar.

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