It’s Monday. Time to Plan My Escapes from Reality: April 7 — April 13

April 7, 2014 Uncategorized 0

Brain-on-Fire

Susannah Cahalan will be visiting two independent bookstores this Sunday. I’m looking forward to meeting her at Main Point Books where her book is of especial interest as Emily Gavigan, who was diagnosed and treated as a result of Susannah’s experience is on staff. Oops I got the time wrong for when she will be at Main Point Books. Susannah will be reading and signing starting at 3:00 pm!

Poetry and more poetry in celebration of National Poetry month. Things really pick up next week around the region with a lot of activities scheduled for Monday. To make sure anyone who is interested has time to plan more effectively, I plan on putting out the listings on Saturday.

For this week:
Monday, April 7
Location: Free Library, Central Library
Cost: Free
7:30 pm
Tuesday, April 8
Location: Main Point Books, 1041 West Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Cost: Free
7:00 pm
Location: Free Library, Central Library
Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
7:30 pm
Wednesday, April 9
Location: Brazzo Italian Restaurant
Salford Square
Harleysville, Pennsylvania
Cost: $49, includes dinner and a copy of the book
7:00 pm
Thursday, April 10
Location: Connolly Cinema, Villanova University, Villanova PA
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 pm
A Villanova Literary Festival Event

Jaimy Gordon is the author of six books, most recently the National Book Award-winning Lord of Misrule, set in the world of small-time West Virginia horse racing. The novel was also a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist, won the Dr. Tony Ryan Award for the year’s best book about horse racing, and was longlisted for the coveted Orange Prize for fiction. Her short fiction, poems, essays, and translations have appeared in the Colorado Review, Missouri Review, Ploughshares, and other journals. Gordon lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan and teaches in the MFA program at Western Michigan University.

Location: Free Library, Central Library
Cost: $15 General Admission, $7 Students
7:30 pm
Saturday, April 12
Location: Wellington Square Bookshop, 549 Wellington Square, Exton, PA
Cost: Free
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm
Location: The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 Main Street, Doylestown PA
Cost: Free
1:00 pm
Location: Newtown Bookshop, 2835 South Eagle Road, Newtown, PA
Cost: Free
Time:1:00 pm
Location: Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane 
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Free
Time: 1:00 pm

Local author Hilary Beard (Health First!: The Black Woman’s Wellness Guide, 2012) examines concrete ways black parents can enhance their sons’ potential for success in a world prejudiced against Black males. A practical and impassioned parenting guide.


Location: The Doylestown Bookshop, 16 Main Street, Doylestown PA
Cost: Free
3:00 pm
Location: Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane 
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $5-$10, sliding scale
Refreshments afterward
Time: 3:30 pm
Poetry Reading
Location: Musehouse, 7924 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Free
7:00 pm
Location: Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane 
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00pm
Sunday, April 13
Location: Towne Book Center, 220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3, Collegeville, Pennsylvania
Cost: Free
Time: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Location: Main Point Books, 1041 West Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 pm
P.S. If you know of events or venues with regularly scheduled events that I’ve missed, please let me know in the comments or via email at abudner (at) comcast (dot) net.

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