Back Again: Philly Area Bookish Outings March 17 — March 23

March 17, 2014 Uncategorized 0

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I should just get it over with and insert the unfortunately appropriate Britney Spears line here, but since you all know it I won’t.

I will say, sorry for not posting last week’s listing of readings, etc. I am working on a plan that should make such lapses far less likely.

Onward to the good stuff (and there’s lots of good stuff this week).

I should just get it over with and insert the unfortunately appropriate Britney Spears line here, but since you all know it I won’t.

I will say, sorry for not posting last week’s listing of readings, etc. I am working on a plan that should make such lapses far less likely.

Onward to the good stuff (and there’s lots of good stuff this week).

Tuesday, March 18

Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker | Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love
Location: Free Library, Central Library
Cost: Free
7:30 pm

Tiffany Schmidt | Bright Before Sunrise
Victoria Schwab | The Unbound
A.C. Gaughen | The Lady Thief
Location: Children’s Book World, 17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford, PA
Cost: Free
7:00 pm

Dr. Dan Gottlieb | The Wisdom We’re Born With: Restoring Our Faith in Ourselves
Location: Newtown Bookshop, Village East Shopping Center, Newtown, PA
Cost: Free
7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 19

Carol Roth | Five Little Ducklings Go To Bed
Location: Children’s Book World, 17 Haverford Station Rd., Haverford, PA
Cost: Free
11:00 am

A special story time!!!

Francine Prose | Lovers at the Chameleon Club, Paris 1932
The Music Room, Goodhart Hall, Bryn Mawr College
Cost: Free
7:30 pm

Okay, I’m cheating here. Ms. Prose’s new book doesn’t come out until April 22, which is a bummer for those of us who hate to wait. Fingers crossed that she at least reads from the new novel and talks as smartly as she writes about everything.

Kevin Powers | The Yellow Birds
One Book, One Philadelphia Grand Finale
Location: Free Library, Central Library
Cost: Free
7:30 pm

The 12th annual One Book, One Philadelphia season concludes with an appearance by Kevin Powers, author of the 2014 featured selection The Yellow Birds,  as well as a musical tribute with Intercultural Journeys, led by Udi Bar-David, cellist with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys Artistic Director.

Thursday, March 20

Frank Bidart | Metaphysical Dog
Location: Villanova University, Connelly Cinema
Cost: Free
7:00 pm

Frank Bidart has published eight volumes on his own. His most recent work, Metaphysical Dog, was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has received numerous awards, including the Shelley Memorial Award from the Academy of American Poets and the Frost Award from Poetry Society of America. A Chancellor of the American Academy of Poets, Bidart lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and teaches at Wellesley College.

Shane Bauer, Sarah Shourd, and Josh Fattal | A Sliver of Light: Three Americans Imprisoned in Iran
Location: Free Library, Central Library
Cost: Free
7:30 pm

Dr. Rocco Leonard Martino | The Resurrection
Location: Main Point Books, 1041 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Cost: Free
Time: 7:00 pm

Wendy Ruderman and Barbara Laker | Busted: A Tale of Corruption and Betrayal in the City of Brotherly Love
Location: Chester County Book Company, 967 Paoli Pike, West Chester, PA
Cost: Free
7:00 pm

Friday, March 21

Jen Bryant | Visiting Writer Series
Rose Room, Grey Towers Castle
Arcadia University
Cost: Free
2:30 pm & 7:30 pm

Jen Bryant will be speaking at Arcadia University as part of their Visiting Writers Series!
The first event, at 2:30 p.m., is geared toward aspiring writers; the second event, at 7:00 p.m., is titled “Why I Write.” Both events are free and open to the public, and Jen’s books will be available for purchase and signing after the presentations.

Amy Yates Wuelfing & Steven DiLodovico | No Slam Dancing, No Stage Diving, No Spikes
Location: Siren Records, 25 E. State St., Doylestown, PA
Cost: Free
7:00 pm

Brandon Sanderson | Words of Radiance
Location: Towne Book Center, 220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3, Collegeville, PA
Cost: Free
7:00 pm
RSVP 610-454-0640

Saturday, March 22

Gladwyne S.W.A.T.
Location: Main Point Books, 1041 Lancaster Avenue, Bryn Mawr
Cost: Free
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 pm

Meet the author of these hilarious vignettes that lampoon life on the Main Line!

Multiple Authors | Death Knell V
Location: Muse House, A Center for the Literary Arts, 7924 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Free
7:00 pm

Three members of Delaware Valley Sisters in Crime will read from Death Knell V, the collection of imaginative and varied short mystery stories published by the organization. Sisters in Crime is an international organization of crime writers and readers whose mission is to promote the professional development and advancement of women crime writers.

Sally Willowbee | FOUND ARTISTS: On Country Roads, Side Streets and Back Alleys of South Jersey
Location: Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane 
Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Free
Time: 3:00 pm

Sunday, March 23

Elisa Ludwig | Pretty Sly
Location: Franklin Foodworks In the Franklin Institute Philadelphia, PA
Cost: Free
Time: 4:30 – 6:30 pm

Launch Party!!
Per Goodreads:

Pretty Sly is Elisa Ludwig’s fast-paced sequel to Pretty Crooked, the second book in a trilogy that’s pitch-perfect for fans of Ally Carter. With a daring heroine who has one-of-a-kind spunk, a roller-coaster Bonnie and Clyde romance, a thrilling mystery, and a shocking twist ending, this book will have readers rooting for Willa as she makes the wrong choices to do the right thing. Fans will be eagerly awaiting the series conclusion.

Let’s hope we’ve now seen the last of the snow for the season!

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