Thu, Mar 2, 7PM – Jim Shepard, author of THE WORLD TO COME: STORIES

These ten stories ring with voices belonging to–among others–English Arctic explorers in one of history’s most nightmarish expeditions, a young contemporary American negotiating the shockingly underreported hazards of our crude-oil trains, eighteenth-century French balloonists inventing manned flight, and two mid-nineteenth-century housewives trying to forge a connection despite their isolation on the frontier of settlement. In […]

Mon, Mar 6, 7PM — PoemWorks poetry reading with Shana Hill and Connemara Wadsworth, followed by an Open Mic.

Join us for a poetry reading with Shana Hill and Connemara Wadsworth, followed by an Open Mic. Hosted by Richard Waring. Connemara’s chapbook, The Possibility of Scorpions, about the years her family lived in Iraq in the early 50’s, won the White Eagle Coffee Store Press 2009 Chapbook Contest. Her poems have appeared in magazines […]

Tue, Mar 7, 7PM – Annie Hartnett, author of RABBIT CAKE: A NOVEL

Fans of Maria Semple’s Where’d You Go Bernadette and and Celeste Ng’s Everything I Never Told You will delight in Annie Hartnett’s debut, Rabbit Cake, a darkly comic novel about a young girl named Elvis trying to figure out her place in a world without her mother. An Indies Introduce and Indie Next Pick Twelve-year-old Elvis Babbitt has a head for […]

Thu, Mar 9, 7PM – Laurie Lico Albanese, author of STOLEN BEAUTY: A NOVEL

“A powerful and important tale of love and war, art and family…I was transported.” —Allison Pataki, New York Times bestselling author From the dawn of the twentieth century to the devastation of World War II, this exhilarating novel of love, war, art, and family gives voice to two extraordinary women and brings to life the […]

Tue, Mar 14, 7PM – Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett, author of HOW EMOTIONS ARE MADE: THE SECRET LIFE OF THE BRAIN

A new theory of how the brain constructs emotions that could revolutionize psychology, health care, the legal system, and our understanding of the human mind Emotions feel automatic, like uncontrollable reactions to things we think and experience. Scientists have long supported this assumption by claiming that emotions are hardwired in the body or the brain. […]

Wed, Mar 15, 7PM – Marcia Butler, author of THE SKIN ABOVE MY KNEE: A MEMOIR, in conversation with Andre Dubus III, author of HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG

The unflinching story of a professional oboist who finds order and beauty in music as her personal life threatens to destroy her. Music was everything for Marcia Butler. Growing up in an emotionally desolate home with an abusive father and a distant mother, she devoted herself to the discipline and rigor of the oboe, and […]

Thu, Mar 16, 7PM – Rick Beyer, author of RIVALS UNTO DEATH: ALEXANDER HAMILTON AND AARON BURR

From the bestselling author of The Greatest Stories Never Told series, the epic history of Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr’s illustrious and eccentric political careers and their fateful rivalry. The famous duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr was the culmination of a story three decades in the making. Rivals unto Death vividly traces their […]

Thu, Mar 23, 7PM – Megan Marshall, author of ELIZABETH BISHOP: A MIRACLE FOR BREAKFAST

From a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, a brilliantly rendered life of one of our most admired American poets Since her death in 1979, Elizabeth Bishop, who published only one hundred poems in her lifetime, has become one of America’s best-loved poets. And yet—painfully shy and living out of public view in Key West and Brazil, among […]

Fri, Mar 31, 7PM – Joseph Scapellato, author of BIG LONESOME: STORIES, and Christopher Boucher, author of GOLDEN DELICIOUS: A NOVEL

About BIG LONESOME: Reinventing a great American tradition through an absurdist, discerning eye, Joseph Scapellato uses these twenty-five stories to conjure worlds, themes, and characters who are at once unquestionably familiar and undeniably strange. Big Lonesome navigates through the American West—from the Old West to the modern-day West to the Midwest, from cowboys to mythical creatures to everything […]