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Authors talking: Spring readings in Boston

America’s best young novelist, Britain’s most popular mystery writer, a bearded indie rocker, and a dead master populate this spring’s mandatory literary events.
By ear
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  March 18, 2011

Continuing Education October 2010

Or do you just need a new hobby? Check out our continuing-education listings, plus trades that'll make you apocalypse-proof, and ways to dip your toes into a career in literature.
Looking to re-animate the corpse that is your dead-end career?

Shelf life

Some people visit bookstores so their children can chew objects outside the home. Others, to peruse the latest magazines for free. Still others walk into a bookstore and are filled with a vague but palpable longing.
Interested in a career in books? Here's whatcha do.
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  October 15, 2010

Now it can be told: Boston to read Perrotta

If you haven't read Tom Perrotta's short story "The Smile on Happy Chang's Face," don't worry: there are 30,000 opportunities to do so coming to town very soon.
One City, One Story
By EUGENIA WILLIAMSON  |  August 27, 2010

Words around town

“Every writer I know has trouble writing,” said Joseph Heller. Let that serve as comfort.
Our fair city is chock full of people who write well and are willing to teach you their trade.
By NINA MACLAUGHLIN  |  April 30, 2010
Cowgirls and Couplets

Cowgirls and Couplets

 Writing may seem to have little in common with rodeo riding, that gritty sport in which horse...
By Shaula Clark  |  March 26, 2009

On the couch

On the couch

   … with a sexwriting Instructor“The fingers went under the elastic of the panties moan moan moan moan moan went Hoyt as he slithered slithered...
By Jeannie Greeley  |  July 25, 2008
Man up! 10 ways to be a better guy in Boston

Man up! 10 ways to be a better guy in Boston

Yes, we realize you can down 12 tequila shots without puking, score any phone number you desire, and burp the alphabet backward. But how ’bout a...
By Heather Bouzan  |  May 19, 2008
Back In Your Head

Back In Your Head

The new Oprah's Book Club pick has not yet been revealed, but Publisher's Lunch informed us that th...
By Sharon Steel  |  September 24, 2007

Grub turns 10: Party tonight

A decade ago, Eve Bridburg started Grub Street, Inc., Boston's independent writing center. Eigh...
By Nina MacLaughlin  |  July 27, 2007
WEDNESDAY: Rishi Reddi at Borders

WEDNESDAY: Rishi Reddi at Borders

The lit buzz circulating around Brookline native RISHI REDDI reminds us of the hype that surrounded...
By Sharon Steel  |  June 12, 2007

TONIGHT: Grub Street Party

TONIGHT: Grub Street Party

Friday night, March 16, Grub Street hosts one of their "Grub Gone . . ." parties. Tomorrow evening's...
By Nina MacLaughlin  |  March 15, 2007