5 Literary Events We’re Looking Forward To This Week (9/26/2017)

5 Literary Events We’re Looking Forward To This Week (9/26/2017)

How many of you are excited that it’s FINALLY autumn? That’s right, the seasons changed on Friday, the Autumnal Equinox, and we’ve already had a taste of the beautiful fall weather we’ll hopefully get more of. I don’t know about you, but I’m absolutely, 100% a curl-up-under-a-blanket-with-hot-cocoa-and-a-book-listening-to-the-rain kind of girl.

But the California sunshine hasn’t left us just yet – I know the forecast calls for warmer temperatures again, but luckily we’ll have plenty of literary events across the country to save us from the heat!

(1) Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 – Gary Soto Reading @ The Main Library, San Francisco, CA, 6:00pm FREE

Join Bay Area author Gary Soto, special guest lecturer for the San Francisco Public Library Main Children’s Center’s 21st Anniversary Effie Lee Morris Lecture on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, at 6 pm. Mr. Soto’s lecture is entitled “Too Much of a Good Thing: The Many Genres of Gary Soto,” and will take place in the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium, 100 Larkin Street, in San Francisco.

Winner of an Academy of American Poets Award and other honors, Gary Soto was born and raised in Fresno. His numerous books of fiction, short stories, and poems for childen, teens, and adults include Baseball in April and Other Stories, Taking Sides, and Too Many Tamales. His lecture will range over the major themes of his multifaceted body of work.

A book-signing with the author will follow the lecture.

Find more information here!


(2) Thursday, September 28th, 2017 – Women’s National Book Club, Greater Philadelphia Chapter present a reading with ANNE EDELSTEIN and others, Towne Book Center, PA, 7:00pm FREE

The Greater Philadelphia chapter of the Women’s National Book Club is proud to present their 3rd Annual Author event, featuring ANNE EDELSTEIN’s LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS. A reading, book sale, and Q&A session are to be expected! The reading also features Pam Jenoff, author of The Orphan’s Tale, and Caroline Leavitt, author of Cruel Beautiful World. Join them for a lovely evening of literature and discussion!


220 Plaza Drive

Collegeville, PA

For more information, click here.


(3) Thursday, September 28th, 2017 – October 1st, 2017 –WRITE ON THE RIVER: Amy Hassinger and Karen Shoemaker Writing/Workshop Retreat, River Inn Resort, NE

Red Hen authors Amy Hassinger and Karen Shoemaker present an amazing writing and workshop retreat in the Nebraskan countryside. The retreat lasts for a weekend, and meals and lodging are included at the beautiful River Inn Resort. This sounds like an amazing opportunity to get away for a weekend of companionship and peaceful inspiration!

Learn more here!


(4) Friday, September 29th, 2017 – A Marathon Reading of Walden by Henry David Thoreau – 7pm, 192 Books, New York – FREE

192 Books in New York will be presenting a marathon reading of the entirety of Walden to honor the bicentennial birth of its author, Henry David Thoreau. The public is invited to both attend and participate in this fantastic event honoring one of America’s most prolific and influential writers.

Check out more information here!


(5) Saturday, September 30th, 2017 – 100 Thousand Poets for Change – 11:00am-6:00pm, Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA – FREE

Beyond Baroque presents its 7th annual “100 Thousand Poets for Change” event, a worldwide, all-day event featuring segments by dozens of poets! Includes a clothes and supplies drive for the homeless of Venice Beach, sponsored by Totes4friends, come on by for an hour or seven and be among amazing writers and a worldwide community of hope and empowerment!

More details can be found here.

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