Thursday, June 12, 2008

Calendar Alert: Dennis Lehane

[photo by Terri Ruth Unger]
Now that I've luxuriated in Julia Spencer-Fleming's mystery I SHALL NOT WANT, which released this week, there's time to look ahead -- and with pleasure, I see that Dennis Lehane's new book THE GIVEN DAY will be available on September 23. That's a lot to look forward to, from the author of MYSTIC RIVER and PRAYERS FOR RAIN (one of my favorites). It also tells me that with the book safely delivered to the publisher, Lehane may be ready to talk about it a bit when he meets the audience at Pine Manor College later this month. That's a great incentive to drop by at this just-outside-Boston summer writing workshop. Evening readings are open to the public. I know I mentioned these back in May, but the Solstice team asked me to remind people, now that we're closer to the actual dates. Here's the schedule:

Pine Manor College announces its annual Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference Reading Series. All readings are held in the Founder’s Room of Pine Manor College, located at 400 Heath Street in Chestnut Hill. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for sale after all readings; cash-bar receptions will follow the readings on June 22, 27, & 28. Plenty of free parking!

Sunday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Francisco Aragón & Julia Glass

Monday, June 23 at 7:00 p.m.
Cleopatra Mathis & Tor Seidler

Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m Meg Kearney & Steven Huff

Thursday, June 26 at 7:00 p.m.
Patricia Spears Jones, Lee Hope, & Eric Gansworth

Friday, June 27 at 3:15 p.m.
Brenda Prescott & Tanya Whiton

Friday, June 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Marina Budhos & Stephen Dunn

Saturday, June 28 at 7:00 p.m. Barbara Hurd & Dennis Lehane

Directions to Pine Manor College, complete bios of the authors, and more information about the 2008 Solstice Summer Writers’ Conference can be found at

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