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March Calendar: Celebrating The Written Word

by Paul Wilner

Writers discuss their new fiction, nonfiction and poetry this month


March 8

The Last Confessions of Sylvia P.

Lee Kravetz talks about The Last Confessions of Sylvia P., a novel in which he re-creates Sylvia Plath’s stay at McLean Hospital, where she is encouraged by her therapist and undermined by a literary rival. Free virtual or in-person event at Kepler’s Books in Menlo Park.
6 p.m. | keplers.org


March 9

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights

Dorothy Wickenden, executive editor of the New Yorker, speaks on The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women’s Rights, an account of the two movements seen through the eyes of Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward and Martha Wright. Free virtual event.
1 p.m. | bookpassage.com


March 16

A Ballad of Love and Glory

Reyna Grande reads from A Ballad of Love and Glory, her new historical saga about the love story between a Mexican Army nurse and an Irish soldier, told against the backdrop of the Mexican-American War. Free virtual event (registration required).
6 p.m. | booksmith.com


March 29

Finalists

Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Rae Armantrout debuts her new collection, Finalists, an examination of the last generation before the looming end times. Free virtual event (registration required).
6 p.m. | citylights.com

 

 

 

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