This Week on TV: A Sizzling Summer Read-A-Thon with Favorite Local Authors

This Week on TV: A Sizzling Summer Read-A-Thon with Favorite Local Authors

Author readings, talks, and features this weekend on Channel 9

  • Posted on: 15 August 2016
  • By: lily

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday August 19-21, the program includes:

A reading and discussion with author Junot Diaz after the release of his book The Brief Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao, Fri. Aug. 19 at 6:10pm, Sat. Aug. 20 at 5:10pm, and Sun. Aug. 21 at 3:20pm.

Poetry Festival readings in the heart of Central Square, Fri. Aug. 19 at 6:50pm.

Women who took part in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) during the Civil Rights Movement share stories and read from their book Hands on the Freedom Plow at the Cambridge Public Library, Fri. Aug. 19 at 7:15pm and Sat. Aug. 20 at 10:05pm.

Author Edwidge Danticat on her book Claire of the Sea Light, Sat. Aug. 20 at 12:25pm and Sun. Aug. 21 2:15pm.

David Lee Morgan with readings from his book of poetry Science, Love and Revolution, Sat. Aug. 20 at 1:30pm.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. on his memoir Colored People, Sat. Aug. 20 at 5:50pm.

Author Julia Alvarez with stories of immigration, including her own experience leaving her native Dominican Republic and arriving in the United States, Sat. Aug. 20 at 7:20pm.

The Edge of Each Other’s Battles, a film by Jennifer Abod, documents the life of legendary black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde . Sat. Aug. 20 at 7:55pm.

Mark Kurlansky with a discussion on his book Cod at the Cambridge Public Library, Sat. Aug. 20 at 8:55pm.

And, George O'Connor speaks about his graphic novel series The Olympians, Sun. Aug. 21 at 12:06pm.

If you like this week's literary theme, you may also enjoy the Literati Scene series

Produced here in Boston, MA, the Literati Scene features interviews by Adelaide Bacon and Richard Concannon of current authors and coverage of current events, theatre, books, museums, commerce, medicine, politics, science and arts organizations. Every Monday at 9pm and Tuesday at 10:30am on Channel 8.