Second Annual South End Authors’ Book Festival Returns to Harriet Tubman House

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Booklovers from the Boston area will gather on November 9 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m. for the Second Annual South End Authors’ Book Festival. Held at the United South End Settlements’ Harriet Tubman House at 566 Columbus Avenue, the event brings together writers and readers for a chance to chat about books, hear about new projects, and ask questions about long-time favorites. The event is free and open to everyone.

“Last year we had 27 authors and 250 members of the public,” says South End author and event co-organizer Alison Barnet. “We hope to have even more participants this year.”

Highlights include the release of a new edition of Mel King’s 1980 classic, Chain of Change, a new book by Lynne Potts, author of A Block in Time, A History of Boston’s South End from a Window on Holyoke Street (2012) and Jean Gibran’s updated Kahlil Gibran. “It’s the high point of the literary season in the neighborhood,” says South End historian, Russ Lopez. “Where else can you meet so many interesting neighbors?”

Timed to coincide with the beginning of the holiday shopping season, there will be opportunities to buy books and have them signed. Light refreshments will be available.

 

For more information on this free event, contact Kim White, Development and Communications Manager, United South End Settlements at (617) 375-8108.