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Cambridge Book Club Message Board › Colm Toibin IN TOWN - Thurs. April 7 evening

Colm Toibin IN TOWN - Thurs. April 7 evening

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Hi folks, particularly those who read Brooklyn a few months ago by Colm Toibin:

Toibin is in town for a discussion and reading!

Here are the details:

Colm Tóibín

Thursday, April 7th, at 6:00 pm
Paramount Theatre
559 Washington Street, Boston

Ploughshares and Emerson College invite you to the Ploughshares Reading Series featuring celebrated Irish novelist and critic Colm Tóibín, guest editor of the Spring 2011 issue of Ploughshares.

Chris Castellani (Grub Street, author of A Kiss from Maddalena) will conduct a Q&A with Colm Tóibín at 4 p.m. followed by a reading of Tóibín’s own work at 6 p.m. in the Bright Family Screening Room at the Paramount Theatre. Steve Yarbrough (Safe from the Neighbors) will introduce Tóibín’s reading.
Tóibín was born in Enniscorthy , Ireland and is the author six novels, and most recently, a collection of short stories entitled The Empty Family and a collection of essays on Henry James called All a Novelist Needs. He has won the Irish PEN Award for Literature, the Dublin IMPAC Prize, and the LA Times Novel of the Year, and many more. Hermione Lee of the Guardian said of his work: "Colm Tóibín is a fine lyricist of yearning, exile and regret. The beautifully measured Brooklyn was a poignant history of leaving and returning home; The Master, his novel about Henry James, was heavy with memories of lost childhood and lost loves that had to be turned into art. The stories in The Empty Family – like the painful stories of family conflicts in his last collection, Mothers and Sons – are threaded through with regret and need.”

The nearest T stops are Downtown Crossing (Red and Orange Lines) and Boylston (Green Line). Parking is available at the Boston Common Garage on Charles Street between Boylston and Beacon Streets.

For more information on the event please visit our website: or call us at 617-824-3757
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