The Narrative Thread Reading Series, founded by Kneerim Williams literary agents Caroline Zimmerman and Katherine Flynn, focuses on younger, up-and-coming authors. For this installment, they've partnered with the New Center for Arts and Culture to bring three debut fiction writers to the Middlesex: Vanessa Diffenbaugh (The Language of Flowers), Stuart Nadler (The Book of Life) and Phoenix fave William Giraldi (Busy Monsters). The theme of the evening is "exodus and exile," and the organizers have urged attendees to write about their own experiences with these themes and to bring their writings to the event, where the authors will select some to read out loud.
I, for one, am always happy to see literary events happen outside bookstores, libraries, and lecture halls, especially when "outside" means "in a bar." The event is free, but an RSVP is requested. You can do that here.
WILLIAM GIRALDI, VANESSA DIFFENBAUGH + STUART NADLER | MIddlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge | November 15 @ 7pm | free | 617.531.4610 or newcenterboston.org