The Four Stories reading series – you remember: four authors; one theme; the Enormous Room – starts up again this fall after a run in Osaka, Japan. Didn’t make those myself; the walk to the elephant-doored Cambridge spot was a little more convenient. The second season opens on September 11 with “A Place Apart II: Tales of Exile and Home, Family and Foreigners.” And reading under that theme will be Chris Castellani, Grub Street’s artistic director, author or The Saint of Lost Things and A Kiss from Maddalena, and all around local writing hero; Scott Heim, who wrote Mysterious Skin and the forthcoming We Disappear; Christine Palamidessi Moore, a writing teacher at BU and author of The Virgin Knows; and Lucy McCauley, whose non-fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Salon.com, and the Los Angeles Times. It starts at 7 pm, and it’s free.
The rest of the schedule, in brief, runs as follows:
September 25, 7 pm: “Hitting the Road: Four Stories features Post Road Writers” with Lise Haines, Richard Hoffman, Randi Triant, and Paul Yoon.
October 10, 7 pm: “Driving Solo: Four Stories presents Grub Street authors on loneliness and love unrequited” with Stace Budzko, Jamie Cat Callan, Mike Heppner, and Ellen Litman,
October 30, 7 pm: “Crime and Punishment: Stories from the Big House” (honoring PEN New England’s Freedom To Write Program), with Helen Elaine Lee, T.J. Parsell, and Jean Trounstine.
November 13, 7 pm: “Friends, Family, and Foes: Tales of the Ties that Bind” with Elisabeth Brink, Jessica Berger Gross, Tracy McArdle, and Karen Propp.
And Four Stories will be back in Japan in December and January.