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Ghosts, Princes, & Poetry Get Booked

There are lots of great literary events to enjoy and some have been rounded-up in today’s Booked feature.

Frank Bidart reads at the 56th Annual Poetry Day on Thursday, October 14th starting at 6pm. Admission is free of charge. (Chicago, IL)

Author C.M. Mayo reading from her novel, The Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, at the College of Southern Maryland Leonardtown campus auditorium. Friday, October 15th starting at at 7:30pm. (La Plata, MD)

The Happy Ending Reading Series is hosting a special event entitled “Ghosts and Curses” at Mass MoCA on Saturday, October 30th from 8pm-10pm. The authors who will appear include Paul Harding, Jim Shepard, and Kristin Hersh who performs double-duty as both a reader and musical entertainment for the evening. The music video for her song, In Shock is embedded above. (North Adams, MA)

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Los Angeles Times Book Prizes Awarded

bookprizesLogo.gifOn Friday evening, Los Angeles Times Book Editor David L. Ulin announced the 2008 Los Angeles Times Book Prizes during a ceremony at the Los Angeles Times building.

Marilynne Robinson won the fiction prize for “Home;” Michael Koryta won the Mystery/Thriller prize for “Envy the Night;” Frank Bidart won the Poetry prize for “Watching the Spring Festival: Poems;” and Terry Pratchett won the YA prize for “Nation.”

More details here, the rest of the winners are listed after the jump. Here’s an LA Times interview with Robinson about traveling the United States: “Robinson then complained that many people ignore Iowa, saying folks go to the West Coast and East Coast but skip the middle. To her, the area’s beauty is quite unparalleled.”

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