Toward Love and Fulfillment
Magical realism from novelist Patrick Ness
Patrick Ness, the award-winning author of seven novels and a short story collection, is best known for his bestselling young adult novel A Monster Calls. Ness has been awarded the Carnegie Medal twice for his work and has been shortlisted for numerous other book awards. An American, Ness currently makes his home in London. He will appear at Boswell Book Co. at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 29.
10 a.m.-1 a.m., Jan. 25-26
Woodland Pattern Book Center
720 E. Locust St.
2014 marks the 20th anniversary for Woodland Pattern’s Annual Poetry Marathon Benefit Reading. Scheduled this year on Saturday, Jan. 25, this well-regarded event will feature more than 100 artists performing live readings and original works. To participate, each performer had to raise at least $35 in pledges to support Woodland Pattern’s 2014 programming in literature and the arts. A complete list of performers can be found online at woodlandpattern.org.