ABITH (A Book in the Hand) will meet from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Jacob Sears Memorial Library, 23 Center St., East Dennis. Reading from their published books will be Cape Cod authors Joyce Phillips and Andrew Singer. “China Sings to Me,” by Singer, is a true story of adventure, romance, and coming of age of a young Massachusetts man from Cape Cod living for a year in China during the mid-1980s. In Phillips’ China Strong, Sally finds herself in love with China, the people, and possibly, a teacher named Han.
A free raffle will award a signed copy of each authors’ work. The meeting is free and open to the public.
A Book in the Hand meets monthly to celebrate the printed page and the spoken word by sponsoring readings by Cape Cod authors of published prose. For information, or if you are an author interested in participating as a reader, call 508-432-5907 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. More info: www.abookinthehand.jimdo.com.
Brewster Literary Evening
A dozen local authors will read from their work at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main St., as part of the town’s annual Literary Evening, The event is co-sponsored by the library and the Brewster Cultural Council. Readings will be limited to 5 minutes each. A reception will follow.
The evening’s keynote speaker will be Sharon Leder, author of “The Fix – A Father’s Secrets, A Daughter’s Search.” “The Fix” was a finalist for Merrimack Media’s Outstanding Writer Award (2015) and is a Benjamin Franklin Silver Award winner, Best New Voice-Fiction (2017).
More literary events
America: Then and Now book group: 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St., Harwich. This month's book: “The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For,” by David McCullough. New members welcome. 508-430-7562.
Jerry Thornton, author of "Five Rings: The Super Bowl History of the New England Patriots (So Far)": 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Falmouth Museums on the Green, 65 Palmer Ave. Lecture and book signing.
Brian Murphy, author of "Adrift": A True Story of the Tragedy on the Icy Atlantic and the One Who Lived to Tell About It”: 2 p.m. Sunday, Centerville Historical Museum, 513 Main St. Talk and book signing. 508-775-0331.
4th Tuesday Book Klatch: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Brooks Free Library, 739 Main St., Harwich. This month's book selection: “The Atomic City Girls,” by Janet Beard. New members welcome. 508-430-7562.
Writing the past
Author and former journalist Carol Bright will be teaching a memoir series workshop between 10 a.m. and noon Friday at the senior living community Wingate Residences at Brewster Place, 855 Harwich Road, Brewster. Bright has taught memoir writing classes for years and says she finds teaching at senior living communities particularly fulfilling. Students will learn how to write their own memoir, based on their recollections, saved journals, forgotten letters and more. The class is open to all; call 508-896-3252 to register.