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Celebrate Mary Shelley's Birthday with Broad Universe!
It can now officially be announced: Broad Universe will be celebrating Mary Shelley's birthday in Massachusetts and New Hampshire the last weekend in August. I'm responsible for the Eastern Mass celebrations, so here's the info:

Sunday, August 30th
noon - 2:00 at Pandemonium Books & Games in Cambridge, MA
4:00 - 6:00 at Back Pages Books in Waltham, MA

Join the members of Broad Universe as they celebrate the birthday of their patroness, Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein. The party will feature an introduction to Shelley's life and works, including a discussion of her most famous work, Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus, and the members of Broad Universe will also do brief readings from their own works and serve Frankenstein-inspired refreshments.

Authors appearing at the Sunday events include:

Jennifer Pelland
Inanna Arthen
Morven Westfield
Elaine Isaak
Julie Andrews
Trisha J. Wooldridge
Phoebe Wray

Broad Universe is an international organization supporting women writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. For more information on Broad Universe, visit

Pandemonium is just outside Central Square, at 4 Pleasant Street, Cambridge, MA. Back Pages Books is at 289 Moody Street in Waltham, MA. Both are convenient to public transportation.

Our other events will be:

Thursday, August 27th, 6:30 - 8:00 at the Jacob Edwards Library, Southbridge, MA

Saturday, August 29th, 10:00 AM to noon at the Nashua Public Library

Saturday, August 29th, 2:00 to 4:00 at the Toadstool in Milford, NH

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The other websites don't have this information posted yet. Mind if I link nescifievents to your post here?

Feel free! The details have just recently been hammered out with the bookstores, so I'm sure it'll take them a while to get them on their own pages.


I will repost over at Bookseller By Night.

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