Brattle Theater, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge; (617) 354-5201
The Brattle Theater, usually home to classic movies, plays host to the WordsWorth Reading Series every Tuesday from September through May. Past authors seen here have included big-name novelists like Martin Amis, Sue Grafton, Pat Conroy, and Margaret Atwood, as well as nonfiction writers like Calvin Trillin and Gloria Steinem.
Boston is a town that talks! There are plenty of opportunities to hear luminaries pontificate on art, politics, philosophy, religion, and other hot topics. And, in this the cradle of democracy, most are free and open to the public.