The Cut-throat World of Yoga? Former Corporate Exec and Current Yoga Teacher Sara DiVello Reads From Her Memoir, "Where in the Om Am I?,"Tuesday, November 19, 6:30 PM

Sara DiVello Reads at South End Writes November 19

Driven to the brink by her high-maintenance boss in the corporate world of marketing and PR a few years back, Sara DiVello hoped to find a more peaceful life as a yoga teacher.  Her memoir, Where in the Om Am I? is DiVello's take on the unexpected rapids of the supposedly slow-moving yoga world and the complexity of navigating interactions with women in both the corporate and yoga realms, one dominated by men; the other, not so much. DiVello, a certified teacher with the Yoga Alliance at the 200-hour level, will read from her memoir at the South End library on Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 PM. She promises to give a 15-minute yoga class –no experience necessary; you can stay seated– and even to bring home-made cookies…

The event is sponsored by FOSEL and, thanks to your contributions, free. We offer refreshments. The author’s books will be available for purchase and borrowing. The library is fully handicapped accessible thanks to FOSEL’s fundraising. The library is located on Tremont Street between West Newton Street and Rutland Square. Seating is limited so come  early. 


Tuesday, December 3:

J. Courtney Sullivan, bestselling author and former New York Times writer whose novels include New York Times bestsellers Commencement and Maine  – winner of the Best Book of the Year by Time magazine– and, most recently, The Engagegements.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014:

South Ender Christopher Castellani, whose recent novel, All This Talk of Love, got a great review in the New York Times Book Review earlier this year. Previous work includes A Kiss from Maddalena, winner of the 2004 Massachusetts Book Award, and The Saint of Lost Things, a BookkSense Notable Award. Castellani is the artistic director of Boston’s creative-writing center Grub Street.


Tuesday, February 25:

Michael Lowenthal, novelist, short-story writer, editor and teacher of creative writing,will read from his most recent The Paternity Testwhich describes the voyage of a gay couple trying to save a marriage by having a baby. His previous work includes Charity Girl and The Same Embrace. During Lowenthal’s valedictorian speech at Dartmouth College in 1990, he revealed he was gay, prompting The Dartmouth Review to editorialize that he had ‘ruined the ceremony.’ The New York Times reported he received a standing ovation, however, so all was not lost.


Tuesday, March 18:

Max Grinnel, otherwise known as The Urbanologist. Grinnell’s focal point is the urban condition. He teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and Boston University, where he helps students learn about urbanism, architecture, planning, and related topics.

Tuesday, April 8:


Poet  Colin D. Halloran, who served with the U.S. Army in Afghanistan in 2006.  A former public school teacher, Colin works with students and teachers to find ways in which poetry can inform the media’s and historians’ portrayals of war. His debut collection of poems, Shortly Thereafter, won the 2012 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award.


Tuesday, April 29:

Anita Shreve, award-winning author of numerous books of fiction, including the international bestseller The Pilot’s Wife. which was made into a movie of the same name and was an Oprah Book Clubselection. Her new novel, Stella Bain,  has just come out to excellent review in the Boston Globe.


Tuesday, May 20:

South End author Wendy Wunder (The Probability of Miracles) will return to talk about her latest novel, due out in April 2014, called The Museum of Intangible Things.


Tuesday, July 1:

William Landay, award-winning author of crime fiction including the New York Timesbestseller Defending Jacob, The Strangler and Mission Flats.