Monday 12/22: Women and Children First hosts award-winning playwright Sarah Ruhl, who’ll read from her essay collection, 100 Essays I Don’t Have Time to Write, chosen as a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2014. 7 p.m.
Tuesday 12/23: The Pungent Parlour is a reading series that presents short pieces of fiction and essay in a salon setting. This month come listen to the prose of Elizabeth Gomez, Conor Cawley, Jac Jemc, Ben Johnson and hosts Jeff Phillips, and Jeremy Johnson. Black Rock Pub, 10 p.m.