Before sending this off, there were nine–nine!–tickets left to see short story master Ann Beattie at BAM. We went to our first Eat, Drink, and Be Literary event last week to see Jennifer Eagan, and the experience was a treat. Yes, tickets are $50 a pop, but included in the price is an endless buffet of good food, bottomless glasses of wine, and a chance to hear one of your favorite authors talk candidly about their life and their writing process. If you’re a fan of Beattie’s, snatch the tickets up now. And plan ahead for Dreaming in Cuban author Cristina García May 12–it’s the last reading in the series, and the only one that’s not yet sold out.