book reading


signet society reading, cambridge, ma

You’re cordially invited to the first post-Rio Olympics reading of To Belém & Back, recently given one of Publishers Weekly’s coveted ★ Star reviews. Author Ben Batchelder intends to give a brief reading, present the short film “Tiradentes2Belém,” and answer any questions at the Signet Society, in Cambridge, Mass., on […]


miami beach book & film event

The first public reading of To Belém & Back in Miami Beach, one of the cradles of the book’s creation, was a hoot, with 23+ people packing into my old friend Russell’s mid-beach apartment.  Novelist Ben Batchelder read a darker passage than usual, about the change in his relation with […]


miami beach reading & screening

You’re cordially invited to a book reading of To Belém & Back with a view, at my dear friend Russell’s top-floor apartment in mid-beach. When:       Friday, June 17th, 7-8pm Where:      4035 N. Meridian Ave., Apt. Ph How:         use *5712 front door code […]


santa fe, nm reading & q&a

The first reading of To Belém & Back west of the Mississippi was a success, with over 20 people attending.  (Twice the turnout of my last book reading in Santa Fe.)  My black Lab Zeno stole the show, of course, and the 20′ video “Tiradentes2Belém” was well received.  The author wishes […]


santa fe, nm reading

You’re cordially invited to a book reading of To Belém & Back, which just won a coveted Red Star ★ from Publishers Weekly, by author Ben Batchelder in Santa Fe, NM. Ben plans to read an excerpt, present a slideshow/film titled “Tiradentes2Belém,” and to take questions at The Travel Bug, […]


boston and new york readings

Continuing the U.S. launch of To Belém & Back, there were three book events in mid-September on the Upper East Coast: a book club reading in Winchester, MA, followed by an open book launch event in Brookline, MA, followed by one in New York’s West Village.  Among the innovations for […]


new york reading of “to belém & back”

You’re invited to the New York launch of To Belém & Back: Backroads Brazil with my Black Lab, on Monday, Sept. 15th, at 7pm, to include a reading, an audio/visual presentation, and Q&A. The event is graciously hosted by Roger & Renata Ullman – old friends of the author, who […]