Author James Masciarelli invites all writers and readers to this August 29 event. This event would be of special interest to those who appreciate nautical-themed novels, and the maritime culture and heritage of communities north of Boston, specifically Gloucester and Cape Ann. Beyond Beauport is the title of Masciarelli’s novel. Published in July of 2018, the story takes place in Gloucester as well as throughout the Caribbean. RSVP IS REQUIRED at https://bit.ly/2LVxdMY The evening will include hors d’oeuvres, music from DJ SCOTTIE MAC, remarks from Stefan Edick of the Schooner Adventure and Michael De Koster of Maritime Gloucester, a book signing, and a few surprises. Details: 6-9 PM on the back deck of The Gloucester House overlooking Gloucester Harbor. RSVP IS REQUIRED at https://bit.ly/2LVxdMY
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.