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Dire Lit Series

August 4, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Another round of the Dire Lit Series with JD SCRIMGEOUR, DAVID ATKINSON, and JANE ROSENBERG LAFORGE.
J.D. Scrimgeour is a writer who lives in Salem, Massachusetts. His personal essays and poetry often focus on class and education, exploring what constitutes authentic learning in the exchange between student and teacher. Learning was a major theme in Themes For English B: A Professor’s Education In & Out of Class, which won the AWP Award for Nonfiction, and his work on the subject has appeared in The Boston Globe Magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Thought & Action, Off the Coast, and Organica.
He also has published literary work on sports, especially basketball and baseball. He’s the author of the basketball memoir, Spin Moves, and his sports writing has appeared in various journals including the anthology Fast Break to Line Break: Poets on the Art of Basketball and Creative Nonfiction, where his essay “My Outfield,” won the magazine’s Writing about Baseball contest.
David S. Atkinson is the author of books such as “Roses are Red, Violets are Stealing Loose Change from my Pockets While I Sleep” (forthcoming July 1, 2018), “Apocalypse All the Time,” and the Nebraska book award winning “Not Quite so Stories.” He is a Staff Reader for “Digging Through The Fat” and his writing appears in “Spelk,” “Jellyfish Review,” “Thrice Fiction,” “Literary Orphans,” and more.
Jane Rosenberg LaForge’s is a poet, a memoirist and a novelist. Her books include poetry collections: “After Voices” (Burning River 2009); “Half-Life” (Big Table Publishing Co.); “With Apologies to Mick Jagger, Other Gods, and All Women” (The Aldrich Press 2012); “The Navigation of Loss” (Red Ochre Press 2012); “In Remembrance of the Life” (Spruce Alley Press 2016); “Daphne and Her Discontents” (Ravenna Press 2017); an experimental memoir: “An Unsuitable Princess: A True Fantasy/A Fantastical Memoir” (Jaded Ibis Press 2014); and now a novel, “The Hawkman: A Fairy Tale of the Great War” (Amberjack Publishing 2018). She’s on tour now. How to buy her latest book: bit.ly/TheHawkman
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August 4, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.