Last January, writers and readers gathered worldwide at Writers Resist events to voice their solidarity against the divisive tactics employed by the current administration and its supporters. Since then, our First Amendment rights have faced ongoing attacks. Journalists have been told what to write by the Press Secretary, and authors have been threatened online, and subsequently censored when they spoke out.
Writers Resist brings together the authors and writers to read their work and talk about the importance of self-expression, writing about politicized issues, and how the political remains deeply personal. This year’s Greater Boston Writers Resist event readers include: Sam Cha, Jennifer De Leon, JoeAnn Hart, Krysten Hill, Simone John, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Kim McLarin, Alex Myers, Khury Petersen-Smith, and two student writers from Margarita Muñiz Academy, Edwin Padilla and Angie Ramos.
Books by the authors will be for sale at the BPL on the day of the reading, courtesy of Brookline Booksmith. The event will be hosted by Carissa Halston.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.