Where did Charles Dickens practice his reading of “A Christmas Carol” before speaking in front of an American audience? Where did the Transcendentalists hang out on the last Saturday of every month? Where did Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X work before they were Ho Chi Minh and Malcolm X?
House historian Susan Wilson is back by popular demand to uncover the rich literary history of the Omni Parker House. Don’t miss this private talk and tour of the hotel, retracing the steps of renowned writers, including those of the “Golden Age of American Literature” like Emerson, Thoreau, Hawthorne, and Longfellow as well as Mark Twain, Willa Cather, and Britain’s Charles Dickens.
This event is limited to the first 15 registrants. (Note: this event always sells out.) Once registered via Eventbrite, please meet up at Parker’s Bar at the appointed day and time, a half flight up from the 60 School Street entrance to the hotel.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.