In the wake of a stunning and destabilizing presidential election, questions abound: How should the literary community of writers and readers respond? How do authors of fiction and poetry approach their vocation at this political moment? To what extent can (and should) activism intersect with art? What role can literature play when faced with an administration that is at best dismissive and at worst hostile toward the arts?
Four writers—novelist and memoirist ANDRE DUBUS III, poets STEPH BURT and REGIE GIBSON, and novelist CAROLINE WOODS—will explore these questions and many others in conversation with Vogue book critic MEGAN O’GRADY in an event sponsored by the Boston Book Festival.
Join the conversation at this timely event, part book club, part support group. Tickets are $10 and support the Boston Book Festival.
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.