In case you haven’t heard, our very own Shawnna Thomas has been named the Boston Public Library’s 16th Writer in Residence through their children’s/YA program with her novel Salvagers!
The BPL is hosting a reception on October 16th from 6:30-8:30pm and I, for one, will be there with bells on to hear Shawnna read. Outgoing Writer-in-Residence Jorge de la Vega, who joined our March Write-In at the BPL, will also be reading from his work.
Let’s all support Shawnna! If you’ll be there, let me know so that we can meet up!
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.