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1

The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

Jeff VanderMeer for “Borne”

2

Life of a Klansman: Writer Edward Ball Digs into His Family History

Podcast Launch Party at Liberty Hotel Boston

3

A Modern Taste of Ancient Rome

GrubStreet’s Write Down the Street: The Stories of Your Life

How to Teach Shakespreare to Children

4

Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph over Democracy

5

RICHARD FORD in conversation with CHRISTOPHER LYDON

The Dire Literary Series

LIDIA YUKNAVITCH – The Book of Joan

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

ELIZABETH STROUT in Conversation with ANDRE DUBUS III in Brookline

Remembering PHILLIS WHEATLEY

RICHARD RUSSO Trajectory: Stories

9

RAKESH SATYAL’s new novel: No One Can Pronounce My Name

10

GrubStreet’s Write Down the Street: The Stories of Your Life

Author Talk: French Cartoonist Sandrine Revel

Playing the Ponies and Other Medical Mysteries Solved

11

“Changing of the Bard”: An Evening of Poetry in Brookline

The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century

12

The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family

13

French Cultural Center’s Biannual Library Book Sale

The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN in conversation with MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN

14

Authors Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley discuss JFK’s vision for America with Samantha Power and Ron Suskind, moderated by Fredrik Logevall

15

Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

DENNIS LEHANE reads from his new novel: Since We Fell

16

Cave Dwellers at Brookline Booksmith

GrubStreet Summer 2017 Open House and Showcase

17

Said Not Said: Poetry Reading and Reception with FRED MARCHANT

18

COLM TOIBIN — House of Names: A Novel

19

Boston Write-In at the Boston Public Library

20

The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

Write Down the Street / Autores a la Vuelta

An Afternoon with Granta Magazine: Best of Young American Novelists

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

SARAH PRAGER: Queer, There, & Everywhere: 23 People Who Changed the World

DANI SHAPIRO at Brookline Booksmith

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MAXIM D SHRAYER – Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story

The Other Side of Impossible: Ordinary People Who Faced Daunting Medical Challenges & Refused to Give Up

25

Pirate Women: The Princesses, Prostitutes, & Privateers Who Ruled the Seven Seas

26

Wolf Hunt: Fiction, Translation: Translator Angela Rodel in conversation with Claire Messud

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

30

GrubStreet’s Short Story Incubator Open House & Info Session

A True Tale of Love and Survival in the Amazon

31

JILL LEPORE on “Joe Gould’s Teeth”

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Going to the Chapel and Staying Married

Memoirs on Mortality and Murder at Brookline Booksmith

Centennial Celebration of the Women’s National Book Association with Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author, Megan Marshall

2

Wilde Opera Nights: Patience

Odyssey Opera Continues “Wilde Opera Night” Series June 2nd and 3rd

3

The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

Wilde Opera Nights: Patience

Odyssey Opera Continues “Wilde Opera Night” Series June 2nd and 3rd

4

DAVID SEDARIS- Theft by Finding

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