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Birth of a Movement: Film Screening and Discussion

Poems for Political Disaster- Readings at The Cambridge Public Library

An Evening of Inspired Leaders: A Favorite Poem Reading With Mass Poetry

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The Man Who Shot Out My Eye Is Dead: Stories

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Democracy: A Case Study

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Yuri Herrera and Lisa Dillman, Creation and Collaboration: Signs and Transmigration

Caring for Red: A Daughter’s Memoir

TIMOTHY GAGER’s Dire Literary Reading Series

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Considering Matthew Shepard: A Boston Day of Reflection

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Pulitzer Prize Winner MEGAN MARSHALL on ELIZABETH BISHOP

F*ck Love: An evening with MICHAEL and SARAH BENNETT

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JOHN DANIELLE (Wolf in the White Van) reads from his latest at Harvard Book Store

The Writers’ Room of Boston Open House & Fellowship Celebration

AYELET WALDMAN at Brookline Booksmith

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“Worst Bestsellers” Live Taping at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

Women’s Literary Voices Today: An evening with internationally acclaimed author JENNA BLUM

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GrubStreet Happy Hour

Modern Death- How Medicine Changed the End of Life

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Release Party for “The Modern Lovers” by Sean L. Maloney

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We’ll Always Have Casablanca

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“Wicked Pissed” at the State House

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WLP Publishing Series Presents: Cuba and the Embattled Book

A Night of Poetry at Harvard Book Store

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Wealth and Celebrity in Boston’s Gilded Age: A Talk with STEPHEN MOSKEY

Gender, Politics, and Imagination- with JENNIFER FINNEY BOYLAN

Award-Winning Poet, CARL PHILLIPS

Translating Cuban Poetry: Reading & Collaborative Workshop

A Night of Memoir in J.P. with MINDY FRIED and CAROLINE HELLER

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Meet the Author: ROXANE GAY at Cambridge Public Library

GEORGE SAUNDERS at Harvard Book Store

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YUVAL NOAH HARARI on A Brief History of Tomorrow

Christina Baker Kline at Boston Public Library

Pulitzer Prize Winner MEGAN MARSHALL on ELIZABETH BISHOP

All Tomorrow’s Parties: ROB SPILLMAN & NINA MACLAUGHLIN

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TRACY K. SMITH Reading at Emerson

African American Poetry and Blackness in the 21st Century

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MIT Lab’s JOI ITO and JEFF HOWE on Surviving “Our Faster Future”

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The Rise of the Rocket Girls

KAITLYN GREENIDGE: We Love You, Charlie Freeman

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Love and Literature: A Panel on Romance at the Boston Public Library

GISH JEN reads from her latest, “The Girl at the Baggage Claim: Explaining the East-West Culture Gap”

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Animals Strike Curious Poses, A Novel by ELENA PASSARELLO

JIM SHEPARD- The World To Come

Cambridge Forum with On Being’s KRISTA TIPPETT

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Inkblots: A Discussion of Rorschach and His Test at Harvard Book Store

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Paradoxes of Green: Landscapes of a City-State

Dire Literary Series with ELIZABETH SEARLE, VI KHI NAO, and ADAM SCHEFFLER

GARRARD CONLEY and TAYLOR LARSEN at Harvard Book Store

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