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Call for Submissions

MARK WARREN and DAVID GOODMAN, editors of Lift Us Up, in conversation with contributors and community activists CARLOS OJOS and GLORYA WORNUM

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Suffolk University Library Speaker Series: LORENZO PETRUZZIELLO

Usha Venkatraman Featured at Story Space

Memoirist SARAH SMARSH talks about debut book Heartland with author LINDA K. WERTHEIMER

HEATHER ABEL and JESSICA KEENER at Belmont Books

MOHSIN HAMID in Conversation at the New Hampshire Institute of Art

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

GennaRose Nethercott and Mary Kovaleski Byrnes

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TIM MOHR, author of Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Readable Feast: The Making of a Cookbook

How to Fight a Nazi

MITALI PERKINS at Belmont Books

Arlington Author Salon: Facing Fears, Pursuing Passions

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Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Gabriela Alemán in conversation with translator Dick Cluster for POSO WELLS

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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Dvora Jonas Featured at Story Space

CHAYA BHUVANESWAR in Conversation with CHRIS CASTELLANI at Brookline Booksmith

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

DOUG BURGESS in conversation with HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN

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IMANI PERRY, author of Looking for Lorraine: the Radical and Radiant Life of Lorraine Hansberry, in conversation with Tracey Heather Strain, documentary filmmaker, “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” (PBS American Masters)

Meet the Author: LILLIAN LI, author of Number One Chinese Restaurant

Lit Up Gala

Ploughshares Hosts JILL MCCORKLE in conversation with MARGOT LIVESEY

Author JENN ABELSON and Boston Globe’s MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN

12

Dire Literary Series Finale

Dire Literary Series Finale with ELIZABETH GRAVER and other writers

MADELINE MILLER, author of Circe, at Belmont Books

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

14

Bishop BARBARA C. HARRIS Book Launch & Hymn Sing

15

Aperitivo with the Author: LORENZO PETRUZZIELLO at Eataly

Frederick Douglass – Prophet of Freedom

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Doria Hughes Featured at Story Space

DANIEL GOLDEN: Spy Schools Paperback Launch

Craft on Draft Presents A WRITER’S VOICE – HOW TO DEVELOP YOURS AND YOUR CHARACTERS

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Author Talk and Book Signing with BARBARA BERENSEN

MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Wayétu Moore in conversation with Tanushree Baidya for SHE WOULD BE KING

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Launch of GrubStreet’s Tell-All Reading Series

COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER, author of The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

J. Anthony Lukas Book Awards’ 20th Anniversary

RAMIE TARGOFF on “Renaissance Woman” at Belmont Books

It’s Now or Never: My Life in the Late Middle Ages

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Frankenstein Read Aloud!

INSIDE THE GRADUATE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM

The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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Readings from They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing

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ANDY DAVIS Featured at Story Space

Book Launch for VIRGINIA PYE’s Shelf Life of Happiness

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China

The Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Ivana Bodrožić in conversation with translator Ellen Elias-Bursać for THE HOTEL TITO

SUSAN K. HAMILTON at Belmont Books

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TOMMY ORANGE, author of the critically acclaimed novel There There, to speak at Inly School

Speculative Boston presents JULIE C. DAY, HILLARY MONAHAN, and PAUL TREMBLAY

Award Winning Poet MARILYN CHIN with TARA SKURTU at Boston University

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Eugene O’Neill –Banned in Boston, 1929

Middays at the Meeting House, Eugene O’Neill –Banned in Boston, 1929

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

DEWITT HENRY and MARC VINCENZ reading at Porter Square Books

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Bookstore After Dark Halloween Party!

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Dr. CRYSTAL FLEMING, author of How to Be Less Stupid About Race

In Conversation: Authors Jenna Blum and Randy Susan Meyers, Partners in Public Dialogue with Vilna Shul and Old South Meeting House

30

BEN BRADLEE JR. on “The Forgotten”

Colson Whitehead at Leslie University

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

The Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Joshua Keating in conversation with Thomas Stackpole for INVISIBLE COUNTRIES: JOURNEYS TO THE EDGE OF NATIONHOOD

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Readable Feast: The Making of a Cookbook

Old South Meeting House Film Screening: Strange Interlude with Norma Shearer and Clark Gable

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Peter and The Starcatcher

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Peter and The Starcatcher

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Peter and The Starcatcher

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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.