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JOE PAGLIUCA (aka BIG JOE) featured at Story Space

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JENNA and BARBARA BUSH – Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

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Ben Franklin: Son of Boston

Dire Series with LAURA VAN DEN BERG, MARK SABA and MEG SMITH

Boston One Minute Play Festival

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Boston One Minute Play Festival

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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Boston One Minute Play Festival

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ANDREA KAMENS Featured at Story Space

Mass Mouth Story Slam at Trident

Boston One Minute Play Festival

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ATHENÆUM AUTHORS SERIES: Vanity Fair’s CULLEN MURPHY

What Unites Us: DAN RATHER Reflects on Patriotism

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Poet TARA SKURTU at Porter Square Books

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MLK Memorial Breakfast

Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

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Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Driven Writing Night

January Writing Marathon at The Village Works

FIONA MOZLEY and HALLGRIMUR HELGASON at Harvard Book Store

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Midwinter Fire: A Poetry Reading with JOY LADIN, GAIL THOMAS, and LESLEA NEWMAN

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EcoMuse: Sustainable Music, Poetry, and Video with Dinosaur Annex

Arlington Author Salon

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MIRA T. LEE Presents Everything Here Is Beautiful: A Novel

Posthumous release of DENIS JOHNSON’s new story collection, The Largess of the Sea Maiden

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Poetry Roundtable in Somerville

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Jump Write In to 2018

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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

It Occurs to Me That I Am America: A Book Launch at the Boston Public Library

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MARTA FULLA Featured at Story Space

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FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series at GrubStreet

GrownUp StoryTime: A January To Remember

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Boston Athenaeum Book Talk: House at Lobster Cove

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Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Boston Athenaeum Book Talk: Forged in Crisis

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KATY ALLEN Featured at Story Space

To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism

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SUBMISSIONS: Disquiet International Literary Program

STEVEN LEVITSKY and DANIEL ZIBLATT on How Democracies Die

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KEVIN POWELL: Looking for Martin―Dr. King, Community, Civil Rights, Social Media, and the New Activism

MORGAN JERKINS at Harvard Book Store

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Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

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Dire Literary Series

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