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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Emerson Faculty/Alumni Reading Series: RICHARD HOFFMAN & LEAH CARROLL

Poetry & the Body

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Author JOSEPH ROSENBLOOM, Author of Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours, at the Boston Public Library

Novelist Laura van den Berg at Suffolk University

TIM TINGLE Featured at Story Space

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

AMINATTA FORNA in conversation with CLAIRE MESSUD at Harvard Book Store

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

STEVE ALMOND on “Bad Stories” at Porter Square Books

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

CD COLLINS Featured at Story Space

EILEEN MYLES at Babson College

ERIN DIONNE at Wellesley Books

SAMANTHA IRBY at Brookline Booksmith

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

AMBER MOULTON: The Fight for Interracial Marriage Rights in Antebellum Massachusetts

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

MEG WOLITZER at Wellesley Books

ICA Reads: VALERIA LUISELLI with JILL MEDVEDOW

Xhenet Aliu, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, & Gabrielle Fuentes at Belmont Books

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Muse & the Marketplace

Spotlight: Race and Power in Boston

CECILE RICHARDS, President of Planned Parenthood, at Wellesley Books

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Muse & the Marketplace

Spring Showers Reading and Open Mic

EMILY X.R. PAN at Wellesley Books

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Muse & the Marketplace

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Past, Present & Future of Libraries: Conversation w/ Author MATTHEW BATTLES

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

The Writer and the Critic: Marilynne Robinson and James Wood in Conversation

Actress/Director CHRISTINE LAHTI Shares From Her Book “True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness” at the Boston Public Library

PAULA DUGAN Featured at Story Space

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN, Love Letters columnist, at Wellesley Books

The Rise of Modern Jewish Literature Out of the Yiddish Tradition

12

Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Memoirist MARY KARR at Emerson

Latinx Poetry Reading in Celebration of National Poetry Month Featuring ELIZABETH ACEVEDO, PEGGY ROBLES-ALVARADO with Boston Poet Laureate DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES

A Poetry Reading Celebrating, and Featuring, David Ferry

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Afternoon Workshop with PEGGY ROBLES-ALVARADO: Botánica and Verses

Release Party for “The Shell Game,” with KIM ADRIAN, JUDY BOLTON-FASMAN, and STEVE EDWARDS

14

Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Who’s There: a Reading of New Translations in French and English

15

Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

True Lies and False Facts: A Questionable Tour of Boston

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

DON PICARD at Story Space

Négar Djavadi in Conversation with Laura van den Berg: DISORIENTAL

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

CONSEQUENCE MAGAZINE 10th Anniversary Issue Launch and Panel Discussion

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

What Light Does “The Gurdjieff Teaching” Shed on Religion? A Conversation

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

The Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy

Story Club Boston

Story Club Boston

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

RALPH CHADIS at Story Space

The Golden Age of Boston Television

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

The Edible Table: A Food-Themed Reading at the Boston Public Library

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Boston Writers of Color: April Social!

Bunk and the History of Hoaxes with KEVIN YOUNG

Boston in the American Revolution: Occupation 1768

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

MADELINE MILLER at Wellesley Books

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Independent Bookstore Day

Newburyport Literary Festival: Flash Fiction Panel

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Independent Film Festival Boston: Nothing is Truer Than Truth, A Documentary about Shakespeare

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

Craft on Draft presents Getting Emotional: Writing Feelings without the Melodrama

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Creative Writing with a Social Conscience

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

Staged Reading: How Will We Live Tomorrow?

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

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Cambridge Writers Studio: Spring Workshop

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

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