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

April 4, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Avast ye, history lovers! Brookline Booksmith welcomes LAURA SOOK DUNCOMBE for a look at her new book. Pirate Women is the first-ever Seven Seas history of the world’s female buccaneers. It tells the story of women, both real and legendary, who through the ages sailed alongside—and sometimes in command of—their male counterparts. This event is free and […]

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Reading and Writing in the Age of Trump

April 4, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Rockwell, 255 Elm Street
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 United States

In the wake of a stunning and destabilizing presidential election, questions abound: How should the literary community of writers and readers respond? How do authors of fiction and poetry approach their vocation at this political moment? To what extent can (and should) activism intersect with art? What role can literature play when faced with an […]

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