The Boston Public Library is pleased to host MARJORIE GARBER for a lecture entitled, "Desperately Seeking Shakespeare." GARBER has published seventeen books and edited seven collections of essays on topics found in Shakespeare’s work and was a featured commentator on the BBC/PBS television series, "Shakespeare Uncovered." Newsweek magazine chose GARBER’s Shakespeare After All as oneFind out more »
Ever since the release of her seminal first book, Sexual Personae, CAMILLE PAGLIA has remained one of feminism’s most outspoken, independent, and searingly intelligent voices. Now, for the first time, her best essays on the subject are gathered together in one concise volume. Whether she’s calling for equal opportunity for American women (years before the foundingFind out more »
Can you be innocent though proven guilty? Inspired by actual events, Coyote on a Fence tells the story of two men living on death row under vastly different circumstances. Young Bobby Reyburn is a likable, illiterate member of the Aryan Brotherhood who committed a horrific crime. John Brennan is an educated, arrogant writer whose crimeFind out more »
The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, tasty treats, fabrics, even smells! Let yourself be transported with an immersive, literary experience. MICHAEL BLANDING (The Map Thief) will appear as part of the event "Maps, Manhunts, and Mysteries," along with ELIZABETHFind out more »
After a night of debauchery, Duke Orlando wakes up as a Duchess. During her/his/their frolic through 17th century Constantinople, Victorian and 20th century England, and places and selves in between, Orlando asks: "Who then am I?" A Suffolk University Theatre student production. Directed by A. Nora Long.Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.