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1:00 pm

GrubStreet’s Write Down the Street: The Stories of Your Life

April 12, 2017 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 10, 2017


GrubStreet and the Boston Public Library are pleased to offer "Write Down the Street," free creative writing classes in Boston neighborhoods, beginning in the Egleston Square and Grove Hall branch libraries. Participants have the option of attending low commitment drop-in classes and more focused 6-week courses. "Stories of Your Life" is a new 6-week weekly nonfiction class being offered. Everyone has […]

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6:00 pm


April 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
$5 - $15

Brookline Booksmith welcomes cult filmmaker, beloved author, and cultural icon JOHN WATERS for a conversation with writer CHRIS CASTELLANI. Waters will be discussing his newest book, Make Trouble. When Waters offered gleefully subversive advice about making a living as a creative person to the graduates of the Rhode Island School of Design, the speech went viral. Now […]

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Letters to a Young Writer by COLUM MCCANN

April 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St
Boston, 02116 United States

Boston Public Library welcomes COLUM MCCANN for a discussion of his essay collection, Letters to a Young Writer. Letters to a Young Writer draws on the lessons MCCANN learned through nearly twenty years as a writer and a teacher of creative writing. He offers practical advice, creative inspiration, and a profound call to arms for a new […]

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7:00 pm

The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family

April 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Come learn about the family and legacy behind one of the bay state's most famous towns. Harvard Book Store and Mass Humanities welcome NINA SANKOVITCH, author of Tolstoy and the Purple Chair and Signed, Sealed, Delivered. Sankovitch will discuss her latest book, The Lowells of Massachusetts. The Lowells were a remarkable family. They were settlers in the New World in the […]

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