Did you know that the world's first foodies weren't actually hipsters? They were wealthy ancient Romans and the best known was a man named Apicius, who was the inspiration for the world's first known cookbook and threw lavish parties for Caesar Tiberius. Apicius is at the center of Crystal King's debut novel, Feast of SorrowFind out more »
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 hasFind out more »
Join KEN LUDWIG at the Boston Public Library for this free Lowell Lecture. LUDWIG is the winner of the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of 2014, How to Teach Shakespeare to Children. LUDWIG provides the tools to help children understand, and love, Shakespeare’s works. Ludwig’s plays and musicals have been performed in more than 30 countriesFind out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.