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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

Jeff VanderMeer for “Borne”

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Podcast Launch Party at Liberty Hotel Boston

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

How to Teach Shakespreare to Children

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Kill It to Save It: An Autopsy of Capitalism’s Triumph over Democracy

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RICHARD FORD in conversation with CHRISTOPHER LYDON

The Dire Literary Series

LIDIA YUKNAVITCH – The Book of Joan

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

ELIZABETH STROUT in Conversation with ANDRE DUBUS III in Brookline

Remembering PHILLIS WHEATLEY

RICHARD RUSSO Trajectory: Stories

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RAKESH SATYAL’s new novel: No One Can Pronounce My Name

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

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“Changing of the Bard”: An Evening of Poetry in Brookline

The Global Novel: Writing the World in the 21st Century

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The Lowells of Massachusetts: An American Family

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J. COURTNEY SULLIVAN in conversation with MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN

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Authors Stephen Kennedy Smith and Douglas Brinkley discuss JFK’s vision for America with Samantha Power and Ron Suskind, moderated by Fredrik Logevall

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

DENNIS LEHANE reads from his new novel: Since We Fell

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GrubStreet Summer 2017 Open House and Showcase

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COLM TOIBIN — House of Names: A Novel

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Write Down the Street / Autores a la Vuelta

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

DANI SHAPIRO at Brookline Booksmith

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MAXIM D SHRAYER – Leaving Russia: A Jewish Story

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

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GrubStreet’s Short Story Incubator Open House & Info Session

A True Tale of Love and Survival in the Amazon

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JILL LEPORE on “Joe Gould’s Teeth”

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Wilde Opera Nights: Patience

Odyssey Opera Continues “Wilde Opera Night” Series June 2nd and 3rd

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Wilde Opera Nights: Patience

Odyssey Opera Continues “Wilde Opera Night” Series June 2nd and 3rd

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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.