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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”

MAX WINTER and DAISY JOHNSON at Brookline Booksmith

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Going to the Chapel and Staying Married

Memoirs on Mortality and Murder at Brookline Booksmith

Centennial Celebration of the Women’s National Book Association with Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author, Megan Marshall

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Wilde Opera Nights: Patience

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

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

Wilde Opera Nights: Patience

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

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DAVID SEDARIS- Theft by Finding

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

Queering Literature: A Pride Panel

6

JESSAMYN STANLEY, author of Every Body Yoga, Interviewed by ROBIN YOUNG

HALLIE EPHRON – You’ll Never Know, Dear

7

Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, & the Battle Over Civil Rights

8

“It’s Alive!” Frankenstein’s Lessons for Scientists and Creators

PATRICIA LOCKWOOD, Author of Priestdaddy

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

One Nation, Indeterminable

One Nation, Indeterminable: A Theatrical Response to the Current National Climate

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

Writing Hard Stories: Memoirists in Conversation

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Cambridge Forum: Rwandan Women Rising

All About Travel Writing at Harvard Bookstore

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ROXANE GAY reads from her book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER Reads at Newtonville Books

The Chalk Artist at Porter Square Books

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ALEXANDRA FULLER reads from her novel, Quiet Until the Thaw

Celebrating Gay Pride with “The Boys in the Band”

JONATHAN SAFRAN FOER at the Brattle Theatre

Drunk Crosswords at Brookline Booksmith

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101 Things That Piss Me Off at Brookline Booksmith

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

Misunderstood: Inverting the Workshop Model

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A Home for Every Writer

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

JULIA FIERRO, author of The Gypsy Moth Summer, in conversation with JOANNA RAKOFF

NYTBR Editor PAMELA PAUL On Her “Book of Books”

20

ARUNDHATI ROY – Ministry of Utmost Happiness: A Novel

Hemingway, Dos Passos, and a Friendship Made and Lost in War

Novelist ANITA DIAMANT discusses her newest nonfiction

21

No Boston Olympics: How and Why Smart Cities are Passing on the Torch

22

MARIANNE LEONE and MICHAEL PATRICK MACDONALD Discuss Her New Memoir, Ma Speaks Up

MICHAEL FRANK reads from his memoir, The Mighty Franks

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet present debut author ANGELICA BAKER

BETH MACY, author of TRUEVINE, in conversation with LISA MULLINS

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SHERMAN ALEXIE at First Parish Church

Truevine at Porter Square Books

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

Write Down the Street / Autores a la Vuelta

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Crónicas y cuentos: a bilingual creative writing workshop

LGBT Novelist SJ SINDU reads from Marriage of a Thousand Lies

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30th Joiner Institute Writers’ Workshop Poetry and Music Celebration

SJ SINDU and LOUIE CRONIN on Their New Novels at JP Papercuts

28

Novel Generator Open House & Info Session

How to Be a Muslim: An American Story

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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