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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

February 24, 2018 | 7:30 pm - March 18, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Paramount Center Mainstage, 559 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
$20 - $80

In this stunning world premiere at ArtsEmerson, The White Card unfolds a meticulously crafted story, raising uncomfortable questions about what — and who — are on display. Exploring contemporary headlines and cultural touchstones, CLAUDIA RANKINE's The White Card refuses to remain “just a play,” safely entrenched on the stage. Like her 2014 New York Times bestselling […]

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10:00 am

Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

February 26, 2018 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Monday, repeating until April 9, 2018

private home in North Cambridge, Cedar St
Cambridge, United States

In this intimate, rigorous ten-week workshop, we will look closely at the work of other writers and at our own work, and at our processes as writers. Open to writers of all levels, the class fosters a sense of curiosity about the process of writing itself and encourages both experimentation and revision, play and seriousness. While […]

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7:00 pm

For the Love of Arts Criticism

February 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm
Burnes Hall in New England Conservatory’s Student Life & Performance Center, 255 Botolph Street
Boston, MA 02144 United States

The Arts Fuse is initiating a series of monthly discussions (the final Mondays in February, March, and April) on the threatened state of theater and arts criticism, particularly in our mainstream media: The Boston Globe and NPR stations WGBH and WBUR. Admittance is free -- but donations (of any size) to The Arts Fuse, an […]

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How To Catch A Falling Knife: Poetic Play as the Practice of Negative Capability

February 26, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mahindra Humanities Center, Baker 133 Harvard University
Cambridge, MA United States

In this talk DAVID RIVARD discuss how poets engage playfully and boldly with beauty and form as counterforces to existential anxieties, and how play both leads to a finished poem and remains alive in it, still ongoing. I will discuss others' poems as examples of this aliveness and then share a "behind the scenes" look at […]

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7:30 pm

Free Memoir Workshop at Somerville Public Library

February 26, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Come to one or more sessions: Monday, February 12; Tuesday, February 27; and Tuesday, March 6.
Somerville Public Library Central Branch, 79 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Take a little time on a wintry evening to relax, reflect, and create! Local writer ELIZABETH MORONEY will guide you through writing exercises that help you put your past in words. You’ll leave with strategies and ideas to keep your writing going. Free! All levels welcome. Suitable for adults and high school students. No signups […]

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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.