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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Boston Athenaeum Book Talk: Forged in Crisis

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KATY ALLEN Featured at Story Space

To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism

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SUBMISSIONS: Disquiet International Literary Program

Beers and Bites at the Boston Public Library

STEVEN LEVITSKY and DANIEL ZIBLATT on How Democracies Die

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Boston Black Male Artist Collective at the Newsfeed Café

KEVIN POWELL: Looking for Martin―Dr. King, Community, Civil Rights, Social Media, and the New Activism

MORGAN JERKINS at Harvard Book Store

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Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

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FREE CRAFT SEMINAR: “Making the Jump: Bringing Characters to Life on the Page”

Writing Romance Today: A panel with authors KRISTAN HIGGINS and SARAH MACLEAN at the Boston Public Library

Dire Literary Series

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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

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Literary Trivia at the Newsfeed Cafe

WES HAZARD Featured at Story Space

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Novel Incubator Submission Deadline

Award Winning Poet JANE HIRSHFIELD at Suffolk University

MIRA T LEE reads from “Everything Here is Beautiful” at Porter Square Books

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ROSALYN D. ELDER on African American Heritage in Massachusetts

History, Identity, Politics, and the Art of Writing: A Lecture with VIET THANH NGUYEN

DAVID DONOVAN on Henry Beston’s “The Outermost House”

Memoir Incubator Open House & Info Session

KRISTIN HANNAH at Wellesley Books

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Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Free Memoir Workshop at Somerville Public Library

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SAM GRAHAM-FELSEN Presents Green: A Novel

Wrters ELENA GEORGIOU and KL PEREIRA Explore Immigration, Refugees, and Identity at the Boston Public Library

Emerson’s Publishing Series: How To Get An Agent & How to Be One

Valentine’s Day at Story Space

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Porter Square Books Presents: Poets & Pints Open Mic

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Author DORJE DOLMA on Growing Up in the Remote Dolpo Region of Nepal

Activist/Authors FRANCIS MOORE LAPPE and ADAM EICHEN on Anti-Democracy Crisis at the Boston Public Library

Late Night at the Congressional Library: Prohibition Trivia!

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Crónicas y Cuentos: a Bilingual Writing Workshop from GrubStreet

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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Boston By Foot: the Adams Family Walking Tour

Free Memoir Workshop at Somerville Public Library

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MURRAY DANOFSKY Featured at Story Space

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ANDREW MORTON, Author of “Wallis in Love: The Untold Life of the Duchess of Windsor, the Woman Who Changed the Monarchy” at the Boston Public Library

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Common Threads 2018 Launch Discussion Group

The Baker Chocolate Company: A Sweet History

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

Turtle Studios: Writers Night

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

For the Love of Arts Criticism

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

Free Memoir Workshop at Somerville Public Library

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Writing Night

Cheryl Hamilton Featured at Story Space Tue 02/27/2018

Free Memoir Workshop at Somerville Public Library

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

JESSICA SHATTUCK reads from The Women in the Castle

GrownUp StoryTime: Frost to Thaw

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

Exodus from Dixie: The Great Migration as a Social Movement

Salamander: 25th Anniversary Celebration and Reading

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

Dire Literary Series with Yarbrough, Cherches and Pleasants

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ArtsEmerson premieres The White Card by CLAUDIA RANKINE

Book Launch for Avaton by DIMITRIOS BAFALOUKOS

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