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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Emerson Faculty/Alumni Reading Series: RICHARD HOFFMAN & LEAH CARROLL

Poetry & the Body

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Author JOSEPH ROSENBLOOM, Author of Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours, at the Boston Public Library

Novelist Laura van den Berg at Suffolk University

TIM TINGLE Featured at Story Space

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AMINATTA FORNA in conversation with CLAIRE MESSUD at Harvard Book Store

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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

STEVE ALMOND on “Bad Stories” at Porter Square Books

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CD COLLINS Featured at Story Space

EILEEN MYLES at Babson College

ERIN DIONNE at Wellesley Books

SAMANTHA IRBY at Brookline Booksmith

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AMBER MOULTON: The Fight for Interracial Marriage Rights in Antebellum Massachusetts

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MEG WOLITZER at Wellesley Books

ICA Reads: VALERIA LUISELLI with JILL MEDVEDOW

Xhenet Aliu, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, & Gabrielle Fuentes at Belmont Books

Arlington Author Salon: “Just Kidding: A Humorous Take on Raising Humans”

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Muse & the Marketplace

Spotlight: Race and Power in Boston

CECILE RICHARDS, President of Planned Parenthood, at Wellesley Books

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Muse & the Marketplace

Spring Showers Reading and Open Mic

EMILY X.R. PAN at Wellesley Books

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Muse & the Marketplace

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Poetry and Creative Prose Workshop

Past, Present & Future of Libraries: Conversation w/ Author MATTHEW BATTLES

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The Writer and the Critic: Marilynne Robinson and James Wood in Conversation

Actress/Director CHRISTINE LAHTI Shares From Her Book “True Stories from an Unreliable Eyewitness” at the Boston Public Library

PAULA DUGAN Featured at Story Space

A Night of Memoir at Brookline Booksmith

Paperback Launch of Crystal King’s FEAST OF SORROW

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MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN, Love Letters columnist, at Wellesley Books

The Rise of Modern Jewish Literature Out of the Yiddish Tradition

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Memoirist MARY KARR at Emerson

Latinx Poetry Reading in Celebration of National Poetry Month Featuring ELIZABETH ACEVEDO, PEGGY ROBLES-ALVARADO with Boston Poet Laureate DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES

A Poetry Reading Celebrating, and Featuring, David Ferry

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Afternoon Workshop with PEGGY ROBLES-ALVARADO: Botánica and Verses

Release Party for “The Shell Game,” with KIM ADRIAN, JUDY BOLTON-FASMAN, and STEVE EDWARDS

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Who’s There: a Reading of New Translations in French and English

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True Lies and False Facts: A Questionable Tour of Boston

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Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

DON PICARD at Story Space

Négar Djavadi in Conversation with Laura van den Berg: DISORIENTAL

Prize-Winning Poet Jane Hirshfield: Robert Lowell Memorial Reading Series

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CONSEQUENCE MAGAZINE 10th Anniversary Issue Launch and Panel Discussion

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Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

What Light Does “The Gurdjieff Teaching” Shed on Religion? A Conversation

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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The Shakespeare Time-Traveling Speakeasy

Story Club Boston

Story Club Boston

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Story Club Boston

RALPH CHADIS at Story Space

The Golden Age of Boston Television

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Story Club Boston

The Edible Table: A Food-Themed Reading at the Boston Public Library

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Story Club Boston

Boston Writers of Color: April Social!

Bunk and the History of Hoaxes with KEVIN YOUNG

Boston in the American Revolution: Occupation 1768

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Story Club Boston

MADELINE MILLER at Wellesley Books

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Story Club Boston

Independent Bookstore Day

Newburyport Literary Festival: Flash Fiction Panel

90 Second Newbury at the Boston Public Library

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Story Club Boston

Independent Film Festival Boston: Nothing is Truer Than Truth, A Documentary about Shakespeare

Boston Children’s Theatre Presents: George Orwell’s 1984

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Story Club Boston

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Story Club Boston

Craft on Draft presents Getting Emotional: Writing Feelings without the Melodrama

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Story Club Boston

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Story Club Boston

Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A. at the Boston Public Library

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

Staged Reading: How Will We Live Tomorrow?

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Story Club Boston

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

Mass Poetry Festival: May 4-6th

Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith

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Story Club Boston

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

Mass Poetry Festival: May 4-6th

Dire Literary Series with Castrodale, Cherches, Saba, Varon, Carlson

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Story Club Boston

Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

Mass Poetry Festival: May 4-6th

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