A monthly storytelling/reading show in Jamaica Plain. This month's theme: I Forgot - stories about forgetting and the aftermath. Featured storytellers and an open mic where audience members can tell their own 5 minute story, written or from the page.Find out more »
Step Afrika! triumphantly returns to Boston with The Migration, a multimedia powerhouse production that chronicles and celebrates the paths of the brave men and women who left the American South searching for better opportunities. Inspired by painter Jacob Lawrence’s groundbreaking series about “The Great Migration,” the company transforms the work into a textured, interdisciplinary movement […]Find out more »
The Mass Poetry Festival, now in it's 10th year, returns to downtown Salem May 4th through 6th. As always, the festival is priced for the poet's pocketbook at only $30 a ticket and features panels like "Fathers, Present and Absent: Encounters, Enigmas, and Elegies" and "What Big Words You Have: Using Fairytales in Your Poetry." Their […]Find out more »
Beth Castrodale started out as a newspaper reporter and then transitioned to book publishing, serving for many years as an editor for an academic press. Her novel Marion Hatley (Garland Press, 2017) was a finalist for a Nilsen Prize for a First Novel from Southeast Missouri State University Press, and an excerpt from her latest […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.