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Step Afrika: The Migration at the EmersonArts Theater

May 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm - May 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theater, 219 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
$20 - $80

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 […]

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Mass Poetry Festival: May 4-6th

May 4, 2018 | 8:00 am - May 6, 2018 | 5:00 pm
Peabody Essex Museum, 161 Essex St.
Salem, MA 01970 United States
$30

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 […]

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

May 5, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Middle East, 480 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139

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 […]

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