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5:00 pm

Juneteenth at MFA Boston, Cosponsored by GrubStreet

June 20, 2018 | 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States

FREE ADMISSION BEGINS AT 4 PM On the evening of June 20, join the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for Juneteenth—the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. In partnership with the Transformative Culture Project, the night includes thoughtful discussion, powerful art and engaging activities featuring artists from Boston's local creative community. […]

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7:00 pm

TERRANCE HAYES at Harvard Book Store

June 20, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes National Book Award–winning poet TERRANCE HAYES for a discussion of his latest book of poetry, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin. In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Written during the first two hundred […]

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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.