Lesley University’s summer reading series will bring a variety of acclaimed authors to campus June 22 to 27 at Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St., Cambridge. All readings are free and open to the public. MIRA T. LEE (pictured) and OLIVE SENIOR will headline the annual series as visiting writers. A selection of writers from the […]Find out more »
By the mid-nineteenth century, Boston had earned the nickname “The Athens of America”, as an important center for literature and as home to many of America's greatest writers. It was the launch pad of American Romanticism, Transcendentalism, the Fireside Poets, and American Realism. This literary tour, cosponsored by the Boston Literary District, highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent […]Find out more »
Are you ready to share your writing--live? While spoken word artists write in a tradition that is oral, musical, performative, AND literary, what about performing our stories, essays, and poems that were written primarily for the page? How can we amp up the potential of the literary reading to connect with audiences and bring new […]Find out more »
Last January, writers and readers gathered worldwide at Writers Resist events to voice their solidarity against the divisive tactics employed by the current administration and its supporters. Since then, our First Amendment rights have faced ongoing attacks. Journalists have been told what to write by the Press Secretary, and authors have been threatened online, and […]Find out more »
Writers in greater Boston have long addressed political and politicized issues in their work, including racism, police brutality, immigration, environmental activism, LGBTQ discrimination, US involvement in foreign wars, domestic terror, domestic violence, and mass incarceration. Readings will be interspersed with discussion of how these authors have used writing as a method of resistance, and how […]Find out more »
A reading/performance/exhibit featuring: LISA DESIRO, poet and pianist KELLY DUMAR, poet and playwright DARCI HANNA, artist JENNIFER MARTELLI, poet KAY PATTERSON, soprano ANNE PLUTO, poet LISA DESIRO invites you to join a gathering of local literary, visual, and performing artists. By sharing poetry, music, and handmade creations artists support each other in solidarity while reaching out […]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.