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Summer Reading Series with MIRA T. LEE and OLIVE SENIOR

June 22, 2018 | 5:00 pm - June 27, 2018 | 8:00 pm
Marran Theater, 34 Mellen St.
Cambridge,, MA 02138 United States

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 […]

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10:00 am

The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

June 23, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

$6 - $15

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 […]

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11:30 am

Don’t Just Stand There and Read It! Performing Your Writing | ¡No te pares ahí leyendo sin hacer nada! Interpretando tu escritura en vivo

June 23, 2018 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Egleston Square Branch of the Boston Public Library, 2044 Columbus Ave
Roxbury, MA 02119

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 […]

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1:00 pm

Greater Boston Writers Resist 2018

June 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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 […]

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Greater Boston Writers Resist/Greater Boston Writers Persist

June 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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 […]

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7:00 pm

Solidarity Salon

June 23, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

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 […]

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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.