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 highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David […]Find out more »
In 2011, Troy Anthony Davis, a black man convicted of murdering white police officer Mark MacPhail in cold blood, was the world's most famous death row inmate. In the twenty-two years since the murder, Davis had faced four execution dates. The day after one of those execution dates, a fifteen-year-old named Gautam Narula wrote Davis […]Find out more »
FREE Stephanie Laterza is the recipient of a SU-CASA 2018 artist-in-residence award from the Brooklyn Arts Council. Her poetry has been featured in L'Éphémère Review, Ovunque Siamo, A Gathering of the Tribes, Newtown Literary, Literary Mama, San Francisco Peace and Hope, Meniscus Magazine, and is forthcoming in First Literary Review-East. Her short fiction has been […]Find out more »
Poets and writers from Write Down the Street creative writing classes will read fiction, poetry, and memoir from many experiences and perspectives. Readers include Lloyd Sheldon Johnson, Marjorie Saintil-Belizaire, Carmen-Isabel Belizaire, Zachary Saintil-Belizaire, Carolyn Jackson, and more! Write Down the Street / Autores a la Vuelta is a partnership between GrubStreet, one of the nation's […]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.