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 »
A much-loved writing community tradition is returning to the Boston area again in 2018. The Boston Poetry Marathon will be held August 10th - 12th, at Outpost 186 in Cambridge’s Inman Square. Over three days, 100+ local and out-of-town poets will read and perform their poems. The Marathon presents a diverse range of poetry styles; academics, […]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.