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IMANI PERRY, author of Looking for Lorraine: the Radical and Radiant Life of Lorraine Hansberry, in conversation with Tracey Heather Strain, documentary filmmaker, “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” (PBS American Masters)

October 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Lorraine Hansberry, who died at age thirty-four, was best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, but her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements. Her unflinching commitment to social justice brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. While her close friends and contemporaries, like James Baldwin […]

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Meet the Author: LILLIAN LI, author of Number One Chinese Restaurant

October 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pao Arts Center, 99 Albany St.
Boston, MA 02111 United States

Join Palo Arts Center for a meet & greet with LILLIAN LI, author of the hit debut novel, Number One Chinese Restaurant. Tickets $30 per person includes book and light dinner.  Seating is limited.  Purchase ticket by Friday, October 5th.  All proceeds support BCNC programs for children, youth, and families. ABOUT THE AUTHOR LILLIAN LI is […]

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Lit Up Gala

October 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

What do you get when you combine inspiring poetry and prose performances with a great cocktail party? Lit Up, of course! We hope you can join us for GrubStreet’s annual narrative arts gala. In doing so, you will not only enjoy a night of writer performances and bookish fun, but also support literary access for […]

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Ploughshares Hosts JILL MCCORKLE in conversation with MARGOT LIVESEY

October 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Ploughshares is hosting an event at Brookline Booksmith to celebrate the launch of their summer issue, guest-edited by JILL MCCORKLE. She'll be in conversation with MARGOT LIVESEY, their former fiction editor and current faculty member at Iowa.

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October 11, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478

We'll be hosting a conversation between authors, journalists, and friends Jenn Abelson and Meredith Goldstein.   Can't Help Myself is a disarmingly honest memoir about giving advice when you're not sure what you're doing yourself, by the woman behind The Boston Globe's Love Letters column, Meredith Goldstein. Every day, Boston Globe advice columnist Meredith Goldstein takes on the relationship problems […]

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