GrubStreet and GrubStreet's Memoir Incubator Program invite you to attend the launch of TELL-ALL, the first Boston literary series devoted to all things memoir. The event features readings from Joan Wickersham, award-winning author of "The Suicide Index"; and emerging local writers Deborah Schifter, Beyazmin Jimenez, Angie Chatman, and Norman Belanger. This event is free and […]Find out more »
This is a guide to the presidential powers and limits of the Constitution, for anyone voting—or running—for our highest office. Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Is it ever a crime to criticize the president? Can states legally resist a president's executive order? In today's fraught political climate, it often seems […]Find out more »
The Nieman Foundation, Columbia University's Journalism School, ArtsEmerson, and the Huntington Theatre Company invite you to J. ANTHONY LUKAS BOOK AWARDS' 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2018 7pm: Reception 7:30pm: Panel Discussion Join us for a lively discussion of how books that explore pressing social and political issues spark dialogue and affect perceptions. Introduction: Ann Marie […]Find out more »
A biography of Vittoria Colonna, a confidante of Michelangelo, the scion of one of the most powerful families of her era, and a pivotal figure in the Italian Renaissance Ramie Targoff’s Renaissance Woman tells of the most remarkable woman of the Italian Renaissance: Vittoria Colonna, Marchesa of Pescara. Vittoria has long been celebrated by scholars of Michelangelo […]Find out more »
Boston-based writer/storyteller Judah Leblang presents "It's Now or Never" at the Piano Craft Gallery at the Piano Factory, 793 Tremont Street in the South End. This humorous one-man show explores growing older, trying to get a good night's sleep, mishaps on the road, and living a creative life despite the obstacles. After performing the show […]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.