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6:30 am

Launch of GrubStreet’s Tell-All Reading Series

October 18, 2018 | 6:30 am - 9:30 pm
Middlesex Lounge, 315 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139 United States

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 […]

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6:00 pm

COREY BRETTSCHNEIDER, author of The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

October 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

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 […]

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6:30 pm

J. Anthony Lukas Book Awards’ 20th Anniversary

October 18, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02116

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 […]

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7:00 pm

RAMIE TARGOFF on “Renaissance Woman” at Belmont Books

October 18, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478

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 […]

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7:30 pm

It’s Now or Never: My Life in the Late Middle Ages

October 18, 2018 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Piano Craft Gallery, 793 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States

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 […]

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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.