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6:00 pm

JENNIFER EGAN reading at Emerson College

October 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bright Family Screening Room, 559 Washington St
Boston , MA 02909 United States
Free

Critically acclaimed author Jennifer Egan will be reading at Emerson in the Bright Family Screening Room in the Paramount building. Jennifer Egan is the author of A Visit From the Goon Squad, The Keep, Look at Me, The Invisible Circus, and the story collection Emerald City. Her stories have been published in The New Yorker, […]

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6:30 pm

MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

October 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 28, 2018

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 465 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02215 United States
Free

In fall of 2018 - from September through November - three poets will act as Poets in Residence at the galleries in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The workshops will take place on Wednesday evenings 6:30 - 8:30 pm (Wednesday nights after 4 pm, admission is by voluntary contribution). The workshops are designed to […]

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Finding Samuel Lowe: From Harlem to China

October 24, 2018 | 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Free

Three successful black siblings from Harlem discover their heritage by searching for clues about their long-lost Chinese grandfather, Samuel Lowe. Taking family tree research to an epic proportion, the siblings and 16 of their family members travel to two Chinese cities, ShenZhen and GuangZhou. Together, they visit their family's ancestral village, finding documented lineage that […]

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7:00 pm

The Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith presents: Ivana Bodrožić in conversation with translator Ellen Elias-Bursać for THE HOTEL TITO

October 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

When the Croatian War of Independence breaks out in her hometown of Vukovar in the summer of 1991 she is nine years old, nestled within the embrace of family with her father, mother, and older brother. She is sent to a seaside vacation to be far from the hostilities. Meanwhile, her father has disappeared while […]

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SUSAN K. HAMILTON at Belmont Books

October 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478
Free

Join us for an evening of faerie and fantasy with local author SUSAN K. HAMILTON. As the Fae Patriarch of Boston's criminal underworld, Aohdan Collins enjoys his playboy lifestyle while he works from the shadows to expand his growing empire, until one night when he shares a shot of whiskey with the lovely Seireadan Moore... […]

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