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10:00 am

The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

October 27, 2018 | 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

$6 - $15

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 […]

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12:00 pm

Kids Book Club at Belmont Books

October 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478

Join us for our first kids' book club! All kids ages 6 and up are welcome, even if you've just started. We'll be reading Pablo and Birdy by Alison McGhee, which will be 20% off through 10/27. This enchanting tale is a great family read aloud book.

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3:00 pm

DEWITT HENRY and MARC VINCENZ reading at Porter Square Books

October 27, 2018 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

In this new collection of essays, DEWITT HENRY draws on his 40-year career as an award-winning novelist, memoirist, editor, and teacher, as well as on the works of classical and contemporary literature that have served him as “equipment for living.” He develops a lexicon of 22 abstract terms, including Weather, Time, Handshakes, Privilege, and Empathy. […]

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3:30 pm

More Lasting Than Bronze?

October 27, 2018 | 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Omni Parker House, 60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Award-winning sculptor Meredith Bergmann will show images of her Boston Women’s Memorial, which is celebrating the 15th anniversary of its unveiling. She will tell stories about other commissions, bringing history to life, Phillis Wheatley and poems, and the tradition of a lover’s quarrel between sculpture and poetry. Meredith Bergmann is a sculptor, currently creating the Elizabeth […]

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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.