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MARK WARREN and DAVID GOODMAN, editors of Lift Us Up, in conversation with contributors and community activists CARLOS OJOS and GLORYA WORNUM

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Suffolk University Library Speaker Series: LORENZO PETRUZZIELLO

Memoirist SARAH SMARSH talks about debut book Heartland with author LINDA K. WERTHEIMER

HEATHER ABEL and JESSICA KEENER at Belmont Books

Author BELLE BRETT Launches “Gina in the Floating World” at Porter Square Books

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

GennaRose Nethercott and Mary Kovaleski Byrnes

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TIM MOHR, author of Burning Down the Haus: Punk Rock, Revolution, and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Readable Feast: The Making of a Cookbook

How to Fight a Nazi

MITALI PERKINS at Belmont Books

Arlington Author Salon: Facing Fears, Pursuing Passions

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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CHAYA BHUVANESWAR in Conversation with CHRIS CASTELLANI at Brookline Booksmith

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

DOUG BURGESS in conversation with HANK PHILLIPPI RYAN

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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)

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

Lit Up Gala

Ploughshares Hosts JILL MCCORKLE in conversation with MARGOT LIVESEY

Author JENN ABELSON and Boston Globe’s MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN

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Dire Literary Series Finale

Dire Literary Series Finale with ELIZABETH GRAVER and other writers

MADELINE MILLER, author of Circe, at Belmont Books

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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Bishop BARBARA C. HARRIS Book Launch & Hymn Sing

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Aperitivo with the Author: LORENZO PETRUZZIELLO at Eataly

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DANIEL GOLDEN: Spy Schools Paperback Launch

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

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

RAMIE TARGOFF on “Renaissance Woman” at Belmont Books

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

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Frankenstein Read Aloud!

The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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Book Launch for VIRGINIA PYE’s Shelf Life of Happiness

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

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Speculative Boston presents JULIE C. DAY, HILLARY MONAHAN, and PAUL TREMBLAY

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The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

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Dr. CRYSTAL FLEMING, author of How to Be Less Stupid About Race

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MFA/Mass Poetry: Poets in the Galleries

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Readable Feast: The Making of a Cookbook

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