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6:00 pm

Ayesha Harruna Attah in conversation with Zoë Gadegbeku at the BPL

February 26, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Aminah lives an idyllic life until she is brutally separated from her home and forced on a journey that turns her from a daydreamer into a resilient woman. Wurche, the willful daughter of a chief, is desperate to play an important role in her father's court. These two women's lives converge as infighting among Wurche's […]

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6:30 pm

Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Writing Night

February 26, 2019 | 6:30 pm
The Village Works, 202 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States

Fire up those stagnant creative writing projects and join us for Rekindle Your Craft, a prompt-inspired writing night. We work from one-word prompts and sometimes images, and then write for a set amount of time. Then, we gather back to see what the prompt did for us. You can share your work or your process […]

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6:45 pm

Libby Franck Featured at Story Space Tue 02/26/2019

February 26, 2019 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States

Libby Franck: presents From Slavery to Freedom, a tale as compelling today as it was in antebellum days. History comes alive as Libby gives voice to poet/abolitionist Edna Dean Proctor, who transcribed the narrative of Aunt Sally, a woman twice cruelly enslaved - with a respite in between - and finally freed. Hosted By: Bruce […]

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7:00 pm

Mandeliene Smith presents RUTTING SEASON at Porter Square Books

February 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Mandeliene Smith will read from her debut fiction collection, Rutting Season, on February 26 at 7 PM at Porter Square Books  

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Craig Morgan Teicher & Natalie Shapero at Belmont Books

February 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Belmont Books, 79 Leonard Street
Belmont, MA 02478

“The staggering thing about a life’s work is it takes a lifetime to complete,” Craig Morgan Teicher writes in these luminous essays. We Begin in Gladness considers how poets start out, how they learn to hear themselves, and how some offer us that rare, glittering thing: lasting work. Teicher traces the poetic development of the […]

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Elinor Lipman at Wellesley Books

February 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Elinor Lipman, author of The View from Penthouse B, presents Good Riddance, a delightful new romantic comedy in which one woman’s trash becomes another woman’s treasure, with deliriously entertaining results. This is a ticketed event. Your $5 ticket can be used as a coupon off the price of the book. Buy tickets in-store (no fees), […]

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Book launch and reading with Mandeliene Smith

February 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Book launch and reading of a debut short story collection.

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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.