Evie Shockley is the author of semiautomatic (2017), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the LA Times Book Prize. She has published four other collections of poetry—including the new black (2011), which won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award—and a critical study, Renegade Poetics: Black Aesthetics and Formal Innovation in African American Poetry (2011). Her honors include the 2015 Stephen Henderson Award for […]Find out more »
For fans of the Royal Diaries series and Gail Carson Levine, Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky delivers the first enchanting adventure in a compelling new middle grade series about a newly orphaned girl who finds herself time-travelling between the present day and the court of the two most memorable English princesses in history. Life used to […]Find out more »
Joe Keane: Happy belated St. Patrick's Day! As one of our favorite Celtic yarn spinners, Joe will enchant us from a collection of Irish stories and a collection of his own work. A storyteller of mystical abundance, lore and talent, he is an unmitigated delight for young and old alike. Hosted By: Andrea Kamens Feature’s […]Find out more »
U35 is Mass Poetry's bi-monthly reading series for poets under the age of 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other young poets. If you are a poet under the […]Find out more »
Bosnian author Asja Bakić reads from and discusses her short story collection Mars in conversation with her translator Jennifer Zoble, moderated by local author Stacy Mattingly. Mars showcases a series of unique and twisted universes, where every character is tasked with making sense of their strange reality. One woman will be freed from purgatory once she writes the perfect book; […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.