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Writing Retreat in Prague

July 18, 2019 | 8:00 am - July 27, 2019 | 5:00 pm
Hotel Josef to Svata Katerina Resort, Resort Svata Katerina, 394 64 Počátky, Czechia
Počátky, Czech Republic

JULIE MALONEY, director of WOMEN READING ALOUD, and JACQUELINE SHEEHAN, NYTimes bestselling author, will lead the writing workshops. Open to writers in all genres, workshops follow the Amherst Writers and Artists Method, emphasizing the exploration of the authentic “voice.” Julie hails from NJ and Jacqueline lives in MA. They have worked together for over ten years at the Writer’s […]

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11:00 am

Up Close Tour: Athena at the Athenaeum

July 24, 2019 | 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States

Up Close Tours encourage visitors to look closely at materials from the Athenæum’s rich collections and consider them within a particular context. Join Boston Athenæum Docent Clive Martin for a discussion of the Goddess of Wisdom's presence in our library and her place in the ancient world,  focusing on the towering sculptures of Athena and Sophocles and the monumental […]

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7:00 pm

Camonghne Felix and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram in Conversation at Brookline Booksmith

July 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Camonghne Felix’s Build Yourself a Boat is an anthem of survival and a look at what might come after; a view of what floats and what, ultimately, sustains. Award-winning poet Lillian-Yvonne Bertram share’s her most recent collection, How Narrow My Escapes. » Camonghne Felix, M.A. is a poet, political strategist, media junkie and cultural worker. She received an M.A. […]

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Dan Albert presents Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless

July 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes author and historian of tech culture DAN ALBERT for a discussion of his debut book, Are We There Yet?: The American Automobile Past, Present, and Driverless. About Are We There Yet? Robot-controlled cars have already logged millions of miles. These technological marvels promise cleaner air, smoother traffic, and tens of thousands of lives […]

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