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6:00 pm

Fems x Boston Immigrant Writers Salon: Workshop and Open Mic

August 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Make Shift Boston, 549 Columbus Ave.
Boston, MA 02118 United States

Boston Immigrant Writers Salon and FEMS Tournament are THRILLED to invite you to an evening of celebrating femme, immigrant, and diaspora voices! Join us for a Poetry Workshop, followed by an Open Mic, and finally a performance by our Feature Artist and Workshop Leader Danielle Legros Georges, Boston's former Poet Laureate. And don't forget to […]

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7:00 pm

Elissa Altman in conversation with Joanna Rakoff at Brookline Booksmith

August 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

How can a mother and daughter who love (but don’t always like) each other coexist without driving each other crazy? It’s the universal question that has defined mothers and daughters from Demeter and Persephone to Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Motherland is a story that touches every home and every life, mapping the ferocity of maternal love, […]

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Darrel J. McLeod presents Mamaskatch at Harvard Bookstore

August 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author DARREL J. MCLEOD for a discussion of his debut book, Mamaskatch: A Cree Coming of Age. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities. About Mamaskatch As a small boy in remote Alberta, Darrel J. McLeod is immersed in his Cree family’s history, passed down in the stories of his mother, Bertha. […]

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