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September 20, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 20, 2019 | 12:00 am
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Tom Stoppard’s Tony Award-winning Best Play arrives in a marvelously funny, spectacularly beautiful new production. This modern-day classic tragicomedy imagines the lives of two minor characters from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern. As the story unfolds, they voice their confusion about the play that’s being performed without them, untangling bigger questions about life and death, reality […]

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October 1, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 15, 2019 | 12:00 am

#Read4Refugees is an annual, worldwide read-in to support refugees. By staying in to read a book on a night of their choice between October 1st and 15th and donating what they would have spent on a night out, readers around the world will help bring critical resources to vulnerable refugees in Africa and around the […]

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6:00 pm

Richard Russo presents CHANCES ARE . . . : A NOVEL at Brattle Theatre

October 2, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes Pulitzer Prize-winning author RICHARD RUSSO for a discussion of his latest novel, Chances Are... About Chances Are... One beautiful September day, three men convene on Martha's Vineyard, friends ever since meeting in college circa the sixties. They couldn't have been more different then, or even today: Lincoln's a commercial real estate […]

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6:30 pm

Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Writing Night at The Village Works

October 2, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 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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7:00 pm

Jennifer Block presents EVERYTHING BELOW THE WAIST: WHY HEALTH CARE NEEDS A FEMINIST REVOLUTION in conversation with Jaclyn Friedman at Harvard Book Store

October 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning independent journalist JENNIFER BLOCK for a discussion of her latest book, Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution. She will be joined in conversation by writer, performer, and activist JACYLN FRIEDMAN. About Everything Below the Waist American women visit more doctors, have more surgery, and fill […]

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Bobby Hundreds presents THIS IS NOT A T-SHIRT in conversation with Johnny Cupcakes at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

October 2, 2019 | 7:00 pm

The first 100 people to buy This Is Not a T-Shirt at Brookline Booksmith on Oct. 2 will receive a wristband, a seat at the event, and a free The Hundreds shirt. All other attendees will be standing-room only for the event, and meet Bobby at the signing afterwards. Streetwear occupies that rarefied space where […]

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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.