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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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12:00 pm

Author Talk and Book Signing with Edwin Hill at the State Library of Massachusetts

October 3, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
State Library of Massachusetts, State House-Room 341, 24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133 United States

We have a treat for you this October! Edwin Hill, author of the critically-acclaimed Hester Thursby mystery series, will speak at the State Library of Massachusetts on Thursday, October 3, about his new novel, The Missing Ones. Edwin Hill’s debut novel, the psychological thriller Little Comfort, introduced us to Hester Thursby, a Harvard librarian who […]

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12:30 pm

Women of Color and the Global Security Challenges of the 21st Century with Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins at UMass Boston

October 3, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Challenges today are global in nature and are best addressed through global responses with diverse voices engaged. However, those most vulnerable, people and particularly women of color, are not adequately represented at the policy tables where decisions are being made. This discussion will examine some of those challenges, particularly infectious disease, and the impact of […]

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6:00 pm

Author Talk Series: Jack Cashman: An Irish Immigrant Story at Boston Public Library

October 3, 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

Johanna Cashman and Jack McCarthy, along with over a million others, immigrated to America to escape a devastating famine. They left behind family members who faced starvation to come to a land that would give them an opportunity for a good life. They were soon made aware that they were not welcome in this new […]

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Stephen Chbosky presents IMAGINARY FRIEND: A NOVEL at Brattle Theatre

October 3, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes STEPHEN CHBOSKY—the beloved, bestselling author of Perks of Being a Wallflower—for a discussion of his highly anticipated second novel, Imaginary Friend. About Imaginary Friend We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us. Single mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and her […]

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7:00 pm

Transnational Series: Jennifer Croft in conversation with Nina MacLaughlin at Brookline Booksmith

October 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

The coming of age story of an award-winning translator, HOMESICK is about learning to love language in its many forms, healing through words and the promises and perils of empathy and sisterhood. Sisters Amy and Zoe grow up in Oklahoma where they are homeschooled for an unexpected reason: Zoe suffers from debilitating and mysterious seizures, […]

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Fanny Howe presents LOVE AND I: POEMS at Harvard Book Store

October 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes critically acclaimed local poet FANNY HOWE for a discussion of her latest collection, Love and I. About Love and I Set in transit even as they investigate the transitory, the cinematic poems in Love and I move like a handheld camera through the eternal, the minds of passengers, and the landscapes […]

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7:30 pm

Arlington Author Salon: Risking it All at Kickstand Cafe

October 3, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington , Massachusetts

The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. Music, paintings, photographs, tasty treats, fabrics, even smells! Let yourself be transported with an immersive, literary experience. October's event features the theme: Risking it All with authors Susan Kaplan Carlton (In the Neighborhood […]

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Augusten Burroughs presents TOIL & TROUBLE at Somerville Armory

October 3, 2019 | 7:30 pm

From the hilarious to the terrifying, Toil & Trouble is a chronicle of one man’s journey to understand himself, to reconcile the powers he can wield with things with which he is helpless. There are very few things that are coincidences, as you will learn in Toil & Trouble.Ghosts are real, trees can want to […]

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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.