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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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10:30 am

Reckless Poetry: A GrubStreet Workshop with Cathie Desjardins at GrubStreet, 162 Boylston Street

October 5, 2019 | 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Grubstreet, 162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

A workshop in which we will take risks with both form (insults, notes, chants, oaths) and content to write poems of translation and transformation. By honoring imagination and experimentation and looking at powerful models our goal is to write bold, authentic poems. Cathie Desjardins has been serving as 2017-19 Poet Laureate of Arlington MA. Her […]

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1:00 pm

R.J. Palacio presents WHITE BIRD at Coolidge Corner Theatre

October 5, 2019 | 1:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 United States

In R. J. Palacio’s bestselling collection of stories Auggie & Me, which expands on characters in Wonder, readers were introduced to Julian’s grandmother, Grandmère. Here, Palacio makes her graphic novel debut with Grandmère’s heartrending story: how she, a young Jewish girl, was hidden by a family in a Nazi-occupied French village during World War II, […]

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3:00 pm

Aimee Lucido presents EMMY IN THE KEY OF CODE and Sofiya Pasternack presents ANYA AND THE DRAGON at Porter Square Books

October 5, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Aimee Lucido's debut novel is Emmy in the Key of Code. In a new city, at a new school, twelve-year-old Emmy has never felt more out of tune. Things start to look up when she takes her first coding class, unexpectedly connecting with the material—and Abigail, a new friend—through a shared language: music. But when Emmy gets bad news about their computer […]

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5:00 pm

Transnational Series: Naja Marie Aidt in conversation with Valeria Luiselli at Brookline Booksmith

October 5, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

Naja Marie Aidt will discuss her memoir 'When Death Takes Something From You Give It Back: Carl's Book" with Valeria Luiselli. This event is part of Brookline Booksmith's Transnational Series which focuses on books concerned with themes of migration as well as works in translation. For more information contact series director Shuchi at shuchi@brooklinebooksmith.com “There […]

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Naja Marie Aidt presents WHEN DEATH TAKES SOMETHING FROM YOU GIVE IT BACK in conversation with Valeria Luiselli at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

October 5, 2019 | 5:00 pm

“There is no one quite like Naja Marie Aidt. She’s comparable only to things like sequoias, whale-song, desert thunderstorms, or wolves. The depth of her emotional world and the diaphanous, often brutal clarity with which she understands the human soul beckon us to pause, breathe, think. Here, she takes us on a journey into death […]

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7:30 pm

Munroe Saturday Nights, Lexington, at First Parish Church UU Church, Medfield

October 5, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Local poets will read poems based on local painters' work, and briefly discuss the process of turning image into poem. Paintings by Emily Passman, Jeanine Sobell Pastore, Deepak Das, Jaroslava O'Neil, Sudakshina Bhattacharya, and Laurel Smith will be displayed during the reading.

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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.