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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

Children’s Storytime: Nancy Tupper Ling presents THE YIN-YANG SISTERS AND THE DRAGON FRIGHTFUL at Brookline Booksmith

October 6, 2019 | 10:30 am
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

When a fearsome dragon takes over their village bridge, twin sisters Mei and Wei have opposing views of how to fix the problem. Wei wants nothing more than to confront that stinky old dragon head on, but Mei favors a more thoughtful approach. With Wei’s confidence and gumption plus Mei’s creativity and diligence, it’s only […]

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1:00 pm

New England Romance Writer’s Association Craft Workshop at Brookline Public Library

October 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Romance Writers of America, New England Chapter is a a non-profit trade organization designed to advance the professional interests of career-focused romance writers through networking and advocacy. Our meetings are held each month and, draws authors, agents, editors, publishers, and other business professionals from across New England. Each meeting holds a craft or professional development […]

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Poetry; The Art of Words / Mike Amado Memorial Series at Plymouth Public Library

October 6, 2019 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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2:00 pm

Gilgamesh at Worcester Art Museum

October 6, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The WCPA is pleased to partner with the Worcester Art Museum to bring the epic of Gilgamesh alive through the work of Sebastian Lockwood.  Join us for this public performance on a Free First Sunday at Worcester Art Museum. Storyteller and teacher, Sebastian Lockwood tells the great epics: Gilgamesh, Odysseus, Caesar, Beowulf, and Monkey. His […]

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3:00 pm

An Afternoon with Edgar Allan Poe: A Living History Performance with Rob Velella at Old South Meeting House

October 6, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

Join us for an afternoon with celebrated poet Edgar Allan Poe! A writer and literary critic whose work spans genres, Mr.Poe will regale us with a selection of gothic and romantic poetry and short stories. He will read excerpts from stories that feature female characters, as we embark upon a season of programming highlighting women’s […]

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Special Signing Event: Felicia Day at Porter Square Books

October 6, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

In Embrace Your Weird, New York Times bestselling author, producer, actress, TV writer, and award-winning web series creator, Felicia Day takes you on a journey to find, rekindle, or expand your creative passions. Including Felicia’s personal stories and hard-won wisdom, Embrace Your Weird offers: —Entertaining and revelatory exercises that empower you to be fearless, so […]

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3:30 pm

Poetry Reading at Somerville Community Growing Center

October 6, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Somerville Community Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave., near Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143 United States

Lloyd Schwartz, poet laureate of Somerville, David Surrette, author of Malden, and Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, poet laureate of Andover will be featured. A reception will follow the reading.

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Three Poets Reading at Sommerville Community Growing Center

October 6, 2019 | 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Somerville Poet Laureate Lloyd Schwartz will be joined by David Surette, author of Malden, and Linda Flaherty Haltmaier, poet laureate of Andover.

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6:00 pm

Marie Lu presents REBEL in conversation with Kiersten Frost at Coolidge Corner Theatre

October 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 United States

Meet YA author Marie Lu, discussing her newest novel, Rebel! Marie will be in conversation with Brookline Booksmith children’s bookseller Kiersten Frost. Marie’s presentation at the theatre will begin at 6PM, and will be followed with a book signing across the street at Brookline Booksmith, beginning at 7PM. THE BOOK Respect the Legend. Idolize the […]

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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.