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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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8:00 am

John Grisham and Doris Kearns Goodwin present THE GUARDIANS: A NOVEL at Back Bay Events Center

October 8, 2019 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Back Bay Events Center, 180 Berkeley St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Harvard Book Store is thrilled to welcome bestselling authors JOHN GRISHAM and DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN for a discussion of their latest books—Grisham with his newest legal thriller, The Guardians: A Novel, and historian Goodwin with the new-to-paperback Leadership: In Turbulent Times. Please Note This event does not include a book signing. Books available for purchase and pickup at […]

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6:30 pm

Dessa presents MY OWN DEVICES in conversation with Michael Pollan at Public Library of Brookline

October 8, 2019 | 6:30 pm

My Own Devices is an uncompromising and candid account of a life in motion, in music, and in love. Dessa is as compelling on the page as she is onstage, making My Own Devices the debut of a unique and deft literary voice. RSVP for free at the link! An RSVP does not guarantee entrance, […]

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South End Writes presents Alison Burnets at South End Library

October 8, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
South End Library, 685 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States

Alison Barnet will return to the South End library for her most recent take on what makes the South End tick. The author of multiple perceptive, original and passionate writings about the South End, as both a place and a character, Barnet was one of the founders of the South End News in the 1980s. She will […]

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7:00 pm

The Grace Tour: Kim Liggett presents THE GRACE YEAR at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

October 8, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Brookline Booksmith celebrates the launch of Kim Liggett’s much-buzzed novel The Grace Year. Joining Kim for this special event are Holly Black, Rory Power, and Libba Bray. Sasha Alsberg will moderate. Kim Liggett, author of The Grace Year, is originally from the rural Midwest and moved to New York City to pursue a career in […]

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7:30 pm

Dana Levin reading at Smith College

October 8, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Poetry Center at Smith College, Smith College, Wright Hall 102
Northampton, MA 01063 United States

In Dana Levin’s Banana Palace (Copper Canyon, 2016), the act of scrolling through a cellphone becomes linked with a sibyl’s prophetic voice and an overheard rant on the street swirls with the force of the oracular. In Levin’s work, this collision of voices becomes a means of interrogating the complex collage of information and human desires […]

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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.