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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

Michael Frank presents WHAT IS MISSING at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

October 10, 2019 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Costanza Ansaldo, a half-Italian and half-American translator, is convinced that she has made peace with her childlessness. A year after the death of her husband, an eminent writer, she returns to the pensione in Florence where she spent many happy times in her youth, and there she meets, first, Andrew Weissman, an acutely sensitive seventeen-year-old, […]

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12:30 pm

Online ArtWeek Spark Session

October 10, 2019 | 12:30 pm
online event, Online Event
Fremont, 94539

Want to learn more about ArtWeek and speak directly to a team member, or even other members of Massachusetts’s creative community? Attend one of our Spark Sessions! After a brief “ArtWeek 101” introduction, we will open the discussion for dialogue and questions for the ArtWeek Team. Join us briefly for part, or stay for the […]

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4:30 pm

Micheal Longley and David Ferry: A Dialogue In & About Poetry at the Poetry Center, 3rd floor of Sawyer Library

October 10, 2019 | 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
The Suffolk University Poetry Center; Sawyer Library, 3rd Floor, 73 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States

The Suffolk University English Department and The Poets' Theater are thrilled to host a dialogue in & about poetry with world-renowned poets and scholars Michael Longley (traveling all the way from Ireland!) and David Ferry, Suffolk University’s Distinguished Visiting Scholar.   This event is free and open to the public. Coffee and tea will available. […]

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5:30 pm

Karen Chase: Oedipus in the Back Seat with Patrick Donnelly: Little Known Operas at The Bookstore and Get Lit Wine Bar

October 10, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Karen Chase New Work In Progress: Oedipus in the Backseat and Patrick Donnelly Little Known Operas The lush, lexically gorgeous and emotionally complex poems of Little-Known Operas guide us through the terrain of love, sex, same-sex marriage, illness, death, and art. “MARIA CALLAS WENT TO HAMBURG” from Little-Known Operas In 1959 when Maria Callas went […]

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6:00 pm

Writers’ Room of Boston Open House, With Tracy Strauss

October 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Writers’ Room of Boston, 111 State Street, 5th Floor
Boston, MA 02109 United States

Join members of The Writers Room of Boston for a talk by Tracy Strauss on "Persistence in Publishing," while touring The Writers' Room of Boston. Learn more about our workspace and the benefits of writing at The Writers' Room. The Writers' Room of Boston is a non-profit co-working space for Boston-area writers.

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Author Talk Series: Wiebke von Carolsfeld and Jean Kwok at Boston Public Library

October 10, 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

How to survive the unthinkable? This is the question nine-year-old Tom has to face after witnessing his parent’s murder-suicide. After the horrific event, Tom refuses to speak. At first, he moves in with his childless Aunt Sonya, but she is ill equipped to deal with the traumatized boy. Before long, Tom is forced to move […]

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The Piracy Paradigm: Copyright Technology and What Happens When a Book is No Longer a “Book” at Boston Athenæum

October 10, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States

The Piracy Paradigm: Copyright, Technology, and What Happens When a Book No Longer is a "Book" with K. Matthew Dames From the time the English Parliament passed the Licensing of the Press Act in 1662 to the current United States Copyright Act of 1976, copyright's history and role have been inextricably bound to the history […]

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6:30 pm

Emerson College WLP Reading Series, David Mura Reading at the Bill Bordy Theatre

October 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bill Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street
Boston, Massachusetts

If you are a non-Emerson guest, please RSVP for this reading event at Eventbrite. A Stranger's Journey: Race and Identity in Poetry and Prose by David Mura David Mura is a poet, memoirist, novelist, and literary critic. His latest book is A Stranger’s Journey: Race, Identity & Narrative Craft in Writing. He’s written two memoirs: Turning Japanese (a […]

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Lit Up Gala at Laugh Boston / 425 Summer St, Boston, MA

October 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Laugh Boston, 425 Summer St.
Boston, MA 02210 United States

Leave the formal gowns and black ties at home and join us for a fun night out to support writers of all ages, backgrounds, and incomes.  Hosted by comedian Bethany Van Delft at Laugh Boston, Lit Up is GrubStreet’s annual fundraising gala and literary showcase to celebrate the written word and the transformative power of storytelling. […]

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Let’s Write Poetry! A four-week workshop series at She Breathes Balance and Wellness Studio

October 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Are you a poet who’s looking to deepen your craft? Ever wanted to try your hand at poetry? Join local poet, editor, and literary coach Sara Letourneau for this 4-week workshop series that’s designed to inspire and energize you to write new poems, learn new techniques, and see your work in a new light. Each […]

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Martha Minow presents WHEN SHOULD LAW FORGIVE? at Cambridge Public Library

October 10, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store and Harvard's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics welcome renowned legal scholar MARTHA MINOW—former dean of Harvard Law School—for a discussion of her latest book, When Should Law Forgive?. About When Should Law Forgive? Crimes and violations of the law require punishment, and our legal system is set up to punish, but […]

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7:00 pm

A Night in with Joyful Clemantine Wamariya

October 10, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Join Read4Refugees (in collaboration with the Girls' Night In Boston Community) for a night in to raise money for refugees. Wear your best pajamas, bring a book to swap, and get ready to cozy up with other compassionate booklovers. The event will run from 7 - 9pm and feature a virtual reading and Q&A from the incredible […]

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Naomi Klein presents ON FIRE: THE (BURNING) CASE FOR A GREEN NEW DEAL in conversation with Juliet B. Schor at First Parish Church

October 10, 2019 | 7:00 pm
First Parish In Cambridge, 1446 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes NAOMI KLEIN—award-winning, internationally bestselling author and journalist—for a discussion of her latest book, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal. She will be joined by JULIET B. SCHOR, Boston College professor and former Guggenheim fellow. This event is co-sponsored by 350 Mass, Cambridge Forum, The Intercept, The Leap, and […]

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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.