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ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD at Huntington Avenue Theatre

September 20, 2019 | 12:00 am - October 20, 2019 | 12:00 am
Huntington Avenue Theatre, 264 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115 United States
$25

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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9:30 am

Additional Alcott Tours will Lead into Little Women Movie Release at Boston By Foot

October 19, 2019 | 9:30 am
Boston By Foot, 24 School Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
$15

Last year, we celebrated the 150th anniversary of the publication of one of the most beloved books of all time — Little Women. Now we’re offering our “Louisa May Alcott’s Boston” tour monthly through the end of the year, leading up to the release of the latest Little Women movie on Christmas Day. This eighth […]

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10:00 am

Boston Book Festival at Copley Square

October 19, 2019 | 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Copley Square, Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Free

The Boston Book Festival returns for Year Eleven, and this time, it's a full weekend event for the first time ever. Festival events will take place in Copley Square on Saturday 10/19 and in Dudley Square on Sunday 10/20. Saturday highlights include keynotes by Marie Lu, Elizabeth Strout, Ben Crump, and David W. Blight, as […]

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10:30 am

Volunteer with Mass Poetry at 2019 Boston Book Festival

October 19, 2019 | 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Copley Square, Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Free

Mass Poetry is excited to be a partnering organization at this year's Boston Book Festival! On Saturday, October 19th, we'll be hosting a series of events and we are looking for 2-4 volunteers to assist in staffing and managing these events between 10:30am-5:30pm. If you're interested in volunteering with Mass Poetry at Boston Book Festival, […]

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10:45 am

Poetry at the Extreme at BPL McKim Exhibition Hall

October 19, 2019 | 10:45 am - 11:45 am
Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St
Boston, 02116 United States
Free

Former US Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky will be joined by contributors Maggie Dietz, Martín Espada, and Jill McDonough to read poems from their collections, as well as other collected poems demonstrating poetry at the heights and depths of emotion. Obama inaugural poet Richard Blanco, author most recently of How to Love a Country, will host what's sure to be a powerful […]

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11:00 am

Saturday Morning Storytime: Patricia MacLachlan at the Silver Unicorn Bookstore

October 19, 2019 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Silver Unicorn, 12 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States
Free

Newbery Medal-winning Massachusetts author Patricia MacLachlan will be in our store reading her newest picture book, The Hundred-Year Barn! A little boy watches his family and community come together to build a grand red barn. This barn becomes his refuge and home—a place to play with friends and farm animals alike. The boy leaves and returns […]

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3:00 pm

Mackenzi Lee presents HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN FIFTY DOGS at Porter Square Books

October 19, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
Free

New York Times bestselling author (and Porter Square Books' own!) Mackenzi Lee presents her latest book: an illustrated collection of stories about dogs that knew how to sit, stay, and witness history. Most dog lovers know Fido and Laika, but how about Martha, Paul McCartney's Old English Sheepdog? Or Peritas, Alexander the Great’s trusted canine […]

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3:30 pm

The School Street Sessions: Frankie Concepcion presents Defining Home and Other Stories: On Becoming an Immigrant in America at the Omni Parker House

October 19, 2019 | 3:30 pm
Omni Parker House, 60 School Street
Boston, MA 02108 United States
Free

Frank Concepcion will talk about the physical and emotional journey of becoming an immigrant through personal stories and the work of the Boston Immigrant Writers Salon, inviting the audience to participate in a guided reflection of that which we long for and that which we leave behind.  Frankie Concepcion is a writer and community organizer […]

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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.