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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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10:30 am

Children’s Storytime: Jacqueline Veissid presents RUBY’S SWORD and CASPIAN FINDS A FRIEND

October 20, 2019 | 10:30 am
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
Free

Ruby’s Sword - Ruby is always racing after her big brothers. But no matter how hard she tries, she can never catch up. Then one day, she discovers some sticks in the grass. Not just any sticks—swords! And suddenly the world is her kingdom. Caspian Finds A Friend - Caspian lives in a lighthouse surrounded […]

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12:00 pm

Boston Book Festival: Roxbury Edition at Dudley Square

October 20, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Free

Celebrating the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire, Boston Book Festival presents year-round events culminating in an annual festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of our city.

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2:00 pm

Author Event: Debbi Michiko Florence (Proceeds to Benefit Buddy Dog!) at The Silver Unicorn Bookstore

October 20, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Silver Unicorn, 12 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States
Free

Connecticut author Debbi Michiko Florence, author of the Jasmine Toguchi series, will be in our store to read from her newest set of books: The My Furry Foster Family series! As a special request, Debbi asked us to donate all sales proceeds from this event to a local animal foster/adoption agency. We chose Buddy Dog Humane Society of Sudbury, […]

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3:00 pm

Be the Change Community Action: Making Spaces Safer at Porter Square Books

October 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
Free

Join Porter Square Books for a workshop drawn from the book Making Spaces Safer: A Guide to Giving Harassment the Book Wherever You Work, Play, and Gather by Shawna Potter Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to […]

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Be the Change Community Action: Making Spaces Safer at Porter Square Books

October 20, 2019 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
Free

Shawna Potter, singer for the band War On Women, has tackled sexism and harassment in lyrics and on stage for years. Taking the battle to music venues themselves, she has trained night clubs and community spaces in how to create safer environments for marginalized people. Now she's turned decades of experience into a clear and […]

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5:00 pm

Author Tina Cassidy with Journalist Charlie Sennott at Fivesparks

October 20, 2019 | 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
$25

Author and journalist Tina Cassidy will be in conversation with journalist Charlie Sennott about her new book, Mr. President, How Long Must We Wait? at the Fivesparks cultural arts center in Harvard and we will be there to sell copies of her book! Called a "heroic narrative" and "compact and energetic" by The Wall Street Journal, Tina's work […]

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6:00 pm

Spaces Between: Queering Speculative Fiction at GrubStreet

October 20, 2019 | 6:00 pm - November 24, 2019 | 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 24, 2019

Grubstreet, 162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
$370

What is alien gender? How does the Otherworld express being Othered? In this course, we'll explore questions of gender and sexuality in speculative fiction, moving beyond Ursula LeGuin's classic The Left Hand of Darkness. This class will take a two-pronged approach to understanding the relationship between the queer and the weird, including discussions of writing […]

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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.