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12:00 pm

Was Henry a Hippie? Locating Thoreau in a Changing Modern World at State Library of Massachusetts

November 6, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
State Library of Massachusetts, State House-Room 341, 24 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02133 United States
Free

Please join us for an author talk on Wednesday, November 6, with renowned environmental historian Dr. Richard W. Judd, author of the recent book, Finding Thoreau: The Meaning of Nature in the Making of an Environmental Icon. To register, please visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SLM-RichardJudd Henry David Thoreau is one of America’s most widely-recognized authors, but at the […]

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6:00 pm

Zeruya Shalev in conversation with Lauren Groff at Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Central Library

November 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Free

Ten years after Iris was almost killed in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, the pain of her injuries return. She’s shocked when her doctor turns out to be the love of her teenage years, Eitan, whose rejection she’s never gotten over or forgiven. Caught in her past, and trapped in her unfulfilling life, they start […]

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Carmen Maria Machado presents IN THE DREAM HOUSE: A MEMOIR at Brattle Theatre

November 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$27.75

Harvard Book Store welcomes CARMEN MARIA MACHADO—the bestselling, award-winning author of Her Body and Other Parties—for a discussion of her highly anticipated new memoir, In the Dream House. This event is co-sponsored by Mass Humanities. About In the Dream House In the Dream House is Carmen Maria Machado’s engrossing and wildly innovative account of a […]

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NaNoWriMo at Hopkinton Public Library

November 6, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Don't forget! There are a BUNCH of Write-ins happening in our area in November! Mark your calendar and come out! Allison made beautiful passports for you, and each signature in your Passport earns you a ticket in the TGIO Party raffle! We'll let you know about those prizes coming up! Big thanks to Lisa and […]

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7:00 pm

Lawrence Weschler presents AND HOW ARE YOU DR. SACKS?: A BIOGRAPHICAL MEMOIR OF OLIVER SACKS at Harvard Book Store

November 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed author and veteran New Yorker staff writer LAWRENCE WESCHLER for a discussion of his latest book, And How Are You, Dr. Sacks?: A Biographical Memoir of Oliver Sacks. About And How Are You, Dr. Sacks? The author Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set […]

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Matt Saincome presents THE HARD TIMES: THE FIRST 40 YEARS in conversation with Bill Conway at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

November 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Free

The Hard Times: The First 40 Years is the first book from The Hard Times.net, the Internet’s favorite music satire site. Often referred to as “The Onion for punk rock,” the site has developed a sizable, devoted following for its razor-sharp takes on underground music and alternative culture. And with headlines like “Man Magically Transforms […]

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7:30 pm

Robert Lowell Memorial Lecture Series at Leventhal Center Auditorium

November 6, 2019 | 7:30 pm
Free

Award-winning poet Naomi Shihab Nye to read with BU MFA alumna Katherine Hollander. Reception to follow! Wednesday, November 6th, 7:30pm at the Leventhal Center Auditorium, 233 Bay State Rd.

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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.