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David J. Silverman presents THIS LAND IS THEIR LAND: THE WAMPANOAG INDIANS, PLYMOUTH COLONY, AND THE TROUBLED HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING at Boston Athenaeum

November 12, 2019 | 12:00 am

This Land is Their Land: The Wampanoag Indians, Plymouth Colony, and the Troubled History of Thanksgiving with David J. Silverman Ahead of the 400th anniversary of the first Thanksgiving, historian David J. Silverman offers a transformative new look at the Plymouth colony’s founding events, told for the first time with the Wampanoag people at the […]

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6:00 pm

Donald L. Miller presents VICKSBURG: GRANT’S CAMPAIGN THAT BROKE THE CONFEDERACY at The Historic Rotunda at American Ancestors

November 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm
$12.50 - $37.50

The Historic Rotunda at American Ancestors 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston 6:00 PM–7:00 PM, followed by book signing  $37.50 includes seat and signed book ($35, retail) $12.50 general admission    Historian Donald L. Miller tells the dramatic and deeply researched story of the Battle of Vicksburg, the longest and most decisive military campaign of the Civil War. The conflict opened the Mississippi River, split the Confederacy, freed more […]

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6:45 pm

Mike Cohen featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

November 12, 2019 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States
$8

Mike Cohen celebrates his birthday, a week late. Expect unusual tales from deep in Mike's repertoire, from ancient Ireland, the swamps of Florida just before a huge hurricane, and the vast depths of space. Feature’s website: http://www.coriolisforce.com/TG/Demo/MDC_Live_Stories.asp There is an $8 requested donation. Every Tuesday night is Story Space from 6:45 P.M to 9:00 P.M. Storytelling […]

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7:00 pm

Transnational Series: Translating Silvina Ocampo at Brookline Booksmith

November 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
Free

“Of all the words that could define her, the most accurate is, I think, ingenious.“—Jorge Luis Borges “I don’t know of another writer who better captures the magic inside everyday rituals, the forbidden or hidden face that our mirrors don’t show us.“—Italo Calvino “Silvina Ocampo’s prose is made of elegant pleasures and delicate terrors. Her […]

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Jana Prikryl presents NO MATTER: POEMS in conversation with James Wood at Harvard Book Store

November 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed poet and editor JANA PRIKRYL—author of The After Party—for a reading from her latest collection, No Matter: Poems. She will be joined in conversation by celebrated writer, New Yorker critic, and Harvard professor JAMES WOOD. About No Matter Jana Prikryl’s No Matter guides the reader through cities—remembered and imagined—toppling past the […]

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George Howe Colt presents THE GAME at Wellesley Books

November 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States
Free

George Howe Colt, National Book Award finalist for The Big House, presents The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968, the story of that iconic American year, as seen through the young men who lived it and were changed by it. Learn more at store.wellesleybooks.com  About The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 *A New […]

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