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12:30 pm

GrubStreet FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series at GrubStreet HQ

November 13, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Grubstreet, 162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Do you work downtown and want to fit some writing into your day? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Join our FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series. Bring your lunch and come on over to GrubStreet on Wednesday, November 13th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get […]

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6:00 pm

Graphic Novel AIVALI: A STORY OF GREEKS AND TURKS in 1922 at Consulate General of Greece in Boston

November 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

A journey in time … a previous refugee crisis in the Mediterranean … this graphic novel dramatically tells the story of Greeks and Turks living as neighbors in the town of Aivali and other places along the Aegean Sea during the late Ottoman Empire; their subsequent expulsion from their ancestral homelands during a population exchange […]

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November 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm

Harvard Book Store, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Cabot Science Library welcome author and influential physicist LEE SMOLIN for a discussion of his new book, Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum. About Einstein's Unfinished Revolution Quantum physics is the golden child of modern science. It is the basis […]

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NaNoWriMo at Watertown Free Public Library

November 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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All Necessary and Useful Knowledge: Thomas Bray’s Libraries for Colonial America at Boston Athenaeum

November 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
Free - $15

The William Orville Thomson Endowed Lecture All Necessary and Useful Knowledge: Thomas Bray’s Libraries for Colonial America with John Buchtel This free-for-members event is made possible with support from the William Orville Thomson Endowment, which is generously funded by Athenæum Proprietor Peter Thomson. In 1697, Thomas Bray, a priest in the Church of England, published […]

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6:30 pm

Rekindle Your Craft: A Prompt-Writing Night at The Village Works

November 13, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Village Works, 202 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States

Fire up those stagnant creative writing projects and join us for Rekindle Your Craft, a prompt-inspired writing night. We work from one-word prompts and sometimes images, and write for a set amount of time. Then, we gather back to see what the prompt did for us. You can share your work or your process if […]

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7:00 pm

Transnational Series presents: John Freeman in conversation at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

November 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

John Freeman in conversation with Krysten Hill Dictionary of the Undoing This event is co-sponsored by GrubStreet, one of the nation’s leading non-profit creative writing centers. For John Freeman—literary critic, essayist, editor, poet, “one of the preeminent book people of our time” (Dave Eggers)—it is the rare moment when words are not enough. But in the […]

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Samuel Shem presents MAN’S 4TH BEST HOSPITAL: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

November 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes novelist and playwright SAMUEL SHEM for a reading from his new novel, Man's 4th Best Hospital—the long-awaited sequel to his bestselling, highly acclaimed The House of God. About Man's 4th Best Hospital Years after the events of The House of God, the Fat Man has been given leadership over a new Future of […]

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Kathleen Weiler presents MARIA BALDWIN’S WORLDS at Porter Square Books

November 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Maria Baldwin (1856--1922) held a special place in the racially divided society of her time, as a highly respected educator at a largely white New England school and an activist who carried on the radical spirit of the Boston area's internationally renowned abolitionists from a generation earlier. African American sociologist Adelaide Cromwell called Baldwin "the […]

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