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6:00 pm

Terry Tempest Williams presents EROSION: ESSAYS OF UNDOING at Brattle Theatre

November 14, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Brattle Theatre, 1256 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
$6

Harvard Book Store welcomes renowned writer and conservationist TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS for a discussion of her latest book, Erosion: Essays of Undoing. About Erosion Terry Tempest Williams is one of our most impassioned defenders of public lands. A naturalist, fervent activist, and stirring writer, she has spoken to us and for us in books like […]

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7:00 pm

Thomas Travisano presents LOVE UNKNOWN: THE LIFE AND WORLDS OF ELIZABETH BISHOP at Harvard Book Store

November 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Harvard Book Store welcomes author, professor, and eminent Elizabeth Bishop scholar THOMAS TRAVISANO for a discussion of his latest book, Love Unknown: The Life and Worlds of Elizabeth Bishop. About Love Unknown Elizabeth Bishop's friend James Merrill once observed that "Elizabeth had more talent for life—and for poetry—than anyone else I've known." This new biography reveals […]

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Saeed Jones presents HOW WE FIGHT FOR OUR LIVES at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

November 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Free

Haunted and haunting, Jones’s memoir tells the story of a young, black, gay man from the South as he fights to carve out a place for himself, within his family, within his country, within his own hopes, desires, and fears. Through a series of vignettes that chart a course across the American landscape, Jones draws […]

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Mimi Lemay presents WHAT WE WILL BECOME at Porter Square Books

November 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
Free

A mother’s memoir of her transgender child’s odyssey, and her journey outside the boundaries of the faith and culture that shaped her. From the age of two-and-a-half, Jacob, born “Em,” adamantly told his family he was a boy. While his mother Mimi struggled to understand and come to terms with the fact that her child may be […]

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7:30 pm

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the First Church Boston

November 14, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until November 23, 2019

An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Sunday, repeating until November 23, 2019

First Church Boston, 66 Marlborough Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
Free

Equal parts piety, prayer and profanity, The Last Days of Judas Iscariot by Pulitzer Prize winning and Tony Award nominated playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis, is a poignant, darkly comedic examination of condemnation and compassion. Set in Hope, a rundown corner of Purgatory, a trial convenes to re-examine Judas’s crimes and determine his fate- does he […]

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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.