Porsha Olayiwola & Guests SHIMMER: A Boston book-release and reading City of Boston Poet Laureate Porsha Olayiwola announces the release of "i shimmer sometimes, too", her first collection of poems, out on November 19 through Button Poetry. Porsha and guests will read from their work at the event. Readers will include: Crystal Valentine, Golden, Ashley […]Find out more »
Arvind Krishna Mehrotra in conversation with Laetitia Zecchini Arvind Krishna Mehrotra A one-of-a-kind collection of work by one of India’s best contemporary poets. Gathering the work of a lifetime, spanning four books of poetry and including thirty-four new poems, this is the first comprehensive collection to be published in the United States and the United […]Find out more »
Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning author LIZABETH COHEN—Howard Mumford Jones Professor of American Studies at Harvard University—for a discussion of her new book, Saving America's Cities: Ed Logue and the Struggle to Renew Urban America in the Suburban Age. About Saving America's Cities In twenty-first-century America, some cities are flourishing and others are struggling, but they […]Find out more »
Adrienne Brodeur presents Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me, a daughter’s tale of living in the thrall of her magnetic, complicated mother, and the chilling consequences of her complicity. Wild Game has been named a Best of Fall book by NPR, People, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus, and more. This is a free event, however […]Find out more »
In this installment of our Debut Voices series, Keena Roberts presents her debut memoir, while Nicole Valentine shares her first middle grade novel. Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight meets Mean Girls in Keena Robert's funny, insightful fish-out-of-water memoir about a young girl coming of age half in a "baboon camp" in Botswana, half in a ritzy Philadelphia […]Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.