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Suzanne Hinman – The Grandest Madison Square Garden: Art, Scandal, and Architecture in the Gilded Age New York at Boston Public Library

November 19, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116 United States

The Grandest Madison Square Garden tells the non-fiction story of the fabulous 1890 “palace of pleasure” designed by Stanford White and the nude sculpture of the virgin goddess Diana by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, set on the Garden’s and America’s tallest tower. While revealing much new information, dispelling long-held myths, and proposing controversial new theories, the book […]

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Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky present ATRO POETS: YOUR GUIDE TO THE ZODIAC at Coolidge Corner Theatre

November 19, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Coolidge Corner Theater, 290 Harvard Street
Brookline, Massachusetts 02446 United States

Full of insight, advice and humor for every sign in the zodiac, the Astro Poets’ unique brand of astrological flavor has made them Twitter sensations. Their long-awaited first book is in the grand tradition of Linda Goodman’s Sun Signs, but made for the world we live in today. Alex Dimitrov and Dorothea Lasky are the […]

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6:45 pm

CD Collins featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

November 19, 2019 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States

CD Collins: This Kentucky native has 3 books and 5 spoken-word-with-music CDs, incl. "Kentucky Stories", which won Boston Poetry Awards’ Best Spoken Word. She has appeared at Berklee, ICA, New York Public Library & DC’s John F Kennedy Center, and is currently writing a collection entitled "The Little Big Town". And, to top it off, […]

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7:00 pm

Nina MacLaughlin presents WAKE, SIREN: OVID RESUNG at Harvard Book Store

November 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome NINA MACLAUGHLIN—the acclaimed local author of the memoir Hammer Head: The Making of a Carpenter—for a discussion of her highly anticipated fiction debut, Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung. About Wake, Siren I am the home of this story. After thousands of years of other people’s tellings, of all these different […]

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November U35 Reading by Mass Poetry at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

November 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States

U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign […]

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Ducks, Newburyport: LIVE! A NovelClass Podcast Taping at Porter Square Books

November 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

Join Porter Square Books for a special live podcast taping with NovelClass, featuring NovelClass's Dave Pezza, Writer's Bone host Daniel Ford, and Porter Square Books' own booksellers Josh Cook and Kate Mikell, discussing Lucy Ellmann's Ducks, Newburyport, shortlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. "For most of its 1,000 pages, Lucy Ellmann’s brilliantly ambitious seventh novel follows the unspooling […]

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7:30 pm

An Unauthorized Eleanor Wilner Reading at Estragon Tapas Bar

November 19, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Estragon Tapas Bar will host a reading! Abigail Cahill, Lara Egger, Maya Phillips and JC Todd, who will read from their new works to benefit Friends of Writers MFA scholarships at Warren Wilson's Program for Writers. Maya Phillips was born and raised in New York. Maya received her BFA in writing, literature, and publishing with […]

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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.