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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

November 20, 2019 | 7:00 pm - December 5, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road
Newton Center, MA 02459 United States
Free

Celebrate the release of the 2019 edition of The Best Small Fictions, with readings by Chaya Bhuvaneswar, DeMisty Bellinger, Zoë Gadegbeku and Maggie Cooper. The Best Small Fictions anthology, now in its fifth year, presents one hundred and forty-­six pristinely crafted pieces from an array of authors representing twenty-­six nations and six continents. These short, elliptical […]

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3:00 pm

Stéphane Vial and Patsy Baudoin present BEING AND THE SCREEN: HOW THE DIGITAL CHANGES PERCEPTION at Harvard Book Store

November 22, 2019 | 3:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Harvard Book Store welcomes professor, author, and editor STÉPHANE VIAL and translator, editor, and former MIT Media Lab librarian PATSY BAUDOIN for a discussion of Stéphane's new book, Being and the Screen: How the Digital Changes Perception, translated from the French by Patsy. About Being and the Screen Digital technologies are not just tools; they […]

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7:00 pm

Works in Translation – THE LIVING DAYS at Harvard Book Store

November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Translator Jeffrey Zuckerman will appear in conversation with Annabel Kim on Friday, November 22 as part of Harvard Book Store’s Works in Translation series to promote the English language publication of THE LIVING DAYS, winner of a French Voices Award. This novel, by Francophone master Ananda Devi, follows an unsettling, magnetic attraction between Mary, a […]

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Jeffrey Zuckerman presents THE LIVING DAYS BY ANANDA DEVI in conversation with Annabel L. Kim at Harvard Book Store

November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Free

Harvard Book Store welcomes editor and translator JEFFREY ZUCKERMAN for a discussion of his experience translating ANANDA DEVI's acclaimed novel The Living Days for an English-reading audience. He will be joined in conversation by ANNABEL L. KIM, Harvard professor and scholar of French fiction. About The Living Days A chance encounter on Portobello Road incites an […]

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Suzanne McConnell presents PITY THE READER: ON WRITING WITH STYLE at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Free

Author, editor and writing teacher Suzanne McConnell was a student of Kurt Vonnegut’s at the Iowa Writer’s Workshop during its heyday, the period from 1965-67, when Vonnegut, along with Nelson Algren and other notable authors were in residence. This was also the period when Vonnegut was writing his masterpiece, Slaughterhouse-Five, and had a lot to […]

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Anne Fadiman reads from Clifton Fadiman’s WALLY THE WORDWORM at Porter Square Books

November 22, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States
Free

Prize-winning author Anne Fadiman presents and reads from a newly re-issued edition of her father Clifton Fadiman's book for children, Wally the Wordworm. A worm that lives on words, Wally finds himself starved for inspiration, until one day, he inches into a magical book: the dictionary. From this moment, he embarks upon a logomaniacal odyssey of […]

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7:30 pm

The Last Days of Judas Iscariot at the First Church Boston

November 22, 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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8:00 pm

Seven Deadly Sins at the Modern Theatre at Suffolk University

November 22, 2019 | 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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One event on November 22, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 3:00pm

One event on November 23, 2019 at 8:00pm

One event on November 24, 2019 at 3:00pm

Modern Theatre at Suffolk University, 525 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111 United States
$10 - $15

The Suffolk University Theatre Department Proudly Presents the World Premiere Event THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS By Thornton Wilder November 21-24 Directed by Wesley Savick, Micaleen Rodgers and Sydney Grant   The World Premiere of Thornton Wilder’s entire one-act play cycle about the variety and consequences of human frailty.   The Suffolk University Theatre Department presents […]

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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.