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#Poem Monday 2019 at Porter Square Books

December 2, 2019 | 12:00 am - December 3, 2019 | 12:00 am
Porter Square Books, 25 White Street
Cambridge, MA 02140 United States

On #CyberMonday, much like Black Friday, we tend to think of the biggest stores first when we fire up the ole browser, but many local independent stores (including yours truly) support online shopping as well--online shopping that includes shipping, in store pick up, and gift wrapping. And, with all the sale-surfing, price checking, ship-to-arrive confirmation, […]

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5:30 pm

GrubStreet Spring 2020 Open House and Showcase at GrubStreet HQ

December 3, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Grubstreet, 162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Love to write but don't have anywhere to get feedback on your work? Want to meet fellow writers and work under the guidance of published authors? GrubStreet is here to help! Drop by our Open House on Tuesday, December 3rd, for drinks, snacks, and the answers to your questions about all things GrubStreet. New or future Grubbies […]

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6:00 pm

Alice Hoffman presents THE WORLD THAT WE KNEW in conversation with Marc Skvirsky at Boston Athenaeum

December 3, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
$15 - $20

It is WWII in Berlin, Germany, and Hanni Kohn must send her 12-year-0ld daughter Lea away to protect her from the Nazi regime. She finds her way to a renowned rabbi, but it’s his daughter, Ettie, who offers hope of salvation when she creates a mystical Jewish creature, a rare and unusual golem, who is […]

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Four Stories Returns at The Burren

December 3, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Burren, 247 Elm Street
Somerville, Massachusetts 02144 Select a Country:

Featuring: James Charlesworth has had writing appearing in Natural Bridge and won awarded finalist status in Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers. He is also the recipient of a Martin Dibner Fellowship from the Maine Community Foundation. His first novel, The Patricide of George Benjamin Hill, will be published by Skyhorse Publishing in […]

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6:45 pm

Linda & Sumner McClain Featured at Story Space at Havurat Shalom

December 3, 2019 | 6:45 pm - 9:00 pm
Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue
Somerville, MA 02144 United States

Linda and Summer McClain tell with a joie de vivre and deep compassion for humanity. This professional storytelling married couple will lift your spirits and make you think and feel. Don't miss a precious moment of stories & music from this highly esteemed, busy duo, as tonight they present "Holiday Stories". Feature’s website: http://www.storiescelebratinglife.com/ YouTube: […]

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7:00 pm

Transnational Series Presents: Reimagining the Epics with Karthika Nair and Nina MacLaughlin at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

December 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Reimagining the Epics with Karthika Nair and Nina MacLaughlin Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata Wake, Siren: Ovid Resung In Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata, Karthika Naïr retells the Mahabharata through the embodied voices of women and marginal characters, so often conquered and destroyed throughout history. Through shifting poetic forms, ranging from pantoums […]

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December 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store welcomes Rabbi MICHAEL LERNER—bestselling author of Jewish Renewal and The Left Hand of God: Taking Back Our Country from the Religious Right—for a discussion of his latest book, Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto to Heal and Transform the World. About Revolutionary Love From social theorist and psychotherapist Rabbi Michael Lerner comes a […]

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Jackie MacMullan presents BASKETBALL: A LOVE STORY and Matthew Goodman presents THE CITY GAME: TRIUMPH, SCANDAL, AND A LEGENDARY BASKETBALL TEAM at The Silver Unicorn

December 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Silver Unicorn, 12 Spruce Street
Acton, MA 01720 United States

If you love Basketball, this is the author event for you! We cannot wait to have Massachusetts author, journalist, and commentator Jackie MacMullan in our store alongside New York Times bestselling author Matthew Goodman! They will be in conversation about their two books, Basketball: A Love Story and The City Game: Triumph, Scandal, and a Legendary Basketball […]

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