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12:30 pm

GrubStreet FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series at GrubStreet HQ

December 11, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Grubstreet, 162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Do you work downtown and want to fit some writing into your day? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Join our FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series. Bring your lunch and come on over to GrubStreet on Wednesday, December 11th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get […]

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Mary Laura Philpott presents I MISS YOU WHEN I BLINK at Wellesley Books

December 11, 2019 | 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482 United States

Join us for a special lunch with Mary Laura Philpott, author of I Miss You When I Blink. Ann Patchett calls the collection of essays "Relentlessly funny, self-effacing and charming.” Your $44 ticket includes lunch from Altra Strada Restaurant and a copy of I Miss You When I Blink. Buy tickets in-store or by phone […]

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4:00 pm

Chanan Tigay presents THE LOST BOOK OF MOSES: THE HUNT FOR THE WORLD’S OLDEST BIBLE at Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

December 11, 2019 | 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, 10 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA United States

Chanan Tigay is an award-winning journalist and nonfiction writer who has covered the Middle East, 9/11, and the United Nations for such outlets as AFP, the Atlantic, GQ, and the New Yorker. In this lecture, Tigay will talk about his first book, The Lost Book of Moses: The Hunt for the World’s Oldest Bible, which […]

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6:00 pm


December 11, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
$15 - $20

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution with Eric Foner There are perhaps no more consequential and inspiring amendments to the United States Constitution than those ratified in the wake of the Civil War, establishing equality for the first time in American law. The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments—known as […]

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6:30 pm

The Massachusetts Book Awards Holiday Dozen-Cambridge Edition at Cambridge Public Library

December 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Celebrate the holiday season right with signed books for everyone on your list. Join us for short performances by recent Massachusetts Book Awards winners, honorees, and long-listers and grab a signed and personalized copy of their work for your favorite book lovers. We’ve got fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for adults, young adults, and middle graders, […]

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End of Year Writing Marathon at The Village Works

December 11, 2019 | 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Village Works, 202 Washington Street
Brookline, MA 02445 United States

End of Year Writing Marathon at The Village Works The end of the year is approaching. Is the end of your writing project in sight? And is your digital self in optimal shape? Whether you’re plugging away at the last chapter of your book, your job applications and graduate school essays, or a stack of holiday […]

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7:00 pm

Alex Myers presents CONTINENTAL DIVIDE and Jackson Bird presents SORTED: GROWING UP,COMING OUT, AND FINDING MY PLACE at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

December 11, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Newly out as transgender, Ron finds himself adrift: kicked out by his family, jilted by his girlfriend, unable to afford to return to college in the fall. So begins Alex Myers’ debut novel Continenental Divide. From there Ron heads out to Wyoming for a new start, a chance to prove that - even though he […]

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7:30 pm

The Moth Boston StorySLAM:Traditions

December 11, 2019 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

WBUR and PRX are proud to be media sponsors of The Moth, an acclaimed non-profit organization dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. The Moth StorySLAM is an open-mic storytelling competition, open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme. Come tell a story, or just enjoy the show! The […]

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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.