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12:00 pm

Ben Railton presents WE THE PEOPLE: THE 500-YEAR BATTLE OVER WHO IS AMERICAN at Boston Athenaeum

December 12, 2019 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Boston Athenæum, 10 ½ Beacon Street
Boston, MA United States
Free - $10

The Second Founding: How the Civil War and Reconstruction Remade the Constitution with Ben Railton "We the People." The Constitution begins with those deceptively simple words, but how do Americans define that "We"? In his new book We the People, Ben Railton argues that throughout our history two competing yet interconnected concepts have battled to […]

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6:00 pm

Jeffrey Colvin presents AFRICAVILLE in conversation with Melissa Rivero at Boston Public Library

December 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Newsfeed Cafe, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Jeffrey Colvin’s assured and captivating novel, Africaville, weaves a rich narrative tapestry from the colorful threads of multiple generations in one family. The title is inspired by Africaville, a real settlement in Halifax, Nova Scotia, whose black population—largely the descendants of slaves from the American South and the Caribbean-- carved out a community against the […]

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Novel Incubator Open House and Info Session at GrubStreet HQ

December 12, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Grubstreet, 162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

Interested in taking your novel to the next level? Join us for an informal Q&A session on our Novel Incubator program. Alumni of the program and instructor Michelle Hoover will be there to answer any questions you have about the Novel Incubator program. We'll give you all the information you need to know about the application […]

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7:00 pm

Mikki Kendall presents AMAZONS, ABOLITIONISTS, AND ACTIVISTS at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

December 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm

Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists Join us for a talk and signing with Mikki Kendall to celebrate her new book! Each ticket includes a copy of Amazons, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women’s Fight for Their Rights. Mikki Kendall is a writer, historian, and diversity consultant who writes about intersectionality, policing, gender, sexual assault, […]

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Rozzie Reads featuring New Mission High School student poets at Roslindale House

December 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Creative Writing students from New Mission High School will be hosted by Rozzie Reads Poetry for a youth poetry reading.

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7:30 pm

Tiffany Shlain presents 24/6: THE POWER OF UNPLUGGING ONE DAY A WEEK at Temple Isaiah Meeting Room

December 12, 2019 | 7:30 pm

Join Porter Square Books and Tiffany Shlain at Temple Isaiah in Lexington! How can we observe Shabbat in our hectic modern world? How would it feel to unplug from technology one day a week? Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Internet pioneer, and Webby Award founder Tiffany Shlain has done just that for the past decade — a practice […]

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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.