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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

Harvard Square Book Circle discusses Ali Smith’s HOW TO BE BOTH: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

NaNoWriMo at Watertown Free Public Library

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

Solstice Magazine Benefit & Night Riffs at The Rockwell

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

GrubStreet Spring 2020 Open House and Showcase at GrubStreet HQ

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

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

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

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Best Small Fictions Boston Reading and Launch at Newtonville Books

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NaNoWriMo TGIO Party at Wellesley Public Library

IAWA Literary Reading and Open Mic at I Am Books

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Writing Workshop with Martha Collins at Institute for Contemporary Art

Gallery Talk with Oliver De La Paz at Institute for Contemporary Art

New England Poetry Club: New Poetry and Open Mic at Arts at the Armory

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Brookline Booksmith Book Club discusses Celestial Bodies at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

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Salon with Nina MacLaughlin presenting WAKE, SIREN

Calvin Hennick presents ONCE MORE TO THE RODEO: A MEMOIR in conversation with Adrian Walker at Brookline Booksmith Used Book Cellar

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GrubStreet FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series at GrubStreet HQ

Eric Foner presents THE SECOND FOUNDING: HOW THE CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION REMADE THE CONSTITUTION at Boston Atheneaum

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

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

The Moth Boston StorySLAM:Traditions

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

Jeffrey Colvin and Melissa Rivero at Boston Public Library

Novel Incubator Open House and Info Session at GrubStreet HQ

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

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

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GrubStreet Happy Hour Writing Session at GrubStreet HQ

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Louisa May Alcott’s Boston—Boston by Foot Walking Tour

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Meredith Atwood presents THE YEAR OF NO NONSENSE: HOW TO GET OVER YOURSELF AND ON WITH YOUR LIFE at Brookline Booksmith Used Cellar

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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.