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5:30 pm

Happy Hour Writing Session at GrubStreet

January 24, 2020 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Grubstreet, 162 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States

What's more satisfying than leaving work behind on a Friday afternoon? Rounding out the week with a free writing session, of course! Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday, January 24th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm and come on over to Grub HQ. In 60 jam-packed minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get […]

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6:30 pm

Jeanine Cummins presents AMERICAN DIRT in conversation with Shannon Dooling at WBUR CitySpace

January 24, 2020 | 6:30 pm

Porter Square Books is delighted to partner with WBUR CitySpace for a reading and talk with Jeanine Cummins, author of the extraordinary new novel and Porter Square Books staff favorite, American Dirt. Cummins will appear in conversation with WBUR immigration reporter Shannon Dooling, with a book signing to follow.  “Extraordinary.” —Stephen King “This book is not simply […]

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7:00 pm

Meng Jin presents LITTLE GODS: A NOVEL at Harvard Book Store

January 24, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome MENG JIN—Kundiman Fellow and Harvard alumna—for a discussion of her debut novel, Little Gods. About Little Gods On the night of June Fourth, a woman gives birth in a Beijing hospital alone. Thus begins the unraveling of Su Lan, a brilliant physicist who until this moment has successfully erased […]

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