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Emerson Faculty/Alumni Reading Series: RICHARD HOFFMAN & LEAH CARROLL

Poetry & the Body

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Novelist Laura van den Berg at Suffolk University

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AMINATTA FORNA in conversation with CLAIRE MESSUD at Harvard Book Store

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STEVE ALMOND on “Bad Stories” at Porter Square Books

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EILEEN MYLES at Babson College

ERIN DIONNE at Wellesley Books

SAMANTHA IRBY at Brookline Booksmith

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MEG WOLITZER at Wellesley Books

Xhenet Aliu, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, & Gabrielle Fuentes at Belmont Books

Arlington Author Salon: “Just Kidding: A Humorous Take on Raising Humans”

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CECILE RICHARDS, President of Planned Parenthood, at Wellesley Books

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Spring Showers Reading and Open Mic

EMILY X.R. PAN at Wellesley Books

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Past, Present & Future of Libraries: Conversation w/ Author MATTHEW BATTLES

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MEREDITH GOLDSTEIN, Love Letters columnist, at Wellesley Books

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Memoirist MARY KARR at Emerson

Latinx Poetry Reading in Celebration of National Poetry Month Featuring ELIZABETH ACEVEDO, PEGGY ROBLES-ALVARADO with Boston Poet Laureate DANIELLE LEGROS GEORGES

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Release Party for “The Shell Game,” with KIM ADRIAN, JUDY BOLTON-FASMAN, and STEVE EDWARDS

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Who’s There: a Reading of New Translations in French and English

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Redemption: Martin Luther King Jr.’s Last 31 Hours

Négar Djavadi in Conversation with Laura van den Berg: DISORIENTAL

Prize-Winning Poet Jane Hirshfield: Robert Lowell Memorial Reading Series

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CONSEQUENCE MAGAZINE 10th Anniversary Issue Launch and Panel Discussion

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The Golden Age of Boston Television

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The Edible Table: A Food-Themed Reading at the Boston Public Library

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Bunk and the History of Hoaxes with KEVIN YOUNG

Boston in the American Revolution: Occupation 1768

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MADELINE MILLER at Wellesley Books

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Craft on Draft presents Getting Emotional: Writing Feelings without the Melodrama

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