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June 2018

Queer Coming of Age Stories: Pride Month at the Boston Public Library

June 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

ANDREA LAWLOR, MACKENZI LEE, and CHARLES-RICE GONZALEZ, join moderator CAROLINE LINDEN for a Pride Month Author Panel at the main branch of the Boston Public Library. ANDREA LAWLOR teaches writing, edits fiction for Fence, and has been awarded fellowships by Lambda Literary and Radar Labs. Their writing has appeared in various literary journals including Ploughshares, Mutha, the Millions, jubilat, the Brooklyn Rail, Faggot Dinosaur, and Encyclopedia, Vol. II. Their publications include a chapbook, Position Papers (Factory Hollow Press, 2016), and…

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Author RUPERT THOMSON at the Boston Public Library

June 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

In this pivotal time, marked by a proliferation of seemingly tipping-point phenomena, from the hundreds of thousands of women who banded together in protest for an historic Women’s March in cities around the world last January, to the staggering avalanche of voices spurring on the #MeToo & #TimesUp movements, it is now more evident than ever, the critical role women play, and have always played, in leading the resistance against oppressive forces. This June, timed with Gay Pride Month, Other…

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Evolution of Human Nature Panel at the Boston Public Library

June 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Boston Public Library is proud to host a panel on the evolution of human nature. The panelists include: Lisa Feldman Barret, Ph.D. University Distinguished Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University Author of, "How Emotions Are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain." Nathan H. Lents, Ph.D. Professor of Biology, John Jay College, the City University of New York Author of, "Human Errors: A Panorama of Our Glitches, from Pointless Bones to Broken Genes." Kenneth R. Miller, Ph.D. Professor of Biology,…

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Greater Boston Writers Resist 2018

June 23, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116 United States
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Last January, writers and readers gathered worldwide at Writers Resist events to voice their solidarity against the divisive tactics employed by the current administration and its supporters. Since then, our First Amendment rights have faced ongoing attacks. Journalists have been told what to write by the Press Secretary, and authors have been threatened online, and subsequently censored when they spoke out. Writers Resist brings together the authors and writers to read their work and talk about the importance of self-expression,…

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Did You Know?

Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.