Local poets at Brookline Booksmith
Join three local poets for an evening of reading and discussion at Brookline Booksmith.
In ZVI SESLING’s Fire Tongue, the poems are precise and unsparing as they probe old questions of how and why the unspeakable enters our lives. In terse, suspenseful language and lines that are as light as their subjects they carry are heavy, indeed ominous, Sesling looks for hope, for what can redeem us. The poet finds the answer in our ability to listen, to feel, to own a conscience, and to value life.
GLORIA MINDOCK’s Whiteness of Bone pits hope and peace against oppression and death. MINDOCK gathers the eye witness accounts of the voiceless, the unheard, and crafts a voice in their stead. From El Salvador to Rwanda, Darfur to the Congo, mass graves and war crimes deafen and suffocate. When such darkness goes ignored, the gaping maw of the abyss grows ever larger still.
LEN KRISAK’s Afterimage is a masterfully-crafted collection of poems in which we see the persistence of history into the present — the ancient market under the polish of urban architecture, the thrum of Roman crowds amid present-day Boston. Horace and Ovid exist alongside Jeopardy! and Clark Kent. Whether in a grand, public mode or quietly elegiac and personal, the poems record our contemporary life, often noting the images from such a distant and literary past strikingly alive in the present.
This event is free and open to the public. Copies of these books are currently for sale at Brookline Booksmith.
2018 New England Authors Expo
The New England Authors Expo is the largest grassroots literary event in New England. The NEAE has over 2,000 authors, illustrators, publishers, printers and other publishing professionals on its contact list. By working together we organize book sales and other book-related events throughout the year. We try to keep our fees as low as possible so that every author will be able to attend our events. This event is free to the public.
This event will be held at the Danversport Yacht Club in Danvers, MA on Wednesday, July 25.
11:00 AM – Doors open for librarians, bookstore owners and TV & radio guests
4:00 PM – Doors open to the public.
The event runs till 9:00 pm.
Summer Romance Author Festival
Your invited to find your perfect summer read at the Romance Author Festival hosted by Barnes and Noble in Framingham.
Featuring local authors Jen Doyle, Ink, Sionna Fox, Emma Hartley, Jennifer Hallock, Lena Lane, Kari Lemor, Lorenzo Petruzziello (The Love Fool), Satin Russell, Kristen Strassel, LJ Vickery, Author, Barbara Wallace, Author Michelle Windsor, and Author Jeannette Winters.
Come support thirteen wonderful writers, and enter for your chance to win a special prize!
Resistance Mic! Midterms Edition
Resistance Mic! is a series of intimate, curated evenings where a diverse collective of artists will take the stage to perform truth to power in these troubled times. This all-new midterm edition of Resistance Mic! picks up where the elections leave off, adding the human and moral dimensions to the political calculus. Hear powerful voices, sample some Resistance cocktails, and prepare for an evening of insight, fun, and the power of word and music. Artists include Jennifer Jean, Regie Gibson, Tim McCarthy, Sarah Sweeney, plus the amazing talents of writers in the newly published Pangyrus Resistance Issue, including: Sonya Larson, Fred Marchant, Grace Taulsan and more. Music by Atlas Soul.