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November 2017

Best-selling author DICK LEHR (Black Mass) at More Than Words

November 4, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Join More Than Words on Saturday, November 4th at 2:00PM for a special event with New York Times best-selling author DICK LEHR.   The co-author of Black Mass brings us a gripping YA novel inspired by a true story of a young man’s false imprisonment for murder – and those who fought to free him.   On a hot summer night in the late 1980s, in the Boston neighborhood of Roxbury, a twelve-year-old African-American girl was sitting on a mailbox…

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RACHEL HERZ on Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind Our Relationship with Food

November 19, 2017 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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More Than Words is pleased to host author RACHEL HERZ as she discusses her new book, Why You Eat What You Eat: The Science Behind our Relationship with Food. A world-renowned expert on the psychology of smell, Dr. RACHEL HERZ is a published author of books and numerous research publications. She is also a valued consultant to the world’s largest aromachemical companies, an entrepreneur, and teaches at Brown University and Boston College. “Eating can be a pleasure or a compulsion,…

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Comedian DREW TARVIN on his memoir, “The United States of Laughter”

November 29, 2017 | 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Join More Than Words for an author event with comedian and motivational speaker DREW TARVIN as he takes readers on a cross-country journey filled with quirky people and oddball experiences in his new memoir, "The United States of Laughter." The former computer engineer and self-described nerd, who traded a corporate job for the comedy spotlight, will discuss and sign copies of his book. Tarvin, who once worked for Procter & Gamble, now owns a corporate-humor consulting business called Humor That Works,…

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March 2019

Author Event with Rosalyn Elder: African American Heritage in MA

March 30, 2019 | 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Join Rosalyn Elder and More Than Words Youth for a reading of A Ballad for Massachusetts, a poem celebrating the accomplishments of 13 African American heroes in our history: Elizabeth “MumBett” Freeman, George Middleton, Paul Cuffee, William and Ellen Craft, Sarah Roberts, the 54th Regiment, Marshall “Major” Taylor, Asa Phillip Randolph and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Melnea Cass, Malcolm X, Elma Lewis, and Mel King. Rosalyn Elder is the author of Exploring the Legacy: People and Places of…

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April 2019

A Conversation with Bill Strickland

April 4, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Entry is by donation. A donation of $50 or more includes a copy of Make the Impossible Possible. Join us for A Conversation with Bill Strickland, a visionary and community leader talking about empowerment, setting the bar high, and his book, Make the Impossible Possible. Strickland is the President and CEO of the non-profit Manchester Bidwell Corporation and author of Make the Impossible Possible. Today, Manchester Bidwell Corporation has evolved into a national model for education, culture and hope. Strickland's…

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June 2019

Meet the Author: Michael Patrick Murphy at More Than Words

June 13, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Local author Michael Patrick Murphy visits More Than Words bookstore to talk about Neighborhood Lines, his novel based on racial divies and class conflicts of Boston in the late 1980's and early 1990's. This event is free and open to the public. Neighborhood Lines will be available for purchase. Since 2004, More Than Words has empowered youth ages 16-24 who are court-involved, in the foster care system, out-of-school or homeless to take charge of their lives by taking charge of a business.

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August 2019

Homeboy: Book Talk with Jawara Griffin

August 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Join Jawara Griffin as he shares his story and discusses his memior, Homeboy. At the age of eight, Jawara Griffin was left alone with three of his brothers and one sister in their dilapidated home in North Philadelphia. He struggled, stole and somehow made it through with just a few shared pieces of clothing and torn up pair of sneakers. Later, wrenched away from his siblings due to his mother's drug addiction, Jawara was moved from group home to group home and…

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September 2019

Forty Dollars and a Brand: Book Event with Denise Kaigler at More Than Words

September 25, 2019 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Join us for a Q&A facilitated by a More Than Words youth staff member and hosted by Smitty Pignatelli & Allyce Najimy. Hear Denise Kaigler's first-hand, brand-building stories featuring JAY-Z, Will Smith, Bill Clinton, Beyoncé, and others. Networking • Refreshments • Activities • Giveaways This event is free and open to the public. If you would like to further support More Than Words, please purchase a ticket and set your own price! All proceeds help grow our youth job training program. Receive…

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October 2019

OVERTIME: Author Talk with John Bacon at More Than Words Bookstore

October 24, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Join New York Times Best Selling Author, John U. Bacon, as he speaks about the Jim Harbaugh era in college football. Overtime follows the Wolverine coaches, players, and staffers through the 2018 season, including Harbaugh, offensive stars Shea Patterson and Karan Higdon, NFL-ready defensive standouts Rashan Gary, Devin Bush Jr., and Chase Winovich, second-stringers striving to find their place on the team, and their parents’ reactions to it all. Bacon met with them every week during a season that saw the Wolverines ride a…

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November 2019

Pastry Love: An Evening with Joanne Chang at More Than Words

November 20, 2019 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
More Than Words, 242 East Berkeley Street, Boston, MA 02118, United States, 242 East Berkeley Street
Boston, MA 02118 United States
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Join Us Join Joanne Chang, James Beard award–winning baker and owner of the beloved Flour bakeries in Boston, as she launches her newest cookbook, Pastry Love. Hear her story, snag a signed copy of the cookbook, and sample a pastry from her collection of recipes. Joanne Chang An honors graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Applied Mathematics and Economics, Joanne Chang left a career as a management consultant to enter the world of professional cooking. She is the…

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