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October 2017

Craft on Draft with GrubStreet: Suspense!

October 3, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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GrubStreet is proud to cosponsor the latest edition of Craft of Draft. The theme: Suspense! “What happens next?” From genre to literary fiction, that’s the question that keeps readers turning pages. Come hear KELLY FORD (Cottonmouths), STEPHANIE GAYLE (Idyll Fears), and CRYSTAL KING (Feast of Sorrow) discuss how they use suspense to hook their readers. Want in on the action? Submit a page of your own suspenseful fiction. One lucky winner will have their entry read and discussed by the…

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FACT IN FICTION: RESEARCHING YOUR NOVEL

October 5, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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In honor of National Reading Group Month, WNBA-Boston invites you to FACT IN FICTION: RESEARCHING YOUR NOVEL,  an evening with celebrated authors Ellen Meeropol, Lauren Davis Huber, and Beatriz Williams

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MassMouth Story Slam: Oh Baby!

October 10, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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MassMouth kicks off its 2017-2018 Story Slam Season at Trident Booksellers & Cafe! Theme of the show: Oh baby! Doors open at 6pm. Slam starts at 7pm. All slams, except semi-finals: $10 online or at the door Tickets available at Eventbrite  

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November 2017

Trappist Beer Travels: Inside the Breweries of the Monasteries!

November 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Trident Booksellers and Cafe is excited to host the authors of Trappist Beer Travels: Inside the Breweries of the Monasteries. This combination beer journal, history book, and travelogue grants readers rare access inside monastery walls for an in-depth look at the legendary breweries of Trappist monks. To craft the book, authors Caroline Wallace, Sarah Wood and Jessica Deahl journeyed thousands of miles together, from the United States to Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria, Italy, and back again, for the complete tour of…

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Another Round of MassMouth Story Slam at Trident

November 14, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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MassMouth continues its 2017-2018 Story Slam Season at Trident Booksellers & Cafe. Doors open at 6pm. Slam begins at 7pm. All slams, except semi-finals: $10 online or at the door.

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Mass Poetry’s U35 Poetry Series at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

November 28, 2017 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join Trident Booksellers & Cafe, in conjunction with Mass Poetry, for a bi-monthly reading series that promotes and bolsters Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35. This event is free.

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December 2017

MassMouth at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 12, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Massmouth continues its 2017-2018 Story Slam Season at Trident! The theme: Turn the Page Doors open at 6pm. Slam starts at 7pm. All slams, except semi-finals: $10 online or at the door Tickets available at Eventbrite  

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Book Swap at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

December 21, 2017 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Trade out your old books for some new reading material! Bring one to five books in good condition (no textbooks or mass markets, please!) to swap with fellow attendees. Everyone will go home with a new book to add to their shelves. Admission is FREE!

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January 2018

Mass Mouth Story Slam at Trident

January 9, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Mass Mouth hosts their first story slam of 2018. The theme? "TOAST!" Bring your best true stories of toasty/toasted times - however you interpret the theme - to Trident's upstairs cafe for an evening of engaging entertainment. Dinner and drinks will also be available for purchase. Doors open at 6pm. Slam starts at 7pm. Tickets are $10 online or at the door. Get your tickets here! What is a Story Slam? A story slam is a contest of stories by known and…

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September 2018

September U35 Reading Series w/Mass Poetry

September 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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U35 is Mass Poetry's bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read! September's U35 will be held at Trident Booksellers & Cafe, and will feature Noah Augustine, Thomas Mixon, and…

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October 2018

Readings from They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing

October 22, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Authors will share works from They Said: A Multi-Genre Anthology of Contemporary Collaborative Writing, an anthology from Black Lawrence Press. Edited by Simone Muench, Dean Rader, Sally Ashton, & Jackie K. White, They Said includes poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction, as well as hybridized forms that push the boundaries of concepts like “genre” and “author." Readers: Kate Hanson Foster, Kevin McClellan, Jonathan Silverman

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Speculative Boston presents JULIE C. DAY, HILLARY MONAHAN, and PAUL TREMBLAY

October 25, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Speculative Boston is a free quarterly reading series for science fiction, fantasy, and horror of all kinds. Join us on October 25th at Trident Books & Cafe in Boston, when our guests will be Julie C. Day, Hillary Monahan, and Paul Tremblay. JULIE C. DAY has published over thirty stories in magazines such as Interzone, Podcastle, Black Static, and Split Lip Magazine. Her debut collection Uncommon Miracles is available from PS Publishing. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Southern Maine and a…

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November 2018

MassMouth Story Slam: Black Sheep

November 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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The second Trident story slam of the 2018-2019 season is on the theme "BLACK SHEEP" Bring your best true stories of being an outsider (or sheep herder) to Trident's upstairs cafe for an evening of engaging entertainment and dinner and drinks if you choose. Doors open at 6pm. Slam starts at 7pm. Tickets are $12 online or at the door. What is a Story Slam? A story slam is a contest of stories by known and undiscovered talent. Story slammers sign up on…

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Talks with Trident: Cathy Zane and E.C. Frey in Conversation

November 13, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us for a night discussing shared themes and the craft of writing a novel with two acclaimed female authors. Though their two books are in different genres, they both use fiction to shed light on serious issued that women face in relationships and in the workplace. About the books: Better Than This: On the surface, Sarah Jenkins appears to have it all: a handsome, wealthy, and successful husband, a precocious five-year-old daughter, and a beautiful home in an affluent…

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Quite Mad: An American Pharma Memoir Reading & Signing w/ Sarah Fawn Montgomery

November 14, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Diagnosed with severe anxiety, PTSD, and OCD in her early twenties, Sarah Fawn Montgomery spent the next ten years seeking treatment and the language with which to describe the indescribable consequences of her mental illness. Faced with disbelief, intolerable side effects, and unexpected changes in her mental health as a result of treatment, Montgomery turned to American history and her own personal history—including her turbulent childhood and the violence she faced as a young woman—to make sense of the experience.…

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How the End First Showed with D.M. Aderibigbe

November 17, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Crafting raw memories into restrained and compact verse, D. M. Aderibigbe traces the history of domestic and emotional abuse against women in his family. A witnessing son, grandson, nephew, and brother, he rejects the tradition of praise songs for the honored father, refusing to offer tribute to men who dishonor their wives. Widening his gaze to capture the moral rhythms of life in Lagos, he embraces themes of love, spirituality, poverty, compassion, sickness, and death. Aderibigbe offers both an extended…

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December 2018

Silent Book Club at Trident

December 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Always wishing you had more time to read? Trying to meet more bookish folks? Then Silent Book Club is perfect for you! Treat yourself once a month to a night of reading and friendship. It's a great way to practice self-care during the week, meet new people, and find great book recommendations. The book is not assigned; just bring the one you are currently reading and dive in! At the beginning of each meeting, there will be a 30 minute…

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SPARE CHANGE Poetry Reading at Trident

December 5, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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 Spare Change News Poems: An Anthology by Homeless People and those Touched by Homelessness Spare Change News was founded in 1992 and since its inception has worked to elevate the voices of the homeless and economically disadvantaged people in the Boston area. Our anthology  includes a selection of poems that have been published in the paper over the last 15 years. This is an anthology with over 70 poets, spanning well known poets like Martin Espada and Marge Piercy to people…

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SHAME IS AN OCEAN I SWIM ACROSS with Mary Lambert

December 6, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Mary Lambert

Join Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Mary Lambert to celebrate the launch of her new poetry collection, Shame Is An Ocean I Swim Across, with a special musical performance and book signing. About the Book: Beautiful and brutally honest, Mary Lambert's poetry is a beacon to anyone who's ever been knocked down—and picked themselves up again. In verse that deals with sexual assault, mental illness, and body acceptance, Ms. Lambert emerges as an important new voice in poetry, providing strength and resilience even in…

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Book Swap at Trident Bookstore

December 10, 2018 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Bring one to three books in good condition (no textbooks or mass markets, please!) to swap with fellow attendees. Everyone will go home with a new book to add to their shelves. This will operate like a white elephant gift exchange. Tickets Available NOW! Admission is $5, which may be used as a voucher toward food and/or drink for the evening. Please arrive at 7 pm--that's a firm start time, not the start of a time frame! **Note: Please don't…

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Book Signing with Meredith Goldstein

December 11, 2018 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Meredith Goldstein will be visiting the Trident to sign copies of Chemistry Lessons and Can't Help Myself: Lessons & Confessions from a Modern Advice Columnist—just in time for these books to become your perfect holiday gifts! Meredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. Her advice column, Love Letters, is a daily dispatch of wisdom for the lovelorn that has been running online and in the paper since 2009. The first season of the Love Letters podcast launched in 2018.…

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January 2019

INVASIONS at Trident

January 3, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Description of Event: A reading by Calvin Gimpelevich from his short story collection, Invasions, as well as other trans emerging authors from Boston and the surrounding area, followed by a Q&A and panel conversation from the readers about their work and thoughts on trans literature as it continues to establish itself and evolve. About the Book: A body-swapping personal trainer and her trans girlfriend turn to a life of crime. A man mourning his dead lover becomes trapped in the mind of…

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REPLAY EARTH at Trident

January 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Replay Earth Book Launch About the Event:  Author Mark Schlack collaborated with Ephraim Weisstein on his idea for this groundbreaking sci fi/political thriller. Both Mark and Ephraim will be here to talk about the genesis for the idea, collaboration, and Mark's writing process. About the Book:  Raefe and Lina are two twenty-somethings trying to start a life in the mid-21st century. He's beset by crippling migraines, she's trying to outpace the horrors of the genocide she escaped as a child. Their…

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Lord of the Rings Trivia

January 12, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Will you emerge as a white wizard or end up like Smeagol? Bring a team of up to 6 to answer questions about J.R.R. Tolkien's beloved saga. The questions touch on both the books and movies, and even Tolkien himself. The winning team receives a $35 gift card to Trident, prizes for 2nd and 3rd place. Tickets are on sale NOW, doors open at 6:30! (Photo courtesy of Roxanne Ready / Flickr Creative Commons) Event date: Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 7:00pm Event…

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Trident Book Sawp

January 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Bring one to three books in good condition (no textbooks or mass markets, please!) to swap with fellow attendees. Everyone will go home with a new book to add to their shelves. This will operate like a white elephant gift exchange. Tickets Available NOW! Admission is $5, which may be used as a voucher toward food and/or drink for the evening. Please arrive at 7 pm--that's a firm start time, not the start of a time frame! **Note: Please don't…

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Nixes Mate Poetry Reading at Trident

January 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Nixes Mate Poetry Reading/Book Launch Nixes Mate is a navigational hazard in Boston Harbor. 42° 19' 47.9" North · 70° 56' 43.9" West They want to challenge the preconceived notions of reading on the web by using off-the-shelf technology to build a best-in-breed literary magazine. More than a magazine, it's a website. They feature small-batch artisanal literature, created by writers who've been honing their craft the time-honored way: one line at a time. About the Authors: Jessica Purdy has lived in New England…

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Mass Poetry U35 Reading at Trident

January 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us in conjunction with Mass Poetry for a bi-monthly reading series that promotes and bolsters Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets under 35. Tonight's readers will be Cassandra de Alba, Aly Pierce, and 3rd poet TBA. Event date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 7:00pm Event address: 338 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02115

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January U35 Reading with Mass Poetry

January 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets under 35 while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read! January’s readers are Cassandra de Alba, Aly Pierce, and David G. Walker. Cassandra de Alba's work has appeared in Gabby, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Smoking Glue Gun, Spy Kids Review &…

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Fantastic Fiction Reading with Speculative Boston

January 31, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Speculative Boston is a free quarterly reading series for science fiction, fantasy, and horror of all kinds. Join us at Trident Books & Cafe in Boston, when our guests will be the YA novelist Lyra Selene, and fantasy writers N.S. Dolkart and Elaine Isaak (writing as E.C. Ambrose). The night includes short readings, a lively discussion and Q&A, and plenty of time for signing books and hanging out. Lyra Selene was born under a full moon and has never quite managed…

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March 2019

Blackout Political Poetry Night with Mass Poetry!

March 13, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Create blackout poetry of political documents with Mass Poetry! Mass Poetry is part of a national poetry coalition working together to promote the value poets bring to our culture and the important contribution poetry makes in the lives of people of all ages and backgrounds. This year's theme is "What Is It, Then, Between Us?: Poetry & Democracy." We are asking the community to create erasures, or blackout poetry, of political documents including the Bill of Rights, US Constitution, Letter…

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March U35 Reading w/Mass Poetry

March 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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U35 is Mass Poetry's bi-monthly reading series for poets under the age of 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other young poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read via the Mass Poetry website! http://www.masspoetry.org/u35 More about our three March readers: Blake Campbell was born in northeastern…

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April 2019

Speculative Boston Reading Series

April 25, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Speculative Boston is a free quarterly reading series for science fiction, fantasy, and horror of all kinds. Join us at Trident Books & Cafe in Boston, when our guests will be Julian K. Jarboe, Christopher Golden, and Theodora Goss. The night includes short readings, a lively discussion and Q&A, and plenty of time for signing books and hanging out. Julian K. Jarboe lives in Salem, Massachusetts. They are an Associate Editor at PodCastle magazine, a graduate of the Odyssey Fantasy Writing Workshop, and…

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Reading/Book Launch for Gillyflower by Diane Wald

April 27, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Diane Wald will read from her new novel, Gillyflower, and discuss it with Deborah Schwartz About Gillyflower: Boston, 1984. Even in a world without cell phones, messages come through loud and clear if one is listening. When Nora Forrest, a young woman not predisposed to act impulsively, has a dream she cannot ignore, she is compelled to take uncharacteristic action. Together with an aging Irish actor named Hugh Sheenan, she explores the unseen connections that bind total strangers in ways they…

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May 2019

May U35 Reading Series w/Mass Poetry

May 21, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read via Mass Poetry's website! http://www.masspoetry.org/u35 Our May readers are Shirley Jones-Luke, Kailey Tedesco, and Rhosalyn Williams. Read more about them below: Shirley…

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June 2019

The Great American Poetry Challenge at Lit Crawl 2019

June 6, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Mass Poetry is excited to host The Great American Poetry Challenge at Lit Crawl Boston. Get ready to flex your poetry muscles in this competitive creative challenge! Attendees will be grouped into five teams, and each team will be appointed an established poet — Anna V.Q. Ross, Febo, Ben Berman, Enzo Silon Surin, or Colleen Michaels — as their team cheerleader. Mass Poetry will provide a series of prompts (e.g., a certain number of lines, a certain meter, in the…

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July 2019

July U35 Reading Series w/Mass Poetry

July 23, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read via Mass Poetry's website! http://www.masspoetry.org/u35 Our July readers are Wendy Chen, Kat Hobbs-Everett, and Amy Manion. Read more about them below: Wendy…

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August 2019

Speculative Boston Reading Series: K. Chess and Max Gladstone

August 1, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Speculative Boston is a quarterly event, featuring authors of scifi, fantasy, and horror of all kinds. Join us on August 1st! Our guest authors will be K. Chess and Max Gladstone, who will be talking about their latest works and the wonders of speculative fiction! K Chess is the author of FAMOUS MEN WHO NEVER LIVED (Tin House Books, 2019). Her writing has appeared in The Chicago Tribune’s Printer’s Row Journal, PANK, Salon, Tor.com and other outlets. Her short stories…

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Trivia at Trident Bookstore

August 2, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Teams can be up to 6 people. This is none of that Stump stuff: Trivia questions are ORIGINAL Max creations every Friday night! We charge $5 for every player to help cover our costs for the evening. These tickets may be used as vouchers toward food and drink purchases. If your food and drink order is lass than the $5-per-person ticket voucher for your table, you'll just be charged for the tickets at the end of the night.

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Harry Potter Trivia at Trident Bookstore

August 4, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us for a night of trivia about the life, legacy, and empire built around the Boy Who Lived. Bring a team of up to six of your muggle friends and answer questions about the Wizarding World for a chance to win a $35 Trident gift card. Themed prizes for second and third place as well! And even if you don't win, you can drown you sorrows in a butter beer. TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!

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Jason Heller, Peter Bebergal, and Paul Tremblay in Conversation at Trident Bookstore

August 5, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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A conversation between Jason Heller, Peter Bebergal and Paul Tremblay about the crossover of popular and underground music into the world of literature, and how this dynamic has informed their work. About the Book As the 1960s drew to a close, and mankind trained its telescopes on other worlds, old conventions gave way to a new kind of hedonistic freedom that celebrated sex, drugs, and rock ’n’ roll. Derided as nerdy or dismissed as fluff, science fiction rarely gets credit for its…

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Brittany Cavallaro and Emily Henry Present Hello Girls at Trident Cafe

August 7, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join Brittany Cavallaro, New York Times bestselling author of the Charlotte Holmes series and the poetry collection Girl-King, and Emily Henry, author of The Love That Split the World and A Million Junes, as they launch their new book HELLO GIRLS, a darkly funny feminist novel about two teenage girls who have had enough of the controlling men in their lives—and take their rage on the road to make a new life for themselves. About the book Thelma and Louise gets remade in this…

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Derek Milman Presents Swipe Right for Murder in conversation with Karen McManus at Trident Bookstore

August 9, 2019 | 6:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join YA authors Derek Milman and Karen McManus as they discuss Milman's new thriller Swipe Right for Murder.  An epic case of mistaken identity puts a teen looking for a hookup on the run from both the FBI and a murderous cult in this compulsively readable thriller. Finding himself alone in a posh New York City hotel room for the night, Aidan does what any red-blooded seventeen-year-old would do--tries to hook up with someone new. But that lapse in judgement leads…

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Trivia at Trident Bookstore

August 9, 2019 | 8:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$5

Teams can be up to 6 people. This is none of that Stump stuff: Trivia questions are ORIGINAL Max creations every Friday night! We charge $5 for every player to help cover our costs for the evening. These tickets may be used as vouchers toward food and drink purchases. If your food and drink order is lass than the $5-per-person ticket voucher for your table, you'll just be charged for the tickets at the end of the night.

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A Girl Could Disappear Like This

August 14, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States

Local poets Deborah Schwartz and Lisa DeSiro will read from their books and discuss their writing process and the road to publication, as well as how poetry can work as medicine to heal and connect us in this troubling world. Deborah Schwartz lives in Somerville, MA and is an Assistant Professor of English at Bunker Hill Community College. Her poetry and fiction have most recently been published in Slippery Elm Review and Pittsburgh Review. Her poetry collection "A Girl Could…

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October 2019

A Night in with Joyful Clemantine Wamariya

October 10, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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$30

Join Read4Refugees (in collaboration with the Girls' Night In Boston Community) for a night in to raise money for refugees. Wear your best pajamas, bring a book to swap, and get ready to cozy up with other compassionate booklovers. The event will run from 7 - 9pm and feature a virtual reading and Q&A from the incredible author and human rights activist, Clemantine Wamariya. Joyful Clemantine Wamariya is an internationally renowned speaker, a New York Times bestselling author, and an accomplished human…

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Speculative Boston October Reading at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

October 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Errick Nunnally was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and served one tour in the Marine Corps before deciding art school was a safer pursuit. He enjoys art, comics, and genre novels. A designer by day, he earned a black belt in Krav Maga and Muay Thai kickboxing by night. His work has appeared in several anthologies and is best described as “dark pulp.” His work can be found in LAMPLIGHT, TRANSCENDENT, WICKED WITCHES, THE FINAL SUMMONS, PROTECTORS 2, the…

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Speculative Boston Reading Series: Dark Fiction at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

October 24, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Speculative Boston is a quarterly event, featuring authors of scifi, fantasy, and horror of all kinds. Join us on October 24th at Trident! Our guest authors will be Errick Nunnally, Bracken Macleod, and Isabel Yap! Errick Nunnally was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, and served one tour in the Marine Corps before deciding art school was a safer pursuit. He enjoys art, comics, and genre novels. A designer by day, he earned a black belt in Krav Maga and Muay…

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Harry Potter Trivia at Trident Booksellers and Cafe

October 26, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Join us for a night of trivia about the life, legacy, and empire built around the Boy Who Lived. Bring a team of up to six of your muggle friends and answer questions about the Wizarding World for a chance to win a $35 Trident gift card. Themed prizes for second and third place as well! And even if you don't win, you can drown you sorrows in a butter beer.

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Craft on Draft presents – Writing Your Novel’s Biggest Moments at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

October 29, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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Going big can be a challenge. Write too loud and your big moments become melodrama, not loud enough and they can lose their punch. Come hear how authors Rachel Barenbaum (A Bend in the Stars), Mark Guerin (You Can See More from up Here), and Elizabeth Chiles Shelburne (Holding on to Nothing) found the right volume for their novels’ biggest moments. Want in on the action? Submit one page from your own big, loud moment (max 250 words). Include a…

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November 2019

November U35 Reading by Mass Poetry at Trident Booksellers & Cafe

November 19, 2019 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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U35 is a bi-monthly reading series for poets under 35, held once each January, March, May, July, September, and November. The series seeks to promote and bolster young Massachusetts poets while giving them a venue to share their work and connect with other poets. If you are a poet under the age of 35, sign up to read via Mass Poetry's website! This event is free and open to the public. http://www.masspoetry.org/u35 Our November readers are Sally Burnette, Adrie Rose,…

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