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September 2017

Fashion Designer JOSEPH ABBOUD at the BPL

September 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Boston Public Library is pleased to host fashion designer JOSEPH ABBOUD as part of the Druker Lecture series. ABBOUD will share from his memoir, Threads: My Life Behind the Seams in the High-Stakes World of Fashion. Born in Boston, Joseph Abboud studied at the University of Massachusetts and the Sorbonne in Paris. In 1968, Abboud joined the prestigious retail store Louis Boston. Over the course of twelve years, he served as buyer, merchandiser, and coordinator of promotion and advertising. Launching…

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December 2017

BRIAN CLEMENTS, ALEXANDRA TEAGUE, and DEAN RADER, editors of Bullets into Bells: Poets & Citizens Respond to Gun Violence

December 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Focused on the crisis of gun violence in America, Bullets into Bells brings together poems by dozens of the country’s best-known poets, including Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, Martín Espada, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ocean Vuong, and Juan Felipe Herrera. Each poem is followed by a response from a gun violence prevention activist, including Nobel Laureate Jody Williams, Senator Chris Murphy, and Moms Demand Action founder Shannon Watts, or from gun violence survivors of the Columbine, Sandy Hook, Charleston Emanuel…

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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.