In the wake of a stunning and destabilizing presidential election, questions abound: How should the literary community of writers and readers respond? How do authors of fiction and poetry approach their vocation at this political moment? To what extent can (and should) activism intersect with art? What role can literature play when faced with an administration that is at best dismissive and at worst hostile toward the arts? Four writers—novelist and memoirist ANDRE DUBUS III, poets STEPH BURT and REGIE GIBSON, and…Find out more »
You are invited to our annual benefit! Join us for SOCIALIZING & BRIEF READINGS BY NIGHT RIFFS GUEST AUTHORS (introduced by Dzvinia Orlowsky): Oliver de la Paz, Jabari Asim, Richard Hoffman, and Ewa Chrusciel There will be LIVE MUSIC by West Street Jazz, a Boston-based jazz trio/quartet focusing on maintaining the jazz tradition and performing music from the greats, such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Kenny Brunnell, and Grant Green. Don't miss out on the GOURMET GRATIS FOOD, CASH BAR, BOOK TABLE &…Find out more »
Certain books were “banned in Boston” at least as far back as 1651, when one William Pynchon wrote a book criticizing Puritanism.