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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

It’s April and we’re not fooling around. Let’s get right to it.  There are lots of events to spring on you!

Not to make Monday any harder, but by Tuesday, you’ll have to make a tough decision as Newtonville Books, Porter Square Books and Harvard Book Store are all holding awesome events (why don’t they coordinate?!)

We Live in Water Hoping to live in sun soon!

It is National Poetry Month, so you can spend a weekend enjoying the lines of David Ferry, Afaa Michael Weaver, Kathleen Spivack and too many others to summarize here.

Bewilderment No one claims to ...

April 1, 2013 | Drew Arnold

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

We all know AWP is next week (next week, oh my!), and it deserves all the attention you can give it.  But AWP is not a nefarious corporation, and it should not have a monopoly on your schedule.

Many authors will give readings on weeks other than AWP, including a double booking tonight – Jamaica Kincaid will read from her first novel in a decade at Harvard Book Store, and the monthly Dire Literary Series will meet just down the road with an open mic and some fine writers themselves.

March 1, 2013 | Drew Arnold

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

February, the shortest month, is like a ghost pepper.  It is packed with explosive surprises so don’t let its diminutive space on the calendar get you upset.  Some of the most exciting readings are this month.

 

Why are we so excited?  Because Christopher Castellani, Grub Street’s Artistic Director, is launching his new book all over town! Check out all the dates and times below.

February 1, 2013 | Drew Arnold

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

It’s December.  It’s cold outside.  You need to warm your hitchhiking hands at a literary fire.  You’re lucky.  Despite the annual slowdown in readings during December (as folks become distracted with eggnog and carelessly start singing carols), there are some notable events before the holiday scheduling freeze.

Lots of poetry readings this month, including Kathleen Spivack’s launch of her memoir about circling around with Robert Lowell’s crew.

December 1, 2012 | Drew Arnold

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Hitchhiker's Guide to the Boston Book Scene

Have you caught your breath from all those high-profile new releases that came out over the past two months? No?  Well, hold on tight, literary hitchhikers, it’s time to plan for November.

Grubbies (and owners of Newtonville Books) Jaime Clarke and Mary Cotton are celebrating the release of the collection they edited with Dennis Lehane, Boston Noir 2: The Classics.

What crime occurred in your neighborhood?

Granta hosts two of the best young Brazilian novelists at Porter Square Books.

The best Brazilian

And AGNI launches its 76th issue and will mark the occasion with readings from Sigrid Nunez ...

November 1, 2012 | Drew Arnold

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