Best of Boston: What’s Happening in September?

Welcome to the September 2017 edition of "Best of Boston," filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.

--FREE CLASS, Wednesday, September 6th, 12:30pm-1:25pm, Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series
Write for free with fun exercises from GrubStreet instructor Judah LeBlang. GrubStreet HQ, 162 Boylston Street, 5th floor, Boston.

--BOOK LAUNCH, Tuesday, September 5th, 7:00pm-8:00pmIdyll Fears Book Launch
Come celebrate the launch of the second Thomas Lynch mystery with Novel Incubator alum and long time Grubbie Stephanie Gayle. Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge.

--READING: Tuesday, September 5th, 6:45pm-9:00pm, Loren Niemi Featured at Story Space
Loren Niemi will tell "Finding Gregory." What happens when the past disappears and the search for the one witness to the truth turns the tables on who is who? Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery & More, 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.

--EVENT: Saturday, September 9th, 1:30pm-4:00pmWriting and Yoga: Embrace and Let Go 
Come integrate mind, body and spirit through writing, yoga and meditation. Open to writers and yogis of all levels. Tap into your deeper creativity. Om Namo Yoga, 21 Belmont Street, Cambridge. 

--EVENT: Sunday, September 10, 2:00pm-3:30pm, Behind the Bookshelves: A Panel on Building Relationships with Bookstores
Get a glimpse into how bookstores curate the books they sell, interact with writers at all levels, and become hubs for communities of readers with this panel of bookselling experts. The Writer's Loft, 20 N. Main Street, Sherborn

--WORKSHOP: Monday, September 11, 10:00am-12:00pm, Poetry and Mindful Writing Workshop
Join a small group of writers of all levels for a poetry and mindful writing workshop led by Nadia Colburn, PhD. In-class writing, reading published work, workshopping, and more. Cedar St, Cambridge.

--READING: Tuesday, September 12th, 6:45pm-9:00pm, Elisa Pearmain at Story Space Elisa Pearmain is a teller, author, and psychotherapist. She will tell "The Midwife": a personal wisdom and healing story set many years ago on the Cambridge streets. Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery and More, 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

--READING, Tuesday, September 12, 12:00pm-1:00pm, Larry Tye Author Talk
Award-winning journalist Larry Tye will speak about his recent book Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon. Tom Melville, Executive News Director at WBUR, will introduce him. State Library of Massachusetts-State House, Rm 341, 24 Beacon Street, Boston.

--READING: Thursday, September 14th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Marie Lu author event
Marie Lu, bestselling author of the "Legend" series, presents Warcross, a YA sci-fi thriller about a girl who hacks her way into the dangerous depths of a game. *Ticketed* Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley.

--READING: Monday, September 18th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Alexandra Bracken author event
Alexandra Bracken, bestselling author of "The Darkest Minds" series, presents The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding, an enthralling middle-grade novel of betrayal and revenge. Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street, Wellesley.

--EVENT: Tuesday, September 19th, 6:30-m-9:00pm, Rekindle Your Craft 
Is your writing stuck? Join us at Rekindle Your Craft, a free prompt-driven writing night. We work from simple & fertile prompts. RSVP at [email protected]. The Village Works, 202 Washington Street, Brookline.

--READING: Tuesday, September 19th, 6:45pm-9:00pm, Kate Chadbourne Featured at Story Space
Kate Chadbourne performs Celtic tales and songs, while accompanying herself on the harp. Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery and More, 541 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.

--EVENT: Thursday, September 21, 9:00am-8:00pm, Robert McKee's STORY Seminar
In this three-day "rite of passage" seminar, Robert McKee teaches the substance, structure, style, and principles of story. Ideal for writers in any medium. Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston. (Check out McKee's recent interview with GrubWrites!)

--WORKSHOP: Wednesday, September 27th, 7:00pm-9:30pm, Fall Writing Workshop 

Cambridge Writers Studio presents a 10-week Fall Writing Workshop in Fiction and Memoir starting on September 27. Supportive community, lively discussion, and in-depth critique with a focus on craft. 162 Elm Street, Cambridge


--FREE CLASS, Friday, September 29th, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Happy Hour Writing Series
Wind down after a long week and write for free with refreshments and fun exercises from GrubStreet instructor Jennifer Crystal. GrubStreet HQ, 162 Boylston Street, 5th floor, Boston.


Find out what's happening at Grub this month on our events page.

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