Live Stream Matt Bell's Seminar This Thursday!

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We weren't surprised at how quickly Matt Bell's upcoming seminar sold out, but we were surprised by the Facebook fervor asking us to create an MP3 or make the seminar material available online.

July 8, 2013 | Info

Events The Workshop

Your Voice, Amplified: Revision and the Open-Mic

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By Kurt Mullen

In an hour I’d be standing before a group of strangers, in a back room at my local bookstore, introducing the author they’d come to see. My introduction – in effect, a very brief speech – took me all of four minutes to write. But for three hours after that I read the piece to myself, making changes on my laptop until, finally, I decided to print it, and to go to the basement for some practice.

June 19, 2013 | Info

Books & Reading Events The Writing Life

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

Books & Reading Events

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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