Lit Boston: What’s Happening in December?

In the December 2017 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top five Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary goodness.

Pride & Prejudice: Theatre Adaptation

When: Dec 1-9, 2pm & 8pm; Where: Semel Theater, 10 Boylston Place, Boston.

This refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation of one of the most beloved novels of all time captures the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s writing. The story may be set in Regency-era England, but our struggles with love, money, pride, and prejudice are still ongoing today.


Dire Series at The Middle East, Feat. Jennie Wood

When: Dec 2, 3pm-5pm; Where: The Middle East, 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.

Jennie Wood, creator and writer of the critically acclaimed, award-winning graphic novel Flutter (and Novel Incubator alum!), appears with author Kerry Neville and poet Heather Sullivan for the latest installment of the Dire Literary Series.


David Ferry talks to Robert Pinksy

When: Dec 4, 6:30pm-8:30pm; Where: Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge.

Award-winning poet and translator David Ferry discusses his translation of Virgil’s Aeneidjoined in conversation by award-winning poet and critic, former poet laureate, and Boston University professor Robert Pinksy.


Kevin Young at Harvard Book Store

When: Dec 7, 7:30pm-8:30pm; Where: Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Harvard Book Store welcomes award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young for a discussion of his latest book, Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News.

GrubStreet's Novel Incubator Open House

When: Dec 6, 6pm-7:30pm. Where: GrubStreet, 162 Boylston, 5th Floor, Boston.

Interested in taking your novel to the next level? Join instructor Michelle Hoover for an informal Q&A session on GrubStreet's Novel Incubator, a unique MFA-level program that equips novelists with the skills to revise, finish, and pitch their novels to agents. Alumni of the program will be on hand to answer any questions.



For a full list of everything lit in Boston this month, check out the Boston Literary District's event calendar!

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