Lit Boston: What’s Happening in January?

In the January 2019 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary happenings.



FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series

When: Wednesday, January 9th, 12:30pm-1:15pm; 162 Boylston Street, 5th Floor, Boston

Bring your lunch and come on over to GrubStreet. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises.


Belle Brett Reads from Gina in the Floating World at Belmont Books

When: Thursday, January 10th, 7:00-9:00pm; 79 Leonard Street, Belmont

On January 10th, join fellow Grubbie Belle Brett for a free reading and discussion about the evolution of her novel, Gina in the Floating World, which is inspired by her own experiences as a bar hostess in Tokyo in the 1970s.


New Voices in Fiction: Laura Adamczyk

When: Friday, January 11th, 7:00pm; 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

On Friday, January 11th, join the next New Voices in Fiction event at the Harvard Book Store to hear award-winning writer Laura Adamczyk read from her debut short story collection, Hardly Children.


Providence Open House & Info Session

When: Monday, January 14th, 6:00pm-9:00pm; 1220 University Ave, Providence

Providence writers, looking to meet fellow writers and learn more about your writing community? Drop by our Providence Open House on Monday, January 14th to discuss your writing goals, get personalized class recommendations, and more.


FREE Happy Hour Writing Session

When: Friday, January 18th, 5:30pm-6:30pm; 162 Boylston Street, Boston

Meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises. Free drinks (beer, coffee, water) and snacks provided.


Deborah L. Plummer Presents Some of My Friends Are . . . The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships

When: Tuesday, January 22nd, 7:00pm; 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store welcomes psychologist, professor, and UMass Medical School chief diversity officer on January 22nd for a discussion of her latest book Some of My Friends Are . . . The Daunting Challenges and Untapped Benefits of Cross-Racial Friendships.


City of Boston Poet Laureate Danielle Legros Georges Reading at the BPL

When: Wednesday, January 23rd, 6:00pm-8:00pm; 700 Boylston Street, Boston

On December 23rd, don’t miss one of Danielle Legros Georges’s last appearances as the City of Boston’s Poet Laureate (2015-2019). Join Boston Public Library in hosting a free reading of her work, accompanied by special guests.



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

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Sarah "Rah" Sturman is a senior at The American University of Paris, studying Creative Writing and Italian Studies. She fabricates fiction, toys with translation, and has been published in Paris/Atlantic. In her spare time, she creates languages, takes photographs (Instagram: @sarevel), and travels. Her current missions are to find the best French croissants in Boston and the best New York bagels in Paris.

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