Lit Boston: What's Happening in July?
In the July 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.
Rory Powers Wilder Girls Book Launch
When: Tuesday, July 9th, 7pm; 25 White St., Cambridge
Join local author for the launch of her debut YA novel, Wilder Girls, at Porter Square Books in conversation with author Karen M. McManus.
Rachel Barenbaum at Harvard Bookstore
When: Thursday, July 11th, 7pm; 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome debut author Rachel Barenbaum for a discussion of her new book, A Bend in the Stars: A Novel.
Sy Montgomery reading of The Magnificent Migration at Porter Square Books
When: Thursday, July 11th, 7pm; 25 White St., Cambridge
Come join National Book Award finalist Sy Montgomery for a reading of her latest book, The Magnificent Migration: On Safari with Africa’s Last Great Herds.
Write Down the Street: A Reading at JP Porchfest
When: Saturday, July13th, 3:30pm; 195 Boylston St., Boston
Come to the Egleston Community Orchard at JP Porchfest, where poets and writers from Write Down the Street creative writing classes will read fiction, poetry, and memoir pieces from many experiences and perspectives.
When: Sunday, July 14th, 4pm; 22 Vinal Ave., Somerville
Join the Somerville Community Growing Center for a reading by poets Jennifer Clarvoe, Cammy Thomas, Simeon Berry, and Edwin Alanis Garcia.
Susan Solomont at Porter Square Books
When: Tuesday, July 16th, 7pm; 25 White St., Cambridge
Local author Susan Solomont presents her new book, Lost and Found in Spain: Tales of An Ambassador's Wife.
When: Wednesdays Starting July 17th, 12pm; 4 South Market Building, Boston
Come to Faneuil Hall Marketplace to enjoy lunch while you listen to authors reading from their novels. This event runs every Wednesday between July 17th and August 1st.
When: Thursday, July 18th-Saturday, July 27th; Prague, Czech Republic
Join GrubStreet instructor Jaqueline Sheehan and Woman Reading Aloud director Julie Maloney for a writing retreat in Prague. Open to women writers of all genres.
When: Friday, July 19th, 7pm; 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge
Join author Daphne Kalotay for the launch of her novel Blue Hours, in conversation with Rishi Reddy.
Transnational Series with Ocean Vuong
When: Monday, July 22nd, 7pm; 279 Harvard St, Brookline
Join author Ocean Vuong at Brookline Booksmith, where he will discuss his novel On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous.
Boston Book Festival Literary Pub Trivia
When: Thursday, July 25th, 6pm; 338 Newbury Street, Boston
Join the Boston Book Festival at Trident Booksellers and Cafe for Literary Pub Trivia! The host for the evening will be Jack Lepiarz of 90.9 WBUR.
Maureen Stanton reading of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood
When: Thursday, July 25th, 7pm; 25 White St., Cambridge
Join author Maureen Stanton for a reading of her memoir, which Andre Dubus III called “mesmerizing . . . daring and important.”
When: Friday, July 26th, 5:30pm; 162 Boylston St #5, Boston
Join GrubStreet instructor Courtney E. Landi for a FREE Happy Hour Writing Session at Grub HQ! You’ll meet other writers in a jam-packed hour long writing session. Free drinks provided.
When: Wednesday, July 31st, 7pm; 14 Tyler St., Somerville
Join Porter Square Books at Aeronaut brewery for a celebration of local poetry. This reading features poets GennaRose Nethercott, Cassandra de Alba, and Julia Story.
Hannah Levinson (she/her) serves as the Development Associate for Membership & Individual Giving at GrubStreet. She serves as the primary point of contact for the GrubStreet membership program, and supports the Senior Manager for Leadership Giving in donor stewardship. She is a graduate of Northeastern University with a BA in English and Theatre, minor in Writing. Previously, Hannah worked at Actor's Shakespeare Project as their Social Media Coordinator and at the National Women's Theatre Festival as the Artistic & Administrative Apprentice. As an artist & writer, Hannah strives to bring an ethic of care and justice into whatever project she's working on. She wears a variety of hats, including playwright, researcher, stage manager, dramaturg, director, avid baker, and devoted plant parent. When she's not at GrubStreet, she's probably cooking up something tasty in her cozy home in Jamaica Plain.See other articles by Hannah Levinson
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