Lit Boston: What’s Happening in July?

In the July 2018 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.


Write Down the Street: A Reading at JP Porchfest

When: July 7, 3:00-4:00pm; Egleston Community Orchard, 195 Boylston St, Boston Boston.

Poets and writers from Write Down the Street creative writing classes will read fiction, poetry, and memoir from many experiences and perspectives.


The Hub of Literary America Walking Tour

When: July 7, 10:00-11:30am; School & Washington Streets, Boston.

This literary tour highlights the homes and haunts of such prominent Victorians as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Henry David Thoreau, Louisa May Alcott, Henry James, Charles Dickens, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow—writers who made Boston the epicenter of American Letters.


Andrew Martin presents Early Work: A Novel

When: July 10, 7:00pm; Where: Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome Andrew Martin—whose writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Tin House, and The New Yorker—for a discussion of his debut novel, Early Work.


Memoir Generator Open House & Info Session

When: July 12th, 6:00-7:00pm; Where: GrubStreet, 162 Boylston Street, Boston.

GrubStreet’s Memoir Generator is an intensive program designed to help students in the early stages of writing a full-length memoir. Learn more about the program at the open house and info session.


Arlington Author Salon at the Kickstand Café

When: July 12, 2018, 7:30-9:00pm Where: Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington.

The Arlington Author Salon is a free reading series with a twist: each author’s presentation includes something special to tickle the senses. This theme for the summer salon: “A Novel Trio: On Being Human and Other Investigations” with Grubbies Annie Hartnett, Mira T. Lee, and Adam Stumacher.


So You Want to Be a Writer: Tips, Advice, and Opportunities for Living the Writer's Life

When: July 16th, 6:00-7:30pm; Where: BPL - East Boston Branch, 365 Bremen St, Boston.

Come unwind after work with a snack and a cold drink, connect with other writers, and get insights from a friendly professional writer on submitting work for publication, local classes and opportunities, the Boston Writers of Color group, and applying to MFA programs and residencies. Bring your questions and a 2-5 page sample of your work.


Tiny Crimes: Very Short Tales of Mystery and Murder, with readings by Laura van den Berg, Lincoln Michel, and Nadxieli Nieto

When: July 25, 7:00-8:30pm; Where: 10 Langley Road, Newton Centre, Newton.

Editors Nadxieli Nieto and Lincoln Michel host an evening of readings from some of the contributors of the anthology Tiny Crime

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


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