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Lit Boston: What's Happening in June?

In the June 2021 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston (and beyond) lit events this month, taking place virtually. See below for our list of literary happenings.

 

Write Down the Street: Iambic Penta-whaaaat?: Writing with Structure in a World Full of Chaos

Tuesday, June 1st from 12:00PM – 1:30PM ET | Workshop Fee: $0

A Virtual Workshop by GrubStreet

What is iambic pentameter and why are we still talking about it?  How do I use it to build a line, a verse, a sonnet?  How can structured writing unleash my creativity?  We’ll find the answers to this and more using silly exercises (walking like pirates?) and writing prompts! As part of GrubStreet's Write Down the Street community program, writers based near the Egleston or Mattapan Branches of the Boston Public Library can take this drop-in class. Register here.

 

Rahul Raina Launch, in Conversation with Priyanka Mattoo

Tuesday, June 1st at 6:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $22.39

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books for the launch of Rahul Raina's debut novel, How to Kidnap the Rich, as he discusses it with writer and filmmaker Priyanka Mattoo. Register here.

 

New Voices in Fiction: Linda Rui Feng presents Swimming Back to Trout River: A Novel

Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 ($5 contribution suggested)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series and GrubStreet welcome Linda Rui Feng — acclaimed writer and professor of Chinese cultural history at the University of Toronto — for a discussion of her debut novel, Swimming Back to Trout River. She will be joined in conversation by Weike Wang, author of the award-winning novel Chemistry. Register here.

 

Regina Hansen with Theodora Goss, The Coming Storm

Tuesday, June 1st at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for the virtual launch of Regina Hansen's debut YA novel, The Coming Storm. She will be joined in conversation by Theodora Goss. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

YA Debuts Panel with Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé, Christina Hammonds Reed, and Namina Forna

Wednesday, June 2nd at 6:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual panel with three fantastic debut YA writers, Faridah Àbíké-Íyímídé (Ace of Spades), Christina Hammonds Reed (The Black Kids), and Namina Forna (The Gilded Ones). Hear about these wonderful books and the debut experience in a talk moderated by PSB bookseller and author of the forthcoming Briar Girls, Rebecca Kim Wells. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

David Gessner: Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight

Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $28.95

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join Brookline Booksmith as author David Gessner discusses his newest book, Quiet Desperation, Savage Delight: Sheltering with Thoreau in the Age of Crisis. Register here.

 

Leona Godin presents There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness

Wednesday, June 2nd at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 ($5 contribution suggested)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes award-winning writer, performer, and educator M. Leona Godin for a discussion of her latest, highly anticipated book, There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness. Register here.

 

Alice Waters presents We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto

Wednesday, June 2nd at 8:00PM ET | Event Fee: $31 (book and signed bookplate included)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books

Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books welcome renowned, award-winning chef and food activist Alice Waters — vice president of Slow Food International and founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project — for a discussion of her latest book, We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto. She will be joined in conversation by New York Times national food correspondent Kim Serverson. Register here.

 

A Night of Poetry

Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books for a night of poetry with authors Robin Rosen Chang, The Curator's Notes, Lara Egger, How to Love Everyone and Almost Get Away With It, Tiana Nobile, Cleave, and J.C. Todd, Beyond Repair. Register here.

 

Anita Diamant and Dr. Jen Gunter: Period. End of Sentence. and The Menopause Manifesto

Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $26

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join Brookline Booksmith as Anita Diamant and Dr. Jen Gunter converse about their new work, concerned with menstrual justice and education. Register here.

 

G’Ra Asim presents Boyz n the Void: a mixtape to my brother

Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 ($5 contribution suggested)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes G’Ra Asim — assistant professor of nonfiction writing at Ithaca College and the singer and bass player for the acclaimed punk band babygotbacktalk — for a discussion of his book Boyz n the Void: a mixtape to my brother. He will be joined in conversation by celebrated writer and educator Sabrina Alli. Register here.

 

The Stonewall Generation with Jane Fleishman

Thursday, June 3rd at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual panel event with Jane Fleishman for The Stonewall Generation: LGBTQ Elders on Sex, Activism, and Aging, a 2020 Nautilus Book Award winner! Jane will be joined in conversation by David Velasco Bermudez (a Stonewall Veteran present at the Stonewall Tavern the night the uprising began) and Bob Isadore. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Zakiya Dalila Harris presents The Other Black Girl: A Novel

Thursday, June 3rd at 8:00PM ET | Event Fee: $32.25 (book and signed bookplate included)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, Books & Books, and Tattered Cover Book Store

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer Zakiya Dalila Harris for a discussion of her highly anticipated debut novel, The Other Black Girl. She will be joined in conversation by Riley Sager, author of the New York Times bestsellers Final Girls, The Last Time I Lied, and Home Before Dark. Register here.

 

Write Down the Street: Getting Your Story Ready for Production

Friday, June 4th from 11:30AM – 1:00PM ET | Workshop Fee: $0

A Virtual Workshop by GrubStreet

During this session, we will review your story and solidify a vision for the images that will accompany it. Will the visuals reinforce or provide contrast to your written piece? What do you wish to evoke in the audience at each point? As part of GrubStreet's Write Down the Street community program, writers based near the Egleston or Mattapan Branches of the Boston Public Library can take this drop-in class. Register here.

 

Richard Flanagan and Jim Shepard presents The Living Sea of Waking Dreams: A Novel and Phase Six: A Novel

Friday, June 4th at 6:00PM ET | Event Fee: $65 (both titles included)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series is thrilled to welcome acclaimed, award-winning authors Richard Flanagan and Jim Shepard for a discussion of their latest, highly anticipated novels, The Living Sea of Waking Dreams and Phase Six. Their discussion will be moderated by Joshua Ferris, author of the novel Then We Came to the End. Register here.

 

P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast in conversation with Romina Garber

Friday, June 4th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $24.38

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books and authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast as they discuss their new book, Spells Trouble, with Romina Garber. Register here.

 

Sebastian Junger presents Freedom

Friday, June 4th at 8:00PM ET | Event Fee: $31 (signed book included)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books

Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books welcome renowned writer Sebastian Junger — author of the bestselling Tribe, A Death in Belmont, and The Perfect Storm — for a discussion of his latest book, Freedom. He will be joined in conversation by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, national security expert and author of the New York Times bestselling book, Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield. Register here.

 

Roxbury Poetry Festival

Saturday, June 5th from 10:00AM to 9:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Roxbury Poetry Festival

The Roxbury Poetry Festival is a biennial event centering poetry in Roxbury, MA. The inaugural festival is happening virtually with the exception of two evening events. The festival features several award-winning writers, panelists, and curators, and centers a keynote address from 2020 Pulitzer Prize winning poet, Jericho Brown. The day-long event culminates with a Publisher’s Poetry Slam sponsored by Button Poetry that yields a book contract for a local writer and a “Beast The Beat” concert battle highlighting a local hip hop artist. The festival is free and open to the public. Register here.

 

Drag Queen Story Hour

Saturday, June 5th at 2:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Aurora Public Library

Miss Eva Lasting brings a little glitz and a lot of heart to story hour. This family-friendly event raises awareness of gender diversity, promotes self-acceptance and builds empathy through a fun literary experience. Wear your favourite outfit and participate in the magic. Fun for all ages! Register here.

 

Transnational Literature Series: Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam and Ruth Diver

Saturday, June 5th at 3:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $28.95

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith for a virtual event with author Emmanuelle Bayamack-Tam and translator Ruth Diver to discuss Arcadia. Register here.

 

Raúl the Third and Karl Stevens, El Toro and Friends & Penny

Saturday, June 5th at 4:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books and their friends Raúl the Third and Karl Stevens for a joint virtual event celebrating their newest releases, picture books Tag Team and Training Day with El Toro and Friends from Raul and graphic novel Penny from Karl. This afternoon event is free and open to all via Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Molly Knox Ostertag with Mariko Tamaki: The Girl from the Sea

Saturday, June 5th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $42

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Celebrate the release of The Witch Boy creator Molly Knox Ostertag's newest graphic novel - The Girl from the Sea! Molly is joined by graphic novel writer Mariko Tamaki, author of Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me. Register here.

 

Kristen Arnett presents With Teeth: A Novel

Saturday, June 5th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $32 (signed book included)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books

Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books welcome Kristen Arnett — author of the acclaimed, New York Times bestselling Mostly Dead Things — for a discussion of her latest, highly anticipated novel, With Teeth. Register here.

 

Monday Poets: Tariq Thompson, Kayleb Candrilli, Dilruba Ahmed

Monday, June 7th at 6:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Literature Department Free Library of Philadelphia

This month’s Monday Poets readings are inspired by the beauty within Jericho Brown’s poetry and the urgency of the themes of The Tradition. Register here.

 

Moya Bailey with Chanda Prescod-Weinstein: Misogynoir Transformed

Monday, June 7th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $66

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Moya Bailey and Chanda Prescod-Weinstein delve into the concept of misogynoir & explore the ways in which Black women creatively and courageously use social media to combat it. Register here.

 

Lauren Sandler with Joanna Rakoff, This Is All I Got

Monday, June 7th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with Lauren Sandler, author of This Is All I Got: A New Mother's Search For Home, joined in conversation by Joanna Rakoff (My Salinger Year).  From an award-winning journalist, This Is All I Got is a poignant and gripping immersion in the life of a young, homeless single mother amid her quest to find stability and shelter in the richest city in America. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Transnational Literature Series: Mohamed Kheir and Robin Moger with Yasmine El Rashidi

Tuesday, June 8th at 5:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $25.95

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith for a virtual event with author Mohamed Kheir and translator Robin Moger to discuss Slipping. They will be in conversation with writer Yasmine El Rashidi. Register here.

 

FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series

Wednesday, June 9th from 12:30PM – 1:15PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

Looking for some virtual midweek writing community? Or do you have a schedule that gives you free afternoons instead of evenings? Join GrubStreet’s FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series live via Zoom. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises. Register here.

 

Christopher Willard & Olivia Weisser: The In-Between Book

Wednesday, June 9th at 4:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $24.99

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join Brookline Booksmith for a family-friendly reading & Q&A celebrating the release of The In-Between Book with Christopher Willard and Olivia Weisser. Register here.

 

¡Hola, Papi! John Paul Brammer with Meredith Goldstein

Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $36

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre

Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre team up to host a virtual event with JP Brammer and Meredith Goldstein for ¡Hola Papi! See the registration link for ticket options - book-with-ticket purchases include a signed bookplate.

 

Liz Hauck: Home Made

Wednesday, June 9th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $36

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Liz Hauck discusses Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up – and What We Make When We Make Dinner. This event is free, but books purchased with registration will include a signed and personalized bookplate. Register here.

 

Mary Alice Monroe in Conversation with Nancy Thayer

Thursday, June 10th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $33.39

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books and NY Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe as she discusses her latest novel, The Summer of Lost and Found, with NY Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer. Register here.

 

Norman H. Finkelstein: The Shelter and the Fence

Thursday, June 10th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $26.99

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Two time National Jewish Book Award winner Norman H. Finkelstein launches his newest work of nonfiction, The Shelter and the Fence: When 982 Holocaust Refugees Found Safe Haven in America. Register here.

 

Clint Smith presents How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America

Thursday, June 10th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 ($5 contribution suggested)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes acclaimed writer, poet, and scholar Clint Smith — author of the award-winning Counting Descent: Poems — for a discussion of his latest book, How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery Across America. He will be joined in conversation by Min Jin Lee, author of the celebrated, bestselling novels Fast Food for Millionaires and Pachinko. Register here.

 

Diverse Paths to Publishing: A Map for Writers of Color

Thursday, June 10th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by What Cheer Writers Club

Join What Cheer Writers Club for a free panel for Rhode Island writers of color interested in publishing a book. Register here.

 

Tell-All at Boston Book Festival's Lit Crawl: Silence, Madness, Secrets, and Apologies

Thursday, June 10th at 8:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Boston Book Festival 

Tell-All Boston, Boston’s only live-on-stage literary reading series dedicated to the craft of memoir and personal essay, presents an irreverent reading from four debut authors — Michelle Bowdler, Molly Howes, E. Dolores Johnson, and Sebastian Stuart — emceed by actress and memoirist Alicia Googins. Register here.

 

Write Down the Street: Preparing to Film

Friday, June 11th from 11:30AM – 1:00PM ET | Workshop Fee: $0

A Virtual Workshop by GrubStreet

During this session, students will create a mood board for their story, as well as a storyboard detailing their vision for each scene. We will discuss enlisting talent for your piece, finding the appropriate location, and choosing what equipment will deliver the best results. As part of GrubStreet's Write Down the Street community program, writers based near the Egleston or Mattapan Branches of the Boston Public Library can take this drop-in class. Register here.

 

Laurie Frankel with Nicola Griffith: One Two Three

Friday, June 11th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $35.99

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join Brookline Booksmith as celebrated novelist Laurie Frankel discusses her latest book, One Two Three, with author Nicola Griffith. Register here.

 

Helene Wecker presents The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni

Monday, June 14th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 ($5 contribution suggested)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Helene Wecker — author of the internationally bestselling The Golem and the Jinni — for a discussion of her highly anticipated follow-up, The Hidden Palace: A Novel of the Golem and the Jinni. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed novelist Angela Mi Young Hur, author of Folklorn. Register here.

 

Grubbie Debut: Dariel Suarez with Jonathan Escoffery, The Playwright's House

Monday, June 14th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet and Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books and GrubStreet to celebrate the launch of The Playwright's House, the debut novel from Dariel Suarez, GrubStreet's Education Director. Dariel will be joined in conversation by Jonathan Escoffery. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Laura Staton in Conversation With Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi

Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $25.38

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books and Occupational Therapist Laura Staton, as she discusses her latest book, Yoga Bones: A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Pain and Orthopedic Injuries through Yoga, with authors Liz Owen and Holly Lebowitz Rossi. There will be a demonstration of chair-based yoga to combat current Zoom saturation, while Laura explains how these poses help therapeutically (no supplies are needed to follow along at home). Register here.

 

Djèlí Clark and Nghi Vo interviewed by Nicki Salcedo

Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Georgia Center for the Book

Join Georgia Center for the Book and authors P. Djèlí Clark (A Master of Djinn) and Nghi Vo (The Chosen And The Beautiful), in conversation with Joshilyn Jackson. Register here.

 

Hannah Reynolds, The Summer of Lost Letters

Tuesday, June 15th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books to celebrate the launch of local author Hannah Reynold's debut young adult novel, The Summer of Lost Letters. This virtual event is hosted on Crowdcast and is free and open to all. Register here.

 

In the Heights Virtual Book Launch with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes & Jeremy McCarter

Tuesday, June 15th at 8:00PM ET | Event Fee: $43 – $48

A Virtual Event by Random House and independent bookstores across the country

Harvard Book Store joins bookstores across the country to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes, and Jeremy McCarter for a very special In the Heights virtual book launch. Sure to be an unforgettable conversation on creativity, community, and finding home, this is your chance to hear directly from the creative team behind the timeless story of how one neighborhood — Washington Heights — can speak to the world. Register here.

 

A Night of Mystery Panel, moderated by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Thursday, June 17th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books and this great author line-up for a night of mystery. Hannah Mary McKinnon (You Will Remember Me), Mary Kubica (Local Woman Missing), Laura McHugh (What's Done in Darkness), Isabella Maldonado (The Cipher), and Amina Akhtar (#Fashion Victim) will discuss their latest novels with Hank Phillippi Ryan (The First to Lie). Register here.

 

Write Down the Street: Into Production!

Friday, June 18th from 11:30AM – 1:30PM ET | Workshop Fee: $0

A Virtual Workshop by GrubStreet

In this session, we will discuss tips and considerations in directing, capturing imagery for your story, creating a shot list and recording audio. As part of GrubStreet's Write Down the Street community program, writers based near the Egleston or Mattapan Branches of the Boston Public Library can take this drop-in class. Register here.

 

Write Down the Street: The Dynamics of Dialogue Returns

Saturday, June 19th from 12:00PM – 1:30PM ET | Workshop Fee: $0

A Virtual Workshop by GrubStreet

In this online class, we’ll revisit old and new concepts around crafting dialogue, from rooting dialogue in well-structured characters to applying poetic devices to the use of language and the varied types of conversations that can happen on the page. As part of GrubStreet's Write Down the Street community program, writers based near the Egleston or Mattapan Branches of the Boston Public Library can take this drop-in class. Register here.

 

She Memes Well: A Virtual Conversation with Quinta Brunson & Nick Kroll

Monday, June 21st at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $35

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith and New Media Touring

Join Brookline Booksmith and New Media Touring as actor, writer, and producer Quinta Brunson discusses her new book She Memes Well with actor, writer, and producer Nick Kroll. Register here.

 

Memoir Generator Open House & Info Session

Wednesday, June 23rd from 6:00PM – 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

Thinking of applying to the Memoir Generator? GrubStreet will host a virtual informal Q&A session with instructor Michelle Seaton on Wednesday, June 23rd, from 6:00-7:00p.m. to answer any questions you have about the Generator, including the workload, the application process, what the program does and doesn’t entail, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else you have on your mind! Register here.

 

Laurie Frankel in Conversation With Julie Carrick Dalton

Wednesday, June 23rd at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books for a great event with author Laurie Frankel, as she discusses her new novel, One Two Three, with author Julie Carrick Dalton. Register here.

 

Short Story Incubator Open House & Info Session

Thursday, June 24th from 6:00PM – 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

Interested in taking your short fiction to the next level? Join us Thursday, June 24th for an informal Q&A session on our Short Story Incubator program. Instructor Ron MacLean will be there to answer any questions you have about the Short Story Incubator program. We'll give you all the information you need to know about the application process, what the program entails, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else on your mind. Register here.

 

A Conversation with Ben Philippe and Cyrus McQueen

Thursday, June 24th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $52

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Cyrus McQueen (Tweeting Truth to Power) and Ben Philippe (Sure, I'll Be Your Black Friend) join Brookline Booksmith for an evening of conversation. Register here.

 

Write Down the Street: Post-Production Tips

Friday, June 25th from 11:30AM – 1:00PM ET | Workshop Fee: $0

A Virtual Workshop by GrubStreet

It is often said that one can completely change their film around during post-production. During this session, we will discuss the powerful art of editing and you will leave with useful tips on how to edit your footage into a cohesive, impactful piece. As part of GrubStreet's Write Down the Street community program, writers based near the Egleston or Mattapan Branches of the Boston Public Library can take this drop-in class. Register here.

 

The Feast of the Poets event for LFA: 'A Place for a Poet'

Friday, June 25th at 12:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Keats House

Join Keats House on the last Friday of the month for a wide-ranging and light-hearted discussion on matters poetic, literary and cultural. Register here.

 

FREE Happy Hour Writing Session

Friday, June 25th from 5:30PM – 6:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday, June 25th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm, grab a snack and/or your favorite after-work beverage, and log into GrubStreet Remote for some writing! In 60 jam-packed minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises. Register here.

 

PAGE TURNER: The 2021 Publishing Conference

Saturday, June 26th from 9:45PM – 6:00PM ET | Event Fee: $100 – $150

A Virtual Event by Asian American Writers' Workshop

Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday, June 25th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm, grab a snack and/or your favorite after-work beverage, and log into GrubStreet Remote for some writing! In 60 jam-packed minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises. Register here.

 

Grubbie Debut: Sebastian Stuart (What Wasn’t I Thinking?) in Conversation with Christopher Castellani

Monday, June 28th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet and Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books and GrubStreet for the launch of novelist Sebastian Stuart's debut memoir, What Wasn't I Thinking? A Story of Rebellion, Madness and Surviving My Family. Sebastian will be joined in conversation by GrubStreet's Artistic Director and author Christopher CastellaniRegister here.

 

Grubbie Debut: Hanna Halperin (Something Wild) in Conversation with Steve Almond

Tuesday, June 29th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet and Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books and GrubStreet for the launch of GrubStreet instructor Hanna Halperin's debut novel, Something Wild. Hanna will be joined in conversation by instructor and author Steve Almond. Register here.

 

Essay Incubator Open House & Info Session

Wednesday, June 30th from 6:00PM – 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

Interested in taking your essays to the next level? Join us virtually on Wednesday, June 30th, from 6:00pm-7:00pm for an informal Q&A session on our Essay Incubator, our eight-month intensive program for writers seeking high-level feedback on their essays, immersion in a community of essay writers, and a leg up on the publishing world. Instructor Ethan Gilsdorf will answer any questions you have about the program. We'll give you all the information you need to know about the application process, what the program entails, the schedule, the philosophy behind our approach, and anything else on your mind. Register here.

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