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Lit Boston: What's Happening in May?

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

 

Why Not Just Cream and Sugar? The Power of Detail with Chang-rae Lee

Saturday, May 1st from 4:00PM – 5:30PM ET | Workshop Fee: $90

A Virtual Workshop by DISQUIET International Literary Program

How is a character who drinks a cup of chamomile tea different from a character who drinks a mimosa from one who sips coffee with pet milk? Starting with Stuart Dybek’s classic short story “Pet Milk,” Chang-rae Lee will walk us through the power of the right detail and engage with some of those questions that haunt us all. Register here.

 

Transnational Literature Series: Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai and Thi Bui

Saturday, May 1st at 8:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by the Oakland Asian Cultural Center and Brookline Booksmith

The Transnational Literature Series is thrilled to join the Oakland Asian Cultural Center's upcoming event with Nguyễn Phan Quế Mai, in conversation with Thi Bui, as a partner and bookseller. RSVP here.

 

Francis Fukuyama and Mathilde Fasting, After the End of History: Conversations with Francis Fukuyama

Monday, May 3rd at 12:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 ($5 contribution suggested)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes renowned political economist Francis Fukuyama and Mathilde Fasting for a discussion of their book After the End of History: Conversations with Francis Fukuyama. RSVP here.

 

Katherine Sherbrooke with Marjan Kamali, Leaving Coy's Hill

Monday, May 3rd at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet and Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books and GrubStreet for the virtual launch of Katherine Sherbrooke's newest novel, Leaving Coy's Hill, joined in conversation by Marjan Kamali! This event is hosted on Crowdcast, free and open to all. Signed copies of Leaving Coy's Hill will be available! RSVP here.

 

Jarvis R. Givens, Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching

Monday, May 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 Jarvis R. Givens for a discussion of his book Fugitive Pedagogy: Carter G. Woodson and the Art of Black Teaching. He will be joined in conversation by Joshua Bennett. RSVP here.

 

The Curie Society: Heather Einhorn and Adam Staffaroni with Ryan North

Monday, May 3rd at 7:00PM | Event Fee: $0 – $27.95

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join Brookline Booksmith as they celebrate the release of The Curie Society with the authors and Ryan North. RSVP here.

 

Angela Mi Young Hur with Kat Howard, Folklorn

Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual talk with Angela Mi Young Hur, author of the new novel Folklorn. She will be joined in conversation by Kat Howard. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. RSVP here.

 

Joel Christian Gill, Robert Smalls: Tales of the Talented Tenth, no. 3

Tuesday, May 4th 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 celebrated cartoonist Joel Christian Gill — author of the beloved Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History — for a discussion of the latest title in his acclaimed Tales of the Talented Tenth series, Robert Smalls. RSVP here.

 

Catherine McKenzie Launch, in conversation with Randy Susan Meyers

Tuesday, May 4th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $32.39

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books for bestselling author Catherine McKenzie's U.S. launch of her newest book, Six Weeks to Live. She will discuss it with bestselling author Randy Susan Meyers. RSVP here.

 

Julianna Margulies: Sunshine Girl

Tuesday, May 4th at 7:30PM | Event Fee: $38

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre

Join Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre for a virtual event with Julianna Margulies for her memoir Sunshine Girl: An Unexpected Life. Tickets come with a signed copy of the book. RSVP here.

 

13th Annual Spring Writes Literary Festival

Wednesday, May 5th – Sunday, May 16th | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Community Arts Partnership

It’s time once again for the Community Arts Partnership’s annual Spring Writes Literary Festival!

The Festival includes 40 free virtual events featuring over 100 local and regional writers. There are 25 literary themed panels, readings and performances scheduled from May 5th to the 16th, 3 additional community events in late May and June, and 13 writing workshops taking place from late May through November. Learn more and register here.

 

FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series

Wednesday, May 5th at 12:30PM 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 our FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series live via Zoom. Join us on Wednesday, May 5th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises. Led by one of our award-winning instructors or ambassadors. RSVP here.

 

Suzanne Koven, Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life

Wednesday, May 5th 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 Suzanne Koven for a discussion of her essay collection Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life. She will be joined in conversation by novelist Meg Wolitzer, author of the New York Times bestselling books The Uncoupling and The Interestings. RSVP here.

 

Richard Thompson with Randi Millman: Beeswing

Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $38

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre

Join Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre for a virtual event with Richard Thompson for his memoir Beeswing, with Randi Millman. RSVP here.

 

Tovah Martin in Conversation with Tom Fischer

Wednesday, May 5th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $22.34

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Learn how to enjoy your garden with all of your senses with Tovah Martin, as she discusses her new book, The Garden in Every Sense and Season: A Year of Insights and Inspiration from My Garden with senior acquisitions editor of Timber Press, Tom Fischer. RSVP here.

 

826 Boston Virtual Book Release Party for How We May Appear

Thursday, May 6th at 4:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by 826 Boston

Celebrate the release of How We May Appear, 826 Boston's Youth Literary Advisory Board's first publication. RSVP here.

 

Changemakers: A Social Justice Bookclub for Kids - Black Brother, Black Brother

Thursday, May 6th at 4:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Please join Belmont Books for their kids' book club with a new focus on Social Justice. Virtual meetings will take place on Thursday afternoons at 4:00 PM ET. For May, we are reading Black Brother, Black Brother by Jewell Parker Rhodes. To register, send an email to [email protected] with the subject line "Black Brother, Black Brother Bookclub." Include your child's name, age, and the email address to send the Zoom link to.

 

Christina Hunger with Alexis Devine: How Stella Learned to Talk

Thursday, May 6th at 6:00PM | Event Fee: $0 – $36.99

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger, owner of beloved internet sensation Stella and the first person to teach a dog to “talk,” and Alexis Devine, who used the Hunger method to teach her dog and TikTok star Bunny how to “speak,” for a wide-ranging conversation to mark the release of Hunger’s wildly anticipated debut How Stella Learned to Talk. RSVP here.

 

Grubbie Debut: Amanda Davis with Valerie Bolling, 30,000 Stitches

Thursday, May 6th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet and Porter Square Books

Join GrubStreet student Amanda Davis for the virtual launch of Amanda's debut picture book, 30,000 Stitches: The Inspiring Story of the National 9/11 Flag. Amanda will be joined in conversation by fellow picture-book author Valerie Bolling, with a special appearance by illustrator Sally Wern Comport. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. RSVP here.

 

Angela Mi Young Hur, Folklorn

Thursday, May 6th 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 author Angela Mi Young Hur for a discussion of her latest novel, Folklorn. She will be joined in conversation by beloved story writer Kelly Link, author of the Pulitzer Prize–nominated story collection Get in Trouble. RSVP here.

 

Maryanne O'Hara in Conversation with Jessica Keener

Thursday, May 6th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $32.38

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books for a moving event with author Maryanne O'Hara discussing her memoir, Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light, with bestselling author Jessica Keener. RSVP here.

 

Michael Lewis, The Premonition: A Pandemic Story

Friday, May 7th at 6:00PM ET | Event Fee: $35.25 (book included)

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

Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books are thrilled to welcome Michael Lewis — author of the acclaimed, internationally bestselling Moneyball, The Blind Side, and The Big Short — for a discussion of his latest book, The Premonition: A Pandemic Story. RSVP here.

 

Danielle Dreilinger with Ann Hood, The Secret History of Home Economics

Friday, May 7th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with Danielle Dreilinger, author of the new book The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live, in conversation with Ann Hood (Red Thread, The Knitting Circle)! This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Signed bookplates from the author will be available! RSVP here.

 

New Voices in Fiction: Anjali Enjeti, The Parted Earth: A Novel

Friday, May 7th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 ($5 contribution suggested)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series and Grubstreet welcome Anjali Enjeti — writer, activist, and author of the forthcoming essay collection Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change — for a discussion of her debut novel, The Parted Earth. She will be joined in conversation by Michelle Bowdler, Executive Director of Health & Wellness at Tufts University and author of Is Rape a Crime?: A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto. RSVP here.

 

Celebrating Black Women's Voices

Friday, May 7th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Bluestockings Cooperative and Kitchen Table Literary Arts

Celebration of Black women poets and their debut collections, ft. Khalisa Rae, Ashanti Anderson, Naomi Extra, Amber McBride, I.S. Jones. RSVP here.

 

Fiona Mozley with Adrienne Westenfeld: Hot Stew

Saturday, May 8th at 4:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $35.95

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join Brookline Booksmith as Fiona Mozley, author of Elmet, returns with Hot Stew, her astounding second novel, joined in conversation by Adrienne Westenfeld. RSVP here.

 

Harry Shum Jr. in Conversation with Viet Thanh Nguyen

Saturday, May 8th at 8:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $35.95

A Virtual Event by USC Visions and Voices

Harry Shum Jr. will join Pulitzer Prize–winning author and USC professor Viet Thanh Nguyen for a wide-ranging conversation. RSVP here.

 

Jess Phoenix, Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life

Monday, May 10th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books in welcoming volcanologist, extreme explorer and field scientist Jess Phoenix for a virtual talk about her new memoir, Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life! This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. RSVP here.

 

Maggie Shipstead and J. Courtney Sullivan

Monday, May 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 award-winning, New York Times–bestselling novelists Maggie Shipstead and J. Courtney Sullivan for a discussion of their latest books — the newly published Great Circle, and new-to-paperback Friends and Strangers. RSVP here.

 

Alison Bechdel with Stacy Schiff

Monday, May 10th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $35

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre

Brookline Booksmith and the Wilbur Theatre present The Secret to Superhuman Strength: A Conversation with Alison Bechdel! RSVP here.

 

Julie Berry and Holly Hatam Launch

Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $23.05

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books as Julie Berry, award-winning author, and Holly Hatam, Illustrator, launch their new picture book, Cranky Right Now. RSVP here.

 

Transnational Literature Series: Jhumpa Lahiri with Yiyun Li

Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $24 – $33

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith for a virtual event with Jhumpa Lahiri and Yiyun Li to discuss Lahiri's new novel, Whereabouts. RSVP here.

 

The Launch of AGNI 93

Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by AGNI

Readings by Erin Adair-Hodges, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Chee Brossy, Rafael Campo, W. S. Di Piero, & Jamie Figueroa. Live music. Visual art. RSVP here.

 

May U35 Reading: Festival Edition

Tuesday, May 11th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Mass Poetry

Mass Poetry is excited to continue their U35 reading series virtually this May on Zoom, with a special festival edition! Hear from a stunning set of features: Talia Grossman, Raechel Segal, and Helen Rahman. RSVP here.

 

Rickie Lee Jones, Last Chance Texaco

Wednesday, May 12th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: Ticketed – TBD

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Porter Square Books is delighted to present a virtual talk with Rickie Lee Jones, two-time Grammy winner and author of the newly released memoir, Last Chance Texaco! Jones will appear in conversation with Doug Lockwood of Berklee College, writer of Coolsville, a musical based on Rickie Lee Jones' music and lyrics. This virtual event is ticketed and takes place on Crowdcast. RSVP here.

 

David Weill, Exhale: Hope, Healing, and a Life in Transplant

Wednesday, May 12th 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 pulmonologist, organ transplant specialist, and patient advocate David Weill for a discussion of his book Exhale: Hope, Healing, and a Life in Transplant. RSVP here.

 

Massachusetts Poetry Festival 2021

Thursday, May 13th – Sunday, May 16th | Event Fee: $40 suggested donation

A Virtual Event by Mass Poetry

The Massachusetts Poetry Festival returns May 13-16, 2021.

The Massachusetts Poetry 2021 Festival will showcase an all-star roster of poets from across the Commonwealth and the country, including more than 50 events in total featuring well over 100+ poets. Headline poets include Victoria Chang, Jos Charles, Martín Espada, Tyehimba Jess, Patricia Spears Jones, Lang Leav, Khadijah Queen, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ariana Reines, Dara Wier, and more. Learn more and register here.

 

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): A Teen Summer Reading List That Doesn’t Suck

Thursday, May 13th at 4:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet and the Boston Public Library

Let’s face it, high school summer reading lists can be hit or miss. Sometimes it seems like they were written for our parents and not for us. So, this session will be run by young adults. Here is where we recommend books we love and build our own glorious summer reading list to share with the teen world. Teen participants who feel comfortable sharing will use the chat and rotating mic to talk about books they love and why. Then after the session ends, we’ll compile a “Not Your School’s Summer Reading List” to post on the BPL and GrubStreet websites. We’ll also randomly draw names from attendees to give away various titles on that list, and one lucky attendee will win an entire box of books from the list. For teens ages 12 to 19. Register here.

 

Emily Henry with Meredith Goldstein, People We Meet on Vacation

Thursday, May 13th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with Emily Henry, author of the new novel People We Meet on Vacation, in conversation with Meredith Goldstein (Things That Grow). This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually via Crowdcast. RSVP here.

 

Francisco Goldman, Monkey Boy

Thursday, May 13th 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 novelist and journalist Francisco Goldman — author of Say Her Name and The Interior Circuit: A Mexico City Chronicle — for a discussion of his latest novel, Monkey Boy. He will be joined in conversation by award-winning writer Colm TóibÍn, author of The Master, Brooklyn, and House of Names. RSVP here.

 

Meg Bashwiner and Joseph Fink with Erin McKeown: The First Ten Years

Friday, May 14th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $26

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Celebrate the release of Meg Bashwiner and Joseph Fink's The First Ten Years. Meg and Joseph will be in conversation with folk-rock singer-songwriter Erin McKeown. RSVP here.

 

Transnational Literature Series: Najwan Darwish and Kareem James Abu-Zeid with Nathalie Handal

Saturday, May 15th at 12:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $25

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith for a virtual Nakba Day event with poet Najwan Darwish and translator Kareem James Abu-Zeid to discuss Exhausted on the Cross. They'll be in conversation with writer Nathalie Handal. RSVP here.

 

Young Adult Writers Program (YAWP): FREE Saturday Sessions for Teens

Saturday, May 15th from 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM | Workshop Fee: $0

A Remote Workshop by GrubStreet

Smash the boundaries of our craft and mosaic the shards into something bold in Defying Genre: Exploring Experimental Writing; learn how setting can create a variety of effects in Settings that Stun; or spend time listening and talking about our favorite music as a means to get closer to the musicians themselves in Writing to Music. Learn more and register here.

 

Book Club @ The Miller Room: The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen

Saturday, May 15th at 5:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by the Long Beach Public Library

Join the Long Beach Public Library for the Miller Room's monthly virtual book club for adults. This month's selection is The Refugees by Viet Thanh Nguyen. RSVP here.

 

An Afternoon with Jane Goodall and Peter Wohlleben

Sunday, May 16th at 1:00PM ET | Event Fee: $32.00 (book included)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store is thrilled to partner with independent bookstores across the country to welcome renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall and Peter Wohlleben for an uplifting conversation about the natural world in celebration of Peter's latest book, The Heartbeat of Trees: Embracing Our Ancient Bond with Forests and Nature. RSVP here.

 

Miel Moreland with Erin Hahn, It Goes Like This

Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for the virtual launch of local author Miel Moreland's debut young adult novel, It Goes Like This. Erin Hahn (More Than Maybe) will join in conversation. This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually on Crowdcast. RSVP here.

 

Craft on Draft - World Building: Turning Setting into Character

Tuesday, May 18th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $73.80

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books and GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator

For some books, the setting is so pivotal, the story could not take place anywhere else. How do authors build such a strong sense of place that it becomes another character? Join Belmont Books and GrubStreet’s Novel Incubator as authors Julie Carrick Dalton (Waiting for the Night Song), Desmond Hall (Your Corner Dark) and Nancy Johnson (The Kindest Lie) discuss building the worlds of their marvelous debut novels. This event will be moderated by Leslie Teel. RSVP here.

 

I Will Not Name It Except to Say: A Memorial Reading for Lee Sharkey

Wednesday, May 19th at 1:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a memorial reading from Lee Sharkey’s just-published collection of poetry, I Will Not Name It Except to Say (Tupelo). Poems from the book, which was compiled in the final weeks of Sharkey’s life, will be read by local poets Martha Collins, Denise Bergman, and Fred Marchant. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. RSVP here.

 

Virtual Comics Chat

Wednesday, May 19th at 3:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library

Join the Pelham Parkway-Van Nest Library as three librarians talk about some of their personal favorite comics that they hope you'll check out. RSVP here.

 

Melissa Bernstein in Conversation with Doug Bernstein

Wednesday, May 19th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $33.39

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books and Melissa Bernstein, co-founder of toy company Melissa & Doug, as she discusses her book, LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light, with her husband and the other co-founder of the company, Doug Bernstein. RSVP here.

 

Author Talk with Sadeqa Johnson

Wednesday, May 19th at 7:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by The Friends of the North Castle Public Library

Please join The Friends of the North Castle Public Library for a talk with Sadeqa Johnson who will discuss her novel, Yellow Wife. Christina Chiu will moderate. RSVP here.

 

Fiebre Tropical: A Conversation with Author Juli Delgado Lopera

Wednesday, May 19th at 8:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Illuminations

Juli Delgado Lopera is an award-winning Colombian writer, historian, speaker and storyteller based in San Francisco. RSVP here.

 

GrubStreet’s Summer Open House & Info Session

Thursday, May 20th at 5:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

Love to write but don't have anywhere to get feedback on your work? Want to meet fellow writers and work under the guidance of published authors? GrubStreet is here to help! We’ll give you an overview of GrubStreet and who we are, and we'll dive into the new and recurring classes that we're offering next term. We'll also talk about remote and online learning, as well as our plans to build a new writing center! At the end, there will be some time set aside for a Q+A of follow-up questions. Register here.

 

Maggie Doherty with Miranda Popkey, The Equivalents

Thursday, May 20th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with Maggie Doherty for the paperback release of The Equivalents, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. She will be joined in conversation by Miranda Popkey (Topics of Conversation). This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. RSVP here.

 

Sanjena Sathian in Conversation with Chaya Bhuvaneswar

Thursday, May 20th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $32.39

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books for a fun event with author Sanjena Sathian discussing her debut novel, Gold Diggers, with author Chaya Bhuvaneswar. RSVP here.

 

From Diwata to Raya: Pilipina/x Representation in Poetry, Art and Film

Friday, May 21st from 2:30PM – 5:30PM ET | Workshop Fee: $65 – $75 (Scholarships are available)

A Virtual Workshop by GrubStreet

Honoring Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, this class will explore Pilipina (also Filipina, Pinay or Pilipinx)-inspired characters from mythology to poetry, to visual art to the latest Disney film.  Expect to read, watch and discuss Pilipina subjects and do some writing of your own.  We'll discuss figures like the babaylan, the manananggal and pre-colonial goddesses, poetry by Barbara Jane Reyes, Rachelle Cruz, Michelle Penaloza, and visual art by Jennifer Wofford and R. Aguilar. Register here.

 

Christina Lauren: The Soulmate Equation

Saturday, May 22nd at 4:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $35

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join Brookline Booksmith as Christina Lauren, Rachel Hawkins and Shyla Watson discuss The Soulmate Equation. RSVP here.

 

Marian Knapp Launch, in Conversation with Pamela Nadell

Tuesday, May 25th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books as author Marian Leah Knapp discusses her grandmother's story in Prohibition Wine: A True Story of One Woman's Daring in Twentieth-Centrury America, with author Pamela Nadell. RSVP here.

 

Katherine A. Sherbrooke and Alexi Pappas in Conversation with Lynne Griffin

Wednesday, May 26th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $58.81

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Join Belmont Books as Katherine A. Sherbrooke, author of Leaving Coy's Hill, and Alexi Pappas, author of Bravey, discuss how leaders navigate the fine line between confidence and self-doubt, with author Lynne Griffin. RSVP here.

 

A Conversation with Saeed Jones

Thursday, May 27th at 7:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by the DC Public Library

Join the DC Public Library for a conversation with poet and writer Saeed Jones. RSVP here.

 

Inspirations from Asian American, Asian and Pacific Islander Voices (Seminar for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month)

Friday, May 28th from 2:30PM – 5:30PM ET | Workshop Fee: $65 – $75 (Scholarships are available)

A Virtual Workshop by GrubStreet

A seminar highlighting Asian and Pacific Islander writers, discussing their works, relevant themes and context, and writing to prompts inspired by their words. We'll watch and read short works together by A/PI writers and performers across genres (interdisciplinary, poetry for the page, stage). Writers will include Ocean Vuong, Barbara Reyes, Jason Bayani, Regie Cabico, Craig Santos Perez, and Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner. Students will leave with inspiration from a sampling of contemporary API writers and feel emboldened in their own writing as well. Register here.

 

FREE Happy Hour Writing Session

Friday, May 28th at 5:30PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

What's more satisfying than leaving work behind on a Friday afternoon? Rounding out the week with a free writing session, of course! Maximize that Friday feeling and kick off your writing weekend. Leave work behind on Friday, May 28th, 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.

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