Lit Boston: What’s Happening in November?

In the November 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.



Grub Gone...POP

When: Saturday, November 3th from 6:00pm-10:00pm; Scholars American Bistro and Cocktail Lounge, 25 School St, Boston, MA

Featuring curated pop tunes throughout the decades, pop-up readings, info on all the recent book publications bursting out of the Grub community, signature pop-tail drinks, Pop Tarts, Pop Rocks and more!


Ask a Writer: Office Hours

When: Friday, November 9th from 3:00pm-4:30pm; Bocao Restaurant & Grill (3094 Washington St, Roxbury MA)

These are open to anyone who wants to ask an instructor a question about a writing project, resources, opportunities, upcoming Write Down the Street classes, and tips. Sign up for a 20-minute max time block. First-come, first-serve.


FREE Happy Hour Writing Session

When: Friday, November 9th from 5:30pm-6:30pm

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


YAWP Saturday Sessions

When: Saturday, November 10th from 12:00pm-4:00pm; GrubStreet, 162 Boylston St, 5th Floor, Boston

Come together to geek out on writing and reading while mingling with fellow teen writers over snacks. There's an open mic at the end when reading is optional, and snaps and claps are always welcome. Registration is required.


Chaya Bhuvaneswar presents White Dancing Elephants

When: Monday November 12 at 7:00pm; Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge

Join prize-winning writer Chaya Bhuvaneswar for a discussion of her debut story collection, White Dancing Elephants. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed novelist Laura van den Berg.


FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series

When: Wednesday, November 14th from 12:30pm-1:15pm; GrubStreet, 162 Boylston St, 5 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.


Thrill Me, Chill Me: Mystery Writers Panel at the Boston Public Library

When; November 28, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm; Commonwealth Salon, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St , Boston, MA

Join critically acclaimed authors Hank Phillippi Ryan, Peter Swanson, Kellye Garrett, and Paula Munier in conversation about the enduring thrill and lure of mysteries, and what makes them so appealing on the page and on the screen.


A Visit with Louisa May Alcott—Living History Performance with Jan Turnquist

When: November 29, from 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm; Old South Meeting House

310 Washington Street, Boston, MA

On the evening of the Little Women scribe’s 186th birthday, join us at the Meeting House for a captivating living history experience that will bring you behind-the-scenes stories from Alcott’s life—from her unconventional upbringing in poverty to the family love that inspired her to write an American classic.





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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