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Lit Boston: What's Happening in October?

In the October 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.

 

Andil Gosine presenting Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean

Friday, October 1 at 12:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Andil Gosine—professor of Environmental Arts and Justice at York University—for a discussion of his book Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean. He will be joined in conversation by Faith Smith, associate professor of African and African American Studies, English, and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Brandeis University and author of Sex and the Citizen: Interrogating the Caribbean. Register here.

 

Virtual: Robert Pinsky & Friends, The Book of Poetry for Hard Times

Friday, October 1 at 12:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event to celebrate the release of The Book of Poetry for Hard Times: An Anthology with anthology editor Robert Pinsky joined by contributors Dan Chiasson, John Murillo, Jill McDonough, and Rowan Ricardo Phillips! This virtual event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Cass Sunstein presenting Sludge: What Stops Us from Getting Things Done and What to Do about It

Friday, October 1 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes renowned legal scholar Cass Sunstein—the Robert Walmsley University Professor at Harvard Law School and author of Too Much Information—for a discussion of his latest book, Sludge: What Stops Us from Getting Things Done and What to Do about It. Register here.

 

Zine Fest: Zine Talks

Saturday, October 2 at 10:00am ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Watertown Public Library

On Saturday, October 2, the Watertown Free Public Library will host the first-annual WFPL Zine Fest. Zines are small-batch, DIY publications that provide a powerful platform of expression for underrepresented perspectives and voices. We believe they belong in the Library. Join us in celebrating and learning about all things zine! Register here. 

 

Virtual: Damian Alexander, Other Boys

Saturday, October 2 at 4:00pm ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual talk with Damian Alexander for the release of his debut graphic novel, Other Boys, "a sweet, touching and at-times scary memoir of grief and loss and coming out (mostly to himself)" (Kirkus, in a starred review). This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Victoria Mas with Fiona Mozley: The Mad Women's Ball

Saturday, October 02 at 2:00PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $60

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Victoria Mas, author of The Mad Women's Ball (Le Bal des folles), celebrates the release of the American edition of this French bestseller, and the release of the new movie based on the book! She is joined by novelist Fiona Mozley. Book purchases include a signed bookplate! Register here.

 

Picture Book Hour: Ben Hatke

Sunday, October 03 at 10:30AM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $27.99

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join us for a reading of Julia's House Goes Home--and the first two books in the Julia's House series--with picture book author-illustrator Ben Hatke, followed by a Q&A! Books purchased on the registration page will include a signed bookplate. Register here.

 

Jelani Cobb presenting The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker

Monday, October 4 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes award-winning New Yorker staff writer and historian Jelani Cobb for a discussion of his latest book, The Matter of Black Lives: Writing from The New Yorker, which collects the magazine's groundbreaking writing on race in America—including work by James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Hilton Als, Zadie Smith, and many others. Register here.

 

Mary Roach presenting Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

Tuesday, October 5 at 5:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series, the Harvard University Division of Science, and the Harvard Library welcome beloved science writer Mary Roach for a discussion of her latest book, Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law, as well as the new edition of her bestselling classic Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. She will be joined in conversation by acclaimed medical historian Lindsey Fitzharris, author of The Butchering Art: Joseph Lister's Quest to Transform the Grisly World of Victorian Medicine. Register here.

 

WBUR CitySpace: Tomi Adeyemi & Angie Thomas

Tuesday, October 5 at 6:30 PM ET | Event Fee: TBD 

A Virtual Event by WBUR and Brookline Booksmith

Here & Now co-host Tonya Mosley moderates a conversation with young adult authors Angie Thomas (The Hate U Give, On the Come Up, Concrete Rose) and Tomi Adeyemi (Children of Blood and Bone, Children of Virtue and Vengeance). They'll discuss the impact their wildly popular novels have had, especially on young readers of color, answer your burning questions about their upcoming film and TV adaptations and more! Register here.

 

Eric Rickstad Launch, in Conversation with Richard Chizmar

Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Please join us for the launch of NY Times bestselling author Eric Rickstad's latest mystery, I Am Not Who You Think I Am, which he will discuss with NY Times bestselling author Richard Chizmar! Register here.

 

Joshua Ferris presenting A Calling for Charlie Barnes: A Novel

Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

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

Harvard Book Store, Politics and Prose, and Books & Books welcome award-winning novelist Joshua Ferris for a discussion of his latest, highly anticipated novel, A Calling for Charlie Barnes. He will be joined in conversation by Lynne Tillman, the acclaimed author of Men and Apparitions and The Complete Madame Realism and Other Stories. Register here.

 

Virtual: Wendy Sanford, These Walls Between Us

Tuesday, October 5 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event to celebrate the release of Wendy Sanford's These Walls Between Us! Wendy will be joined in conversation by Brian Corr. This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually via Crowdcast. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase! Register here.

 

Seaport Free Writes

Wednesday, October 6 at 12:30 PM ET | Event Fee: $0

An Event by GrubStreet

Join our Seaport Free Writes session on Wednesday, October 6th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some fresh writing exercises. Best of all, you’ll leave with some new ideas to ponder for the rest of your day and beyond. Register here.

 

Alice Hoffman presenting The Book of Magic: A Novel

Wednesday, October 6 at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $33 (book included)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes beloved local novelist Alice Hoffman for a discussion of the fourth and final book in her bestselling Practical Magic series, The Book of Magic. She will be joined in conversation by Chris Bohjalian, acclaimed author of The Flight Attendant and Hour of the Witch: A Novel. Register here.

 

The Combat Zone: Murder, Race, And Boston's Struggle For Justice

Wednesday, October 6 at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by Boston Public Library Research Services Department

The story of a Harvard murder and two trials with opposing verdicts in racially divided Boston told by author Jan Brogan. Register here.

 

Jonathan Franzen presenting Crossroads: A Novel

Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $35.25 (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 acclaimed, bestselling novelist Jonathan Franzen for a discussion of his latest, highly anticipated novel, Crossroads. He will be joined in conversation by Whiting Award–winning writer Tony Tulathimutte, author of Private Citizens: A Novel. Register here.

 

Anthony Doerr presents "Cloud Cuckoo Land"

Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $35 (book included)

A Virtual Event by Wellesley Books

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All the Light We Cannot See joins us in-person to discuss his hauntingly beautiful new novel.  Register here.

 

Virtual: Keith Boykin, Race Against Time

Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join us for a virtual event with Keith Boykin for his new book Race Against Time! This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Julie Scolnik with Leah Hager Cohen: Paris Blue

Wednesday, October 6 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $38.95

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Celebrate the release of Paris Blue, the debut memoir from Mistral founder Julie Scolnik, in conversation with Leah Hager Cohen. Books purchased on the registration page will be signed and personalized to you by the author! Register here.

 

Joshua Bennett, Marwa Helal, Ladan Osman, and Xandria Phillips presenting, Owed, Invasive species, Exiles of Eden, and HULL

Thursday, October 7 at 5:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcome acclaimed poets Joshua Bennett, Marwa Helal, Ladan Osman, and Xandria Phillips—recipients of the 2021 Whiting Award in Poetry—for an evening of readings and discussion featuring their latest poetry collections, Owed, Invasive species, Exiles of Eden, and HULL. Register here.

 

Joseph Ewoodzie presenting Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and Food in the American South

Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Joseph Ewoodzie—associate professor of sociology at Davidson College and author of Break Beats in the Bronx: Rediscovering Hip-Hop’s Early Years—for a discussion of his latest book, Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and Food in the American South. He will be joined in conversation by B. Brian Foster, co-editor of Sociology of Race and Ethnicity and author of I Don't Like the Blues: Race, Place, and the Backbeat of Black Life. Register here.

 

Virtual: Brad Kesser in Conversation with Catherin Bush

Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Please join us and Brad Kessler, as he discusses his new book, North, with author Catherine Bush! Pre-order a copy of this unusual story now. Register here.

 

Virtual: Tell-All Boston 9: We're Doin' (Mostly) Fine with Jennifer De Leon

Thursday, October 7 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Tell-All Boston, GrubStreet, and Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for Tell-All Boston 9: We’re Doin’ (Mostly) Fine, with special guest Jennifer De Leon, author of the 2021 essay collection White Space, Wise Latinas, and Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From.! This live event is free and virtual via Crowdcast - register to join at the link below. Brought to you by the alumni of GrubStreet’s Memoir and Essay Incubators, and co-sponsored by: Tell-All Boston, GrubStreet, and Porter Square Books. Register here.

 

Matthew Pearl with Kevin Birmingham: The Taking of Jemima Boone

Thursday, October 7 at 8:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $35

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Celebrated author Matthew Pearl discusses his first book of nonfiction, The Taking of Jemima Boone: The True Story of the Kidnap and Rescue That Shaped America. Books purchased at registration include a signed bookplate! Register here.

 

Myriam J. A. Chancy presenting What Storm, What Thunder

Friday, October 8 at 5:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Myriam J. A. Chancy—award-winning author of The Scorpion's Claw and The Loneliness of Angels—for a discussion of her latest novel, What Storm, What Thunder. She will be joined in conversation by essayist and poet Patrick Sylvain. Register here.

 

Derecka Purnell presenting Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom

Friday, October 8 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes renowned human rights lawyer, writer, and organizer Derecka Purnell for a discussion of her highly anticipated book, Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom. She will be joined in conversation by Imani Perry, award-winning author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry. Register here.

 

Picture Book Hour: Brendan Wenzel

Sunday, October 10 at 10:30 AM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $26.99

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join us for a reading of Inside Cat with picture book author-illustrator Brendan Wenzel, followed by a behind-the-scenes look at the book and Q&A! Register here.

 

Gregory Maguire presenting The Brides of Maracoor: A Novel

Tuesday, October 12 at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $34.25 (book and signed bookplate included)

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Gregory Maguire—the beloved, bestselling author of Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West—for a discussion of his latest novel, The Brides of Maracoor. He will be joined in conversation by fellow novelist Christopher Moore, author of The Serpent of Venice and Shakespeare for Squirrels. Register here.

 

Virtual: Gregory Maguire with Christopher Moore, Brides of Maracoor

Tuesday, October 12 at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

A Virtual Night with New York Times bestselling authors Gregory Maguire and Christopher Moore in Celebration of The Brides of Maracoor! Join multimillion-copy bestselling author Gregory Maguire as he discusses The Brides of Maracoor, the first book in a new Wicked spin-off series, with New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore—in partnership with independent booksellers across the US. Signed copies of The Brides of Maracoor are available from Porter Square Books! The event is free to attend, but you must register in advance HERE! Register here.

 

Novel Generator Open House and Info Session- Seaport

Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $35

An Event by GrubStreet

Thinking of applying to the Novel Generator? GrubStreet will host an in-person Q&A session with instructor Henriette Lazaridis on Wednesday, October 13th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Register here.

 

Live at Brookline Booksmith! Mary Elizabeth Pope with Jessica Keener

Wednesday, October 13 at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $35

An Event by Brookline Booksmith

Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the release of The Gods of Green County with Mary Elizabeth Pope, in conversation with Jessica Keener. Register here.

 

A.R. Capetta: The Heartbreak Bakery

Thursday, October 14 at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $28

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Celebrate The Heartbreak Bakery with author A.R. Capetta! Book purchases made on the registration page include signed and personalized bookplates AND a snazzy recipe card for HEARTBREAK BROWNIES. Register here.

 

Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, Ryan Conrad, Berend McKenzie, Miranda Recht presenting Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis

Thursday, October 14 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes editor Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore and contributors Ryan Conrad, Berend McKenzie, and Miranda Recht for a discussion of their new anthology, Between Certain Death and a Possible Future: Queer Writing on Growing up with the AIDS Crisis. Register here.

 

National Latinx Writers Gathering

Thursday, October 14 - Sunday, October 17 | Event Fee: $0 – $100

A Virtual Event by the National Latinx Writers Gathering

One hundred and thirty-eight Latinx writers in all genres. Twenty-seven sessions. Three days in October. In addition to the gathering, which costs $100 to register for, free sessions with no registration required are available Sunday, October 17th for Latinx writers ages 15-19 (10AM [PT]) and undergraduate Latinx writers in academia (2:30PM [PT]). Register here.

 

Virtual: Kylie Lee Baker with Julie C. Dao, The Keeper of Night

Friday, October 15 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books to celebrate the launch of local author Kylie Lee Baker's The Keeper of Night, called "absolutely captivating" (Kirkus, starred review)! She will be joined in conversation by Julie C. Dao (Broken Wish). This event is free and open to all, hosted virtually via Crowdcast. Signed copies of The Keeper of Night are available! Register here.

 

Claiming Space—Carvalho, Ginzburg, and Ocampo

Saturday, October 16 at 12:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $25.95

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join the Transnational Literature Series and the Center for the Art of Translation for a virtual event with Margaret Jull Costa, Jenny McPhee, and Suzanne Jill Levine to discuss their translations of Maria Judite de Carvalho, Natalia Ginzburg, and Silvina Ocampo. They'll be in conversation with writer Kate Zambreno. Register here.

 

Meriel Schindler: The Lost Cafe Schindler

Sunday, October 17 at 12:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $37.95

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Celebrate the release of The Lost Cafe Schindler with author and family historian Meriel Schindler. Register here.

 

Picture Book Hour: Lauren Tarshis and Lisa Bronson Mezoff

Sunday, October 17 at 2:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $26.99

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join us for an extra special Picture Book Hour! Guest author Lauren Tarshis and illustrator Lisa Bronson Mezoff will be reading their book Only My Dog Knows I Pick My Nose and answering reader questions! Books purchased on the registration page will include a signed bookplate! Register here.

 

Transnational Film Series Screening: Gaza Mon Amour

Sunday, October 17 at 3:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $26.99

An Event by The Boston Palestine Film Festival and the Transnational Literature Series

The Boston Palestine Film Festival and the Transnational Literature Series are proud to co-present the final film in the 2021 Boston Palestine Film Festival. The Coolidge Corner Theatre will screen the 2020 drama Gaza Mon Amour. Register here.

 

Live at Brookline Booksmith! The Changing of the Bard

Monday, October 18 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $25

An Event by Brookline Booksmith

Live and in person at Brookline Booksmith! Celebrate the newest Brookline Poet Laureate, Jennifer Barber, reading her work. Past laureates Jan Schreiber, Judith Steinbergh and Zvi A. Sesling will also read their work. Register here.

 

Picture Book Hour: Brad Meltzer and Christopher Eliopoulos

Tuesday, October 19 at 6:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $41

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join us for a reading of I Am Oprah Winfrey and I Am I. M. Pei with picture book author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos followed by an art demonstration and Q&A! Register here.

 

Virtual: Writers’ Craft: Literary Investigations

Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Belmont Books

Writers' Craft is back! You won't want to miss this one, with panelists Steve Almond (William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life), Kristen Millares Young (Subduction), and Michelle Bowdler (Is Rape a Crime? A Memoir, an Investigation, and a Manifesto), moderated by GrubStreet Education Director Dariel Suarez (The Playwright's House). Register here.

 

Virtual: Margaret Owen with L.L. McKinney, Little Thieves

Tuesday, October 19 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Porter Square Books is delighted to present a virtual event with Margaret Owen (author of PSB staff favorite The Merciful Crow series) for the release of her newest novel, Little Thieves! She will be joined in conversation by L.L. McKinney (A Blade So Black). This event is virtual and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

October Grubby Desk Lunch

Wednesday, October 20 at 12:30 PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

Looking for some virtual mid-week writing community? Or do you have a little time during your lunch break for a chat and guided writing? Join our FREE Grubby Desk Lunch Series live via easy to use video conferencing. Join us on Wednesday, October 20th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises.  Register here.

 

Virtual: Sabrina Benaim with Melissa Lozada-Olivia, I Love You, Call Me Back

Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual poetry reading with Sabrina Benaim for the release of her new collection I Love You, Call Me Back! Melissa Lozada-Olivia (Dreaming of You) will join on-screen. This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Seaport Free Writes

Wednesday, October 22 at 12:30 PM ET | Event Fee: $0

An Event by GrubStreet

Join our Seaport Free Writes session on Wednesday, October 6th from 12:30pm-1:15pm. For 45 minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some fresh writing exercises. Best of all, you’ll leave with some new ideas to ponder for the rest of your day and beyond. Register here.

 

Farah Stockman presenting American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears

Friday, October 22 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series welcomes Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Farah Stockman for a discussion of her book American Made: What Happens to People When Work Disappears. She will be joined in conversation by Margery Eagen, the celebrated co-host of Boston Public Radio. Register here.

 

Virtual: Chuck Wendig with Delilah S. Dawson, Dust & Grim

Friday, October 22 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Porter Square Books is delighted to present a virtual event for bestselling author Chuck Wendig's debut middle grade novel, Dust & Grim! He will be joined in conversation by Delilah S. Dawson (Mine). This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

 

Picture Book Hour: Mags DeRoma

Sunday, October 24 at 10:30 AM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $27.99

A Virtual Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join us for a reading of Awake with picture book author-illustrator Mags DeRoma, followed by an art demonstration and Q&A! Register here.

 

WBUR CitySpace: Michael Pollan

Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $27.99

An Event by WBUR and Brookline Booksmith

WBUR health reporter Angus Chen interviews author and journalist Michael Pollan about his new book This Is Your Mind on Plants. Based in part on an essay published almost twenty-five years ago, this groundbreaking and singular consideration of psychoactive plants, and our attraction to them through time, holds up a mirror to our fundamental human needs and aspirations, the operations of our minds, and our entanglement with the natural world. Register here.

 

Transnational Literature Series: Teju Cole

Tuesday, October 26 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $59

An Event by Brookline Booksmith

Join the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith for an in-store event with Teju Cole to celebrate the release of his two new books, Black Paper: Writing in a Dark Time and Golden Apple of the Sun. Register here.

 

Frank Bidart presenting Against Silence: Poems

Friday, October 29 at 5:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Harvard Book Store

Harvard Book Store's virtual event series is thrilled to welcome Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Frank Bidart  for a discussion of his latest, highly anticipated poetry collection, Against Silence. He will be joined in conversation by Garth Greenwell, celebrated author of What Belongs to You and Cleanness. Register here.

 

October Friday Night Writes

Friday, October 29 at 5:30 PM ET | Event Fee: $0

A Virtual Event by GrubStreet

Join us for a Friday Night Writes Session on Friday, October 29th, from 5:30pm-6:30pm 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.

 

Jenna Blum presents "Woodrow on the Bench"

Friday, October 29 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $5

A Virtual Event by Wellesley Books

The author of "Those Who Save Us," Jenna Blum, pays tribute to her beloved black Lab, Woodrow, in this beautiful memoir. Your $5 admission ticket can be put towards a copy of Woodrow on the Bench bought from Wellesley Books. Register here.

 

Virtual: Victoria Chang with Sarah Manguso, Dear Memory

Friday, October 29 at 7:00 PM ET | Event Fee: $0 – $5

A Virtual Event by Porter Square Books

Join Porter Square Books for a virtual event with poet Victoria Chang for her newest book, Dear Memory: Letters on Writing, Silence, and Grief, a collection of letters described as "moving in a way that transcends story and message; it captures a pure sense of another person's heart" in a starred review from Kirkus Reviews. She will be joined in conversation by writer Sarah Manguso (author of the upcoming Very Cold People). This event is free and open to all, hosted on Crowdcast. Register here.

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