Lit Boston: What’s Happening in September?
In the September 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.
Dire Literary Series presents Sonya Larson, Michael Keith
When: Saturday, September 1st, 7:00pm-9:
The Dire Literary Series is back with Sonya Larson, Michael Keith
Catherine Guthrie presents Flat: Reclaiming My Body from Breast Cancer
When: Friday, September 7th, 2018,
Preti Taneja presents We That Are Young: A Novel
When: Wednesday, September 12th,
Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome award-winning writer Preti Taneja for a discussion of her debut novel, We That Are Young.
Louisa May Alcott’s Boston— Walking Tour
When: Sunday, September 16th, 11:00am-12:30pm; Where: 24 School Street, Boston; $5-$15
This year we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of one of the most beloved books of all time—Little Women. This tour will focus on Alcott and her literary contemporaries, their connections with each other, and their Boston world.
Reading & Conversation with leading Colombian author Hector Abad
When: September 17th, 6:00pm-7:
Join us for a reading & conversation with Colombian author Hector Abad, author of The Farm (Archipelago Books, 2018) and one of Colombia’s leading writers.
Jamel Brinkley presents A Lucky Man: Stories in conversation with Margot Livesey
When: Wednesday, September 17th,
Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome Jamel Brinkley—a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop whose fiction appeared in The Best American Short Stories 2018—for a discussion of his debut book, A Lucky Man: Stories. He will be joined in conversation by award-winning writer Margot Livesey.
Voices from Latin America: A Reading & Conversation with Héctor Abad
When: September 17th,
Join us for a reading and conversation with Colombian author Hector Abad, author of The Farm (Archipelago Books, 2018) and one of Colombia’s leading writers.
FREE Brown Bag Lunch Writing Series
When: Wednesday, September 19th from 12:30pm-1:
Bring your lunch and come on over to GrubStreet. For forty-five minutes, you’ll meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some cool writing exercises.
Join the Boston Writers of Color Group for an Info Session on Area MFA Programs
When: Thursday, September 20th, 6:00pm-8:
The Boston Writers of Color Group invites writers of color to meet and connect with alumni of MFA programs in the Boston area. Prospective applicants will get a unique writer-to-writer window into what each program is like, especially for writers of color, and share tips/ideas/advice for applying to and benefitting from the program.
Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret
When: September 24th, 2018, 7:00pm-8:
The Boston Public Library and the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund (“DLDF”) are pleased to present “Banned Together: A Censorship Cabaret” as a part of Banned Books Week (September 23-29th), the annual celebration of the freedom to read.
FREE Happy Hour Writing Session
When: Friday, September 28th, 5:30pm-6:
Meet fellow writers and get your creative juices flowing with some great writing exercises. Free drinks (beer, coffee, water) and snacks provided.
For a full list of everything lit in Boston this month, check out the Boston Literary District's event calendar!
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.See other articles by Sarah Sturman