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 and Marguerite Bouvard

When: Saturday, September 1st, 7:00pm-9:00pm; Where: 191 Highland Ave, Somerville

The Dire Literary Series is back with Sonya Larson, Michael Keith and Marguerite Bouvard! Sonya's short fiction and essays have appeared in Best American Short Stories 2017, American Short Fiction, and American Literary Review, among others. Michael Keith is the author of over 20 books on electronic media, as well as a memoir and ten books of fiction. Marguerite Guzmán Bouvard's latest book Social Justice: The Power of Compassion addresses some of the most pressing problems facing our country today: the environment, immigration, racism and criminal justice.

 

Catherine Guthrie presents Flat: Reclaiming My Body from Breast Cancer

When: Friday, September 7th, 2018, 7:00pm; Where: Porter Square Books, 25 White St., Cambridge

Flat is Catherine Guthrie's story of how two bouts of breast cancer shook her faith in her body, her relationship, and medicine. Along the way, she challenges the view that breasts are essential to femininity and paramount to a woman's happiness.

 

Preti Taneja presents We That Are Young: A Novel

When: Wednesday, September 12th, 7:00pm; Where: Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

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-7:30pm; Where: Boston University Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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, 7:00pm; Where: Harvard Book Store 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

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, 6:00pm to 7:30pm; Boston University Center for Integrated Life Sciences and Engineering, 610 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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-1:15pm; Where: GrubStreet HQ, 162 Boylston St, 5 Floor, Boston

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-8:00pm; Where: GrubStreet, 162 Boylston St, 5 Floor, Boston

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-8:00pm; Where: Rabb Hall, Boston Public Library, Central Library in Copley Square, 700 Boylston St., Boston

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-6:30pm; Where: GrubStreet HQ, 162 Boylston St, 5 Floor, Boston

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!

 

About the Author

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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