Lit Boston: What’s Happening in January?

In the January 2018 edition of "Best of Boston," we bring you our top Boston lit events this month, most curated from the Boston Literary District's event calendar, an essential source of literary goodness.

Dire Series at The Middle East, Feat. Laura Van Den Berg

When: Jan 6, 3pm-5pm; Where: The Middle East, 480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge.

Award winning novelist and short story writer Laura Van Den Berg appears with writer Mark Saba and poet Meg Smith.


Mass Mouth Story Slam at Trident

When: Jan 9, 7pm-8:30pm; Where: Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston.

Sign up on the night to tell a five-minute story on the theme of "toast" in Trident book store's cosy upstairs cafe.

Sam Graham-Felsen Presents Green: A Novel

When: Jan 13, 6pm-8:00pm; Where: Harvard Book Store & Cafe, 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome journalist and Harvard grad Sam Graham-Felsen for a discussion of his debut novel, Green.


Exodus from Dixie: The Great Migration as a Social Movement

When: Jan 17, 6pm-7pm; Where: Boston Athenæum, 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston.

Davarian Baldwin explores the great migration of 1915-30 and why it took place.


Arlington Author Salon, Feat. Annie Hartnett & Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

When: Jan 18, 7:30pm-9pm; Where: Kickstand Cafe, 594 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington.

Grub instructor Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, author of The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, and Novel Generator instructor Annie Hartnett, author of Rabbit Cake read on the theme of "family binds."

Mira T. Lee Presents Everything Here Is Beautiful: A Novel

When: Jan 19, 7:00pm; Where: Harvard Book Store & Cafe, 1256 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge

Harvard Book Store and GrubStreet welcome celebrated local writer Mira T. Lee for a discussion of her debut novel, Everything Here Is Beautiful. She will be joined in conversation by journalist and New York magazine editor Lisa Miller.

To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism at Harvard Book Store

When: Jan 30, 6pm-7:30pm. Where: Harvard Book Store, 1256 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.

Rob Rieman in coversation with Christopher Lydon at Harvard Book Store, to discuss Rieman's book, To Fight Against This Age: On Fascism and Humanism. 



For a full list of everything lit in Boston this month, check out the Boston Literary District's event calendar!

About the Author

GrubWrites is a space for the writing and reading community to share ideas and seek advice, a place where writers at the very beginning of their careers publish alongside established authors. Book lovers, we bring you reviews, recommendations, and conversations with exciting new authors to keep you up to speed on all things lit. Writers, this is your one stop shop for expert craft talk, opinions on how we learn and teach writing, and essential advice about the publishing industry.

Plus, we want to hear from you! Our ongoing call for submissions is open to literary community members of all types and persuasions. We want to hear from students, teachers, authors, readers, editors, agents, publicists, and any devotee of the written word. If you have something to say about writing, reading, the publishing industry, or anything related to the literary world, this is the place to voice it. We’re particularly committed to advocating for a diverse range of voices in the literary marketplace and raising the visibility of writers from under-represented communities.

See other articles by Info
by Info


Events News


Boston GrubStreet

Rate this!

Currently unrated