Lit Boston: What’s Happening in December?

Welcome to the November 2017 edition of "Best of Boston," filled to the brim with literary goodness to add to your calendar. Take a peek at Grub's assemblage of all the most exciting events going on around town next month.


--SCREENINGS: American Masters Presents – Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Attend a local screening and Q&A for the new film Edgar Allan Poe: Buried Alive
Thursday, November 9th, 6:00pm reception, 7:00pm screening, Emerson College, Boston
Saturday, November 18th, 7:00pm screening, The Maples, Royalston

--READING: Saturday, November 4th, 2:00pm-2:30pm, Author Insights: Creating and Sustaining Suspense
Author Insights is a series of free 30-minute talks from local authors focused on the craft of writing. November 4th features Stephanie Gayle on "Creating and Sustaining Suspense." Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

--BOOK LAUNCH: Monday, November 6th, 7:00pm-9:00pm, Book Launch/Poetry Reading
Join us for a night of verse with three local poets to celebrate the release of After Jubilee by Brionne Janae. Trident Booksellers & Cafe, 338 Newbury Street, Boston

--READING: Tuesday, November 7th, 6:45pm-9:00pm, Martha Forsyth Featured at Story Space
Story Space has a new venue. Martha Forsyth collects folklore from Bulgaria. Come join us for a special evening, highlighting stories and songs from that spectacular land. Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue, Somerville

--READING: Tuesday, November 14th, 6:45pm-9:00pm, Muriel Horowitz Featured at Story Space 
Muriel Horowitz tells from many cultures. She's a founder of an Interfaith Story Circle.  Havurat Shalom, 113 College Avenue, Somerville

--READING: Wednesday, November 15th, 7:00pm-8:30pm, Patience Agbabi: Telling Tales
Patience Agbabi is a poet and performer. The author of four books, her latest, Telling Tales, is a vivid retelling of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales for the 21st century. Boston College, Gasson Hall, Chestnut Hill

--EVENT: Thursday, November 16th, 4:15pm-5:30pm, Hidden in Plain Sight: Family Secrets and American History
Authors Susan Faludi, Gail Buckley, and Alex Wagner will discuss the not-quite-secret histories of American families. Stories hidden in plain sight that—once revealed—require us to rethink American history. Register online. Knafel Center, 10 Garden Street, Cambridge

--EVENT: Saturday, November 18th, 2:00-2:30pm, Gymnast Aly Raisman author event
Aly Raisman, Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, presents her new book about her life, Fierce. The Rivers School, 333 Winter Street, Weston

--EVENT: Saturday, November 18th, 2:00-2:30pm, Author Insights: After NaNoWriMo: Making a Revision Plan
Author Insights is a series of free 30-minute talks from local authors focused on the craft of writing. November 18 features Grubbie Louise Miller, author of The City Baker's Guide to Country Living. Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge

Find out what's happening at Grub this month on our events page.

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