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Jan. 19, 2018 | Happy Birthday to Edgar Allan Poe!
Did you know that Edgar Allan Poe was born 209 years ago, in Boston? Head down to Poe Square today (at the corner of Boylston and Charles, by Grub Street); Poe was born right nearby. Learn more about Poe's...interesting relationship with Boston in our newest Literary History post.

Jan. 18, 2018 | Boston Book Festival is Looking for Your Stories
To celebrate the 10th (!) anniversary of the Boston Book Festival, they are publishing a book, entitled The Power of Two: Readers and Writers Connect. They're looking for your stories from the BBF, in 100 words or less, by Jan. 22. Send them to info@bostonbookfest.org.

Jan. 17, 2018 | MassLEAP Announces Louder Than a Bomb Dates
MassLEAP has just released a slick new flier announcing the April dates for their Louder Than a Bomb poetry slam festival, happening at various spots around Boston. With over 1000 teens competing, it's the largest slam poetry festival in the world. Register your teams now.

Jan. 17, 2018 | New Ploughshares Now Available
The Winter 2017-2018 issue of Ploughshares is now available, featuring Alice Hoffman, Paige Lewis, Carl Dennis, Amy Gerstler, and Charlie Clark. Also included is the winner of the 2017 Emerging Writer’s Contest and the 2017 John C. Zacharis First Book Award winner. Get your issues here.

Jan. 15, 2018 | New apt Vol. 2, Iss. 8 Now Available
apt has released its January 2018 print edition, which "focuses on long-form fiction and poems." You can get your copy here, or during their Feb. 5 event at Porter Square Books, featuring John Bonanni, Gillian Devereux, and Krysten Hill.

Jan. 11, 2018 | New Children's Literature Exhibit at Logan
Got some time to kill before that flight? Check out the new exhibit at Logan Airport Terminal C entitled “Massachusetts: Where Imagination Comes to Life,” highlighting some of the area's children's literature, including A Very Hungry Caterpillar, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Curious George. Find out more at the Massport website.

Nov. 21, 2017 | "Dinner with Dickens" at Omni Parker House
As the holiday season arrives, take an evening with Charles Dickens at the historically literary Omni Parker House. Dickens was in America on a lecture tour in the late 1860s, and stayed at the Omni Parker House during his time in Boston. He read his now beloved holiday classic, "A Christmas Carol," aloud at the Tremont Temple next door, but recited it first to friends and peers at the hotel. In honor of the occasion 150 years ago, on Tuesday, November 28 the Omni Parker Hotel will be hosting a five course Victorian meal. Actor and descendant of Charles Dickens Gerald Roderick Charles Dickens will perform "A Christmas Carol" to those in attendance. Tickets are $125. More information can be found here.

Nov. 11, 2017 | Writers' Room of Boston "No-Show" Gala
The Writers' Room of Boston is hosting their inaugural "No-Show" Gala on Saturday, November 18 from 7:00-10:00pm. In lieu of traditional fundraisers, the Writers' Room is hosting a gala that they don't want you to come to (hint: there IS no gala - read on for the twist). Rather, they will be hosting a series of "events" online for attendees to enjoy, including Writers' Room members reading their original works, and works by Edgar Allan Poe. Tickets are $25; "tables" are $200. Find out more information at their EventBrite page.

Nov. 11, 2017 | Grolier Poetry Book Shop Turns 90
Grolier Poetry Book Shop is celebrating its 90th birthday with a celebration and fundraiser at Oberon on Tuesday, November 14 at 8:00pm. According to their event page, the evening will feature the work of two distinguished poets with deep ties to the Grolier: Donald Hall and E.E. Cummings. Tickets start at $20. More information can be found here.

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