Boston Names Literary District

So Boston went and made a Literary District. We say, Finally! There’s so much rich literary history here in Boston (see our own Literary History posts) that it’s high time to be recognizing it. The first of its kind anywhere ever, the Literary District encompasses the area surrounding the Common and Public Garden, catching all the sites from Dartmouth Street in Back Bay to Government Center, and from Beacon Hill to Kneeland Street. There’s some pretty mighty Boston literary powerhouses signed on to support it, too: Grub Street, BPL, Boston Book Festival, Emerson College, Suffolk University, and The Drum. The Literary District website is not only highlighting locations where historical literary events have occurred, they’re pointing towards contemporary sites where writing events are happening in Boston today; if you feel like taking an epic walk through history, here’s your map. We’re excited to see the potential for this unique district!