The 90-Second Newbery: Showcasing Kid Filmmakers Inspired by Great Literature

The 90-Second Newbery: Showcasing Kid Filmmakers Inspired by Great Literature

Have you ever seen Charlotte’s Web interpreted in the style of a horror movie? What about Ramona and Her Father in the style of a James Bond flick? That’s exactly what you’ll find at the 90-Second Newbery film festival, returning to the Boston Public Library on April 27, 2019. We connected with creator James Kennedy about this unique festival and the creative kids that have made it what it is.

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Writers Finding Room: A Dedicated Space for Creativity in Downtown Boston

Writers Finding Room: A Dedicated Space for Creativity in Downtown Boston

The Writers’ Room of Boston, opened in 1988, is celebrating thirty years of being an “urban writers' retreat committed to providing a quiet, affordable, and secure workspace for emerging and established writers.” We got the chance to tour the space, and speak to one of the members about the experience and the community. Learn more about the writing sanctuary they offer in downtown Boston for those looking for a space to create.

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A Bookstore with Identity: Cultivating the Cultural Hub of I AM Books and IDEA Boston

A Bookstore with Identity: Cultivating the Cultural Hub of I AM Books and IDEA Boston

Located in the North End, I AM Books has not only established itself as the only Italian-American bookstore in the country, it’s also created a cultural hub around it. This week, they’re launching the inaugural IDEA Boston festival. We talked with co-owner Nicola Orichuia about the bookstore’s origin and identity, and about the exciting new Italian-inspired festival of ideas.

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Exploring the Book as Artistic Subject in Panopticon Gallery's Bibliophile

Exploring the Book as Artistic Subject in Panopticon Gallery's Bibliophile

Tucked into the Hotel Commonwealth in Kenmore Square is the Panopticon Gallery, one of the oldest fine art photography galleries in the country, and it’s in this accessible little space where the current exhibition, Bibliophile, is being shown. Bibliophile is described as “a studious exhibition for lovers of photography and the printed page,” curated by gallery director Kat Kiernan, who talked to us about the show’s creation and books as objects of art.

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Getting Ready for the Muse: A Few Tips and Tricks for Boston's Biggest Literary Conference

Getting Ready for the Muse: A Few Tips and Tricks for Boston's Biggest Literary Conference

The Muse & the Marketplace, Grub Street’s three-day massive literary conference, is happening on April 6-8, only a few weeks away. It may seem daunting, especially for your first time there. But we asked two local authors, Jennifer Cox and Laura Rees, what kinds of tips and tricks they would advise to Muse-goers.

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Sunset Rising: A Conversation with Laura Rees

Sunset Rising: A Conversation with Laura Rees

Tucked away in the back of the Boston Public Library, beyond the arched ceilings of Bates Hall and the paintings of Galahad adorning the Abbey Room, is an office, trimmed in dark wood and warm lighting, with a window that overlooks Huntington Ave., young adult novels stacked on the sill, and a National Geographic poster of the Amazon rainforest tacked to the wall. And though the large wooden desk is free from any type of clutter or notes, it doesn’t mean that work isn’t being done. The office belongs, for the time being, to Laura Rees, the 2017–2018 Associates of the Boston Public Library Writer-in-Residence...

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