About the event Over the past several years the publishing world (and its readers) have thankfully demanded more diversity within stories. But as welcome as this change is, it can leave many non-marginalized writers with anxiety. How are you supposed to go about it? What if you mess up? AreMore

Boston Book Festival Unbound- After Nature Writing

About the event The 21st century’s mounting environmental crises—from toxics to extinction to a warming climate—make it crucial to free environmental writing from the gaze of the “Lone Enraptured Male” in Kathleen Jamie’s phrase. This panel of scholars and writers will consider the themes, topics, and formal elements that environmentalMore

Boston Book Festival- Poems & Pints

About the event Our annual Saturday evening celebration of poetry might be BYOB (again) this year, but it still promises to be the literary gathering of the weekend, as we bring together a talented group of poets to share their latest work in a casual, free-flowing setting. Poets Sam Cha (The YellowMore

Boston Book Festival- History Keynote

About the event In All That She Carried: The Journey of Ashley’s Sack, a Black Family Keepsake, Harvard historian and MacArthur Fellow Tiya Miles tells the unforgettable story of an antique piece of fabric, a sack that was given by an enslaved woman to her young daughter, Ashley before the child wasMore

Boston Book Festival- Speculative Fiction

About the event Black authors have been at the vanguard of speculative fiction and fantasy for the past few decades, and today we have three talented practitioners to introduce us to the breadth and scope of the genre. Author and activist Lucinda Roy is perhaps best known for her poetry, essays, andMore

Boston Book Festival- YA- Memoir Keynote

About this event Screenwriter and activist George M. Johnson’s 2020 book All Boys Aren’t Blue was a “memoir-manifesto,” offering young people, especially queer Black boys, a testimony of Johnson’s own adolescent experiences blended with reflections on gender identity, consent, toxic masculinity, and Black joy. Their new memoir, We Are Not Broken, is similarly bothMore

Boston Book Festival- Fiction- Work and Identity

About this event 2021 has seen a phenomenon known as “The Great Resignation,” thanks to so many professionals reflecting during the pandemic and recognizing a mismatch between their jobs and their personal priorities. If this sounds familiar, the novelists in this session will speak to you! In Black Buck, Mateo Askaripour blends satireMore

About this event We’re pleased to present a handful of interactive, family-friendly activities in partnership with the Boston Public Library as part of their celebration of the newly remodeled and reopened Roxbury Branch, which recently won an ALA/AIA Library Building Award. These activities are made possible with the support ofMore