Start: 7:00 pm
Guggenheim Fellow and Stover Prize-winning poet April Bernard returns to Boston with her first novel. In 1850, feminist journalist Margaret Fuller was the most famous woman in America. When the ship bearing her back from Italy sank off the coast of New York, killing her and her family, Henry David Thoreau went to try to salvage her last manuscript. In this re-imagining, Bernard saves her story—one of courage, heroism and tragedy, of what it meant to be a woman in the 19th century, a personal revolutionary in the midst of earth-shaking events.