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« Week of October 22, 2012 »
Start: 7:00 pm

In this artful new novel by Northeastern Professor B.A. Shapiro, struggling artist Claire Roth makes her living creating reproductions of famous paintings. But when a powerful gallery owner asks her to reproduce a Degas that was stolen from the Gardner Museum, she finds that there is more to the famous heist than meets the eye.

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This witty, yet moving memoir, which Mira Bartok (The Memory Palace) calls "a soulful story about two unlikely companions...and their complicated, hilarious and extraordinary friendship," and Carlos Eire (Waiting for Snow in Havana) deems "a rare gem," is about Susan Kushner Resnick's struggle to find a Boston-area Holocaust survivor dignified end-of-life care, the challenges they both faced and how they changed each others' lives.

Start: 7:00 pm

Dr. John J. Ross is a physician at Brigham and Women’s and an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School. In his fascinating new book, he examines the effects of illnesses on the works of literature’s greatest writers, from Milton’s blindness to the sickness that wiped out the Brontës and the treatment that may have killed Yeats.

Start: 7:00 pm

Bestselling modern master of horror Mark Danielewski (House of Leaves, Only Revolutions) returns to share a shiver-worthy new tale. On Halloween Night, a dark-hearted storyteller entertains 5 children with a story of violence and vengeance and a terrible item sealed in a long, narrow box.

Start: 7:00 pm

Join us for a night of new stories, essays, and poems by MFA candidates from Emerson, BU, and UMass Boston. For more information, visit

Start: 11:00 am

Summer Ink is a writing and adventure camp for Boston-area 5th-10th graders. The camp, based at Simmons College. Over 50% of the campers who attend Summer Ink receive scholarships to attend. The diversity of the camp thoroughly enriches each camper’s learning experience: different voices and backgrounds leads to more exciting writing from everyone.

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