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Calling All School Librarians: BBF Shelf Help Applications Now Open

Do you know a school library in need? We are very excited to announce that this year’s Shelf Help School Partnership Grant application is now open! Many area schools lack the resources to fully stock their school libraries with contemporary, high-quality books. BBF’s Shelf Help Program aims to change that. Our competitive grant program provides two […]

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Apply: BBF 2021 Festival Internship Apps Now Open

Like books? Interested in going behind the scenes at New England’s premier literary event? The Boston Book Festival is seeking interns to help us prepare and execute the festival in October 2021. Given the circumstances of this year, we do not yet have all the details about what BBF 2021 will look like, so we […]

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Q&A with Cathryn Mercier, Chair of the Children’s Literature Department at Simmons

The Boston Book Festival has had a long-time partnership with Simmons University, especially its Department of Children’s Literature, with whom we collaborate on programming, volunteer opportunities, internships, session hosting, and more. We wanted to ask Cathryn Mercier, chair of the department, about what this partnership means for Simmons, especially this year. What does a sponsorship […]

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Q&A with Maria Kucinski at Greenough

We are proud to join other businesses and organizations—many of them nonprofits and community institutions—in working with Greenough to craft compelling narratives about our organization and our programs. We recently sat down with Maria Kucinski, a VP at Greenough, to learn more about how they work with their clients. How does Greenough provide a platform […]

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Writing is a Necessity to Humankind: An Inside Look at Lesley University’s MFA program in Creative Writing

Interdisciplinary. Social justice and community minded. Personalized and strong student-mentor model. These are just some of the ways Lesley University’s MFA program in Creative Writing continues to be regarded, and remains one of the top 10 low-residency writing programs in the nation by Poets & Writers magazine. Established in 2003, the program is praised by […]

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Architect and Bookseller, Rosalyn Delores Elder, Launches a New Brand: African American Heritage Massachusetts

African American Heritage Massachusetts: “Know the past, to build the future.” This brand celebrates the history and contributions of African Americans in Massachusetts.  We need this knowledge today more than ever to empower our youth to recognize and achieve their great potential, and to inspire everyone with the compelling stories of these courageous leaders.  This […]

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Consequence Magazine’s Most-recent Work

Consequence is honored to present some of the most thought-provoking art and writing in our expanding online forum. We seek out work addressing political violence and the culture and consequences of war and give voice to the individual witness— combatant, victim or any person whose life is forever affected by his or her experience with […]

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Fun Facts About Lucky Jefferson Magazine

When was Lucky Jefferson Founded? We’d like to think that Lucky Jefferson was spiritually born during a text message conversation with a good friend of ours. In that conversation, a typo occurred and the words Lucky Jefferson was born. Our founder saved the typo in a note on her phone and little did she realize, […]

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