Entries by bbf_norah

A RECKONING IN BOSTON Film Screening Comes to the BBF

What was supposed to be a documentary about Dorchester residents enrolled in a humanities course turned into an exploration of racism, violence, and justice in Boston… In 2014, Kafi Dixon and Carl Chandler enrolled in a night course offered at a Dorchester community center. It was The Clemente Course in the Humanities, a nine-month rigorous […]

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Welcome to the BBF 2021 Virtual Marketplace

The inevitable signs of fall in Boston: Leaves yellowing, chill evenings, and the familiar rows of tents lining Copley Square, noticeably lively as you come up out of the T stop or walk down Boylston. It’s the Boston Book Festival street fair, filled with exhibitors ready to sell you some books, chat with you about […]

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BBF 2021 Virtual Sessions FAQ

As much as we want to see all of you in person in Copley Square and Nubian Square this October, our desire for our reading community to stay safe and healthy is our priority. Despite a few in-person sessions, this year, like last, the Boston Book Festival will be a week-long virtual event, kicking off […]

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Browse the BBF 2021 Program Guide

One of the most exciting days on the book festival calendar is the day when the BBF program guides arrive in our office. And today’s that day! Starting this weekend, you’ll be able to find copies of our printed program guide—with a beautiful cover design by Elissa Turnbull and pages that are suitable for dog-earing, […]

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Your BBF 2021 Guide to Fiction and Poetry Sessions

Hello readers! It’s Jessica from Team BBF, here to guide you through our schedule for the 2021 Boston Book Festival. As you’ve probably experienced from past Boston Book Festivals, the sheer number of sessions is like a literary feast set out for hungry readers (the last in-person Festival we hosted had over 150 sessions!). But […]

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Your BBF 2021 Guide to Nonfiction and Memoir Sessions

Hello readers! It’s Jessica from Team BBF, here to guide you through our schedule for the 2021 Boston Book Festival. As you’ve probably experienced from past Boston Book Festivals, the sheer number of sessions is like a literary feast set out for hungry readers (the last in-person Festival we hosted had over 150 sessions!). But […]

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Your BBF 2021 Guide to Kids and Middle Grade Sessions

Hello readers! It’s Jessica from Team BBF, here to guide you through our schedule for the 2021 Boston Book Festival. As you’ve probably experienced from past Boston Book Festivals, the sheer number of sessions is like a literary feast set out for hungry readers (the last in-person Festival we hosted had over 150 sessions!). But […]

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Your BBF 2021 Guide to Young Adult Sessions

Hello readers! It’s Jessica from Team BBF, here to guide you through our schedule for the 2021 Boston Book Festival. As you’ve probably experienced from past Boston Book Festivals, the sheer number of sessions is like a literary feast set out for hungry readers (the last in-person Festival we hosted had over 150 sessions!). But […]

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Your BBF 2021 Guide to Sessions for Writers

Hello writers! It’s Jessica from Team BBF, here to guide you through our schedule for the 2021 Boston Book Festival. As you’ve probably experienced from past Boston Book Festivals, the sheer number of sessions is like a literary feast set out for hungry readers (the last in-person Festival we hosted had over 150 sessions!). But […]

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