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Q&A with More Than Words

We are pleased to profile fellow Wagner Foundation grantee More Than Words on our blog this week! The following Q&A was conducted with Jazz, a Partner on the youth team at More Than Words (MTW), a social enterprise that empowers youth ages 16–24 who are court-involved, in the foster care system, out-of-school, or homeless to […]

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14 New Titles From Four Way Books in 2020

Four Way Books is thrilled to publish 14 new, amazing books of poetry and fiction this year: You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love by Yona Harvey (September 2020) The poems of award-winning poet Yona Harvey’s much anticipated You Don’t Have to Go to Mars for Love follow an unnamed protagonist on her multidimensional, Afro-futuristic journey. […]

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Q&A with Mango & Marigold Press’ Founder, Sailaja Joshi

This week, we had the opportunity to speak with Sailaja Joshi, founder of Mangold & Marigold Press. Could you tell us about why you started Bharat Babies? What gap did you see? With the impending birth of my first child, I was searching for books about my Indian culture. Upon reading the few stories that […]

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A Q&A with Solstice Low-Residency MFA’s Founding Director

In this Q&A, we spoke with Meg Kearney, Founding Director, and Quintin Collins, Assistant Director, at Solstice Low-Residency MFA in Creative Writing Program. What exactly is a Master of Fine Arts degree, and why do I need one? It’s the terminal degree necessary for those who wish to teach at the college level. Most of […]

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Game Over Books: 2020 Titles & Projects

Game Over Books is a small Boston-based press run by nerdy artists. Our mission? Print unique books from diverse voices that push creative writing forward into the Next Level. From acceptance to publication, we give continual guidance to emerging writers as they continue to gain experience points, grow their craft, and navigate the world of […]

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December’s Fall/Winter 2020 Issue

december’s Fall/Winter 2020 issue (Vol. 31.2) is in production and we can’t wait to share the contents with the Boston Book Festival! The new issue will be out in early November — you can pre-order now or save money with a subscription! Here are a few of the highlights, with order details afterward: Interview with […]

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New Titles from Black Lawrence Press

We at Black Lawrence Press are so delighted to participate in the 2020 Virtual Boston Book Fest! Although we can’t be there in person this year, we’d like to celebrate our new and forthcoming titles by authors in the Boston area. The Actual World by Jason Tandon (Farmington) If you’d like to know how to […]

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Massachusetts Libraries’ Upcoming Events

Check Out Massachusetts Libraries’ Upcoming Events! We know this is a difficult time for everyone. In addition to everything else you do, you’ve had to become teachers and chefs, you haven’t been able to go to the gym or take your kids to the playground, and you’ve had to adjust to a life at home. […]

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#BBFBookHunt: Our City-Wide Book Scavenger Hunt is Going Regional!

The annual scavenger hunt will extend from Boston to the Berkshires. The Boston Book Festival will hold its annual book scavenger hunt on Thursday, October 1, and Friday, October 2, with some new twists. Just like the 2020 festival, the citywide scavenger hunt will extend beyond its Boston borders. Volunteers from across the Boston area […]

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