literary events

A new literary event aims to make connections between life stories on the page and those waiting to be discovered in a cemetery. As Willesden Jewish Cemetery in London continues its House of Life project to open to the public as a heritage site, it will host almost certainly the first virtual literary gathering ever convened by a cemetery to showcase life stories.
Authors will

It’s Walt Whitman’s bicentennial year, and that has meant lots of press for ‘America’s poet.’ A feature story in our current issue explores the three major New York-based exhibitions on view the summer at the New York Public Library, the Grolier Club, and the Morgan Library. (You can catch all three in mid-July if you time it

(Boston, MA, December 2013)—The Winter 2014 Noon Series at the Boston Athenæum features book talks on the Civil War, famous writers who also gardened, the rise of Boston’s suburbs, an alphabet in ancient Greek, Richard Powers’ latest novel, and more. 

All events will take place in the Athenæum’s historic Long Room at 10 1/2 Beacon Street, Boston, at 12:00 noon and are free and open to