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Thursday, October 26 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Lit Crawl: Four Stories

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Four Stories is a literary series bridging Greater Boston’s nightlife and arts community (and now Tokyo's, too!). Each event is held in a club, bar, or lounge, and features appearances from some of the most acclaimed authors in the nation, reading their work under a unified theme and answering joke questions from the audience. In this special installment for Lit Crawl, we will be featuring Olivia Kate Cerrone, author of The Hunger Saint, a historical novella about the child miners of Sicily; E. Dolores Johnson, an essayist who focuses on inter-racialism; Whitney Scharer, whose forthcoming debut novel, The Age of Light, is based on the life of pioneering photographer Lee Miller; and Courtney Sender, whose fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, AGNI, American Short Fiction, and The Georgia Review. So come experience Four Stories. It’s like a nineteenth-century salon ― socializing, witty banter, corsets optional.


Moderators
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Steven Beeber

Author, THE HEEBIE-JEEBIES AT CBGB'S: A SECRET HISTORY OF JEWISH PUNK
Steven Lee Beeber is the author of The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB’s: A Secret History of Jewish Punk, the editor of AWAKE! A Reader for the Sleepless, and the associate editor of the literary journal, Conduit. His work has appeared in Harpers, The New York Times, The Paris Review, Fi... Read More →

Presenters
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Olivia Kate Cerrone

Olivia Kate Cerrone is the author of The Hunger Saint (Bordighera Press, 2017), a historical novella about the child miners of Sicily. The book was praised by Kirkus Reviews as “a well-crafted and affecting literary tale,” named a 2017 Fiction Bestseller by SPD Books, and won... Read More →
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E. Dolores Johnson

E. Dolores Johnson’s writing focuses on inter-racialism. Her essays have been published or are forthcoming in the Buffalo News, Narratively and the Writers of Color Anthology. She was a finalist in the 2017 Fourth Genre Steinberg Essay contest. Her multigenerational memoir on mixed race life, Say... Read More →
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Whitney Scharer

Whitney Scharer holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of Washington, and her short fiction has appeared in the Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, and other journals. She is the recipient of an Emerging Artist Award in Literature from the St. Botolph Club Foundation, a Somerville Arts Council Artists grant, and residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ragdale. For ten years, she was the Development and Communications Director at GrubStreet, and she now runs her own graphic design business. Her first... Read More →
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Courtney Sender

Courtney Sender's fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, AGNI, American Short Fiction, The Georgia Review, among others, and has won the Glimmer Train fiction open, The Mississippi Review fiction contest, the Boulevard emerging writers contest, and the Tennessee Williams/New... Read More →

Sponsors
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Boston Literary District

Established in 2014, The Boston Literary District is the first cultural district in the United States dedicated to letters. Our mission is to work with local writers, educational and literary organizations to raise the profile of Boston as a literary city and to increase particip... Read More →
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Litquake

Originally hatched in a San Francisco pub in 1999, Litstock debuted as a free one-day reading series in Golden Gate Park. Founding writers Jane Ganahl and Jack Boulware realized quickly that book lovers craved something grander. Against the backdrop of a technology-crazed San Francisco, writers were still drawn to the city, and readers still appreciated the written word. | | In 2002, the festival was rechristened Litquake, and began expanding its programming to include all elements of the Bay Area literary scene. In 2004, the festival inaugurated an immediately successful closing night Lit Crawl bacchanal throughout the... Read More →



Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Salon Acote 132 Newbury Street