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Thursday, October 26 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Lit Crawl: GrubStreet and Brookline Booksmith Present Literary Balderdash

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GrubStreet and Brookline Booksmith present Literary Balderdash, a game show where all-star writers Marianne Leone, Stephen McCauley, Tom Perrotta, and Val Wang compete with the audience to rewrite works of literature and events in literary history. Hosted by Christopher Castellani.

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Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani is an acclaimed author and educator. He is the artistic director of GrubStreet and serves on the faculty and academic boards of the Warren Wilson MFA program and the Bread Loaf Writers Conference. His novels include A Kiss from Maddalena, winner of the 2004... Read More →
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Marianne Leone

Marianne Leone is an actress and author known in particular for her role on the hit HBO television series The Sopranos. As an author, Leone has recounted the love and difficulties in her own Italian family in two memoirs, Jesse and Ma Speaks Up. The first is about her son, Jesse... Read More →
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Stephen McCauley

Author, MY EX LIFE
Stephen McCauley is the author of six novels, including The Object of My Affection and Insignificant Others. Several have been national bestsellers, an three have been made into feature length films. He currently serves as Director of Creative Writing at Brandeis University. His seventh... Read More →
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Tom Perrotta

Novelist and screenwriter Tom Perrotta was born in New Jersey and grew up playing baseball and football. He holds a BA from Yale University and an MFA from Syracuse University. He published his first book, the short story collection Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies, in 1994... Read More →
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Val Wang

Val Wang is an author and filmmaker interested in the intersection between the personal and the global. She is the author of the memoir Beijing Bastard as well as the director of the documentary The Flip Side, which won Best Documentary Short at the 2018 DisOrient Asian American Film... Read More →

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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 participation... Read More →
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Brookline Booksmith

Brookline Booksmith, located in the heart of Coolidge Corner, is Brookline's premier independent bookstore & more since 1961.
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GrubStreet, now in its 20th year, is a literary non-profit dedicated to making writers better writers, building literary careers, and creating audience for good work.
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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... Read More →

Thursday October 26, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
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