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Simmons at the Boston Book Festival

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This Saturday is the second annual Boston Book Festival, an event that introduces Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Laureates, and authors to the city of Boston. As it turns out, the festival's chief organizer, Deborah Porter, is a Simmons alum and according to the Boston Globe, organizing the festival amid a recession was an impressive feat. So, props to Deborah!

In addition to the festival's organizer, there are quite a few presenters who also are connected to the Simmons community. While browsing through the list of authors who are scheduled to appear, I came across best-selling authorKristin Cashore, who earned her master's in Children's Literature from Simmons; GSLIS alum Maija Meadows, a children's librarian at the BPL's Lower Mills Branch; Continuing Education Instructor and award-winning young adult author Mitali Perkins; Helene Atwan, director of Beacon Press, which publishes Professor Theresa Perry's "Race, Education and Democracy" lecture and book series; and our 2010 Commencement speaker, Elizabeth Alexander. That is some major representation.

Festival presentations are held in several locations throughout Copley Square, including the Boston Public Library, Trinity Church, and the Back Bay Events Center. The best part is, it's FREE!

Simmons GSLIS and the children's literature program will have booths (#20) at the festival, so stop by and say hello.

Interested in attending? Why not join members of the English Liaison who are organizing a group field trip to the festival on Saturday at 9 a.m. For more info, contact Megan Rinker at megan.rinker@simmons.edu Also, check out the English Liaison's Facebook page or follow them on Twitter @SimmonsEnglish.


Posted by Amanda Voodre
Category: Exploring Boston
Topics: boston, community, organizations


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