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Greater Boston Writers Resist

Last January, writers and readers gathered worldwide at Writers Resist events to voice their solidarity in support of free expression in our nation. Since then, First Amendment rights have faced ongoing attacks. Journalists have been told what to write by the press secretary, and authors have been threatened online and subsequently censored when they spoke out. Yet many writers, in Boston and beyond, have committed years and pages to counteracting the work of those in power who would undermine equality, abolish diversity, and silence freedom of expression.

Greater Boston Writers Resist will bring together authors and writers to read their work and talk about the importance of self-expression, writing about politicized issues, and how the political remains deeply personal.

Featured writers include Sam Cha, Jennifer De Leon, JoeAnn Hart, Krysten Hill, Simone John, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Timothy Patrick McCarthy, Kim McLarin, Alex Myers, Khury Petersen-Smith, and two student writers from Margarita Muñiz Academy, Edwin Padilla and Angie Ramos. The event will be hosted by Carissa Halston.

Greater Boston Writers Resist/Persist is cosponsored by Aforementioned Productions, PEN America, Boston Public Library, Boston Cultural Council, Brookline Booksmith, The Critical Flame, AGNI, Arrowsmith Press, Black Ocean, The Common, CONSEQUENCE, Harvard Review, Louder than a Bomb, MassLEAP, The Massachusetts Review, MassMouth, New England Foundation for the Arts Creative City Program, Ploughshares, The Poets’ Theater, Post Road, Salamander, StoriesLive, The Writers’ Room of Boston, and William Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences.

Writers Resist is a national network of writers driven to #WriteOurDemocracy by defending the ideals of a free, just, and compassionate democratic society. #WritersResist

This event is free and open to the public.

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