Friday, October 18, 2013

Boston Book Festival!

This weekend is a bibliophiles' dream come true! Copley Square and the Boston Public Library are hosting a mega festival to celebrate authors and readers.

Here are three highlights:

Poetry: Spoken Word: Regie Gibson and Jose Olivarez
Regie Gibson (Courtesy photo)
Two celebrated Massachusetts poets — Gibson, winner of the 1998 National Poetry Slam, and Olivarez, author of the forthcoming poetry collection “Home Court” — perform their texts alongside their students.1:15 p.m. Saturday, Loews Boston Hotel Cuffs Bar, 350 Stuart St., Boston.

Art and Technology: Abelardo Morell and Clifford Ross
Featured in the current touring museum retrospective “The Universe Next Door,” Brookline artist Morell has astonished with his photos that turn rooms into pinhole cameras — or camera obscuras — projecting the outside world across the inside walls. Ross’s 2013 book, “Through the Looking Glass,” documents his use of digital imaging combined with traditional craftsmanship to create a monumental stained glass wall for the US Federal Courthouse in Austin, Texas.
2:15 p.m. Saturday, Boston Public Library Rabb Lecture Hall, 700 Boylston St., Boston.

BBF Unbound: The Boston Marathon — Telling Tragedy’s Story: Carlos Arredondo, Kristen Daly, Sean Flynn, Scott Helman, Charles Krupa, Jenna Russell
The Boston Marathon bombing as told by people who were there — veteran reporters and photographers as well as Arredondo, the iconic “man in the cowboy hat” photographed helping rescue victims of the attack (above).
3:30 p.m. Saturday, Boston Common Hancock, 40 Trinity Place, Boston.

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