BBF 2022 Schedule

Schedule

Friday, October 28, 2022

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Nonfiction
Kickoff Keynote: Patrick Radden Keefe
Patrick Radden Keefe
Patrick Radden Keefe Rogues: True Stories of Grifters, Killers, Rebels and Crooks, Friday Kickoff Keynote

Saturday, October 29, 2022

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Kids
Story Time
Ekua Holmes
Ekua Holmes Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese-American Poet Khalil Gibran, Kids/Nonfiction
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Nonfiction
Pandemic Stories: Hope in the Darkness
Dao X. Tran
Dao X. Tran Unheard Voices of the Pandemic: Narratives from the First Year of COVID-19, Nonfiction
Veronica Chao
Veronica Chao Moderator
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Kids
Kids Keynote: Faces of Fantasy
Tui T. Sutherland
Tui T. Sutherland The Flames of Hope (Wings of Fire #15), Kids Keynote
B. B. Alston
B. B. Alston Amari and the Great Game,, Kids Keynote
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Fiction
Fiction: The Territory of Women
Rachel Barenbaum
Rachel Barenbaum Atomic Anna, Fiction
Laird Hunt
Laird Hunt Zorrie, Fiction
Ladette Randolph
Ladette Randolph Private Way, Fiction
Dawn Tripp
Dawn Tripp Moderator
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Nonfiction
On the Front Lines of the Pandemic: Dr. Deborah Birx
Dr. Deborah Birx
Dr. Deborah Birx Silent Invasion: The Untold Story of the Trump Administration, Covid-19, and Preventing the Next Pandemic Before It's Too Late, Nonfiction
David Leonard
David Leonard Moderator
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Poetry
Poetry Reading: 2021 Mass Book Award Winners
Peter Gizzi
Peter Gizzi Now It's Dark, Poetry
Gail Mazur
Gail Mazur Land's End: New and Selected Poems, Poetry
Enzo Silon Surin
Enzo Silon Surin When My Body Was a Clinched Fist, Poetry
Karolina Zapal
Karolina Zapal Moderator
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YA
Secrets and Revelations
Kayla Cottingham
Kayla Cottingham My Dearest Darkest, YA
Sara Farizan
Sara Farizan Dead Flip, YA
Kendall Kulper
Kendall Kulper Murder for the Modern Girl, YA
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Kids
The Many Worlds of Young Readers: Early Chapter Books
Janet Costa Bates
Janet Costa Bates Rica Baptista: Llamas, Iguanas, and My Very Best Friend, Kids
Debbi Michiko Florence
Debbi Michiko Florence Jasmine Toguchi: Brave Explorer, Kids
Dawn Quigley
Dawn Quigley Jojo Makoons: Fancy Pants, Kids
Raúl the Third
Raúl the Third Team Up: El Toro and Friends, Kids
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Poetry Workshops
Workshop: Crafting the Verse Novel
Rebecca Caprara
Rebecca Caprara Worst-Case Collin, Poetry
Rajani LaRocca
Rajani LaRocca Red, White, and Whole, Poetry
Kip Wilson
Kip Wilson The Most Dazzling Girl in Berlin, Poetry
M.P. Carver
M.P. Carver Moderator
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Fiction
Romance: Historical Romance, Contemporary Values
Caroline Linden
Caroline Linden All the Duke I Need, Fiction
Alexandra Rowland
Alexandra Rowland A Taste of Iron and Gold, Fiction
Andrea Martucci
Andrea Martucci Moderator
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Kids
Story Time
Juana Medina
Juana Medina Twas the Night Before Pride, Kids
Joanna McClintick
Joanna McClintick Twas the Night Before Pride, Kids
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Nonfiction
How to Live: Purpose, Joy and a Dash of Philosophy
Ross Gay
Ross Gay Inciting Joy: Essays, Nonfiction/Poetry
Kieran Setiya
Kieran Setiya Life is Hard: How Philosophy Can Help Us Find Our Way, Nonfiction
Ellen Warner
Ellen Warner The Second Half: Forty Women Reveal Life After Fifty, Nonfiction
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Poetry
Poetry Headline Reading
Michael Ansara
Michael Ansara What Remains, Poetry
Andrea Cohen
Andrea Cohen Everything, Poetry
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones Moderator
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Nonfiction
Can’t Get It Out of Your Head: What Makes a Hit Tune
Susan Rogers
Susan Rogers This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You, Nonfiction
Ogi Ogas
Ogi Ogas This Is What It Sounds Like: What the Music You Love Says About You, Nonfiction
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Nonfiction
MAAH Stone Book Awards presents The Sound Writing Renaissance: A Black Feminist History of Music Criticism
Daphne A. Brooks
Daphne A. Brooks Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound, Nonfiction
Ann Powers
Ann Powers Good Booty: Love and Sex, Black and White, Body and Soul in American Music, Nonfiction
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Nonfiction
Local Author Nonfiction Readings
William R. Cross
William R. Cross Winslow Homer: American Passage, Nonfiction
Liz Hauck
Liz Hauck Home Made: A Story of Grief, Groceries, Showing Up—and What We Make When We Make Dinner, Nonfiction
Janet Pocorobba
Janet Pocorobba The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sensei and Me, Nonfiction
Stephanie Schorow
Stephanie Schorow The Great Boston Fire: The Inferno That Nearly Incinerated the City, Nonfiction
Donald Yacovone
Donald Yacovone Teaching White Supremacy: America's Democratic Ordeal And The Forging Of Our National Identity, Nonfiction
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Nonfiction
Ekua Holmes: The Art of the Picture Book
Ekua Holmes
Ekua Holmes Hope Is an Arrow: The Story of Lebanese-American Poet Khalil Gibran, Kids/Nonfiction
Cathie Mercier
Cathie Mercier Moderator
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Fiction
Mystery: Shades of Truth
Ben Mezrich
Ben Mezrich The Midnight Ride, Fiction
Jane Pek
Jane Pek The Verifiers, Fiction
B.A. Shapiro
B.A. Shapiro Metropolis, Fiction
Sara DiVello
Sara DiVello Moderator
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YA
Reckonings Come Due
Justina Ireland
Justina Ireland Rust in the Root, YA
Tiffany D. Jackson
Tiffany D. Jackson The Weight of Blood, YA
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Nonfiction
Craft: The Joy of Handmade Art and Industry
Grant McCracken
Grant McCracken Return of the Artisan: How America Went from Industrial to Handmade, Nonfiction
Ezra Shales
Ezra Shales The Shape of Craft, Nonfiction
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Fiction
Fiction: Who Owns the American Dream?
Jennifer Haigh
Jennifer Haigh Mercy Street, Fiction
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Marie Myung-Ok Lee The Evening Hero, Fiction
Alyssa Songsiridej
Alyssa Songsiridej Little Rabbit, Fiction
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Kids
Story Time
Melissa Stewart
Melissa Stewart Tree Hole Homes, Kids
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Nonfiction
Making Change
Ruha Benjamin
Ruha Benjamin Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want, Nonfiction
Erica Chenoweth
Erica Chenoweth Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know, Nonfiction
John Della Volpe
John Della Volpe Fight: How Gen Z is Channeling Their Fear and Passion to Save America, Nonfiction
Jeremy Siegel
Jeremy Siegel Moderator
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Poetry
Tree Lines: A Celebration of Ecopoetics
Charles Coe
Charles Coe Memento Mori, Poetry
Martha Collins
Martha Collins Because What Else Could I Do, Poetry
Erica Funkhouser
Erica Funkhouser Post and Rail, Poetry
Deborah Leipziger
Deborah Leipziger Tree Lines: 21st Century American Poems, Poetry
Jennifer Barber
Jennifer Barber Tree Lines: 21st Century American Poems, Poetry
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Nonfiction
Moshe Safdie: A Life in Architecture
Moshe Safdie
Moshe Safdie If Walls Could Speak: My Life in Architecture, Nonfiction
Anda French
Anda French Moderator
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Kids
Story Time
Jason Chin
Jason Chin The Universe in You, Kids
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YA
Bold of You to Assume
Alexene Farol Follmuth
Alexene Farol Follmuth My Mechanical Romance, YA
Lucy Keating
Lucy Keating Ride With Me, YA
Crystal Maldonado
Crystal Maldonado No Filter and Other Lies, YA
Sally Bremer
Sally Bremer Moderator
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Fiction
Fiction: Twisting the Traditional
Katalina Gamarra
Katalina Gamarra Ben and Beatriz, Fiction
Andrea Hairston
Andrea Hairston Will Do Magic for Small Change, Fiction
Kit Mayquist
Kit Mayquist Tripping Arcadia, Fiction
Jessica Keener
Jessica Keener Moderator
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Fiction
Local Author Fiction Readings
Rita Zoey Chin
Rita Zoey Chin The Strange Inheritance of Leah Fern, Fiction
Donna Gordon
Donna Gordon What Ben Franklin Would Have Told Me, Fiction
Chandreyee Lahiri
Chandreyee Lahiri "Dumba Chora", Fiction
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Nonfiction
Maus: Thoughts on a Banned Book
Hillary Chute
Hillary Chute Maus Now: Selected Writing, Nonfiction
Thomas Doherty
Thomas Doherty Moderator
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Nonfiction
True Story: Prodigies, Poets, and Perseverance
Claudia Kalb
Claudia Kalb Spark: How Genius Ignites, From Child Prodigies to Late Bloomers, Nonfiction
Robert Pinsky
Robert Pinsky Jersey Breaks: Becoming an American Poet, Nonfiction
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Kids Workshops
Workshop: Mask Making
Juana Medina
Juana Medina Twas the Night Before Pride, Kids
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Fiction
Fiction: The Past as Prologue
Andrea Yaryura Clark
Andrea Yaryura Clark On a Night of a Thousand Stars, Fiction
Ousmane K. Power-Greene
Ousmane K. Power-Greene The Confessions of Matthew Strong, Fiction
Dariel Suarez
Dariel Suarez The Playwright's House, Fiction
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Nonfiction
Memoir: Bold, Bright, and Badass Women
Alison Mariella Désir
Alison Mariella Désir Running While Black: Finding Freedom in a Sport That Wasn't Built for Us, Nonfiction
Lisa D. Foster
Lisa D. Foster Bag Lady: How I Started a Business for a Greener World and Changed the Way America Shops, Nonfiction
Natasha Lance Rogoff
Natasha Lance Rogoff Muppets in Moscow: The Unexpected Crazy True Story of Making Sesame Street in Russia, Nonfiction
Tiziana Dearing
Tiziana Dearing Moderator
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Kids
Story Time
Danielle Greendeer
Danielle Greendeer Keepunumuk: Weeachumun's Thanksgiving Story, Kids
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Poetry
Poetry Headline Reading
Quintin Collins
Quintin Collins Claim Tickets for Stolen People, Poetry
torrin a. greathouse
torrin a. greathouse Wound from the Mouth of a Wound, Poetry
M.P. Carver
M.P. Carver Moderator
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Nonfiction
Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism
Katherine Stewart
Katherine Stewart The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism, Nonfiction
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Nonfiction
Are We Strangers Here?
Wajahat Ali
Wajahat Ali Go Back to Where You Came From: and Other Helpful Recommendations on How to Become American, Nonfiction
Dart Adams
Dart Adams Instead We Became Evil: A True Story Of Survival & Perseverance, Nonfiction
David Ambroz
David Ambroz A Place Called Home: A Memoir, Nonfiction
Rabia Chaudry
Rabia Chaudry Fatty Fatty Boom Boom: A Memoir of Food, Fat, and Family, Nonfiction
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Kids
Story Time
Christine McDonnell
Christine McDonnell Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the Nation's First Shelter for Women, Kids
Victoria Tentler-Krylov
Victoria Tentler-Krylov Sanctuary: Kip Tiernan and Rosie's Place, the Nation's First Shelter for Women, Kids
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YA
Power to Make You, Power to Break You
Kristin Cashore
Kristin Cashore Seasparrow (Graceling Realm Series #5), YA
Elizabeth Lim
Elizabeth Lim The Dragon's Promise, YA
Rory Power
Rory Power In a Garden Burning Gold, Fiction
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Nonfiction
From Baghdad to Jerusalem
Joseph Sassoon
Joseph Sassoon The Sassoons: The Great Global Merchants and the Making of an Empire, Nonfiction
Matthew Teller
Matthew Teller Nine Quarters of Jerusalem: A New Biography of the Old City, Nonfiction
Amy Singer
Amy Singer Moderator
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YA
Love and Destruction
Sacha Lamb
Sacha Lamb When Angels Left the Old Country, YA
Tucker Shaw
Tucker Shaw When You Call My Name, YA
Ashley Woodfolk
Ashley Woodfolk Nothing Burns as Bright as You, YA
Piera Varela
Piera Varela Moderator
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Fiction
Romance: Serendipity in the Unexpected
Lily Chu
Lily Chu The Stand-In, Fiction
Mia P. Manansala
Mia P. Manansala Blackmail and Bibingka, Fiction
Kate Spencer
Kate Spencer In a New York Minute, Fiction
Callie Crossley
Callie Crossley Moderator
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Kids
Who Am I: Self Image in Middle Grade Novels
Rose Bousamra
Rose Bousamra Frizzy, Kids
Claribel A. Ortega
Claribel A. Ortega Frizzy, Kids
Lin Thompson
Lin Thompson The Best Liars in Riverview, Kids
Renée Watson
Renée Watson Ways to Share Joy, Kids
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BBF Unbound
Does Free Speech Have a Future? A Conversation
Christopher Finan
Christopher Finan How Free Speech Saved Democracy: The Untold Story of How the First Amendment Became an Essential Tool for Security Liberty and Social Justice, BBF Unbound
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Fiction
Fiction: Secrets, Shapeshifting, and Time
Steve Almond
Steve Almond All the Secrets of the World, Fiction
Jabari Asim
Jabari Asim Yonder, Fiction
Lucy Ives
Lucy Ives Life Is Everywhere, Fiction
Whitney Scharer
Whitney Scharer Moderator
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Poetry
The Future Is Now: Motherhood and the Body in a Post-Roe World
Joan Naviyuk Kane
Joan Naviyuk Kane Dark Traffic, Poetry
Jennifer Militello
Jennifer Militello Knock Wood: A Memoir in Essays, Poetry
Anna V. Q. Ross
Anna V. Q. Ross Flutter, Kick, Poetry
Danielle Jones
Danielle Jones Moderator
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Kids
Story Time
Bryan Collier
Bryan Collier Music is a Rainbow, Kids
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Fiction
Fiction Keynote: Yiyun Li and Gish Jen, in conversation with Claire Messud
Yiyun Li
Yiyun Li The Book of Goose, Fiction Keynote
Gish Jen
Gish Jen Thank You, Mr. Nixon: Stories, Fiction Keynote
Claire Messud
Claire Messud Moderator
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YA
Lighting the Way: YA Keynote with Malinda Lo
Malinda Lo
Malinda Lo A Scatter of Light, YA Keynote
Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Marie Myung-Ok Lee The Evening Hero, Fiction
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Nonfiction
Nonfiction Keynote: Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D.
Bessel van der Kolk, M.D. The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Nonfiction Keynote
Jessica Stern
Jessica Stern Moderator
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Nonfiction
Histories of Freedom: A Past Not Past
Tomiko Brown-Nagin
Tomiko Brown-Nagin Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality, Nonfiction
Kerri K. Greenidge
Kerri K. Greenidge The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family, Nonfiction
Lydia Moland
Lydia Moland Lydia Maria Child: A Radical American Life, Nonfiction
Holly Jackson
Holly Jackson Moderator
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Poetry
Poems and Pints
Margot Douaihy
Margot Douaihy Bandit/Queen: The Runaway Story of Belle Starr, Poetry
Ross Gay
Ross Gay Inciting Joy: Essays, Nonfiction/Poetry
Mikko Harvey
Mikko Harvey Let the World Have You, Poetry
Porsha Olayiwola
Porsha Olayiwola i shimmer sometimes, too, Poetry