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Silence, Madness, Secrets, and Apologies: A Night with Tell-All


Molly Howes
Tell-All Boston

Molly Howe's writing has appeared in the New York Times "Modern Love" column, Boston Globe Magazine, WBUR "Congnoscenti" column, MPR Morning Edition, Bellingham Review, and other publications. In addition to earning a Notable Essay listing in Best American Essays, she is a grateful recipient of artist residencies at Ragdale, VCCA, and MacDowell. She's also a psychologist with decades of clinical experience. A Good Apology: Four Steps to Make Things Right (Grand Central Publishing) is her first published book. She has also completed a memoir called The Temporary Orphan: A Tale of Invisible Wounds and Unexcpected Grace


E. Dolores Johnson
Tell-All Boston

E. Dolores Johnson is the author of Say I’m Dead: A Family Memoir of Race, Secrets, and Love, published in 2020. Her essays on inter-racialism and the browning of America appeared in Narratively, The Buffalo News, Pangyrus, and elsewhere. Johnson was a finalist in the 2017 Fourth Genre Essay Contest and is making her second appearance at Lit Crawl Boston. She won writing fellowships at Djerassi, Ragdale, Blue Mountain Center, VCCA and Voices of Our Nation. Long committed to social justice, Johnson consulted on diversity for corporations and universities and oversaw the digitization of President Kennedy’s papers.

Alicia Googins
Tell-All Boston

Alicia Googins is a Boston-based writer and actor with numerous feature film and commercial credits. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Emerson College and is a graduate of GrubStreet’s Memoir Incubator. She has taught writing at Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and Emerson College, and been a Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. She lives in Cambridge with her three sons.

Michelle Bowdler
Tell-All Boston

Michelle Bowdler's debut memoir Is Rape a Crime? was published in 2020 and was longlisted for a National Book Award. Bowdler is a recipient of the Barbara Deming Memorial Award for nonfiction and has been a Fellow at MacDowell Colony and Ragdale. She has been published in two anthologies as well a number of literary journals, including The Rumpus, Brevity’s Nonfiction Blog, Hippocampus, and Gertrude, and been nominated twice for a Pushcart Prize and once for Best of the Net. Her national activism work has been featured in the Boston Globe, WCVB, and other media. Bowdler is married to a wonderful woman and they have two children.   

Sebastian Stuart
Tell-All Boston

Sebastian Stuart has published nine novels, four under his own name. These include a national bestseller translated into eight languages, and a New York Times bestseller. His own novel, The Hour Between, won the Ferro-Grumley Award and was an NPR Season’s Readings Selection. As a playwright, he was dubbed “the poet laureate of the East Village” by Michael Musto in the Village Voice. His work has been seen at the Kitchen, LaMama, and The Public Theater. He has won grants from the Edward Albee Foundation, the Jerome Foundation, and others. His memoir, The Malinowski Curse: My Mother, My Cousin, Her Madness, and Me, is being published this spring.


Pre-registration is required: Free on Eventbrite

Tell-All Boston, Boston’s only live-on-stage literary reading series dedicated to the craft of memoir and personal essay, presents an irreverent reading from four debut authors—Michelle BowdlerMolly HowesE. Dolores Johnson, and Sebastian Stuart—emceed by actress and memoirist Alicia Googins. This session will be introduced by Robin Young, host of Here & Now on 90.9 WBUR.


FREE; pre-registration required on Eventbrite