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Greater Boston Writers Resist

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Five days before Donald Trump swears to preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States, on the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr, writers & activists will gather in fifty cities across three continents for a counter-inaugural demonstration: #WritersResist.

Greater Boston’s diverse communities will join together on that day at the Boston Public Library to re-inaugurate our shared commitment to the rights and values essential to a democracy.

The event is free to all. Space will be limited and seats are on a first-come basis. GBWR will feature two acts separated by a brief intermission. Rosters for each act, subject to change:

ACT I (1:30 pm start): Rob Arnold, Laura van den Berg, Michelle Garcia,Krysten Hill, Richard Hoffman, Helen Elaine Lee, Jennifer De Leon, Marianne Leone, Michael Lowenthal, and Alma Richeh, with a special guest introduction.

ACT II (est. 3:00 pm start): Jabari Asim, Liana Asim, James Carroll, Martha Collins, Kofi Dadzie, Martín Espada, Danielle Legros Georges, Jennifer Haigh, Giles Li, Fred Marchant, Dale Peterson, Marta Rivera, and Alexis Rizzuto, with a special guest.

For information about the Boston event, visit

or contact Daniel Evans Pritchard: 
daniel [at] danielevanspritchard [dot] com

Greater Boston Writers Resist is co-sponsored by PEN New England, Beacon Press, Aforementioned Productions, AGNI, Arrowsmith Press, Black Ocean, Blacksmith House Poetry Series, Boston Book Festival, Boston Review, the Center for Arabic Culture, the City of Boston's Office of New Bostonians, CONSEQUENCE magazine, Dominican Development Center, The Greater Boston Latino Network, Grub Street, Harvard Bookstore, Harvard Review, Louder than a Bomb, Mass LEAP, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition, Memorious, Ploughshares, The Poets’ Theater, PoemWorks, Post Road, Salamander, the UMASS-Boston Creative Writing MFA, the Woodberry Poetry Room, and The Critical Flame.

For more about Writers Resist, visit

Earlier Event: November 17
Uniting through Voice and Song
Later Event: April 2
PEN Literary Awards