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April 30, 2023


Sunday, April 28, 2019
Boston Park Plaza

IMPORTANT: There is currently a waiting list for Literary Lights. You should ONLY use the below ticket purchase portal if you have received a confirmation from the Associates office that there is room for you at the dinner. If you have any questions, please contact the office at  or 617-536-3886.

Note: if you prefer to purchase tickets through the mail, a check can be sent to: Associates of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston MA 02116.

In addition to celebrating the accomplishments of these outstanding writers, proceeds from Literary Lights support the David McCullough Conservation Fund, William O. Taylor Art Preservation Fund, Associates Endowment Fund, and Associates of the Boston Public Library's operations.

If you prefer not to purchase tickets online, please complete this RSVP card and mail it, along with your payment, to Associates of the Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116. For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please click here or contact Laura Russo, Director of Development and External Affairs, at or (617) 536-3886.

Currently, Donor Advised-Funds (DAF’s) cannot be used when personal benefits are provided to the donor. Individual tickets should be purchased through another funding source. If you do not attend the event, your sponsorship may be funded through your DAF. Please consult your DAF manager, tax advisor, and/or legal counsel for definitive guidance on this matter. 

To celebrate safely, the Associates will follow public health recommendations at the time of the event. If applicable, any guidance will be communicated to guests in April. If you are feeling unwell or aware of any coronavirus symptoms, please refrain from attending.