Over the last decade, the Associates of the Boston Public Library underwrote work to catalog, digitize, and transcribe thousands of handwritten letters from leading abolitionists. Ilyon drew heavily on this collection and spent countless hours researching her book in the BPL’s Special Collections.
Watch the 2020 Pierce Performance, “Giving Voice to the Abolitionists: Selected Readings from the BPL’s Anti-Slavery Collection.”
Meet our new Writer-in-Residence, Autumn Allen, and celebrate the accomplishments of our outgoing writer, Shawnna Thomas, in this virtual reception.
Hear about Jennifer De Leon debut YA book “Don’t Ask Me Where I’m From” in this virtual book talk.
Take a look back at Literary Lights 2018, where Rebecca Eaton interviewed Julian Fellowes about Downton Abbey and more…