The Back Porch Collective, appropriately named, held their first gathering on a Boston back porch. The writers hail from places as far flung as Albania, Britain, Cuba, India, Atlanta, and Miami, and one of their number is currently overseas. Their initial desire was to meet together, share work, enjoy an evening, and discuss issues that mattered to them. They quickly developed a rapport and found they connected around a common passion for global narratives, literature’s potential to create empathy across borders, and a commitment to explore human nature from inside a given context, be it geographical, political, or cultural.
Join them on Saturday, November 10 at the East Boston branch of the Boston Public Library for “There & Here: Global Perspectives,” a reading and conversation that features their own Dariel Suarez, a City of Boston Artist Fellow. The collective will read from works-in-progress set outside of Boston and will participate in an interactive panel discussion moderated by AGNI senior editor William Pierce.
Saturday, November 10, 3 - p.m.
East Boston Branch of the Boston Public Library
365 South Bremen Street
Boston, MA 02128