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, January 20, as they read from their work at the Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch, featuring musical responses by drummer, percussionist, and composer Giuseppe Paradiso.
Saturday, January 20, 3:00 p.m.
Boston Public Library, Jamaica Plain Branch
12 Sedgwick Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Facebook event here.