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Event Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017, 6:00 pm

Letter From The Editor: Literary Tales, Trials, And Tribulations

For the reader, the world of books may seem a simple one: go to the local library or bookstore, select a title that suits our taste, open, and turn the pages. The story of the editors who shape the works we cherish is rarely told. What choices and challenges do these editors face? How do they perceive themselves and their role in the world today? How does their mission drive the works they publish?

Join Meghna Chakrabarti, host of Radio Boston, for a discussion with editors from New England’s most mission-driven publishing houses and journals. The panel will offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the creation of books and discuss the motivations and aspirations propelling those books into the marketplace.


  • Michael Reynolds, Editor-in-Chief of Europa Editions (the publishing house of Elena Ferrante)
  • Helene Atwan, Director of Beacon Press
  • Ladette Randolph, Editor-in-Chief of Ploughshares

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Event Location 

Boston Athenaeum

10 1/2 Beacon Street

Boston, MA

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