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Friday, October 18
 

7:30pm

Kickoff Keynote
Samantha Power’s life has all the ingredients of a great movie: Irish émigré, war correspondent, academic, Pulitzer Prize–winning author, Special Assistant to President Obama on the National Security Council, US Permanent Representative to the United Nations. For Power, the driving force of her interests and her ambition has been the desire to extend basic human rights to all. In her revelatory memoir, The Education of an Idealist, Power tackles the question, “What can one person do?” with deeply personal insight and honesty. As Colm Tóibín wrote, hers is the story of political power but also of its limitations in the corridors of power, “where compromise does battle with commitment.” Come hear how this impressive and powerful woman grappled with idealism, realpolitik, and motherhood all at the same time. Nicco Mele, journalist, Kennedy School faculty member, political strategist, and poetry enthusiast, will discuss idealism with Samantha Power in what is sure to be an inspiring and entertaining way to kick off BBF 2019.

This event is free admission and seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. No tickets are required.

Moderators
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Nicco Mele

Nicco Mele is an academic, writer, and businessman. He lectures on public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and is a renowned forecaster of business, politics, and culture. His firm, EchoDitto, is a leading internet strategy company working with nonprofits and Fortune... Read More →

Presenters
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Samantha Power

Samantha Power is the former US permanent representative to the United Nations (2013–2017) and former member of President Obama’s cabinet. Her books include A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide (2002), which won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics... Read More →


Friday October 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm
Old South Sanctuary 645 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116
 
Saturday, October 19
 

9:30am

Louisa May Alcott's Boston
The character of Jo March, the heroine of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, was loosely based on Alcott's own life, growing up in Boston and Concord. Join Boston By Foot to explore the sites where Alcott once lived and worked in Boston. The tour ends in Boston Common, and the guide will walk the group back to the Boston Book Festival following the tour.

$15 General Admission; Please purchase tickets in advance; space is limited.
https://bostonbyfoot.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1R000008RcQrUAK

Saturday October 19, 2019 9:30am - 11:00am
School and Washington St Plaza

11:00am

Boston By Foot Literary Walking Tour
This mini Boston By Foot tour dips briefly into the Back Bay neighborhood to taste Boston's rich literary heritage. From the filling of the actual back bay about 1860 through today, connections with literature and writers of all flavors have flourished. This sampling aims to whet your appetite for more!

Saturday October 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:45am
Outside BPL Boylston Street Entrance 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116

1:00pm

Boston By Foot Literary Walking Tour
This mini Boston By Foot tour dips briefly into the Back Bay neighborhood to taste Boston's rich literary heritage. From the filling of the actual back bay about 1860 through today, connections with literature and writers of all flavors have flourished. This sampling aims to whet your appetite for more!

Saturday October 19, 2019 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Outside BPL Boylston Street Entrance 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116

3:00pm

Boston By Foot Literary Walking Tour
This mini Boston By Foot tour dips briefly into the Back Bay neighborhood to taste Boston's rich literary heritage. From the filling of the actual back bay about 1860 through today, connections with literature and writers of all flavors have flourished. This sampling aims to whet your appetite for more!

Saturday October 19, 2019 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Outside BPL Boylston Street Entrance 700 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02116
 
Sunday, October 20
 

1:00pm

Street Art Walking Tour
Participants will get a first-hand street art tour experience by twenty-year veteran graffiti and street artist Cedric “Vise1” Douglas. The public art tour starts in Dudley Square, Roxbury, and goes throughout various parts of the local area, ending at Northeastern University. These walls have been sanctioned in commission by universities, public high schools, and private business owners. Attendees will get an insider‘s view on what a street artist is, the difference between graffiti and street art, a glimpse at some of the meanings behind the artist process, and an explanation of the techniques. Every participant receives a free authentic “Vise1” sticker from the artist. At the completion of the tour, participants will have the option to design their very own t-shirt with stencils, for their own first-hand experience at creating street art.

Presenters
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Cedric Douglas

Cedric Douglas is a public artist, designer, and street artist who has created work in the Boston area for more than twenty years. His work is inspired by everyday life idioms and the subculture of guerrilla or street art. He uses this approach to express his social views on the world... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bolling Municipal Building Lobby 2300 Washington St, Roxbury, MA, 02119