The News from Boston

Boston Public Library

It is an exciting time to be in Boston, as a writer and a reader. A swath of Boston, from the Back Bay to Beacon Hill, has been designated a literary cultural district. The district includes the Boston Public Library (now under major renovation), the venues around Copley Square where the annual Boston Book Festival takes place, Grub Street’s suite where writers meet for classes, homes of local authors from the present and the past, several colleges and the beautiful Boston Athenaeum.

Ours is the nation’s first literary cultural district. The Massachusetts Cultural Council made the designation under the egis of state legislation designed to spur economic development. Writing as an economic activity–who knew? See more at

updated: 1 year ago