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Welcome to the schedule for BBF 2016! Please note that with the exception of the following sessions (Life without Envy, The Art of Perspective, Writing with Risk, Sound Advice, and Lore), absolutely every session at the BBF is free, and no tickets or preregistration are required. Thanks, and enjoy your day!
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Saturday, October 15 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
BBF Unbound: Behind One Writers' Group Curtain

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The initial spark of a novel and putting words to paper is a solitary thing—but even introverted authors need a band of brothers or sisters. Many turn to writers’ groups for critique, support, and fellowship, while also working to keep the green monster of envy from taking a seat at their table. Come hear the secrets of one writing community that has balanced isolation and creative collaboration for eight years—and has a lot to show for it! Between them, Nichole Bernier, Kathy Crowley, Juliette Fay, Randy Susan Meyers, and E. B. Moore have twelve published books (with five more in the works), many published short stories and articles, a literary blog, awards and residencies, and (coming soon) a big bricks-and-mortar local bookstore. Pull up a chair and see what it’s like to be part of this rigorous yet supportive writing circle.

Moderators
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Randy Susan Meyers

Randy Susan Meyers is the author of three novels, including The Murderer’s Daughters and Accidents of Marriage, both of which were finalists for the Massachusetts Book Awards. She teaches writing at GrubStreet. Meyers’s next novel, The Widow of Wall Street, will be published in early 2017. Links: Interview with Meyers Meyers’s web site

Presenters
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Nichole Bernier

Nichole Bernier is a journalist, editor, and author whose novel The Unfinished Work of Elizabeth D spent eight weeks on the Boston Globe bestseller list and was a finalist for the New England Booksellers fiction award. A contributing editor for Conde Nast Traveler magazine for fourteen years, Bernier appeared frequently on programs including CNN, CNBC, and Good Morning America to discuss travel trends and safety. She received her master's... Read More →
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Kathy Crowley

Kathy Crowley is a physician at Boston Medical Center and an assistant professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Her short stories have appeared in Ontario Review, Fish Stories, The Literary Review, New Millenium Writings, and The Marlboro Review. She has won awards from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for both her fiction and nonfiction, and she was a founder and editor of the literary blog Beyond the Margins... Read More →
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Juliette Fay

Juliette Fay’s first published novel, Shelter Me, was designated as one of the ten best works of fiction in 2009 by the Massachusetts Center for the Book. It was also named to the Indie Next List of the American Booksellers Association, was chosen as one of six novels for Target’s 2009 Bookmarked Club, and was a Good Housekeeping featured Book Pick. Her second novel, Deep Down True, was shortlisted for the Women’s Fiction... Read More →
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E. B. Moore

E. B. Moore is a retired sculptor, novelist, and poet whose poetry has appeared in journals including The Drum and Inkwell and been collected in New Eden: A Legacy. She is the author of An Unseemly Wife--based on family stories from her Amish roots in Lancaster, Pennsylvania--which earned her full fellowships to the Vermont Studio Center and Yaddo. Her most recent work, Stones in the Road, centers around her grandfather’s flight... Read More →


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Old South Mary Norton Hall 645 Boylston Street, Boston, MA