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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 - 3:00pm
Poems on the Spot

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Come get a poem of your very own! Noted Boston poets Allison Adair and Howard dePass Jr. take up residence at the Civic Table outside the Boston Public Library, where they'll be writing custom poems for festivalgoers. Give them a subject or chat with them for a few minutes to discover a topic. Armed with manual typewriters and their vivid literary imaginations, they will create a poem just for you to keep for free.

Presenters
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Allison Adair

Allison Adair’s recent poems appear or are forthcoming in American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2015, Boston Review, Mid-American Review, Mississippi Review, Missouri Review (Poem of the Week), Shenandoah, and Southwest Review, among other journals. Winner of the Fall 2015 Orlando Prize and the 2014 Fineline Competition, Adair is on the faculty at Boston College and has taught poetry workshops at GrubStreet since 2002.
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Howard dePass Jr.

Howard dePass Jr. is a spoken word poet and part of the art collective Caretakers of Humanity. Originally from Silver Spring, Maryland, he came to Boston for college and graduated from Boston University in the spring of 2014. Writing spoken word poetry for roughly four years now, Howard's work touches on spirituality, racial injustice, economic/social disparities, and love.


Saturday October 15, 2016 12:00pm - 3:00pm
BPL Civic Table 700 Boylston Street, Boston, MA