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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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Kathleen Spivack

Kathleen Spivack is an award-winning poet, short story writer, and memoirist whose work has been published in the New Yorker, Ploughshares, the Harvard Review, the Paris Review, and Agni. In 1959, she came to Boston on a scholarship with Robert Lowell, an experience which resulted in With Robert Lowell and His Circle, an intimate and empathetic look into the lives, thoughts, and writing process of some of the most influential poets of the twentieth century, including Plath and Sexton. Spivack is the recipient of numerous grants from institutions including the National Endowment for the Arts, the Radcliffe Institute, and the Massachusetts Council for the Arts and Humanities. Her books of poetry include A History of Yearning, winner of the Sows Ear International Poetry Prize, and The Beds We Lie In, nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Her first novel, Unspeakable Things, is a haunting episodic novel of survival and love during World War II.


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