Four Stories is a literary series bridging Greater
Boston’s nightlife and arts community (and now Osaka's and Tokyo's, too!). Each event is held in a club,
bar, or lounge, and features appearances from some of the most acclaimed
authors in the nation, all reading their work under a unified theme.
It was founded and is run, in both Japan and the U.S., by the
perpetually jet-lagged-freelance writer
The idea: to bring writers and readers, intellectuals
and club-goers, friends and interested people together in a more
upscale environment than a bookstore, to think, drink, eat, talk,
laugh, hear stories, trade tales. It's simple, amusing, thought-provoking,
and free for entry.
The experience: like a 19th-Century salon,
only 150 years later―same socializing, same witty banter, corsets
The Four Stories style of literary investigation: ask the best question;
win a free drink!
The media raves: The Boston Globe
calls Four Stories "the city's hippest reading series," the Improper Bostonian
names it the city's Best, the Boston Phoenix nominates it for the same,
PEN New England honors Four Stories founder Tracy
Slater with the Friends of Writers 2008 award, and the
International Herald Tribune spotlights its global-trotting events! See what else the media is saying
See the scene: Visit the
Four Stories group on Facebook, download free MP3s & slideshows from past
follow us on Twitter, or read about our next event!
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