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Two Upcoming Events in Woburn

The Woburn library is hosting two events that I think might be interesting to readers of this blog living in the Northshore.

First up, this Friday the library is holding a "Board Game Night for Adults." The press release reads:
Here's your chance to put your phone down and spend a lovely summer evening playing some excellent boardgames and meeting other boardgame enthusiasts. After the library closes for regular business on Friday, August 12th, it will reopen at 6 PM, having been magically transformed into an old school gaming parlor. We'll have some games on-hand (Chess, Checkers, Scattergories, Quelf, Scrabble and Bananagrams), but we're encouraging you to bring your favorite ones from home. If the weather cooperates, this will be an indoor/outdoor event (BYO picnic blanket). Register at the main desk by August 11th, or RSVP to'm planning on being there to bring a few Euro-style games such as Agricola, Power Grid, and my new favorite game - Splendor.

Also, I'll be helping organize a third public reading event for writers and poets. This event will be similar to last December's Open Mike in that writers of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry are encouraged submit work to be considered. We're looking for around ten readers for the event. The library's press release includes the following additional information:
Read it, speak it, and own it at Woburn Public Library Writers’ Cabaret, a public venue for sharing short fiction and nonfiction, as well as poetry. Share your own work or come to listen to others on Thursday, September 29th in the beautiful John E. Frizzell Study Hall at 7 pm. The theme of this cabaret is “Falling”- falling in love, falling out of favor, falling flat, etc.

Those wishing to participate should contact the Woburn Writing Workshop by email at with a short description of what you would like to read as well as a sample (less than 1000 words) of your work. Submissions will be accepted from August 1st through August 24th, and the committee will choose 8 to 10 participants by August 31st.
The library will be providing lights refreshments on September 29th. To arrange handicapped access, please call (781) 933-0148. 
So, if you are available Friday or you have a piece you'd like to share in front of an audience, give these two events a try!

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