Boston Literary Scene

Did you know that Suffolk University is part of the Boston Literary Cultural District? This geographic area of the city is teeming with creative writing programs, libraries, meeting spaces, historical sites, and walking tours. Check out the many resources–including an interactive calendar of events–that the Lit District offers local writers.

Literary landmarks of Boston

While you’re at Suffolk, don’t forget to visit Boston’s many thriving independent bookstores, including the Brattle Book Shop, Porter Square Books, Papercuts J.P., Brookline Booksmith, Trident Booksellers, The Coop, and the Harvard Bookstore. These gems of the city host literary events every night of the week–many of them for free.

Brattle Book Shop

There are also nonprofit organizations and annual events focused on language arts and literacy, such as Mass Poetry and its yearly festival, GrubStreet and its creative writing workshops, The Boston Book Festival, and The Muse and the Marketplace.

You can volunteer at a number of literacy organizations, as well:
826 Boston
Literacy Volunteers of Massachusetts, Inc.
Raising a Reader Massachusetts
Massachusetts Coalition for Adult Education
Boston Public Library
PEN Center

Boston Public Library, Copley Branch

Boston is also home to several top tier literary journals, including Salamander, Ploughshares, Redivider, and AGNI.