In the Boston Globe: Young adult novelist Erin Entrada Kelly isn’t afraid of the dark
For her newest novel, “Lalani of the Distant Sea,” Erin Entrada Kelly turned to her Filipino ancestry to craft a mythic tale of a young girl on an epic journey. The best-selling author won the Newbery Medal for “Hello Universe,” which is being adapted by Netflix for a movie. She will speak at noon Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Dewitt Center Gym as part of the annual Boston Book Festival.
In BU Today: To Do Today: Roxbury International Film Festival
The Roxbury International Film Festival, New England’s largest film festival celebrating people of color, was created in 1999 to showcase independent films and diverse experiences throughout the world. The annual volunteer-run production will hold 68 screenings of feature-length, short, documentary, and animated films. The 10-day lineup kicks off with Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, a documentary about the Pulitzer Prize–winning author’s life and literary career on Thursday, June 20, at 4:30 pm at the Museum of Fine Arts.
On Cambridge Day: ‘CodeSwitching’ doc exploring Metco busing crosses river for a Roxbury Film Festival role
“CodeSwitching” from Cambridge’s Interlock Media uses documentary footage, theatrical sets, animation and original music to explore the Metco busing system for students of color.
On Hoodline: 3 music events to look forward to in Boston this weekend
Enjoy a live music performance featuring Bilal at the Hiberian Hall this Saturday. Philadelphia native Bilal is a R&B artist with a background as a classically trained opera singer. Hiberian Hall, a civic and cultural center, hosts the singer for a night of sounds.