Forty Dollars and a Brand: Book Event with Denise Kaigler

Forty Dollars and a Brand: Book Engagement Event with Denise Kaigler, Hosted by Smitty Pignatelli & Allyce Najimy Join us for a Q&A facilitated by a More Than Words youth staff member and hosted by Smitty Pignatelli & Allyce Najimy. Hear Denise Kaigler’s first-hand, brand-building stories featuring JAY-Z, Will Smith, Bill Clinton, Beyoncé, and others. Networking • Refreshments […]

Sports Management Notes: A Book Talk with Michael Chamblain

Join author and sports agent Michael Chamblain as he discuses his book detailing his experience and insights into the sports industry. Michael grew up in Randolph, MA. After graduating high school, he attended Anna Maria College where he played basketball for 4 years. Having gained experience in international basketball, Michael decided to focus on building […]

Fight Like a Mother: Shannon Watts Book Talk & Signing

Meet Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and author of Fight Like a Mother. About Fight Like a Mother Hear the inspiring story of how Shannon Watts went from stay-at-home mom to “the NRA’s worst nightmare.” What started as a simple Facebook group to connect with other frustrated parents in the wake […]

Homeboy: Book Talk with Jawara Griffin

Join Jawara Griffin as he shares his story and discusses his memoir, Homeboy. At the age of eight, Jawara Griffin was left alone with three of his brothers and one sister in their dilapidated home in North Philadelphia. He struggled, stole and somehow made it through with just a few shared pieces of clothing and torn […]

Meet the Author: Michael Patrick Murphy at More Than Words

Local author Michael Patrick Murphy visits More Than Words bookstore to talk about Neighborhood Lines, his novel based on racial divies and class conflicts of Boston in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s. This event is free and open to the public. Neighborhood Lines will be available for purchase.

A Conversation with Karen Mills: Harvard Business School Professor & Former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration

More Than Words welcomes author, Harvard Business School professor, and former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration Karen G. Mills for a discussion of her new book, Fintech, Small Business & the American Dream. The book details how big data and artificial intelligence have the potential to revolutionize financial services in the traditional banking landscape. Mills takes a comprehensive look at how […]

Book Talk with Comics Creators Ezra Claytan Daniels + Ben Passmore

Join us for an evening with award-winning comics creators Ezra Claytan Daniels (Upgrade Soul) and Ben Passmore (Your Black Friend). Passmore and Daniels will discuss the genesis of their new original graphic novel, BTTM FDRS, which combines sci-fi and horror tropes, with the all-too-real nightmares of gentrification and cultural appropriation. Once a thriving working-class neighborhood on Chicago’s south side, the “Bottomyards” is […]

A Conversation with Heather Hansen, Author of The Elegant Warrior

Join author Heather Hansen as she talks about her new book, The Elegant Warrior. Life is full of trials, and sometimes you need a warrior spirit to overcome them. As an award-winning attorney, Heather has spent over twenty years fighting on the battlefields of the courts―but even in her fiercest clashes, she’s remained true to herself and her principles. […]

A Conversation with Jody Gastfriend

Caring for an aging parent or family member is an additional job, even if it’s fueled by love. Taking the time to care for yourself is crucial, but it can be difficult to manage your responsibilities at home while meeting expectations at work. Please join us for a lively interview and discussion with Jody Gastfriend, Vice […]

A Conversation with Bill Strickland

Join us for A Conversation with Bill Strickland, a visionary and community leader talking about empowerment, setting the bar high, and his book, Make the Impossible Possible. Strickland is the President and CEO of the non-profit Manchester Bidwell Corporation and author of Make the Impossible Possible. Today, Manchester Bidwell Corporation has evolved into a national […]