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Saturday! Check out the semifinal round of Louder Than a Bomb, the world's largest youth slam poetry festival. Head on over to verse venue Metro to hear out slams any time between 10 am and 9 pm!

Saturday! Continue the Slam Spree with a Spoken Word workshop at Stage 773. The workshop, taught by spoken word veteran Gregory Geffrard, runs from 1 pm to 4 pm and costs $30.

Saturday! Weekly free lecture series, The Playground for People Who Think, hosts Dr. Lora Chamberlain in a discussion of fracturing legislation at the Hilltop Restaurant, 6 pm.

Saturday! The Book Cellar hosts novelists Gina Frangello (A Life in Men) and Peter Mountford (The Dismal Science), 7pm.

Sunday! Livelit series 2nd Story engages in a study human endurance with Once More Unto the Breech: Stories of Beautiful Struggle. These stories of resilience in the face of unforeseen trials, "From a friend trying to save another friend from a cult, to a woman trying to learn to be a mother to another mother's children" sound like some you won't want to miss. Head over to Webster's Wine Bar, $20, 7:30 pm.

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