Real Women Eat Beef….

Ok, not completely true but “Real Women Eat Beef” is the title of a book written by Four Stories guest Tracy McArdle.  Ms. McArdle and three other writers come together October 5th to read essays and short stories about food and more.  Erica Ferencik, Ru Freeman, and Amy Yelin will read selections unified under this month’s theme: “Conspicuous Consumption: Stories of Eating, Shopping, Spending, Taking!”

Four Stories, one of my favorite monthly events in Boston, is an evening where four readings are shared over two hours, complete with drinks and discussion.  Held at The Enormous Room in Cambridge’s Central Square, the evening is packed with exceptional talent and even more exceptional post-reading discussion.

Founded by Tracy Slater, Four Stories’ goal is to bridge Boston’s nightlife and literary scene in one evening.   All events are free and open to the public.

Sure to be some spicy, salty, sweet, and sour rolled into this month’s mix.

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Associate Producer, Here & Now Most recently, Jessica worked as an associate producer at WBUR's daily local program, Radio Boston. Jessica moved to Boston in 2008 and has lived many places since leaving her native Texas. After graduating from college, Jessica worked as a federal employee, documentary film festival producer, oral historian, university teaching assistant, traveling saleswoman and klezmer musician. Her work and projects have appeared in The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, Bust, Barnard Magazine, National Public Radio, Public Radio International (PRI), and the BBC. Jessica's freelance radio work has received various awards including accolades from the Religion Newswriters Association and the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. As a Fulbright Scholar in El Salvador, Jessica collected and studied oral histories from the Jewish Community based in San Salvador. Jessica received her B.A. in political science from Columbia University’s Barnard College and her M.A. in history from Indiana University. She learned how to make radio from the phenomenal folks at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies. Jessica lives in Somerville with her husband, twin son and daughter, and two cats. To learn more about Jessica’s projects, both current and past, please visit