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< February 2012 >

Events listed in white are at the bookshop; events listed in yellow are elsewhere.

Unless noted otherwise all events are free & open to the public.

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jubilat/Jones Reading Series at the Jones Library, Amherst, will feature poets Zach Savich, Evie Shockley, & Aracelis Girmay.   For more information go to jubilat/Jones Reading Series on Facebook.
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Daniyal Mueenuddin will from recent work in the Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College.   Mueenuddin is a Pakastani-American.   His first book of short stories, In Other Rooms, Other Wonders, was the winner of The Story Prize for 2009, & the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Best First Book, Europe & South Asia).   The collection was also a finalist for the 2009 National Book Awards, the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, the 2010 Los Angeles Times First Fiction Award, & the 2010 Ondaatje Prize.   In addition, it was selected as one of Time magazine’s top ten books of the year, Publishers Weekly’s top ten books of 2009, The Economist’s top ten fiction books of 2009, The Guardian’s best books of the year, The New Statesman’s best books of the year, & The New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year.   Sponsored by the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series.
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Join Peter Elbow in celebrating the publication of his new book, Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing.   Elbow, who lives in Amherst, taught at the University of Massachusetts where he was director of the Writing Program.   Two of his best known books, Writing Without Teachers & Writing With Power: Techniques for Mastering the Writing Process are mainstays of writing programs.
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Kate Bernheimer will read from recent work in Memorial Hall, University of Massachusetts.   Bernheimer is the author of eight books of prose, most recently, Horse, Flower, Bird. She has edited three fairy-tale anthologies, including My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me: Forty New Fairy Tales.   Her first children’s book, The Girl in The Castle inside The Museum, was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2008.   Sponsored by the University of Massachusetts MFA Program’s Visiting Writers Series.
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Major Jackson will read from his recent work. Jackson is author of three volumes of poetry—Holding Company & Hoops, both finalists for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literature-Poetry; & Leaving Saturn, winner of the 2000 Cave Canem Poetry Prize & finalist for a National Book Critics Award   Sponsored by the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series.
“Live Lit”   Students in the M.F.A. Program at the University of Massachusetts will read from their recent work.   Evenings usually include a mix of poetry & fiction.
In our chamber concert series, graduate students from the University of Massachusetts will play Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht, Op. 4.

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