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Events listed in white are at the bookshop; events listed in yellow are elsewhere.
All events are free & open to the public.
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- Friday, April 1st at 8:00 P.M.
University of Massachusetts M.F.A. Students, Mark Mendoza, Julie Choffel, & Monica Fambrough, read from their recent work.
- Saturday, April 2nd at 2:30 P.M.
Amherst resident Dede Wilson
, author of many books on baking & cooking, like Bake it to the Limit
The Wedding Cake Book
, & Appetizers for Dummies
, has a new book, Wedding Cakes You Can Make: Designing, Baking, & Decorating the Perfect Wedding Cake.
Rumor has it that she will be demonstrating
some techniques & passing out samples! See more!
- Sunday, April 3rd at 3:00 P.M.
& Dennis Barone
will read. Lombardo is author of Between Islands
, a collection of poems & verse translations, as well as two collections of prose poetry:
, Sky Open Again
& most recently, Of All the Corners to Forget
. Lombardo is director of Quale Press. Barone is the author of numerous volumes of fiction, poetry & essays, including Echoes
, Temple of the Rat
, & Separate Objects: Selected Poems
. He teaches English at Saint Joseph College in West Hartford.
- Thursday, April 7th at 8:00 P.M.
is one of Poland's most celebrated contemporary poets. In addition, as editor of the world literature journal, Literatura na Swiecie
& a prolific translator, he's been instrumental in bringing postwar American, Irish, & English poetry to Poland. Co-sponsored by Amherst College.
“Jubilat/Jones Reading Series”
- Sunday, April 10th at 3:00 P.M.
Poets Maggie Nelson
& Gillian Conoley
will read at the Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst.
Nelson is author of two collections of poetry, Shiner
& The Latest Winter
, as well as a new work, Jane: A Murder
, a novel in verse, described as 'part elegy, part memoir, part detective story'. Conoley is editor of Volt
Old Crow Review Literary Bash
- Sunday, April 10th at 6:30 P.M.
Featuring poets Connolly Ryan
& Janet Aalfs
& the music of Josť Ayerve
. Ryan's poetry has
appeared in many journals, including Slope
. Aalfs has two volumes of poetry, Reach
& Against the Odds
. Ayerve is leader of the indie band Spouse
- Tuesday, April 12th at 8:00 P.M.
, author of Waiting for Birdy: A Year of Frantic Tedium, Neurotic Angst, and the
Wild Magic of Growing a Family
, will read from her new book. Newman works at Amherst College & is the author of the child-raising journal, Bringing Up Ben & Birdy
. Her work has been published in numerous magazines & anthologies, including the New York Times'
best-selling The Bitch in the House
. Co-sponsored by Amherst College. See more!
- Thursday, April 14th at 8:00 P.M.
Poet extraordinaire, Dara Wier
, author of numerous volumes of poetry, including Hat on a Pond
Our Master Plan
, & most recently, Reverse Rapture
, will read in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts. See more!
- Friday, April 15th at 8:00 P.M.
University of Massachusetts M.F.A. students, Bill Peters & Cynthia Roderick will read from their recent work.
- Saturday, April 16th at 8:00 P.M.
Poetry reading by Robert Fitterman
. Fitterman is the author of eight books of poetry, including three installments
of his ongoing poem Metropolis
, the latest of which is Metropolis XXX: The Decline & Fall of the Roman Empire
He is the editor-publisher of Object
literary journal, & with novelist Rodrigo Rey Rosa, he
co-wrote the feature film What Sebastian Dreamt
, which was selected for the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.
- Monday, April 18th at 8:00 P.M.
has published more than a half-dozen volumes of poetry, including Soulskin
& Warscape with Lovers
several volumes of short stories including How to Accommodate Men
& Mozart, Westmoreland & Me
. She is Director
of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, & co-edits the literary journal Many Mountains Moving
"Anne Halley Poetry Prize"
- Thursday, April 21st at 8:00 P.M.
Sponsored by Mass Review
, the winner of the 1st annual Anne Halley Poetry Prize, Diane Wald
, will read from her prize-winning volume, Yellow Hotel
- Friday, April 22nd at 8:00 P.M.
& Jacquelyn Pope
, will read. Share is the author of a collection of poems, Union
& is translator of several books, including Heart: Selected Poems
by Miguel Hernandez. He was Poetry Editor of The Partisan Review
& is now Poetry Editor of The Harvard Review
Pope's first book of poems, Watermark
, won the Marsh Hawk Press
Poetry Prize for 2004 & will be published in March, 2005. Her poems appear
in The New Republic
, Gulf Coast
, & other journals.
- Saturday, April 23rd at 2:00 P.M.
Humorist & public radio commentator Chuck Goldstone
will talk & read from his new collection of witty, silly &
absurd essays which wisely rub “our noses in the problems we create for ourselves,...reminding us we should know better.”
- Saturday, April 23rd at 4:00 P.M.
Poet Jorie Graham
will read at the First Congregational Church, 165 Main Street, across from the Emily Dickinson Museum.
Graham is Boylston Professor of Rhetoric & Oratory at Harvard University. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including The Dream of the Unified Field:
Selected Poems 1974-1994
, which won the 1996 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; Materialism
; Region of Unlikeness
; The End of Beauty
; Hybrids of Plants & of Ghosts
; & most recently, Overlord
The reading is part of the Emily Dickinson Museum's "A Little Madness in the Spring" program. For more information about the program, click here
- Wednesday, April 27th at 8:00 P.M.
& Andrea Baker
will read from their new poetry collections published by Slope Editions. White is author of The Goddess of the Hunt
is Not Herself
. His poems have appeared in such journals as Ploughshares
, The Paris Review
, & Verse
, among others.
Last year his story about reading poetry aloud to passers-by in Times Square, New York, appeared in Poets & Writers
. Baker is author of the new collection
Like Wind Loves a Window
, is author of a chapbook, Gilda
, published by the Poetry Society of America, & is editor of 3rd Bed
- Thursday, April 28th at 8:00 P.M.
Poet August Kleinzahler
will read from his recent work in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts. Kleinzahler is author of many volumes of poetry, including Red Sauce, Whiskey &
Snow : Poems
, Live from the Hong Kong Nile Club : Poems: 1975-1990
, & a collection of autobiographical essays, Cutty, One Rock : Low Characters Strange Places, Gently Explained.
- Friday, April 29th at 8:00 P.M.
University of Massachusetts M.F.A. Students, Sara Veglahn, Jason Schwartz, & Joseph Cardinale, will read from recent work.
- Saturday, April 30th at 8:00 P.M.
, author of several collections of poetry, including The Removes
, will read.