picture of Amherst Books


Sign up for event notification
Email address:

We will never share your email.

Links of Interest:

Dickinson Homestead

Reader's Circle

Greenfield Optimist

Amherst Books
8 Main Street  Amherst, MA 01002  ·   413.256.1547  ·  800.503.5865  ·  books@amherstbooks.com

< December 2005 >

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

All events are free & open to the public.

(Click on a picture to purchase.)
“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.   This evening's performers are Joe Hunt, Cara Parravani, & Chris Harris.
Poetry reading by Kim Rosenfield.   Rosenfield is author of two volumes of poetry, Goodmorning—Midnight— &, most recently, Trāma.   Trāma is both a festive & a frightening book—Rosenfield has the quiet tones of Geppetto’s Workshop, the mummery of harlequinade, & the terror of the giant swallowing fish. Trāma, she says, “embodies a child’s tale but redesigns it to pit the mistranslated circus of personal ambition against public episodes of wronged military might.   Trāma is slippery too: it is upended & equipped with reflectors, so that the reader seems to be looking straight ahead, but is really peering down & in to a shadow-box picture of an Italian hill town.   Trāma should be thought of as being carried by two itinerant showmen, in a big flat box.”
“Jubilat/Jones Reading Series”   Poets Dan Chiasson & Suzanne Buffam will read in the Trustees Room at the Jones Library in Amherst.   Chiasson is author of two books of poetry, The Afterlife of Objects & just last month, Natural History.   A widely published literary critic, Chiasson is the author of One Kind of Everything: Poem & Person in Contemporary America.   Buffam won the 1998 CBC Literary Award for poetry, & her work has appeared in Canadian & U.S. journals & anthologies.   Her first book of poetry, Past Imperfect, was just published.
University of Massachusetts professor Noy Holland will read from her new collection of stories, What Begins with Bird, in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts.   Read more!   Holland's first marvelous collection of stories was Spectacle of the Body.   Her stories have appeared in The Quarterly, Conjunctions, Black Warrior Review, Open City, Noon, & others.
Northampton resident, Lisa Papademetriou, will read from her new book, M or F?   From the book description: "Frannie & her best friend Marcus are both 'boyfriend virgins', but Marcus has an excuse—eligible gay boys are hard to come by in their small Illinois town.   Frannie is desperate to get the attention of her crush, Jeffrey, but she’s way too shy to make a move.   Marcus insists that Frannie chat with Jeffrey online, but Frannie won’t type a word without Marcus’s help.   In the chat room, Marcus & Jeffrey hit it off.   The whole plan seems to be working!   But the more Marcus writes, the more he’s convinced that Jeffrey is falling for him, not Frannie.   Whose romance is this anyway?"   Kieran Scott, author of I Was a Non-Blonde Cheerleader, has written of M or F?, "Truly original & full of happy surprises.   I couldn't stop reading any more than I could stop smiling!"   Read more!

Last updated 16 October, 2008

Last updated 16 October, 2008Site Map