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< December 2018 >

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.

Help us celebrate the publication of a new book by Amherst College professor Sara BrenneisSpaniards in Mauthausen: Representations of a Nazi Concentration Camp, 1940-2015.   By examining narratives about Spanish Mauthausen victims over the past seventy years, Brenneis provides a historical, critical, & chronological analysis of a virtually unknown body of work.
Pioneer Valley Writers' Workshop Presents A Night of Nonfiction   Celia Jefferies, Leslie Eaton Clark, John D. Bidwell, Kris Holloway, & Marion VanArsdell will read from recent work.   Jeffries’ work has appeared in numerous newspapers & literary magazines including Westview, Solsticelitmag, & Puerto del Sol.   She recently finished a novel & is currently working on a memoir.   Clark is author of George Bronson Rea, Propagandist: The Life & Times of a Mercenary Journalist.   Her coverage of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake won an award for “Best-On-the-Spot” News Coverage.   Holloway is author & Bidwell, editor, of the wonderful memoir, Monique & the Mango Rains: Two years with a Midwife in Mali.   VanArsdell, who taught for years in the Northampton public school system, is author of I Teached Him to Talk: Stories of Children with Autism.   For more information go to the Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop’s upcoming events page.
Gina Apostol will read in Memorial Hall, UMass, Amherst, from her new novel, Insurrecto.   Apostol is author of the much-acclaimed, Gun Dealers’ Daughter, which won the PEN/Open Book Award.   For more information, see the UMass MFA’s events calendar
Amherst Books Noontime Book Conversation Michael Greenebaum will lead a discussion about Colson Whitehead’s book The Intuitionist. — The group usually meets on the second Tuesday of every month from 12:00 noon until 1:00pm & has no fixed members (although quite a few regulars).   If you can, purchase your copy from Amherst Books with a 10% discount.   Feel free to bring your lunch; water will be provided.   (Please note: January’s book will be Dorothy Baker’s Cassandra at the Wedding.)
Help us join Hampshire College philosophy professor Christoph Cox in celebrating the publication of his new book, Sonic Flux: Sound, Art, & Metaphysics.   Cox is also author of Nietzsche: Naturalism & InAudio Culture, Revised Edition: Readings in Modern Music terpretation & co-editor, with his colleague Dan Warner, of Audio Culture, Revised Edition: Readings in Modern Music.
Emily Dickinson reading at bookstore
“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.
Join UMass professor Michael Ash in celebrating the publication of a new book by him & Francisco Louçã—Shadow Networks: Financial Disorder & the System that Cause Crisis.   Ash & Louçã challenge pervading narratives of the financial crisis to argue that economic collapse is ingrained in the shadow networks of finance.
Ukrainian poet, essayist & translator, Yurii Andrukhovych will read at Hampshire College, Amherst.

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