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Amherst College Fall 2023 Creative Writing SeriesLing Ma
- Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00pm (Reading)
will read at the new CHI Think Tank (Lyceum 101) from her lastest book, Bliss Montage
, a collection of stories, named a National Indie Bestseller, a New Yorker
Best Book of the Year, & a New York Times Book Review
Editor’s Choice. Her first novel, Severance
, won the Kirkus Prize for Fiction, the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, & the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. It was named a New York Times
Notable Book & an NPR Best Book of 2018. For more information, see here
- Friday, December 8th at 7:00pm (Book launch party)
Join Tem Blessed
in celebrating the publication of his new graphic afrofuturistic adventure novel, Planeta Blu : Rise of Agoo
. Blessed is a socially conscious Hip Hop artist that has been making relevant music with a message for over a decade. Born in Guinea-Bissau, West Africa to Cape Verdean parents, Tem has worked for over 18 years empowering youth. He is a graduate of UMass Amherst majoring in Legal Studies & minoring in African American Studies & Sociology. His music & message are about social justice, sustainability, & climate change & are designed to inspire the audience towards positive change & global responsibility.