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February 2005 >

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

All events are free & open to the public.

“Live Lit”  Christopher Harris & Tony Friedhoff of the University of Massachusetts M.F.A. Program will read from their recent work.
Isn't It Romantic
“Jubilat/Jones Reading Series”  Verse Press Valentine's Day Extravaganza. Verse Press poets Rob Casper, Peter Gizzi, Aimee Kelley, Travis Nichols, & Lori Shine will read at the Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst. Click here for more information.
The Last Life
Claire Messud will read in Memorial Hall at The University of Massachusetts. Messud is author of three books—two novels, The Last Life & When the World was Steady, two novellas published under the title, The Hunters, as well as numerous short stories & articles.
Rachel Hadas
Rachel Hadas, will give a poetry reading at Amherst College in Fayerweather Hall 115. Hadas is author of more than a dozen volumes of poetry, including Laws, Indelible & Halfway Down the Hall: New and Selected Poems.
“Live Lit”  Students from the University of Massachusetts M.F.A. Program read from their recent work. Tonight is a First Year Extravaganza.
Jumping the Line
Ted Greenwald, author of numerous volumes of poetry will read from his most recent volume, Up and Up.
Devil's Highway
Luis Urrea, author of many books, including the award-winning Six Kinds of Sky: A Collection of Short Fiction, Across the Wire, The Fever of Being & most recently, The Devil's Highway: A True Story. Co-sponsored by Amherst College. See pictures of the event.
Katia Kapovich
Russian Poet Katia Kapovich will read from her recent volume of poetry, Gogol in Rome, in Webster Hall at Amherst College.
Area of Sound Called the Subtone Dorothea Lasky
Noah Eli Gordon & Dorothea Lasky will give a poetry reading. Gordon is author of two volumes of poetry: The Frequencies, & most recently, The Area of Sound Called the Subtone. Lasky's poems have appeared in Blue Mesa Review, Phoebe, Lungfull!, & Castagraf & are forthcoming in 6X6 & The Boston Review. Two chapbooks, Alphabets and Portraits & Hatmaker's Wife are forthcoming.
Will Eisner Companion
Party & talk. Chris Couch & Stephen Weiner, authors of The Will Eisner Companion & Faster than a Speeding Bullet: The Rise of the Graphic Novel, will talk about their books & the graphic art of the late Will Eisner.  They will be joined by the legendary founder of Kitchen Sink Press, Denis Kitchen.
Blood and Oil
Michael Klare, Five College Professor of Peace & World Security Studies, is author of Resource Wars : The New Landscape of Global Conflict, & Blood and Oil : The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Dependency on Imported Petroleum, will talk to the Episcopal Peace Fellowship at the Grace Episcopal Church parish hall in Amherst. Everyone is welcome.

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