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Events

< February 2017 >

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.

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Noy Holland will read selections from her new book, I Was Trying to Describe What It Feels Like: New & Selected Stories in Memorial Hall, UMass, Amherst, as part of the University of Massachusetts MFA Program’s Visiting Writers Series..   Holland, who teaches in the M.F.A. Program for Writers & Poets here at the University of Massachusetts, is author of numerous books including, Bird: A Novel, Swim for the Little Ones First, & What Begins with Bird.  
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“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.
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Aleksandar Hemon will read from recent work. Hemon is author of novels, short fiction & essays, includingThe Lazarus Project, which was a finalist for the 2008 National Book Award & the National Book Critics Circle Award; The Question of Bruno; & The Book of My Lives.   Co-sponsored by the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series.
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Sara Goldrick-Rab will talk in Stirn Auditorium, Amherst College, about her book Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, & the Betrayal of the American Dream.
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Michael Greenebaum will lead a discussion of Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending.   Feel free to bring your lunch.   Amherst Books will provide coffee & water.   There is a 10% discount on the book until the end of the month.   All are welcome.   (This discussion will be reprised on Wednesday, February 22nd.)
Manisha Sinha, author of The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition, will talk about “Slave Resistance & the Making of American Abolition” in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Room 160, UMass, Amherst.
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Michael Greenebaum will lead a discussion of Julian Barnes’ The Sense of an Ending   Feel free to bring your lunch.   Amherst Books will provide coffee & water.   There is a 10% discount on the book until the end of the month.   All are welcome.   (This is a repeat discussion of one held on February 21st.)
Join editor Sara Lennox & contributor Christian Rogowski in celebrating the publication of Remapping Black Germany: New Perspectives on Afro-German History, Politics, & Culture.   Lennox is professor emerita of German studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst & author of Cemetery of the Murdered Daughters: Feminism, History, & Ingeborg Bachmann.   Rogowski is editor of The Many Faces of Weimar Cinema: Rediscovering Germany‚Äôs Filmic Legacy.   Remapping Black Germany collects thirteen pieces that consider the wide array of issues facing Black German groups & individuals across turbulent periods, spanning the German colonial period, National Socialism, divided Germany, & the enormous outpouring of Black German creativity after 1986.
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Tony Tulathimutte will read in Memorial Hall, UMass, Amherst, from recent work.   Tulathimutte is author of numerous short stories & essays & the novel Private Citizens.   Part of the University of Massachusetts MFA Program’s Visiting Writers Series.
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Elizabeth Kolbert will talk about her most recent book The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History at the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium, 170 Chestnut Street, Amherst.   Kolbert is author of numerous other books, including Field Notes from a Catastrophe: Man, Nature, & Climate Change.   This talk is part of the Jones Library’s On the Same Page Community Reading Program.

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