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Events

< June 2014 >

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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Join us in celebrating a new book by David RowinskiThe Book of Complements.   Rowinski, author of the children’s book, The Open Pillow splits his time between Amherst & East Africa.   He has taught English in Cairo, worked in a youth hostel in Athens, been a PCA in Zurich, a security guard in Boston & is currently painting houses to pay the bills.
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Leela Corman will talk at The Institute for Holocaust, Genocide, & Memory Studies, UMass, 758 No. Pleasant St., Amherst about her new graphic book, a look at Eastern European Jewish immigrants, Unterzakhn, as part of a week-long Graphic Novel Lecture Series & Workshop, sponsored by the Posen Foundation for Jewish Secularism & the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   For more information contact nccouch (at) gmail.com.
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Sarah Glidden will talk at Modern Myths, 34 Bridge St # 4, Northampton, (413) 582-6973, modern-myths.com about her new graphic book, How to Understand Israel in 60 Days or Less, as part of a week-long Graphic Novel Lecture Series & Workshop, sponsored by the Posen Foundation for Jewish Secularism & the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   For more information contact nccouch (at) gmail.com.
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Join San Francisco bread baker, Josey Baker, in celebrating the publication of his new book, Josey Baker Bread.   Alice Waters said, “It’s no surprise that Josey Baker’s new book is as joyous & inspired as his San Francisco bakery, The Mill, where Josey is using sustainably grown, organic ingredients to bake wholesome & utterly delicious bread.   These recipes are vital for any aspiring baker!”
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Join Keren Katz, Sarah Glidden, Liana Finck, & others, talk about “Jewish Women & the Graphic Novel” in the Cape Cod Lounge, Student Union, UMass, Amherst, as part of a week-long Graphic Novel Lecture Series & Workshop, sponsored by the Posen Foundation for Jewish Secularism & the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   For more information contact nccouch (at) gmail.com.
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Liana Finck will talk about her new graphic book, A Bintel Brief, as part of a week-long Graphic Novel Lecture Series & Workshop, sponsored by the Posen Foundation for Jewish Secularism & the Department of Judaic & Near Eastern Studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   For more information contact nccouch (at) gmail.com.
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Noy Holland & James Tate will read in Auditorium 135, Integrated Science Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as part of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.   Open to the public for a fee.   Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per evening.  The venue is air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible.   Juniper Summer Writing Institute
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Evie Shockley & Leni Zumas will read in Auditorium 135, Integrated Science Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as part of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.   Open to the public for a fee.   Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per evening.  The venue is air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible.   Juniper Summer Writing Institute
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Thomas Sayers Ellis & Mary Caponegro will read in Auditorium 135, Integrated Science Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as part of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.   Open to the public for a fee.   Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per evening.  The venue is air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible.   Juniper Summer Writing Institute
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Paul Lisicky, Sabina Murray & Arisa White will read in Auditorium 135, Integrated Science Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as part of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.   Open to the public for a fee.   Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per evening.  The venue is air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible.   Juniper Summer Writing Institute
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Peter Gizzi & Leigh Newman will read in Auditorium 135, Integrated Science Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst as part of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.   Open to the public for a fee.   Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per evening.  The venue is air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible.   Juniper Summer Writing Institute
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Timothy Donnelly, Ron Hansen, & Dorothea Lasky will read in Auditorium 135, Integrated Science Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as part of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.   Open to the public for a fee.   Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per evening.  The venue is air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible.   Juniper Summer Writing Institute
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Dara Wier & Joy Williams will read in Auditorium 135, Integrated Science Building, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, as part of the Juniper Summer Writing Institute.   Open to the public for a fee.   Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per evening.  The venue is air-conditioned & wheelchair accessible.   Juniper Summer Writing Institute
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Local poet Terry Johnson will read from her new collection of poetry, Coalesence.   Johnson has explored careers as a newspaper advertising clerk, a library reference assistant & a professional harpsichordist before serving as public school teacher for twenty-five years in the Amherst Schools.   Her poems have appeared in many journals & anthologies.   Whether writing in free verse or traditional forms employing narrative or lyric poetry, Johnson plays with sound and meaning.   Beethoven juxtaposed with jazz, Pollack with Vermeer, Mississippi with Auschwitz, or ancient Egypt with present day Iraq, Johnson deepens our understanding of the historical and natural worlds.   “How fortunate we do not sense the Earth’s spin—its path predictable, its speed fierce.”

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