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Events

< March 2008 >

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

All events are free & open to the public.

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Adam Haslett will read at Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115), Amherst College, as part of the Amherst College Writing Center's Visiting Writers Series.   Haslett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, the Michener/Copernicus Society of America, & Breadloaf.   His first book, a collection of short stories called You Are Not a Stranger Here, was released in 2002 to significant critical acclaim, going on to be shortlisted for the 2002 National Book Award & the 2003 Pulitzer Prize.   His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The Nation, Zoetrope, and Best American Short Stories as well as National Public Radio's Selected Shorts.
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Yannick Murphy will read in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts as part of the M.F.A. Program's Visiting Writer Series.   Murphy is the author of the novels The Sea of Trees, Here They Come &, most recently, Signed, Mata Hari.   She has published two collections of stories, Stories in Another Language & In A Bear’s Eye, as well as a children’s book, Ahwoooooooo!.   Her short fiction has been published in The Quarterly, Epoch, The Antioch Review, AGNI, & McSweeney’s.   She has received a Whiting Writer’s Award, a grant from the National Endowment of the Arts, a MacDowell Artists' Colony fellowship & an O. Henry Prize.
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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.   Tonight’s readers are Joel Anderson, Mark Slater, Jackie Wasneski.
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Help us celebrate the publication of a new book by University of Massachusetts professor Laura Doyle: Freedom’s Empire: Race & the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640–1940.   (Read more!)
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Victoria Redel will read from her new novel, The Border of Truth, as part of the Amherst College Writing Center's Visiting Writers Series.   Redel is author of two collections of poetry, Swoon & Already the World & a collection of stories, Where the Road Bottoms Out.   Her novel, Loverboy, was awarded the S. Mariella Gable Novel Award, was selected as a Borders Original Voice, a Paperback Book Club Featured Selection, & a BookSense 76 selection.   Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including Bomb, The Antioch Review, Missouri Review, The Ohio Review, & StoryQuarterly.   She teaches at Sarah Lawrence College & the Columbia University Graduate Writing Program.
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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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Noah Eli Gordon & Joshua Marie Wilkinson will read.   Gordon & Wilkinson are the authors of the collaborative recent volume of poetry, Figures for a Darkroom Voice.   Gordon is also author of several volumes of poetry, including: Novel Pictorial Noise (selected by John Ashbery for the 2006 National Poetry Series), A Fiddle Pulled From the Throat of a Sparrow (winner of the Green Rose Prize), The Area of Sound Called the Subtone (selected by Claudia Rankine for the Sawtooth Prize), The Frequencies, & a chapbook, That We Come To A Consensus, written in collaboration with Sara Veglahn.   Wilkinson is also author of two volumes of poetry—Lug Your Careless Body out of the Careful Dusk & Suspension of a Secret in Abandoned Rooms.
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Join University of Massachusetts professors & fellows of the Political Economy Research Institute Robert Pollin & Jeannette Wicks-Lim in celebrating the publication of their new book, A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages & Minimum Wages in the United States.   In it, authors Pollin, Wicks-Lim, Mark Brenner, & Stephanie Luce assess how well living wage & minimum wage regulations in the United States serve the workers they are intended to help.   Opponents of such measures have always asserted that when faced with mandated increases in labor costs, businesses will either lay off workers, hire fewer low–wage employees in the future, replace low–credentialed workers with those having better qualifications or, finally, even relocate to avoid facing the increased costs being imposed on them.   Pollin, et al., show, however, that living wage laws & minimum wage increases have been effective policy interventions capable of bringing significant, if modest, benefits to the people they were intended to help.
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Stephanie Grant will read as part of the Amherst College Writing Center's Visiting Writers Series.   Grant is an award–winning writer whose first novel, The Passion of Alice, was longlisted for Britain’s Orange Broadband Prize for Fiction & was a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award for Best Lesbian Fiction.   Her new novel, Map of Ireland, “is an openhearted, funny, & brave novel about the complexities of growing up in working–class Boston in the seventies.   In Ann Ahern, she may have created the best tough-girl character since Scout Finch.” (Dana Spiotta).   Grant has taught creative writing at Ohio State University & Mount Holyoke College & is currently visiting writer at the Franklin Humanities Institute at Duke University.
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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.   Tonight’s readers are Shehryar Fazli, Alex Cuellar.
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“jubilat/Jones Reading Series”   Karen Volkman & Patrick Donnelly, will read at the Jones Library in Amherst.   Volkman’ first book, Crash’s Law, was a National Poetry Series selection.   Her second book, Spar, received the Iowa Poetry Prize & the 2002 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets.   Her third book, Nomina is due out this Spring.   Donnelly’s collection of poems is The Charge, about which Gregory Orr wrote “...everything he writes is suffused with tenderness & intelligence, lucidity & courage.”   His poems have appeared in, among other journals, The American Poetry Review, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, The Massachusetts Review, & Ploughshares.   He received a scholarship in 2003 & a fellowship in 2004 the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, & grants from the PEN Fund for Writers in 2000 & 2001.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A.   For more information: jubilat.org

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