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Events

< March 2018 >

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.

Amherst College Lit Fest  “National Book Awards on Campus: A Conversation with 2017 Finalists Carmen Maria Machado & Min Jin Lee”   Hosted by Parul Sehgal at Johnson Chapel, Amherst College.   For many more events & information: Amherst College LitFest.
Amherst College Lit Fest  “An Evening with Junot Díaz”   Hosted by Jennifer Acker at Johnson Chapel, Amherst College.   For many more events & information: Amherst College LitFest.
Amherst College LitFest  “Poets of Amherst: Readings by Rafael Campo & Tess Taylor & a tribute to Richard Wilbur”   Hosted by Amelia Worsley at Frost Library, Amherst College.  For many more events & information: Amherst College LitFest.
Amherst College LitFest  “Writing in America: Siblings Masha Gessen & Keith Gessen on their literary lives & work.” Hosted by Cullen Murphy at Johnson Chapel, Amherst College.  For more events & information: Amherst College LitFest.
Amherst College Lit Fest  “Ngugi@80: This Time Tomorrow, with Ngugi wa Thiong’o”   Hosted by Peter Kimani at Johnson Chapel, Amherst College.   For more events & information: Amherst College LitFest.
jubilat/Jones Reading Series at the Jones Library, Amherst.   James Haug & Emily Hunt will read.   Meet the poets at an informal Q & A session that follows the reading.   For more information go to the jubilat Event page.
Forrest Gander will read from recent work.   Gander is a poet, novelist & essayist, translator, who has won both a Pulitizer Prize & the National Book Critics Circle Award, among many other awards & prizes. Co-sponsored by the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series.
POSTPONEDRobert Redick, author of fantasy series, “The Chathrand Voyage Quartet” (The Red Wolf Conspiracy, The Ruling Sea, The River of Shadows, & The Night of the Swarm) will read from the first volume in a new series, “The Fire Sacrements Trilogy”—Master Assassins.   Of Redick’s first novel, Terry Brooks wrote “So trust me on this one; you won't be disappointed.”
Amherst Books Noontime Book Conversation Postponed until March 20thMichael Greenebaum will lead a discussion of George Eliot’s Silas Marner.   The Conversation is not a book group in the traditional sense: it expects readers to come & go as their schedules & interests allow.   The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.   (Next month’s book is J. L. Carr’s A Month in the Country.)   If you can, purchase your copy from Amherst Books with a 10% discount.   Feel free to bring your lunch; water will be provided.
Robert Redick, author of fantasy series, “The Chathrand Voyage Quartet” (The Red Wolf Conspiracy, The Ruling Sea, The River of Shadows, & The Night of the Swarm) will read from the first volume in a new series, “The Fire Sacrements Trilogy”—Master Assassins.   Of Redick’s first novel, Terry Brooks wrote “So trust me on this one; you won't be disappointed.”
Amherst Books Noontime Book Conversation Michael Greenebaum will lead a discussion of George Eliot’s Silas Marner.   The Conversation is not a book group in the traditional sense: it expects readers to come & go as their schedules & interests allow.   The group meets on the second Tuesday of every month.   (Next month’s book is J. L. Carr’s A Month in the Country.)   If you can, purchase your copy from Amherst Books with a 10% discount.   Feel free to bring your lunch; water will be provided.
Poet Chen Chen will read at the Kern Center, Hampshire College.   Chen is author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities.   He is an alum of Hampshire College.
Join Christopher Tinson in celebrating the publication of his new book, Radical Intellect: Liberator Magazine & Black Activism in the 1960s at the New Africa House, UMass, Amherst.   Tinson is currently an associate professor of Africana Studies & History at Hampshire College.
Alexis Perry, author of The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad, will talk at the Amherst Center For Russian Culture, Webster Hall, Amherst College.
Lisa Yee will talk about her “Super Hero High” book series at the Woodbury Room, Jones Library, Amherst.   For more information look here: Jones Library Calendar.
UMass M.F.A. alum Erin White will read from her new memoir, Given Up for You: A Memoir of Love, Belonging, & Belief.   In this candid & revelatory memoir, White shares her hunger for both romantic & divine love, & how these desires transformed her life.   In the late 1990s, she spent Saturday nights with her girlfriend & Sunday mornings in Catholic confirmation classes.   But when the Church closed its doors to her, she was faced with a question: What does a lesbian believer do with her longing for God?   Given Up for You explores these yearnings with bittersweet conviction, plumbing the depths of heart & soul.
Emily Dickinson reading at bookstore
“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.
POSTPONED   Jill Lepore will talk at the Amherst Regional Middle School Auditorium as part of the Jones Library’s “On the Same Page” program.   Lepore is author of numerous books, including the featured The Secret History of Wonder Woman.   For more information see here: Jones Libary On the Same Page.
Join us for an evening discussion of March’s Book of the Month: Cré na Cille (The Dirty Dust) by Máirtín Ó Cadhain, led by Mt. Holyoke College professor, Katherine O’Callaghn.   Irresistible & infamous, The Dirty Dust—translated recently into English for the first time— is consistently ranked as the most important prose work in modern Irish.
"Anne Halley Poetry Prize Reading"   Katie Farris, winner of the 14th annual Anne Halley Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Massachusetts Review, will read from recent poetry.   Farris is author of boysgirls & the forthcoming Thirteen Intimacies.   She has co-translated several books of poetry from French, Chinese, & Russian.  

The Anne Halley Poetry Prize is named in memorial for Anne Halley, to honor her 25 years of work as poetry co-editor of the Massachusetts Review as well as her work as a poet & writer.   Her last collection of poetry, Rumors of the Turning Wheel, was published by University of Massachusetts Press in 2003.

Colin Barrett will read in Memorial Hall, UMass, Amherst, as part of the University of Massachusetts MFA Program’s Visiting Writers Series.   Barrett is author of the widely acclaimed collection of stories, Young Skins.

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