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Events

< March 2019 >

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.

Fourth Annual Amherst College LitFest   “A Conversation with Rebecca Carroll”  Rebecca Carroll will talk in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library, Amherst College.   For more information: LitFest Calendar.
Fourth Annual Amherst College LitFest   “An Evening with Jennifer Egan”   Jennifer Egan in conversation with Jennifer Acker in Johnson Chapel, Amherst College.   For more information: LitFest Calendar.
Fourth Annual Amherst College LitFest   “Poets of Amherst: A Conversation with Shayla Lawson & Nuar Alsadir ’92”   Shayla Lawson & Nuar Alsadir, moderated by Jane Wald, in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry, Frost Library, Amherst College.   For more information: LitFest Calendar.
Fourth Annual Amherst College LitFest   “A Conversation with Elizabeth Kolbert & Charles C. Mann 76”   Elizabeth Kolbert & Charles Mann, moderated by Cullen Murphy '74,   in Johnson Chapel, Amherst College.   For more information: LitFest Calendar.
Roger McNamee will talk at the Isenberg School — TBA about his new book, Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe.   McNamee is a legendary Silicon Valley venture capitalist.   In 2006 he met a 22-year-old Mark Zuckerberg when Facebook was still in its infancy.   McNamee became his mentor & eventually an early investor in Facebook.   But Zucked is McNamee’s intimate reckoning with how Facebook became a tool for bad actors globally, his unsettling realization that Zuckerberg & Sheryl Sandberg are unable or unwilling to address the dangers Facebook poses, & a call to action to prevent further harm.
Amherst Books Noontime Book Conversation will feature Michael Greenebaum discussing, Silas Marner, by George Eliot.   Meeting ordinarily on the second Tuesday of every month from 12:00pm until 1:00pm, the group has no fixed members (although quite a few regulars).   Readers are urged to nominate a book to be read, especially if they are willing to lead the discussion.   We focus on fiction & drama with occasional foray into the graphic novel.   We limit the length of our selections to about 200 pages, although this is a guideline rather than a fixed rule.   We believe in the joy of re-reading, so some of our selections are works that many have already read at least once.   The noontime book group is under the general oversight of Michael Greenebaum (mlgreenebaum33@gmail.com) who selects the books & leads the discussions.   He is happy to hear from those with ideas or questions.   Amherst Books offers a 10% discount on the month’s book for those who plan to join the group.



Shira Dentz, Mary-Kim Arnold, & Darcie Dennigan will read from recent work.   Dentz is the author of five full-length books & two chapbooks, most recently, door of thin skins & how do i net thee.   Her writing has appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, & The Iowa Review, among others, & has been featured at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series & NPR.   Arnold is a poet & visual artist.   Her work has been featured in a number of literary & art journals, including Tin House, The Georgia Review, & the Rumpus, where she was Essays Editor from 2013-2015.   Her most recent book is Litany for the Long Moment.   Dennigan was a 2007 Discovery/The Nation winner; her poetry collection Corinna A-Maying the Apocalypse was winner of the Poets Out Loud prize.   She is also author of the collections Madame X & Palace of Subatomic Bliss.
  • Wednesday, March 21st at 7:00pm (Reading & discussion)
“Trans Literature Today”    A reading & discussion in the Bernie Dallas Room, Goodell Hall, UMass, Amherst, with trans writers Samuel Ace (Visiting Lecturer, Creative Writing, Mount Holyoke College), Cameron Awkward-Rich (Assistant Professor, WGSS, UMass), Joy Ladin (Professor, English, Yeshiva University), & Andrea Lawlor (Visiting Lecturer, English, Mount Holyoke College).   Sponsored by the UMass Stonewall Center
  • Sunday, March 24th at 3:00pm (Poetry reading)
jubilat/Jones Reading Series at the Jones Library, Amherst.   Diana Khoi Nguyen & Alicia Mountain will read.   Meet the poets at an informal Q & A session that follows the reading.
  • Tuesday, March 26th at 8:00pm (Reading)
Alex Chee will read from his recent collection of essays, How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.   Chee is author of the award-winning novels The Queen of the Night & Edinburgh.   He is a contributing editor at The New Republic, an editor at large at The Virginia Quarterly Review, & a critic at large at The Los Angeles Times.  Co-sponsored by the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series.
  • Friday, March 29th at 7:00pm (Reading)
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.