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< May 2023 >

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

Unless noted otherwise all events at the bookshop are free & open to the public.   We recommend masks!

For events elsewhere, there may be vaccine or masking requirements.   Please follow the links to check.

Anne Halley Poetry Prize Reading   Megan Pinto, winner of the annual Anne Halley Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Massachusetts Review, will read from recent poetry.   Pinto’s debut collection of poetry is forthcoming from Four Way Books.   She has received scholarships & fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Martha’s Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing, the Port Townsend Writers’ Conference, Storyknife, & an Amy Award from Poets & Writers.   She is currently a 2022-2023 Artist Fellow at The Peace Studio.  

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.

Mill District Springfest Featuring Mister G!   Free family event featuring a live outdoor performance by beloved children’s singer/songwriter/author Mister G! at the Mill District, 134 Montague Road, North Amherst.   Mister G will perform all your favorites in-person, along with a book-signing & a StoryWalk experience along the Mill River.   The Mill District will also have games & fun craft activities before the show plus free tree seedlings that you can take home to grow your own tree!   For more information go to the Mill District Events page.
Amherst author Sabina Murray will read from her new book, Muckross Abbey & Other Stories.   From the PEN/Faulkner award winning pioneer of “ironic gothic” (Washington Post) comes a wry & spooky set of ghost stories, replete with original illustrations.

Murray is author of many novels & collections of short stories, including A Carnivore's Inquiry: A Novel, The Caprices, The Human Zoo, & Forgery.   She teaches in the UMass M.F.A. Program.

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