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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
- Friday, May 5th at 5:00pm (Poetry reading)
, 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!
- Saturday, May 13th at 10:00am - 1:00pm (Outdoor performance)
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
- Thursday, May 25th at 6:00pm (Reading)
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.