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< November 2006 >

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Lydia Davis will read as a part of the University of Massachusetts M.F.A. Program's Visiting Writer Series in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts.   Davis is translator of Maurice Blanchot, Proust, Michel Leiris & Michael Butor, among others.   She is author of several volumes of short fiction, including Samuel Johnson is Indignant, Almost No Memory, End of the Story, & Break it Down.   Rick Moody has said that she is the “best prose stylist in America.”
Japanese author Tawada Yoko will talk in Thompson Hall 104 at the University of Massachusetts.   Tawada is author of The Bridegroom Was a Dog & Where Europe Begins.
David Roderick, alumnus of the M.F.A. Program at the University of Massachusetts returns triumphant with his award-winning first collection of poetry: Blue Colonial.   Roderick is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow in poetry at Stanford University.   His poems & stories have appeared in 32 Poems, The Antioch Review, The Hudson Review, The Missouri Review, & The Virginia Quarterly Review.   James Tate, writing of Roderick, said his “poems are exquisitely made with language that is rich & precise.   He convinces us that we are all pilgrims committing our acts of courage as well as our little crimes.”   Blue Colonial won the APR Honickman 1st Book Prize.
Lorrie Moore will read in Pryune Lecture Hall at Amherst College as part of the Amherst College Creative Writing Center visiting writer program.   Moore in author of four volumes of short stories—I Know Some Things, Self Help, Life Like, Anagrams—& two novels—Who Will Run the Frog Hospital? & Birds of America.  
Richard Fein will give a talk on the topic of his new book, The Baby Boomer's Guide to the New Workplace.   Fein is founding Director of the Isenberg School of Management Career Services Center.   A nationally recognized authority on job search & careers, he is the author of seven career books, including First Job: A New Grad’s Guide to Launching Your Business Career & 101 Dynamite Questions to Ask at Your Job Interview.   The National Association of Colleges & Employers has adopted his “ETIQUETTE & ETHICS IN YOUR JOB SEARCH: WHAT ARE THEY & WHY SHOULD YOU CARE?”   Fein has been a guest on many radio & television interview programs & has been quoted in numerous online & hardcopy media.   (Read more on our local authors page!)
Join Catherine Ciepiela, professor in the Russian Department at Amherst College, in celebrating the publication of her new book, The Same Solitude: Boris Pasternak & Marina Tsvetaeva.   Ciepiela will read from her book, talk about Pasternak & Tsvetaeva, & read from their work.   (Read more on our Local Authors page!)   Co-sponsored by Amherst College’s Creative Writing Center.
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“Jubilat/Jones Reading Series”   Poets Keith & Rosmarie Waldrop will read in the Trustees Room at the Jones Library.   Together, the Waldrops are editors & publishers of Burning Deck Press.   Keith Waldrop is a translator & poet.   He is author of numerous volumes of poetry, including   Real Subject : Queries And Conjectures Of Jacob Delafon & The House Seen from Nowhere.   Rosmarie Waldrop is the principal translator into English of Edmund Jabès & Jacques Roubaud.   She is also author of many volumes of poetry including, Splitting Image, Blindsight, Reluctant Gravities, & Love, Like Pronouns.
Katharine Weber, author of four novels— Objects in Mirror are Closer than They Appear, Music Lesson, Little Women, all of which were named Notable Books by The New York Times Book Review, & most recently, Triangle, will read from new work.   Co-sponsored by Amherst College’s Creative Writing Center.
N. S. Köenings, who teaches writing at Hampshire College, will read from her recently published novel, The Blue Taxi.   Set in East Africa, the wonderful, funny debut novel is being compared to Zadie Smith & Monica Ali.   Her short stories have appeared in Story Quarterly & Glimmer Train, & her novella Setting Up Shop was released as a chapbook by the White Eagle Coffee Store Press.
“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 Michael Carolan, Aaron Hellem, & Marie Buck.
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Lisa Olstein & Susan Steinberg will read as a part of the University of Massachusetts M.F.A. Program’s Visiting Writer Series in Memorial Hall at the University of Massachusetts.   Olstein’s new volume of poetry, Radio Crackling, Radio Gone, is a winner of the Hayden Carruth Award.   Her poetry has appeared in American Letters & Commentary, Lit, Crowd, Prairie Schooner,& The Iowa Review, among other journals.  (Read more!)   Steinberg is author of two collections of stories, The End of Free Love & more recently, Hydroplane: Fictions.   She is editor of Pleiades: A Journal of New Writing, & has published in Conjunctions, The Gettysburg Review, Boulevard, & The Massachusetts Review.   Both Olstein & Steinberg are graduates of the M.F.A. Program at the University of Massachusetts.

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