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< October 2022 >

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.

Amherst Cinema, 28 Amity Street, Amherst, will screen the great epic of Wakanda, Black Panther, with guest Nyanyika Banda, author of Marvel’s Black Panther The Wakanda Cookbook, for a discussion around The Marvel Comic Universe, Foodways of the African Diaspora, & the fictional nation of Wakanda.   Books will be available to purchase & be signed.
Virginia Grise, playwright & director, will speak at the CHI Think Tank, Frost Library (2nd floor), Amherst College, Amherst as part of Amherst College’s Visiting Writers Series.   She is author of, among others, Your Healing is Killing Me, & blu, which won the Yale Drama Series Award & was a finalist for the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts' Latino/a Playwrighting Award.   For more information about the event, see here.   N.B. Masks must be worn.
The Legacy of Jules Chametzky: “Honoring the Intellect, Fostering Justice & Equality”   A day-long event at the Old Chapel, 144 Hicks Way, UMass, Amherst, to celebrate the legacy of Jules Chametzky, founding editor of the Massachusetts Review, early president of the Massachusetts Society of Professors, first director of UMass’s Interdisciplinary Studies Institute, & co-signatory at the founding of the national Community of Literary Magazines & Presses.   For more information go here.
Amherst literary treasure, Edie Meidav, will read from her latest novel, Another Love Discourse, at the Old Chapel, UMass, Amherst as part of UMass’s Visiting Writers Series .   Meidav is author of many books, including Lola, California,Kingdom of the Young, & Crawl Space.   She teaches in the M.F.A. Program at UMass, Amherst.   For more information about the event, go to UMass’ Visiting Writers Series page.
Help us celebrate the publication of Amherst resident Roxanne Bogart’s debut volume of poetry, All That Sustains —with illustrations by Nancy Haver.   Bogart is a wildlife biologist, writer, & editor whose nature poems & essays have appeared in Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Poetry Quarterly, The Burlington Poetry Journal, Silkworm, Bird Watcher’s Digest, & other venues.   She was the editor for many years of The All-Bird Bulletin, the newsletter of the North American Bird Conservation Initiative.
  • Tuesday, October 25th at 7:00pm (Reading)
Mona Awad will read from recent work at the CHI Think Tank, Frost Library (2nd floor), Amherst College, Amherst.   Awad is author of 13 Ways Of Looking at a Fat Girl, which won the Amazon Best First Novel Award & the Colorado Book Award; Bunny, which won The Ladies of Horror Fiction Best Novel Award.   Her most recent novel, All’s Well, is now available in paperback.   For more information, see here.   N.B. Masks must be worn.
  • Thursday, October 27th at 4:00pm (Reading)
Poet Nathan McClain will read from recent poetry at the Hampshire College Library, Hampshire College, Amherst   McClain is author of two volumes of poetry, Scale & the recent, Previously Owned.   McClain is assistant professor of creative writing & African American literary arts at Hampshire College.   His poems & prose have recently appeared or are forthcoming in New York Times Magazine, upstreet, American Poets, The Rumpus, & Hunger Mountain, among others.