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Events

All events are viritual.   Check the entries for details.   Books may be ordered by email from us or, in most cases, from Bookshop.org, an on-line book company that will give us a cut of your purchase


< September 2020 >
UMass (Virtual) Visiting Writers Series, Fall 2020   Poet, essayist, multidisciplinary artist, & visiting poet in the University of Massachusetts M.F.A. program, Cynthia Cruz will read from her new collection of poetry, Guidebooks for the Dead.   Cruz is author of six volumes of poetry, a collection of essays, & edited a collection of contempoary latina poetry.   For more information or to register for the virtual talk, go to the UMass Visiting Writers Series Events page.   To buy any of her books, email us—or if you'd prefer to buy on-line but still support us, go to our Bookshop.org UMass Visiting Writer page.
Amherst College (Virtual) Visiting Writers Series, Fall 2020 PLEASE NOTE: THIS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL OCTOBER 13   Join poet Shayla Lawson as she reads from her new essay collection, This is Major: Notes on Diana Ross, Dark Girls, & Being Dope, which has been called “a hilarious, heartbreaking, & endlessly entertaining homage to black women’s resilience & excellence” (Kirkus Reviews).   Q & A to follow.   Lawson is also the author of three books of poetry, including I Think I’m Ready to see Frank Ocean.   Lawson teaches at Amherst College & lives in Brooklyn, NY.   Sponsored by Amherst College & co-hosted by the Emily Dickinson Museum Tell It Slant Poetry Festival.   For more information or to register for the virtual talk, go to the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series Events page.   To buy any of her books, email us—or if you'd prefer to buy on-line but still support us, go to our Bookshop.org Amherst College Visiting Writer page.
John Clayton will read from his new book, Parkinson’s Blues: Stories of My Life.   Clayton, a long time Amherst resident, is author of many books, including Wrestling with Angels: New & Collected Stories, & Kuperman’s Fire.   To register for his virtual talk, go to this page.   To buy any of his books, email us—or if you'd prefer to buy on-line but still support us, go to Bookshop.org.
UMass (Virtual) Visiting Writers Series, Fall 2020   UMass M.F.A. alum Gabriel Bump will read from his recent novel, Everywhere You Don’t Belong.   For more information or to register for the virtual talk, go to the UMass Visiting Writers Series Events page.   To buy his book, email us—or if you'd prefer to buy on-line but still support us, go to our Bookshop.org UMass Visiting Writer page.
UMass (Virtual) Visiting Writers Series, Fall 2020   Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King & Beneath the Lion's Gaze will read.   For more information or to register for the virtual talk, go to the UMass Visiting Writers Series Events page.   To buy any of her books, email us—or if you'd prefer to buy on-line but still support us, go to our Bookshop.org UMass Visiting Writer page.
Amherst College (Virtual) Visiting Writers Series, Fall 2020 Poupeh Missaghi will read from her recent novel., Trans(re)lating House One.   For more information or to register for the virtual talk, go to the Amherst College Visiting Writers Series Events page.   To buy her book, email us—or if you'd prefer to buy on-line but still support us, go to our Bookshop.org Amherst College Visiting Writer page.

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