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< September 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 (again)!

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

Amherst College Fall 2023 Creative Writing Series
Mona Susan Power will read at the new CHI Think Tank (Lyceum 101), 197 South Pleasant St., Amherst.   Power is the author of four books of fiction, including The Grass Dancer, which was winner of the PEN/Hemingway award & the newly released novel, A Council of Dolls.   Power is Iháŋktȟuŋwaŋna Dakhóta, & an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe.  For more information, see here.
The Climate Crisis
Art Sustainability Activism Series: “The Essential Role of Social Mobilization in Confronting The Climate Crisis”
Venue: South College E470, UMass   Adam Aron will talk about & read from his recent book, The Climate Crisis: Science, Impacts, Policy, Psychology, Justice, Social Movements.   Aron is a Professor in the Psychology Department & former faculty member in the UCSD Neuroscience Graduate Program.   For more information & other events: Art Sustainability Activism.
Leaning Toward Light
Amherst College Fall 2023 Creative Writing Series : “Leaning Toward Light: A Celebration of Poetry for Gardens & the Hands that Tend Them”
To be held at the Book & Plow Farm (425 South East Street) in the event of a thunderstorm, the event will be held in the CHI Think Tank, Lyceum 101, 197 South Pleasant St., Amherst. Leaning Toward Light is an anthology from a wide range of voices that speak to the collective urge to grow, tend, and heal—an evocative celebration of our connection to the green world.   The book party will include poetry readings by contributors Hannah Fries, Kirun Kapur ‘97, Anna Ross, Brian Simoneau ‘99, & the book’s editor, Tess Taylor ‘99.   For more information, see here.
Come celebrate the publication of a new poetry chapbook, Matrimonies, by Amherst resident Elizabeth Dominique Lloyd-Kimbrel—known to many of her legions of friends more simply as “Nikki.”   Lloyd-Kimbrel will read some poems, introduce the artist who beautifully designed the cover, Gillian Haven, & in general we'll all have a good time.   Lloyd-Kimbrel has previously published biographical, critical, & scholarly articles & essays as well as poetry & creative non-fiction.
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“Celebrating Translators: Reading & Recognizing Translation in Massachusetts”
A reading with Massachusetts translators Catherine Ciepiela, Michael Favala Goldman, & Marc Vincenz in The UMass Amherst Translation Center, Herter Hall Annex, lower level, UMass, Amherst.   Reception to follow.   For more information, see here.
Dream Apartment
UMass Visiting Writers Series
Lisa Olstein will read at the Old Chapel, UMass, from her new collection of poetry, Dream Apartment.   Olstein is the author of two nonfiction books & five poetry collections, including Lost Alphabet, Little Stranger, Late Empire, &, most recently, Dream Apartment.   For more information, see here.

Shastri Akella & Sabina Murray will read from their new books.   Akella holds an MFA in Creative Writing & a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.   His writing has appeared in Guernica, the Los Angeles Review of Books, & The Common, among others. The Sea Elephants his is debut novel.   Murray is author of many novels & collections of short stories, including A Carnivore's Inquiry: A Novel, The Caprices, The Human Zoo, & Forgery.   Her new book, Muckross Abbey & Other Stories, is a wry & spooky set of ghost stories, replete with original illustrations.   Murray teaches in the UMass M.F.A. Program.
An Evening with John Lithgow: In Support of Libraries, the Humanities, & Democracy in General
The Friends of the Jones Library invite you to join John Lithgow at Johnson Chapel, Amherst College, Amherst.   Free & open to the public: donations upon registration are encouraged.   For more information & to register go to the Jones Library Website.

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