Valley Readings: May 19-25

Thursday, May 18, 2017

The following author appearances, readings and book events are planned for the coming week in the Valley:

AMHERST BOOKS: Sharon Dunn reads from her new memoir, “Under a Dark Sky: A Family Story,” Tuesday at 7 p.m., and Mary Dearborn discusses her new book, “Ernest Hemingway: A Biography,” Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the bookshop, 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547

BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Andrew Zimbalist and Chris Dempsey present their new book, “No Boston Olympics: Why and How Smart Cities are passing on the Torch,” Friday at 7 p.m., and poets Leslea Newman, Dale Matthews and Molly Peacock read from their work Wednesday at 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235

FORBES LIBRARY: “Cutthroat: A Journal of the Arts” presents poetry and prose from Marilyn Nelson, Doug Anderson, Leslie McGrath, Kate Bell, and Howie Faerstein Saturday at 2 p.m. at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011

GATEWAY CITY ARTS: Dennis Lehane reads from his new novel, “Since We Fell,” Friday at 7 p.m. at the arts center, 92-114 Race Street, Holyoke. 650-2670

PIONEER VALLEY COHOUSING: The Quabbin Writers Salon hosts poetIna Anderson, who reads from her new collection, “Journey into Space,” Saturday at 3 p.m. at the Common House, Pulpit Hill Road, Amherst. 213-0501.

THE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER: Ruth Behar talks about her first novel for young readers, “Lucky Broken Girl,” Sunday at 2 p.m. at the center, 1021 West St., Amherst. 256-4900

WORLD WAR II CLUB: Northampton Poetry holds an open mic Tuesday, 8 p.m. at the club, 50 Conz St., Northampton. $4 admission, $3 students. northamptonpoetry.com