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Valley Readings

AMHERST HISTORY MUSEUM: Karen Vorbeck Williams, author of “Mary Bliss Parsons: The Witch of Northampton,” speaks Sunday, 2 p.m., at the museum/ Strong House, 67 Amity St., Amherst. 256-0678.

ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Tom Ryan reads from his book “Following Atticus: Forty-Eight High Peaks, One Little Dog and an Extraordinary Friendship,” Saturday, 3 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307.

∎ Sharon Loverjoy, author of “My First Bird Book and Bird Feeder,” will read Monday at 7 p.m. Includes activity for kids and book signing.

∎ Elliot Fratkin, author of “Laibon: An Anthropologist’s Journey with Samburu Diviners in Kenya,” reads Thursday, 7 p.m.

SMITH COLLEGE: Virginia Rohan and Stephanie Schamess read from their work Sunday, 4 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room, at the college in Northampton. Part of the Gallery of Readers series.

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: Richard Ballon reads from his work Monday, 7 p.m., Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House, UMass, Amherst. 545-5177.

∎ Judyie Al-Bilali reads from her new memoir, “For The Feelings: Love and Transformation from New York to Capetown,” Tuesday, 7 p.m., Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House, at the university. 545-5177.

∎ Poet Magdalena Gomez performs with sound artist sroM (Stephanie Robinson) Wednesday, 7 p.m., Augusta Savage Gallery.

∎ Poet Martin Espada reads from his work Thursday, 7 p.m., Augusta Savage Gallery, New Africa House

WESTHAMPTON PUBLIC LIBRARY: “From Table to Tablet: The Evolution of the English Dictionary” with Peter Sokolowski of Merriam-Webster Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the library. 527-5386.

William Cullen Bryant Homestead: Poet Cynthia Read Gardner reads from her new chapbook, “How Will They Find Me,” Sunday, 2:30 p.m., at the Homestead, 207 Bryant Rd., Cummington. Part of the Bryant Poetry Series. $7 suggested donation. 634-2244.

WILLISTON NORTHAMPTON SCHOOL: Williston Writers Workshop Series — Fiction writer Jennifer duBois speaks Tuesday, 7 p.m., Reed Campus Center, at the school, 19 Payson Ave., Easthampton. 529-3000.

WISTARIAHURST MUSEUM: Sarah Skinner Kilborne, author of “American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster into Destiny,” speaks Monday, 6 p.m., at the museum, 238 Cabot St., Holyoke. $5 suggested donation. 322-5660, www.wistariahurst.org

WORTHINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Worthington Library sponsors readings by Bryan Beck, Jane Christensen, Patty Crane, Fran Henry and Jackson Mansfield Monday, 7 p.m., at the Historical Society, Worthington Four Corners. Refreshments. 238-7793.

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