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Valley Readings

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

AMHERST BOOKS: Poet Peter Filkins reads from his work Tuesday, 8-9 p.m., at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547

∎ Family members of the late Tillie Olsen (the first woman visiting writer at Amherst College) will read from and discuss the new edition of her book “Tell Me a Riddle” Wednesday, 7 p.m.

A book launch for “The Brujo’s Way,” a novel by Gerald W. McFarland, will be held Thursday, 4 p.m.

BOOKLINK BOOKSELLERS: Don Cerow, author of “When the Dragon Wore the Crown,” reads Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the bookstore, Thornes Marketplace, 150 Main St., Northampton. 585-9955

BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Cris Beam talks about his book “To the End of June: The Intimate Life of American Foster Care” Friday, 7 p.m., at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235

HINGE: Poetry Open Mic Tuesdays, 8 p.m., 48 Main St., Northampton. Sign up at 7 p.m. $2 cover. northamptonpoetry.com

JEWISH COMMUNITY OF AMHERST: Jules Chametzky discusses his new book, “Out of Brownsville,” in conversation with Lisa Lieberman Sunday, 3-5 p.m., 742 Main St., Amherst. 256-0160

J. GUMBO’S: Dawn Metcalf, author of “Indelible: Book One of the Twixt Series” by Harlequin Teen will read next Friday, 6:30 p.m., 191 North Pleasant St., Amherst.

ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Valerie Martin reads from her new book, “Anton & Cecil, Cats at Sea,” Tuesday, 4:30 p.m., at the bookstore, located in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307

∎ Justine Dymond and Yelizaveta Renfro, authors of “Motherhood Memoirs: Mothers Creating/Writing Lives,” read Thursday, 7 p.m.

SMITH COLLEGE: “Education as Inspiration: How Smith Informs Four Writers’ Lives” — Panel discussion with Cindy Copeland, Carole De Santi, J. Courtney Sullivan, Hanya Yanagihara Friday, 7:30 p.m., Wright Hall Auditorium, at the college in Northampton.

∎ Bob Susskind and Linda Aaron read from their work Sunday, 4 p.m., Neilson Library Browsing Room. Part of the Gallery of Readers series.

SYMPHONY HALL: “The Warmth of Other Suns: Jour neys of the Great Migration” with novelist Isabel Wilkerson Tuesday, 7:30 p.m., 34 Court St., Springfield. Part of the Springfield Public Forum series. Free. 788-7033

TILTON LIBRARY: John Elder Robinson, author of “Look Me in the Eye” and other works, reads Monday, 6:30 p.m., at the library, 75 North Main St., South Deerfield. 665-4683

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: Poet James Tate and UMass MFA alumni read from their work Saturday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Herter Art Gallery, UMass, Amherst.

WHITE SQUARE BOOKS: Sarah S. Kilborne, author of “American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, A Man Who Turned Disaster Into Destiny,” reads Saturday, 4 p.m., at the bookstore in Easthampton.

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