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Valley Readings: Author events and readings of interest here in the Valley


Thursday, November 17, 2016

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

Christopher Heights Assisted Living: John Berkowitzpresents “The Poetry of Growing Older: The Joys and Challenges of Aging” — a reading of poems by local and national poets, Tuesday, 2 p.m., 50 Village Hill Road, Northampton. A discussion will follow. 387-8439, johnpberk@gmail.com

JONES LIBRARY: Ilan Stavans, editor of “Words in Transit: Stories of Immigration,” will speak Tuesday, 7 p.m. at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Part of the “UMass Press Reads” series. 259-9223

ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Romolo M. Rigali, Wayne E. Phaneur and Joseph Carvalho III, authors of “On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family, and Faith,” will speak Saturday, 4 p.m., at the bookstore, 9 College St., South Hadley; www.odysseybks.com.

SMITH COLLEGE: Jonathan Wright and Dan Levy read from their work Sunday, 3 p.m. at the Neilsen Library Browsing Room at the college in Northampton. Part of the “Gallery of Readers” series. 584-7080

WORLD WAR II CLUB: Northampton Poetry holds at open mic Tuesday, 8 p.m., 50 Conz St., Northampton. A poetry slam will follow $4 admission; $3 students. northamptonpoetry.com