Valley Readings Oct. 13-19

Friday, October 13, 2017

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

AMHERST COLLEGE: The Festival of Major American Poets takes place Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m., with readings by major experimental, innovative, and avant-garde American poets, at Fayerweather Hall at the college. 772-2976

EDWARDS CHURCH: Beverly Daniel Tatum reads from her book “Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?" Wednesday at 7 p.m. Presentation includes a performance by the Amandla Chorus, at the church, 297 Main St., Northampton.

JONES LIBRARY: Annie Fahy reads from her book “The Glass Train” and Ellen Summers reads from her book “Spooner’s Cove” Saturday at 2 p.m.; Pat Schneider also reads. Part of Amherst Writers & Artists;  poets Anais Duplan and Zach Savich read from their work, Sunday at 3 p.m., all at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. 253-3090

ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Gazmend Kapllani reads from his travel memoir, “A Short Border Handbook,” Thursday at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307

WHITE SQUARE BOOKS: Local writersJames Heflin and Amy Bottke read from their work Saturday at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 86 Cottage St, Easthampton. 203-1717.

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