Valley Readings Oct. 6-13

Friday, October 06, 2017

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

>is<>m<>bold<AMHERST BOOKS:>res< Lisa Lieberman reads from her second Cara Waldron mystery, “Burning Cold,” Friday at 4 p.m. at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547

>bold<FORBES LIBRARY:>res< Holly Black, Denis Kitchen, and Christopher Couch discuss their work as comic book writers and graphic novelists Wednesday at 7 p.m. as part of the “Modern Real and Surreal” series at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. 587-1011

GAYLORD LIBRARY: Ellie Dias reads from “How I Learned Simplicity from a Suitcase,” her book about her spiritual journey to the Himalayas, Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the library, 47 College St., South Hadley. 538-5047

LILLY LIBRARY:  Florence Poets Society presents Silkworm 10, a reading by the group’s poets, Thursday at 7 p.m. at the library, 19 Meadow St, Northampton. 336-0762

MEEKINS LIBRARY: Local author John Irving Clapp discusses “The Lost Village of Roberts Meadow: Northampton’s Forgotten Settlement,” Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the library, 2 Williams St, Williamsburg. 268-7472.

>bold<ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP:>res< Josh Weil reads from his new story collection, “The Age of Perpetual Light,” Friday at 7 p.m.; Holly Black and Cassandra Clare read from “The Silver Mask (Magisterium Book 4),” Monday at 7 p.m.; Elizabeth Bear and Scott Lynch read from their new fiction Tuesday at 7 p.m.; and Thomas Moore reads from his book on aging, “Ageless Soul,” Thursday at 7 pm., all at the bookstore, in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS: Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong reads from his work Thursday at 8 p.m.; part of the Visiting Writers Series. At Memorial Hall, UMass Amherst. 545-0643

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