Valley Readings Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Friday, September 29, 2017

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

AMHERST BOOKS: UMass-Amherst MFA students read from their work Friday at 7 p.m., and Jess Row reads from his novel “Your Face in Mine” Monday at 8 p.m. at the bookshop, at 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547

BROADSIDE BOOKSHOP: Elayne Clift reads from her collection of poems and essays, “Take Care: Tales, Tips and Love from Women Caregivers,” with contributors Tzivia Gover and Ellen Meeropol, Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the bookstore, 247 Main St., Northampton. 586-4235

FORBES LIBRARY: Writer and humorist Bruce Watson discusses "Fake News and PGS: Post-Modern Gullibility Syndrome" Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the library, 20 West Street in Northampton. 587-1011

ODYSSEY BOOKSHOP: Mira Bartók reads from her middle-grade fantasy novel, “The Wonderling,” Saturday at 4 p.m.; Doug Anderson, Chard deNiord, Martín Espada, Howie Faerstein, Leslie McGrath, and Lauren Marie speak on the subject of “Truth to Power: Writers Respond to the Rhetoric of Hate and Fear” Monday at 7 p.m.; and journalist  Peter Zheutlin  talks about his book “Rescued: What Second-Chance Dogs Teach Us about Living with Purpose, Loving with Abandon, and Finding Joy in the Little Things” Thursday at 7 p.m., all at the bookstore, in the Village Commons, 9 College St., South Hadley. 534-7307

SMITH COLLEGE: Kory Stamper, Smith College alumna and author of “Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries,” presents the McGrath Lecture in Book Arts at Smith College, Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Alumnae House Conference Room at the college in Northampton.

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








"Fake News and PGS: Post-Modern Gullibility Syndrome": Oct. 4, 7 p.m. Writer Bruce Watson. Forbes Library