Valley Readings: author appearances, readings and book events coming up this week in the Valley

Published: 12/1/2016 3:34:43 PM

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

AMHERST BOOKS:  Corinne Demas and Artemis Roehrig read from their two new children’s books, “Art Pirates Polite?” and “Does A Fiddler Crab Fiddle?” at the bookshop, 8 Main St., Amherst. 256-1547

Megan Lewis will launch and discuss her new book, “Performing Whitely in the Postcolony: Afrikaners in South African Theatrical and Public Life and Magnet Theatre: Three Decades of Making Space,” Tuesday, 6 p.m.

ARTS & INDUSTRY BUILDING: Writers in Progress Holiday 2016 Open House, with readings of fiction and memoir by the 2016/17 Manuscript Intensive Series members, will be held Saturday, 4:30-6:30 p.m. 221 Pine Street Studio #359, Florence. Wine and refreshments

THE BASEMENT: Writers Night Out will be held Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 21 Center St., Northampton. Michael Goldman will read from his translations from Danish literature. 348-7365. 

COLLECTIVE COPIES: An Open House will be Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 71 South Pleasant St.,  Amherst.  At 11 a.m., Steve Strimer will present a bookmaking workshop. At 1 p.m., author Claire Hopley will introduce her new “Valley Vegetables” recipe book. Free. 586-5829.

FORBES LIBRARY: “Literature From and About Prison,” a panel discussion with Lois Ahrens, Moana Rawlings, Kempis Songster, Revan Schendler, will be held Wednesday, 7 p.m., at the library, 20 West St., Northampton. Part of the “The Modern Real and Surreal: Writers and Artists on Our Age” series. 587-1011

GAYLORD LIBRARY: Robert S. Cox presents his new book, "New England Pie: History Under a Crust," Tuesday, 6:30 p.m. at the library, 47 College St., South Hadley. 538-5047 

HISTORIC NORTHAMPTON: James Cahillane launches his new book, “The Pilot’s Satchel,”  Saturday, 2 p.m., 46 Bridge St., Northampton. 584-6011,

JONES LIBRARY: A jubilat/Jones poetry reading will take place Sunday, 3 p.m., at the library, 43 Amity St., Amherst. Featured poets are Joshua Beckman and Jeffrey Yang. 577-1064.

LILLY LIBRARY: The Florence Poets Society presents its annual review, “Silkworm 9 — Revolution. Readings,” Thursday, 7-9 p.m., at the library, 19 Meadow St., Northampton. Reception, refreshments. 336-0762. 

SMITH COLLEGE: “Readers and Writers, Live,” readings, talks, and book signings by fiction writers, poets, children’s book writers, publishing and culinary historians, and indie publishers, Campus Center,  100 Elm St., at the College in Northampton Northampton. 588-8011, 

Ross Gay reads from his most recent collection, “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude,” Tuesday, 7:30 p.m.,  Helen Hills Hills Chapel 

THE YIDDISH BOOK CENTER: Photographer Marisa Scheinfeld talks about her new book, "The Borsch Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America's Jewish Vacationland," Sunday, 2 p.m., at the center, 1021 West St., Amherst., 256-4900

WHITE SQUARE BOOKS: A celebration of the release of the 2017 Gallery of Readers Anthology will take place next Friday, 7 p.m., White Square Books, 86 Cottage St., Easthampton. Alice Barber and Carolyn McKeown are the featured readers. 203-1717. 

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

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