April readings, workshops, etc.

Readings

April 3: Brittney Cooper, Eloquent Rage: A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower, Mount Holyoke College, 4:30 PM

April 3Kirsten Leng & Angie Willey celebrate the publication of their new books, Amherst Books, Amherst, 4:30 PM

April 3: Smith College Poetry Fest, Smith College, Northampton, 7:30 PM

April 3: Straw Dogs Writers Night Out with Featured Readers Kris Holloway and John Bidwell, The Basement, Northampton, 7 PM

April 4: Rachel Simmons, Enough as She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives, Northampton High School, Northampton, 6:30 PM

April 4: Launch party for reissue of Susan Halls’ popular book Ceramics for Beginners: Animals & Figures, White Square Books, Easthampton, 7 PM

April 4Chavisa Woods will read from her recent collection of short stories, Things to Do When You’re in Goth Country & Other Stories, Amherst Books, Amherst, 7 PM

April 5April Arts Night at the Emily Dickinson Museum Open mic & poetry readings at the Emily Dickinson Museum, Amherst, 5:30 PM

April 5: Open Circle Poetry Night, Meekins Library, Williamsburg, 6:30 PM

April 6: Marcella Hall, Uncommon Bonds: Women Reflect on Race & Friendship, Mount Holyoke College, 5 PM

April 6-7: Juniper Literary Festival at UMass Amherst, Amherst

April 6: Sarah Manyika & Sally Wen Mao will read in Memorial Hall, UMass, Amherst as the kick-off for this year’s M.F.A. Literary Festival, Amherst, 8 PM

April 10Novelist Sylvia Brownrigg will read from her most recent novel, Pages for Her, Amherst Books, Amherst, 5:00 PM

April 10: Susan Stinson reads from her recent work, Amherst Books, Amherst, 8 PM

April 10: Marie Howe and the High School Poetry Prize Winners, Smith College, Northampton, 7:30 PM

April 10: Straw Dogs Writers Guild Book Launch: Compass Roads, Poems About The Pioneer Valley, edited by Jane Yolen, Florence Civic Center, Florence, 7 PM

April 11: A book launch party for a new book by UMass professor Ela GezenBrecht, Turkish Theater, & Turkish-German Literature: Reception, Adaptation, & Innovation After 1960, Amherst Books, 5 PM

April 11: Science Fiction and Fantasy, with Jane Yolen, Elizabeth Bear, and Robert V. S. Redick, Forbes Library, Northampton, 7 PM

April 12Nancy Thayer will read from her latest, Nantucket Wedding, Pelham Library, Pelham, 6:30 PM

April 12Reif Larsen, author of The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet & I am Radar will read from recent work, Amherst Books, Amherst, 8 PM

April 13: Photographer Pamela Petro and poet Naila Moreira will present an art exhibit, Dusk at Macleish, of seven ecological graphic poems, Seelye Lawn behind the Smith College Art Museum, Northampton, 8 PM

April 14: Easthampton Book Fest, Details here

April 14: Straw Dogs Writers Guild at the Easthampton Bookfest, Reading of Compass Roads, Poems About The Pioneer Valley, edited by Jane Yolen, White Square Books, Easthampton, 4 PM

April 14Poets Patrick Pritchett & Matt Gagnon will read from their new books, Amherst Books, Amherst, 7 PM

April 16: Madeline Miller, Circe, The Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, 7 PM

April 17: Northampton Poetry Open Mic and Last Chance Slam, The Deuce, Northampton, 7 PM

April 18: WriteAngles Journal, an online publication of the WriteAngles, Inc., authors read their works, Forbes Library, Northampton, 7 PM

April 18: Cullen Murphy will talk about his most recent book, Cartoon County: My Father & His Friends in the Golden Age of Make-Believe, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall, Fayerweather, Amherst College, Amherst, 8 PM

April 19: Celebration of publication of Rob Okun’s book VOICE MALE: The Untold Story of the Profeminist Men’s Movement, Amherst Books, Amherst, 5 PM

April 20: A reading by author August Thomas, Amherst Books, Amherst, 7 PM

April 21: Holly Thompson, Twilight Chant, The Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, 2 PM

April 23: Tesserae: Poetry in Community, Northampton Poet Laureate Amy Dryansky hosts a reading featuring award-winning poets Leslie Marie Aguilar, Maria Luisa Arroyo, Tamiko Beyer, Kirun Kapur, Oliver de la Paz and Ocean Vuong, The Parlor Room, Northampton, 3:30 PM

April 24: FAVORITE POEM PROJECT READING, Smith College, Northampton, 7:30 PM

April 27Barbara Tramonte will read from her recent poetry chapbook, Oddities, Amherst Books, Amherst, 7 PM

April 29jubilat/Jones Reading Series at the Jones Library, Amherst, Lauren Haldeman & Kiki Petrosino will read, Jones Library, Amherst, 3 PM

Workshops

April 14: Sound Devices and Meter in Poetry, with Eleanor Lane, Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, Williamsburg, 1-5 PM

April 21: Casting Characters for Memorable Fiction, with Cindy Littlefield, Writers in Progress, Florence, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

April 21: Whatever You Feel Will Take Its Own Form: Adventures in Spontaneous Poetry, with Adam Grabowski, Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, Williamsburg, 1-4 PM

April 24: Speaking Out: Writing Political Poems, with Gail Thomas, Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, Williamsburg, 1-4 PM

April 28: Writing the Personal Essay, with Sarah Buttenwieser, Writers in Progress, Florence, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

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