March readings, workshops, etc.

Readings

March 1-3: Amherst College Literary Festival, Amherst College, Amherst

Masha and Keith Gessen at the Amherst Lit Fest 3/3/18
Masha and Keith Gessen in conversation with Cullen Murphy, Saturday, March 3, 2018
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Junot Diaz, Friday, March 2, 2018

March 1: Open Circle Poetry Night, Meekins Library, Williamsburg, 6:30 PM

March 4: jubilat/Jones Reading Series at the Jones Library, Emily Hunt & TBA will read, Jones Library, Amherst, 3 PM

March 4: Straw Dog Writers, Writers Read, The Inn at Norton Hill, Ashfield, 3-5 PM

March 6: ELLEN DORE WATSON celebrates the release of her fifth book, pray me stay eager, Smith College, Northampton, 7:30 PM

March 6: Forrest Gander will read from recent work, Amherst Bookshop, Amherst, 8 PM

March 6: Straw Dog Writers, Writers Night Out, with Tzivia Gover, The Basement, Northampton, 7-9 PM

RESCHEDULED for March 28___March 7: Sigrid Schmalzer and Daniel Chard Present Science for the People, Broadside Bookshop, Northampton, 7 PM

RESCHEDULED for March 15___March 8Robert Redick, author of fantasy series, “The Chathrand Voyage Quartet” reads, Amherst Bookshop, Amherst, 7 PM

March 13: Northampton Poetry Open Mic and Elias Evander, The Deuce, Northampton, 7 PM

March 14: Book Launch: Meet Me at the Well with Jane Yolen and Barbara Diamond Goldin, Southampton Public Library, Southampton 5 PM

March 20: Poet Chen Chen reads at Hampshire College, Kern Center, Amherst, 3:30

March 20: Northampton Poetry Open Mic and Poetry Slam, The Deuce, Northampton, 7 PM

March 20: Join Christopher Tinson in celebrating the publication of his new book, Radical Intellect: Liberator Magazine & Black Activism in the 1960s, UMass, Amherst, 6:30 PM

March 21: Alexis Perry, author of The War Within: Diaries from the Siege of Leningrad, will talk at the Amherst Center For Russian Culture, Webster Hall, Amherst College, Amherst, 4 PM

March 21: Gordon Whitman, Stand Up! How to Get Involved, Speak Out and Win in a World on Fire, The Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, 7 PM

March 21: Native Americans and the Land, Forbes Library, Northampton, 7 PM

March 22: Lisa Yee will talk about her “Super Hero High” book series at the Woodbury Room, Jones Library, Amherst, 4 PM

March 22: UMass M.F.A. alum Erin White will read from her new memoir, Given Up for You: A Memoir of Love, Belonging, & Belief, Amherst Bookshop, Amherst, 7 PM

March 23“Live Lit” Students in the M.F.A. Program at the University of Massachusetts will read from their recent work, Amherst Bookshop, Amherst, 7 PM

POSTPONED__March 26: Historian and author Jill Lepore will speak about her book “The Secret History of Wonder Woman,” Amherst Middle School, Amherst, 7 PM

March 27: Ocean Vuong reads his poetry,  Smith College, Northampton, 7:30 PM

March 28: “Anne Halley Poetry Prize Reading” Katie Farris, winner of the 14th annual Anne Halley Poetry Prize, sponsored by the Massachusetts Review, will read from recent poetry, Amherst Bookshop, Amherst, 7 PM

March 28: Christine DeLucia, Memory Lands: King Philip’s War and the Place of Violence in the Northeast, The Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, 7 PM

March 29: Andrea Ritchie, Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, 4:30 PM

March 29: Sandra Allen, author of A Kind of Mirraculas Paradise: A True Story about Schizophrenia in conversation with Adrian Nicole LeBlanc, author of Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx, The Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, 7 PM

March 29Colin Barrett will read in Memorial Hall, UMass, Amherst, as part of the University of Massachusetts MFA Program’s Visiting Writers Series, UMass Amherst, 8 PM

March 31: Children’s authors Corrine Demas and Artemis Roehrig read from their new book Do Doodlebugs Doodle? Meekins Library, Williamsburg, 10:30 AM

Workshops

March 3:What Can Social Media Do For You As a Writer? with Marya Zilberberg (why, that’s me!), Straw Dog Writers, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

March 4: Finding the Voice of Your Story with Dori Ostermiller, Straw Dog Writers, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

March 11: Collage and Writing with Becky Jones, Straw Dog Writers, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

March 16: Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop Open Community Writing Session with Kate Senecal, Williamsburg, 6 PM

March 17: Overcoming the Mid-Manuscript Slump, with Randy Susan Meyers, Writers in Progress, Florence, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

March 18: Writing 10-Minute Plays with Meryl Cohn, Straw Dog Writers, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

March 18: Flash Fiction Workshop with Joy Baglio, Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, Williamsburg, 1-4 PM

March 25: Songwriting 101 with Pamela Means, Straw Dog Writers, Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, 1:00 – 3:00 PM

March 25: Lyric-Writing for Song Writers with Kelly Vogel, Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, Williamsburg, 1-4 PM

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February readings, etc.

Readings

Erik Sherman
Journalist Erik Sherman reading from his works in Ashfield, Feb 4

Workshops

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  • February 17Scene or Summary. A workshop by Cindy Littlefield at Writers in Progress, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • February 24: A Little Time for Poetry, a workshop with Carolyn Zaikowski at the Pioneer Valley Writers’ Workshop, 1-4 PM