October 27, 2015

UMass Press Reads at the Jones Library

Tuesday, November 3, 7 p.m.: Carla Panciera, winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction and author of Bewildered: StoriesCarla Panciera is the author of two collections of poetry, One of the Cimalores and No Day, No Dusk, No Love. A high school English teacher, she lives with her husband and three daughters in Rowley, Massachusetts.

Tuesday, November 10, 7 p.m.: Bruce Laurie, author of Rebels in Paradise: Sketches of Northampton AbolitionistsBruce Laurie is professor of history emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and author of Beyond Garrison: Antislavery and Social Reform.

Thursday, November 19, 7 p.m.: Chris Appy and Clark Dougan, editors of the series Culture, Politics, and the Cold War, discuss the genesis of the UMass Press Cold War series, writing about the American war in Vietnam, and Appy’s newest book, American Reckoning (Viking).

Tuesday, November 24, 7 pm: John Bracey, James Smethurst, and UMass Amherst Afro-American Studies students read from SOS—Calling All Black People: A Black Arts Movement Reader. Bracey and Smethurst are both professors of Afro-American studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. 

Please join us!

Free and open to the public.  For more information, please contact Janet Ryan at 413/259-3223.