Filmmaker Maclean Brings “Jesus’ Son” to Amherst

March 16, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Director Alison Maclean will screen her 1999 film “Jesus’ Son” and a 1989 short film “The Kitchen Sink” on Wednesday, March 28 at 4 p.m. in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. Maclean will speak and take questions from the audience after the films. The event is free and open to the public.

Black Maria Film + Video Festival Feb. 26

February 12, 2001Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The 20th annual Black Maria Film + Video Festival will present an evening of independent film and video in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College on Monday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. The screening is free and open to the public.

Filmmaker Amy Ziering Kofman To Present "Derrida" at Amherst College Feb. 5

January 14, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.-Amy Ziering Kofman, a 1984 graduate of Amherst College, will present "Derrida" (2002), the acclaimed film about the influential French deconstructionist that she produced and co-directed with Kirby Dick, on Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 7:30 in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst. The film and a talk with the filmmaker to follow are free and open to the public.

English Professor David Sofield To Read from New Book of Poems "Light Disguise" at Amherst College Nov. 17

October 28, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Creative Writing Center Readings at Amherst College in February and March

February 3, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst College English Department and the Center for Creative Writing announce a series of readings in February and March. The readings, in the Babbott Room of the Octagon at 5 p.m., are free and open to the public, and will be followed by refreshments. For more information, see the Creative Writing Center Website or call 413/542-8200.

Writer and Activist Marilyn Krysl to Read April 18 at Amherst Books

April 1, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Poet, essayist, short story writer and peace activist Marilyn Krysl will give a reading on Monday, April 18, at 8 p.m. at Amherst Books (8 Main St., Amherst, Mass.) Sponsored by the Eastman Fund and the Language and Literature Fund of the Department of English at Amherst College, this event is free and open to the public.

Author Rikki Ducornet To Read at Amherst College April 14

March 16, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass -- Poet and novelist Rikki Ducornet will read from her forthcoming novel, Gazelle, at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 14, in the Babbott Room of the Octagon at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College English Department, the Creative Writing Center and the F. Scott Turow Fund, is free and open to the public and will be followed by refreshments.

Richard Rambuss '83 To Speak on "The Passion of the Magdalene" at Amherst College April 22

April 16, 2004Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417

Amherst College English Professor Judith Frank Receives Lambda Literary Award

June 3, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Judith Frank, author and professor of English at Amherst College, has received a Lambda Literary Award for her novel Crybaby Butch (2004). The awards were presented last night in New York City at the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York.

Literary Critic James Wood To Speak at Amherst College Nov. 30

November 11, 2005 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Critic James Wood will speak on “Saul Bellow and Herzog” at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, in the Cole Assembly Room (Red Room) in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Department of English in conjunction with the class “Novels, Plays, Poems,” this event is free and open to the public.

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