Poet John Hennessy To Read at Amherst Books April 26

April 19, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—John Hennessy, a poet “without an ounce of pretension—about either his working-class roots or the deftly turned poetry he makes of it,” according to Mary Jo Salter, will read from his new collection, Bridge and Tunnel (2007), at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, Hennessy’s reading is free and open to the public.

Lazerowitz Lecturer Laure Katsaros To Speak April 19 at Amherst College on Bachelors and Prostitutes in 19th-Century France

March 16, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Laure Katsaros, assistant professor of French at Amherst College, will give the annual Max and Etta Lazerowitz Lecture at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in the Alumni House at Amherst College. Katsaros will speak about “Men of Leisure, Women of Pleasure: Bachelors and Prostitutes in 19th-Century France.” The talk is free and open to the public, and a reception will follow.

Amherst College Psychology Professor Catherine Sanderson Authors "Slow and Steady Parenting"

March 13, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Amherst College Associate Professor of Psychology Catherine Sanderson has authored a new book, Slow and Steady Parenting: Active Childraising for the Long Haul, from Birth to Age 3 (M. Evans, 2005, 166 pp.).

Amherst College German Professor Ute Brandes Edits New Edition of Anna Seghers’ Short Stories

April 25, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Ute Brandes, a professor of German at Amherst College, has just published the first of a two-volume edition of Anna Seghers’s short stories from 1958 to 1966, in the 25-volume Werkausgabe of Seghers’s literary works (35€, 480 pp., Aufbau-Verlag, Berlin 2007).

Historian Simon Schama on "Abolition of the Slave Trade"

April 6, 2007Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Historian Simon Schama will give a talk titled “Righteous Uproar or Deafening Silence: Remembering the Abolition of the Slave Trade in America and Britain,” at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, in the Pruyne Lecture Hall (Fayerweather 115) at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Victor S. Johnson Lectureship Fund at Amherst, Schama’s talk is free and open to the public.