Writer, Activist, Amherst College Lecturer Tillie Olsen to Be Celebrated at Amherst Books Oct. 23

Submitted on Tuesday, 2/18/2014, at 3:30 PM

AMHERST, Mass.—On Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. at Amherst Books (8 Main St.), family members will read from and discuss Tell Me a Riddle, Requa I, and Other Works(University of Nebraska Press), a new edition of collected writings by the late author, activist and educator Tillie Olsen (1912–2007).

The event is free and open to the public, with sponsorship from Amherst Books and from the Department of English and Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, where Olsen was a pioneering faculty member.

Novelist and Amherst College Visiting Writer Alexander Chee to Read from His Work at Amherst Books April 29

April 8, 2010                                                 

AMHERST, Mass.—Alexander Chee, the current visiting writer at AmherstCollege, will read from his work on Thursday, April 29, at 8 p.m. at Amherst Books (

8 Main St
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Author Deanna Fei to Hold Reading at Amherst Books April 12

March 18, 2010                                             

AMHERST, Mass. —Author Deanna Fei, a member of Amherst College’s Class of 1999, will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Monday, April 12, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.).

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Author Emily Barton to Hold Reading at Amherst Books March 25

March 3, 2009                   

AMHERST, Mass. — Author Emily Barton will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street, Amherst, Mass.). Sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, the event is open to the public at no charge.