Author Katherine Min To Read at Amherst Books Oct. 18

September 20, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Katherine Min ’80 will read from her debut novel, Secondhand World, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at Amherst Books (8 Main St. Amherst, Mass.) This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Amherst College Russian Professor Catherine Ciepiela To Read Nov. 9

November 3, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Catherine Ciepiela, professor of Russian at Amherst College, will read from The Same Solitude, her new book that follows the epistolary romance between Russian poets Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Brazil’s Lula Exemplifies the Many Lefts of Latin America, says Amherst College Political Scientist Javier Corrales

November 3, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Expect the unexpected from the Latin American left, predicts Javier Corrales, associate professor of political science at Amherst College and author of an article on “The Many Lefts of Latin America” in the most recent issue of Foreign Policy.

Amherst College Russian Professor Catherine Ciepiela To Read Nov. 9

October 31, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Catherine Ciepiela, professor of Russian at Amherst College, will read from The Same Solitude, her new book that follows the epistolary romance between Russian poets Boris Pasternak and Marina Tsvetaeva, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 9, at Amherst Books (8 Main Street). Sponsored by the Creative Writing Center at Amherst College, this event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Stephen Nissenbaum To Speak on “Christmas With the Dickinsons” at Amherst College Dec. 7

November 30, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—The Emily Dickinson Museum: The Homestead and The Evergreens will present a lecture by historian and author Stephen Nissenbaum on “Christmas with the Dickinsons: Bedpost Stockings and Laurel Wreaths” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Amherst College Alumni House on Spring Street. The talk is free and open to the public.

Writer Janwillem van de Wetering To Speak at Amherst College Dec. 5

December 1, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— Mystery novelist and Zen enthusiast Janwillem van de Wetering will discuss his first book, The Empty Mirror: Experiences in a Japanese Zen Monastery, at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the Cole Assembly Room in Converse Hall at Amherst College. Sponsored by the Amherst College Religion Department, the event is free and open to the public.