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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Pulitzer Prize Winner Franz Wright to Read from His Work at Amherst College March 23

March 10, 2010                                                         

AMHERST, Mass.—The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Franz Wright will read from his work at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23, in AmherstCollege’s Alumni House.

Poet Susan Wheeler to Read Oct. 18

October 10, 2001 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417Poet Susan Wheeler will read from her work at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, in Porter Lounge on the third floor of Converse Hall. The event, sponsored by the Creative Writing Center, is free and open to the public.

Links to Other Writing Centers and Writing Resources

http://www.yale.edu/bass/favlinks.htmlYale University's Bass Writing Program offers many links, including general writing resources, guides for first and second-year students, research resources, writing in different disciplines, and guides to web writing. http://www.calstatela.edu/centers/write_cn/sites.htm This site from Cal State has extensive links to other writing centers.

James Merrill: A Celebration of his Collected Poems, April 12, 2001

Richard Wilbur
Pulitzer Prize winner and former Poet Laureate Richard Wilbur
On April 12, an extraordinary gathering of friends and admirers of poet James Merrill met in Johnson Chapel at Amherst College to celebrate the publication of his Collected Poems.

Fall 2002 Reading Series at the Amherst College Creative Writing Center

September 12, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass. - The Amherst College Creative Writing Center will begin its Fall Reading Series with an appearance by poet and novelist April Bernard on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. in Porter Lounge at Converse Hall. Novelist and short story writer Pauline Melville will read on Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 8 p.m. in Porter Lounge. Novelist Robert Stone will read on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 8 p.m. in the Babbott Room in the Octagon.

Scott Turow Elected Trustee at Amherst College

June 21, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.— The alumni of Amherst College have elected Scott Turow, a novelist, lawyer and member of the Class of 1970, to a six-year term on the college’s Board of Trustees effective July 1. Turow is a resident of the Chicago area.

Poet Thom Gunn To Read at Amherst College April 11

March 26, 2002 Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—Poet Thom Gunn will read at 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 11, in Stirn Auditorium at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center and the Scott Turow Foundation, is free and open to the public.

Louis Menand To Speak at Amherst College April 4

Writer John D’Agata To Read at Amherst College Feb. 18

January 23, 2002Director of Media Relations 413/542-8417 AMHERST, Mass.—John D’Agata, described by Annie Dillard as “a young writer of rare intelligence and artistry,” will read from his book, Halls of Fame, at 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 18, in Porter Lounge in Converse Hall at Amherst College. The event, sponsored by the Amherst College Creative Writing Center, is free and open to the public.

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