Events in the next 12 months

Title:Remembering Those Gone
Date:Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Susan Stinson
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Author Event, Local History/Local Novelists Reading and Lecture Series, Local History, One-Time Events, Poetry
Description:

2014/15 LOCAL HISTORY/LOCAL NOVELISTS READING SERIES

First Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise stated

Remembering Those Gone 

Two accomplished poets - Lesléa Newman and Mark Hart - read from books written in memory of a parent who has died. Moving further back in time and memory, Elise Bernier-Feeley,  Forbes Local History and Genealogy Librarian, offers profiles of three persons who rest (or might rest) in Northampton’s Bridge Street Cemetery.  Boy Singing to Cattle by Mark Hart was a Massachusetts Book Award Finalist.  This evening is the book launch for I Carry My Mother by Lesléa Newman, who will donate $1 to The Cancer Connection for each book sold.

 Room capacity is limited to seventy-five.  Please come early to ensure that you get a seat.

 

Books will be available for sale. $1 from each copy of I Carry My Mother sold will be donated to The Cancer Connection.

 

Title:Crime Fiction & Film
Date:Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Lisa Downing
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:All Hamptons Read, Author Event, Local History/Local Novelists Reading and Lecture Series, One-Time Events
Description:

2014/15 LOCAL HISTORY/LOCAL NOVELISTS READING SERIES

First Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise stated

Do you often stay up late reading a mystery novel that you just can’t put down? Do you love the low-key lighting and corrupt and desperate characters of film noir?

Join the Honorable Judge Michael Ponsor, mystery author Susan Kelly, and Smith professor Dean Flower for a reading and discussion of crime fiction and film including the hard-boiled mysteries of American literature.

Copies of the Maltese Falcon and a complete Schedule of our events will be distributed.

This program is presented by All Hamptons Big Read. The communities of Northampton, Easthampton, Southampton and Westhampton are coming together for this project to present discussions and events in March through May of 2015 based on the noir classic, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. All Hamptons Read has been awarded a “Big Read” grant by the National Endowment for the Arts which will assist us to purchase copies of the book and offer programming in each community. 

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Title:Shays' Rebellion
Date:Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Susan Stinson
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Author Event, Local History/Local Novelists Reading and Lecture Series, Local History, One-Time Events, Poetry
Description:

2014/15 LOCAL HISTORY/LOCAL NOVELISTS READING SERIES

First Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise stated (this month on the second Wednesday)

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         Dan Bullen, poet and author, The Dangers of Passion: The Transcendental Friendship of Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson

          Contance Congdon, author and playrwright, No Little Rebellion

          Richard Colton, historian, Springfield Armory 

Title:Celebration of Local Novelists
Date:Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time:7:00pm - 8:30pm
Presenter:Susan Stinson
Location:Coolidge Museum
Categories:Author Event, Local History/Local Novelists Reading and Lecture Series, One-Time Events
Description:

2014/15 LOCAL HISTORY/LOCAL NOVELISTS READING SERIES

First Wednesday of each month, unless otherwise stated (this month on the second Wednesday)

Check back for more information about our readers.

         Ellen Meeropol , novelist, On Hurricane Island

         John Clayton, novelist, Many Seconds Into The Future

         MB Caschetta , novelist, Miracle Girls                             

         Alex Myers, novelist, Revolutionary