Literature
Local author Ellen Meeropol ’89G graduated from the nursing program at UMass Amherst. With deep activist roots, she draws from her twin passions of medicine and social justice in this novel. 

September 28, 2017
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Science and Engineering Library, Lederle Lowrise

Yiyun Li is the author of four works of fiction, Kinder Than Solitude, The Vagrants, A Thousand Years of Good Prayers, and Gold Boy, Emerald Girl; a children’s book, The Story of Gilgamesh; and a memoir, Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life.

September 28, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Poet and essayist Ocean Vuong is the author of Night Sky With Exit Wounds, winner of the Whiting Award, finalist for the Kate Tufts Discovery Award, and a New York Times Top 10 Book of 2016.

October 12, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall

Students and alumni take the stage to perform original works of poetry in celebration of the spoken word and self-expression.

October 20, 2017
8:00 pm

Campus Center Auditorium

Matthew Zapruder is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Come On All You Ghosts, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Sun Bear, Copper Canyon 2014, and Why Poetry, a book of prose, from Ecco Press in August 2017.

December 7, 2017
8:00 pm

Memorial Hall