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Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement

Event Details

April 26, 2018
6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Mead Art Museum
41 Quadrangle Dr Amherst College
Amherst, MA 01002
United States
Tickets are offered at $60, $100, $150, and $200, allowing people to choose their level of support for the Library’s collections.
Sharon Sharry

The Jones Library's Fifth Annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, author and journalism professor Madeleine Blais, and Amherst Regional High School Theater Program, currently led by John Bechtold, for their literary contributions.

This gala event, the "Sammys," is Amherst's signature event honoring the community's remarkable and vibrant literary heritage. The evening will begin in the Mead galleries with appetizers, beer and wine from local breweries/vineyards, cocktails, and live music. The awards ceremony will be held next door in the Stirn Auditorium, where the evening will end with coffee and dessert with a book signing by the honorees.

All proceeds from the Sammys will be used to support Library collections, purchasing materials in all formats and for all ages.


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