Five College Publishing Day 2022

Five College Publishing Day 2022


Five College Publishing Day

Tuesday, May 17, 2022  -  9:00 am - 2:00 pm  -  Remote via Zoom

Five College Publishing Day 2022 - a launch event for collaborative publishing programming. Free and open to all Five College faculty.

The day's program began with a roundtable discussion with editors, agents, and authors who will shared their perspectives on the rapidly changing world of publishing today, followed by four sessions on different areas of publishing and writing. Read more about Five College Publishing Day 2022.


  9:00 am - Welcome: Five College Publishing Day 2022

  • Michelle Budig, Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, UMass Amherst 
  • Ray Rennard, Director of Academic Programs, Five Colleges Inc.

  9:15 - 10:15 am - Roundtable

  • The State of Publishing 2022
    Mary Dougherty, Director, University of Massachusetts Press
    Jim Hicks, Editor, Massachusetts Review; Senior Lecturer, UMass Amherst 

10:15 - 10:30 am - Break

  10:30 - 11:45 am - Concurrent Morning Sessions

  • The First Book: Where to Begin?
    Hélène Visentin, Smith College, Associate Dean of the Faculty, Dean for Academic Development, Professor of French Studies

  • The Second Book: What Should I Consider?
    Pawan Dhingra, Amherst College, Associate Provost and Associate Dean, Professor of American Studies
    Beth Bouloukos, Director, Amherst College Press

11:45 am - 12:15 pm -  Lunch Break (option to return to the original Zoom meeting for questions/discussion)

  12:15 - 1:30 pm - Concurrent Afternoon Sessions

  1:30 - 2:00 pm - Wrap up: Five College Publishing Collaborative Programming -  debrief and discussion

  • Moderator: Brian Halley, Executive Editor, University of Massachusetts Press, UMass Boston 

We are tremendously appreciative of the generosity of our co-sponsors: Amherst College, Five Colleges, Inc., Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and publication partners: Amherst College Press, The Common, the Massachusetts Review, and the University of Massachusetts Press who all contributed ideas and support to the development and hosting of this launch event and a commitment to sustained collaboration.