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ArtBeat: David Lovelace at the Brattleboro Literary Festival, 10 to 11 a.m.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Editor’s note: The online version of this story has been altered to reflect errors contained in the print edition. The following correction is included here to help readers of both versions understand what has been changed: David Lovelace, a former owner of the Montague Bookmill’s bookstore, will be reading from his memoir, “Scattershot,” on Saturday, Oct. 3, from 10 to 11 a.m., at Centre Congregational Church, 193 Main St., Brattleboro, Vt., during the Brattleboro Literary Festival. The time of his reading was incorrect in the print edition of Thursday’s Arts & Entertainment section. Additionally, the story did not make clear that at the time Lovelace … 0

Lively lineup of writers in Brattleboro

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The 2015 Brattleboro Literary Festival takes place Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1 to 4, in downtown Brattleboro, Vt., a 30-minute drive north from Greenfield. The annual festival, which started in 2002, is a four-day “celebration of those who read books, those who write books and of the books themselves,” according to organizers. It … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Oct. 1 - 7

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Thursday 1 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. The Collected Poets feature Teresa Carson and Dawn Potter. Carson is the associate publisher at CavanKerry Press and the assistant director of the Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching. She holds an MFA in Poetry and an MFA in Theatre, … 0

Movies: capsule review of feature films

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Editor’s note: these reviews are updated Thursday mornings. The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) AMY. 4 stars. An extraordinary documentary about Amy Winehouse, the British singer who died in 2011, at age 27, a victim of too much drink, too many drugs and too much fame. Soul-stirring, heartbreaking, the film … 0

Wagon Wheel Word: A welcome addition to local literary menu

Friday, September 25, 2015

GILL — The first Wagon Wheel Word open mic and reading hosted by Eric Wasileski and Lea Banks drew an enthusiastic and attentive crowd of about 30 Wednesday night. Wasileski, a Greenfield native, recently published a collection of … 0

Book reviews: “A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic”

Friday, September 25, 2015

BOOK REVIEW: “A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic” by Lisa Papademetriou (HarperCollins, 320 pages, $16.99) “A Tale of Highly Unusual Magic” is magical in content and magical in its effect on the reader. Aimed at readers between the … 0

Be quick, be bold: Deerfield police sergeant keeps painting fun

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Deerfield Police Sgt. Harry Ruddock III sees quite a bit of the color blue in his day-to-day life. From the uniform he dons each shift to the flashing light bar on his cruiser, it’s an almost omnipresent sight … 0

Casting Calls: Creative opportunities

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

CASTING CALLS is a free listing of creative opportunities in our area that runs on a weekly Entertainment page. Items must include relevant dates to be run and MUST have an ending date. Items run as space allows. … 0

Lit Bits - Staff Picks: Under the Udala Trees

Friday, September 25, 2015

Chinelo Okparanta’s novel “Under the Udala Trees” was launched this week to wide acclaim. I had the good fortune to see her read and discuss her work last week at the Brooklyn Book Festival, where she appeared with … 0

Arts & Entertainment Calendar: Sept. 24-30

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Thursday 24 Coffeehouses MOCHA MAYA’S, 47 Bridge St., Shelburne Falls: 8 p.m. Talbot Andross CD-release party. Alt-rock, country. Please tip the musicians. 625-6292, info@mochamayas.com. Fairs & Festivals EASTERN STATES EXPOSITION, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield. 737-2443. Gates open at 8 a.m. Most exhibits and buildings (exceptions: Avenue of … 0

Club Listings: Sept. 24 to 30

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Clubs Thursday 24 BETWEEN THE UPRIGHTS, 23 Avenue A, Turners Falls. ∎ Thursday Night Football: at 8 p.m. The Redskins vs. Giants and college football on 14 TVs in the Sports Bar. ∎ Purchase a 24-ounce Bud Light … 0

Call for writers in collaborative art project

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Calling all writers in the greater Amherst/Pioneer Valley region, Luminarium’s “Amherst Storybook Project” is in its final stage. Using artwork from local artists, the dance company has created 12 fanciful images for a new children’s storybook. Writers are … 0

Sounds Local: “Hey guys, you want to put on a show?”

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Nan Parati knows a thing or two about good music. Parati, the owner of Elmer’s Store in Ashfield, is a former resident of New Orleans, a city that is synonymous with good music. She moved to Ashfield in … 0