EVENTS                                                                           SATURDAY OCTOBER 13 AT 6:30 PM AT SHELBURNE SENIOR CENTER

Bestselling mystery writer Archer Mayor is back !!  The author named America’s best writer of police procedural’s is coming back to Shelburne Falls to talk about his latest installment in the “Joe Gunther” series, Bury the Lead, his 29th overall. Mayor is easily as good a storyteller in person as he is on the written page, so you won’t want to miss this.

 

THURSDAY OCTOBER 25 AT 7:00 PM AT BOSWELL’S BOOKS

Allen Young’s amazing memoir Left, Gay &Green: A Writer’s Life describes his life well-lived. A reporter for the Washington Post and Liberation News Service, anti-Vietnam War protester, editor of several gay anthologies, activist in the “no nukes” movement, and founder of a commune—just for starters! Through it all, Young constantly explored what it meant to be “left, gay, and green.” His career, political pursuits, and relationships all took him in surprising new directions, but even as his identity was changing, he never lost his true sense of self.

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8 AT 6:30 PM AT BOSWELL’S BOOKS

In this fascinating collection, Al Norman shares 19 stories about the Ravings of wild Americans, from the 1700s until today–all based on real events: a man runs for President from a federal jail cell;  a Rock ‘N Roll legend asks the government for a narcotics agent badge; Naval officials prepare an elaborate plan to herd Japanese Americans into work camps; a federal lawmaker is blackmailed over alleged visits to a homosexual nightclub; a President threatens to draft union members into the Army if they go on strike; a gay psychiatrist is forced to disguise himself as Richard Nixon. Ravings is a quirky journey down dark paths of American history, with glimpses of political controversies still in today’s news, from immigration to assault weapons.