Uncommon Literature: Reading at Frost Library

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Join the staff and interns of The Common for a celebration of uncommonly good literature! Come to hear readings from our most recent issue and enjoy wine and cheese in the Center for Humanistic Inquiry at Amherst College.

Free and open to the public – students, parents, and local lit lovers all welcome!

Friday, October 26, 5 p.m.
CHI – Center for Humanistic Inquiry
Frost Library, 2nd Floor

Amherst College

[Preorder your copy of Issue 16 here.]

Emily EverettUncommon Literature: Reading at Frost Library

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