The Book Eaters in W. MA March 7 & 8

We’re so excited that Carolina Hotchandani, author of the 2023 Perugia Press Prize-winning book The Book Eaters, will be traveling in early March to Western Massachusetts, where Perugia is based, to celebrate her collection with multiple audiences. If you are in or around the area, please try to attend one of the events to hear from, and about, this collection of which we are so proud.

On Thursday, March 7, Hotchandani will be reading from, and in conversation about, her debut collection at Westfield State University in the Arno Maris Gallery from 4:00-5:30. This event is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the English Department and the Department of Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, and coincides with the visual art exhibit “Rearrangements” by NYC artist Laura Stein.

Laura Stein piece from “Rearrangements”

Friday, March 8 is International Women’s Day. At 10:30, Editor/Director Rebecca Olander and Carolina Hotchandani will be guests on the radio at WHMP to talk about The Book Eaters and our event that evening: “Subverting the Motherhood Ideal: A Women’s History Month Reading & Conversation.” That afternoon, Hotchandani will be taking part in a poetry salon specifically for students at the Boutelle-Day Poetry Center at Smith College.

That evening, Hotchandani will be reading with Perugia poet Gail Thomas (Finding the Bear) and Perugia board members Jen Jabaily-Blackburn and Arya Samuelson at the Northampton Center for the Arts at 33 Hawley. The event brings together a variety of voices and perspectives on motherhood, is partially supported by a grant from the Northampton Arts Council, and it is free and open to the public (and coincides with Arts Night Out in Northampton). See poster below, and check out our events page for more details.