On the Same Page 2022
About the Book
Reviews of How to Make a Slave and Other Essays
“The essays in this collection are restless, brilliant and short.…The brevity suits not just Walker’s style but his worldview, too.…Keeping things quick gives him the freedom to move; he can alight on a truth without pinning it into place.” ~ Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times
Obtaining a Copy
Paperback copies of the book are available to borrow at the Jones Library reference desk and at both branches. Borrow an e-book through Overdrive/Libby. Purchase your own copy at Amherst Books in downtown Amherst.
Schedule of Events
- The public is welcome at all events - it is not necessary to have read the book to attend the programs, although it is encouraged.
- All events are free and open to the public.
- Registration may be required to receive the Zoom link to attend certain programs.
Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 p.m. - ONLINE via Zoom
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Monday, March 28 at 7:00 p.m. - ONLINE via Zoom
Book Discussion of How to Make a Slave and Other Essays - Join us for an in-depth discussion of our selected title, led by Dr. Jimmy Worthy and hosted by Jones Library librarian Linda Wentworth. Share your thoughts and questions, or just enjoy listening to the conversation.
Thursday, March 31 at 7:00 pm - ONLINE via Zoom
Register via Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
About the Author
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Jerald Walker is the author of two previous books, has published in a variety of magazines, and has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays. His latest book, How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, was a Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award in Nonfiction, and winner of the 2020 Massachusetts Book Award in Nonfiction. He has received fellowships from the James Michener Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Walker is Professor of Creative Writing in the Department of Writing, Literature, and Publishing at Emerson College.
The Jones Library would like to thank the following for their participation in and collaboration on this community event:
Jerald Walker, Alan Goodman, Jimmy Worthy, and Amherst Books.
On the Same Page - Amherst has been made possible due to support and funding from the Friends of the Jones Libraries. We thank them for their support of this community program.