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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Samuel Minot Jones Awards


The Jones Library is proud to announce that the Fifth Annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Madeleine Blais, and Amherst Regional High School Theater Program, currently led by John Bechtold, for their literary contributions. The gala event, the "Sammys", will take place on Thursday, April 26, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College.

The Sammys is Amherst's signature event honoring the community's remarkable and vibrant literary heritage. The evening will begin in the beautiful Mead galleries with delicious, abundant hors d'oeuvres, beer and wine from local breweries/vineyards, a signature cocktail, and live music. The awards ceremony will be held next door in comfortable Stirn Auditorium, where the evening will end with coffee and a take-away chocolate confection (and book signings by the honorees).?

All proceeds from the Sammys will be used to support Library collections, purchasing materials in all formats and for all ages.

Tickets can be purchased at the Jones Library or online at

Tickets are offered at $60, $100, $150, and $200, allowing people to choose their level of support for the Library’s collections.

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2018 Samuel Minot Jones Awards
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