An evening with singer-songwriter and author Stephen Kellogg



University of Massachusetts, Bowker Auditorium (100 Holdsworth Way, Amherst, MA 01003, Amherst MA)

Join the UMass Amherst Libraries and the Fine Arts Center as we welcome a celebrated and beloved UMass alumnus back to campus for a very special event.Singer-songwriter Stephen Kellogg has been wowing audiences on campus and across western Massachusetts since his days as a UMass student in the late ’90s. He’s kept up his connection to the university and the region over the ensuing decades as he’s built a national following with his roots-rock songwriting, friendly, engaging stage presence, and extensive touring. Kellogg and his band the Sixers — which includes fellow UMass alums Boots Factor and Kit Karlson — notably returned to campus in 2010 to make a video featuring the UMass Minuteman Marching Band for the song “Shady Esperanto and the Young Hearts.”  (The marching band, by the way, is still using the dance moves created for that video.)For this event, Stephen will take the stage with his guitar in one hand and a copy of his book, *Objects in the Mirror: Thoughts on a Perfect Life from an Imperfect Person*, in the other. He’ll discuss themes from the book — a collection of essays that explores what it means to be alive — play some favorite songs, and connect with friends old and new. You can call it a kind of homecoming. We can’t wait to see you there.