On Thursday, May 18th, at 5:30 p.m., there will be an event (free admission) at the Manchester Community Library in Manchester Center, Vermont, entitled “For the Love of Language: Michael Shapiro’s Publication History.”

Here is a short description: The local author, Michael Shapiro, who has lived in Manchester for the past thirty-two years, will present a chronological aperçu of the past fifty-seven years (1965-2022) in his life as a working scholar and university teacher with a lasting record of achievement touching on many details and covering several humanistic disciplines. This presentation will provide short descriptions of the publication of his books from 1968 to 2022. The outlines of a professorial career provide a rare insight into the sociology of knowledge and are fleshed out by a real-life love story that is haunted by peripeteia, illness, and the death of one’s beloved.