Third Annual Sammy Awards

The third annual Samuel Minot Jones Awards for Literary Achievement, colloquilly known as "The Sammys", will be presented Thursday, April 28 at Amherst College.  The recipients this year are author Polly Longsworth and Yiddish Book Center founder Aaron Lansky.

Amherst Media will be on hand to film the awards presentation for later viewing. You can watch the video from the inaugural and second annual awards ceremonies online.

Marcie Sclove interviewed both Ms. Longsworth and Mr. Lansky on her program "Going Deeper". Those videos are also available for on demand viewing online and are being shown on channel 12 in Amherst and Pelham.

Going Deeper: 2016 Sammy Awards, Part 1 with Director of the Amherst Library System, Sharon Sharry and 2016 Sammy Award Recipient and Biographer of Emily Dickinson, Polly Longsworth.
Going Deeper: 2016 Sammy Awards, Part 2 with Aaron Lansky, Yiddish Book Center founder.