Bates College presents Emily Bernard, a professor of English at the University of Vermont, reading from her critically celebrated collection of autobiographical essays, “Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, & Mine,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in the Muskie Archives, 70 Campus Ave., Lewiston. The event is free. For more information, call 207-753-6963. (Photo by Andy Duback)