Alt-Valentine’s Day author panel this Saturday in Woodstock

Lisa Phillips

Lisa Phillips

Does Valentine’s Day depress you because you’ve never found Mr. or Ms. Right? Maybe what you need to lift your spirits and make you feel less alone is what Woodstock’s Golden Notebook has to offer this Saturday afternoon. Billed as “An Alt-Valentine’s Day Conversation on Love and Heartbreak,” the event brings together two authors of books for the romantically perplexed that started out as “Modern Love” columns for The New York Times.

The participants are Lisa Phillips, a Woodstock resident and journalism professor at SUNY-New Paltz, author of Unrequited: The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Romantic Obsession (Harper), which just came out in paperback last month; and Kingston resident Sara Eckel, author of It’s Not You: 27 (Wrong) Reasons You’re Single (Penguin)a self-help memoir that uses current research and Buddhist teachings to challenge common criticisms that single people hear. Nina Shengold will moderate the discussion.

Alt-Valentine’s Day kicks off at 4 p.m. on February 13 at the Golden Notebook, located at 29 Tinker Street in Woodstock. For more info, call (845) 679-8000 or visit