All posts by Frances Marion Platt

Tim Youd retypes Mary McCarthy’s The Group in Vassar performance piece

Tim Youd retypes Mary McCarthy’s The Group in Vassar performance piece

Thursday, 4/19 and several dates afterward: In his ongoing 100 Novels project, Youd specializes in retyping novels (with the same make and model typewriter used by the author) from beginning to end in locations that are charged with literary significance in the author’s biography. The retyping of Mary McCarthy’s The Group will constitute the 56th novel that Youd has typed, and is one of several titles that he will undertake in the Hudson Valley in 2018.

Mary Beth Pfeiffer reads from her new book on Lyme disease in Woodstock & Poughkeepsie

Mary Beth Pfeiffer reads from her new book on Lyme disease in Woodstock & Poughkeepsie

Sunday, April 15: Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change has already garnered critical accolades, including from such environmentalist icons as Jane Goodall and Bill McKibben. The book makes the case that Lyme disease is spreading rapidly around the globe as ticks move into places they could not survive before, infecting half a million people in the US and Europe each year, and untold multitudes in Canada, China, Russia and Australia.