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The near-death laughter of Malachy McCourt

The near-death laughter of Malachy McCourt

During the course of his life, writer and raconteur Malachy McCourt started the first singles’ bar in America, was a concrete inspector on the New Jersey Turnpike, a pioneer in talk radio, a soap opera star and a candidate for governor of the state of New York. Now he turns his gaze to Death.

Mayapple Press holds its annual Writers’ Retreat

Mayapple Press holds its annual Writers’ Retreat

The sixth annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat, which takes place at Byrdcliffe from July 27 to 31, will present four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers at a quartet of local venues including two restaurants, the Woodstock Library, and Byrdcliffe’s historic Villetta Inn.