Books

Women Who Rock writers to read at Golden Notebook

Women Who Rock writers to read at Golden Notebook

“It’s a fundamental feminist act to make women aware of other women’s achievements,” said Evelyn McDonnell, editor of Women Who Rock, which profiles 104 key female “game changers” in the world of rock and associated genres. Contributors to the book include local music writers Holly George-Warren and Jana Martin, who will both read, along with McDonnell and former Flying Lizards member Vivien Goldman, at the Golden Notebook Bookstore in Woodstock on Saturday, October 20 at 3 p.m.

Joyce Carol Oates to read her new short stories in Woodstock

Joyce Carol Oates to read her new short stories in Woodstock

Tuesday, July 24: Multi-prizewinning novelist Joyce Carol Oates has just published a new short-story collection that’s generating plenty of buzz in literary circles: Night-Gaunts and Other Tales of Suspense. The title story is her homage to the eldritch horror tales of H.P. Lovecraft; the volume of six new works also includes Eleven A.M., 1926, Oates’ contribution to a writing challenge to imagine the backstories behind iconic paintings by Edward Hopper. 

Samantha Hunt reads from The Seas in Rhinebeck

Samantha Hunt reads from The Seas in Rhinebeck

Tuesday, July 10: Dave Eggers declared the Tivoli writer “one of the most distinctive and unforgettable voices I have read in years.” Hunt’s recently reissued novel is about a young woman who believes herself to be a mermaid. She falls in a love with a damaged veteran of the first Iraq war, a fisherman named Jude.