The Woodstock Bookfest is in its eighth year of entertaining and inspiring writers and book-lovers alike. Since its conception, the festival has drawn speakers, panelists, and literarians from across the country as well as locally.
Friday, April 28: Stephen Tobolowsky is best known as a character actor, one of those guys on the periphery of a movie scene that fills in all the gaps. More recently, Tobolowsky has developed radio and podcast pieces highlighting the life of a guy who is born Jewish in Dallas, Texas, attends a Methodist college, and becomes a success in L.A.
Residents can take a book or leave a book- it goes by the honor system, and isn’t organized like regular public library loans.
Fred Mayo & Michael Gold to discuss their new book on etiquette in Gardiner and New Paltz Sunday, April 2.
“The Quarry Fox: And Other Critters of the Wild Catskills” is an amazing work, as much a clarion call announcing a quietly strong new voice in nonfiction writing and reflection as a key work about this unique region we call home.
“What Remains of Me” a finalist for the Edgar Award, given yearly by the Mystery Writers of America (MWA).
The mud-luscious season we entered as soon as this past pile of snow started melting is perfect for poetry. Or at least its reading.
Barney Rosset, the spirited subject of Michael Rosenthal’s new biography, “Barney: Grove Press and Barney Rosset, America’s Maverick Publisher and His Battle against Censorship” — which will be the subject of a reading and book signing event at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at the Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker Street, Woodstock — seems to have made only one key trip to Woodstock in his lifetime.
“I’ve noticed people look askance at little creatures,” said author and artist Miriam Sanders, explaining how she came to write a children’s book about a night in the life of a mouse. “They get angry at mice in the house, ground hogs that pop up in the garden, moles that make tunnels in the lawn.”
Thursday, March 9- Author talk/book-signing, Elliott and Eleanor Roosevelt: The Story of a Father and His Daughter in the Gilded Age. Uniquely situated within the Roosevelts as the younger brother of Theodore, father of Eleanor and even godfather to FDR, Elliott should have had a wonderful life.