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.
The Thursday, February 16 poetry gathering at New World Home Cooking, 1411 Route 212, between Woodstock and Saugerties, will feature poets
Sarvananda Bluestone’s blog entries for the past weekend capture the whiteness that blanketed the region and disrupted its power.
It’s one of the most enduring and tantalizing local legends you’ll ever wonder about. Was novelist Stephen King inspired to write “The Shining,” one of his most famous horror stories, after visits to Mohonk Mountain House?
Zines are DIY, often hand-made limited-run magazines, replicated on photocopiers and focused on topics not well suited for commercial publishing. The web is a more efficient way to reach multitudes with a targeted message, but it lacks the serendipity and tactility of stumbling across and interacting with a little zine. (And while small websites are rarely maintained more than 5-10 years, zines last as long as paper— the Zine Library at SUNY New Paltz has over 400 entries.
It works like this: Founder, editor and producer Ed McCann announces an open-ended “theme” meant to prompt writers of every background, professional and amateur, young and old, to address that theme in as many as 650 words – maybe four, five minutes of reading time.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s surprising elevation to the presidency and the tumultuous weeks since the inauguration, local readers are turning to books to make sense of it all.