Friday, Sept. 8: Revkin will discuss lessons “learned and unlearned” during his 30 years of reporting on climate change – from the North Pole to the Vatican.
Hillary Rodham Clinton will be visiting Oblong Books in Rhinebeck Thursday, Dec. 7 to sign copies of her book What Happened, about the 2016 election.
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.
Owner Jessica DuPont has noticed a lot of young people preferring to pick up a copy of a paper book as an antidote to screens.
“Since I first saw one, I’ve fallen in love with Little Free Libraries,” he said. “I figured that there was nothing stopping me from having my own, and it was a fun idea.”
Sometimes a book — especially a funny one — grabs you right from the get-go. That happened on page two.
Saturday, August 5: Tracy Tynan’s memoir Wear and Tear: The Threads of My Life features stories from the fashionable lives of her parents, theater critic Kenneth Tynan and novelist Elaine Dundy.
Author Judith Boggess chronicles what life was like growing up in Rosendale in the 1940s and ‘50s as Judy Cherny, the daughter of hard-drinking Edith and mercurial “Big Ed,” who together ran one of the toughest bars on Main Street at Reid’s Hotel and Bar.
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.
Saturday, July 29: The Golden Notebook in Woodstock presents a reading by the dynamo of American arts and letters Joyce Carol Oates at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum.