Michael Perkins’ latest book, The Woodstock Flaneur: A Saunterer’s Intimate Portrait of the World’s Most Famous Small Town, will be celebrated with an Oriole9 reading Thursday, December 13, featuring a quintet of topnotch readers
Friday, December 7: Book signing/discussion at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck: I’d “left fashion out of my own quest for a sustainable lifestyle. I’d been thinking a lot about food and housing, but not so much about clothing.” Katrina Rodabaugh went on a “fashion fast,” pledging not to purchase any new clothing for a year, focusing instead on making simple garments, buying secondhand and mending what she already owned.
Wednesday, Dec. 5: The unsolved case of this most catastrophic library fire in American history became an obsession for this longtime New Yorker staff writer and best-selling author of The Orchid Thief and Rin Tin Tin. ”
Anyone who could object to Luzzi’s tidal wave of eloquence while hypnotized by sorcerers of erudition spanning the last 3000 years is nothing less than a modern-day Scrooge.
Saturday, November 10: Michael Brownstein has written a handbook for change.
We asked an expert. New Paltz fear aficionado John Langan followed Joseph Campbell’s bliss all the way to a career as a significant and internationally recognized writer of serious horror fiction.
Both in practice and prose, local poet Brian Liston has established himself as an advocate for area residents on the autism spectrum.
“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.
“Laurels by Laura” is an account of life in Shandaken that will leave readers nostalgic for days gone by, even if they weren’t there to see them.
October 2-28: The book Cummins will be working on has to do with the unearthing and exposing of family secrets; hence, her tenure in the window, in which she herself is exposed, “sort of parallels the book — it’s a simulacrum of the book,” she says.