Books

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.

Encounters with cancer

Encounters with cancer

Opening on Saturday, May 5: “Handwriting on the Wall” exhibition at Arts Society of Kingston. “Cancer and other illnesses that are feared are whispered about, and it’s time to stop the whispering, because we’re all suffering on one level or another. And so many of us suffer alone.”