Completely new this year at the Woodstock Bookfest will be its first gathering of writers who specialize on the subject of autism, at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 36 Tinker Street, Woodstock.
Saturday, March 24: Struck by the presence of High Point Mountain looming outside her home, the natural world of the Catskill Mountains and her relationship with it became Straub’s bedrock. “I would not be who I am without this body of water and this mountain range.”
March 22-25: Author panels, readings, parties, workshops and more.
Saturday, March 24: “An Evening with Colm Tóibín” should be a treat. His novels are quiet and intense, but in person, Tóibín is warm and gregarious, cracking jokes and telling stories, able to speak at length and with insight about both the sublime possibilities of fiction and the nitty-gritty of the writing process.
Saturday, March 24: This year’s Woodstock Bookfest will feature the world premiere of Lost Dreams, a collaboration between the late writer John Hersey and his son Baird, a composer who lives in West Shokan.