Tag: Author Series

Author Event at the Chatham Bookstore w/ Melania Levitsky Reading From “The Gold in the Ground,” Mar 7

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The Chatham Bookstore is hosting an Author Event with Melania Levitsky on Saturday, March 7th.

Levitsky, the associate Artistic Director of Walking the dog Theater, reads from her new children’s book, “The Gold in the Ground”, and presents the original illustrations. Based on a folk tale from Kazakhstan, The Gold in the Ground tells the story of a farmer and a shepherd finding a pot of gold that nobody wants. Artwork from the book will be on display through April 26.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, March 7, 2020 / 3pm

LOCATION: The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION: Free and Open to Everyone

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Author Event w/ Amy Bass at Chatham Library, Feb 22

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The Chatham Public Library’s Authors and Artists series presents Amy Bass, author of One Goal, and Those About Him Remained Silent on Saturday, February 22.

Emmy-award-winning writer Amy Bass will appear at the Chatham Public Library to give a talk on two of her books, including Those About Him Remained Silent: The Battle over W.E.B. Du Bois, which provides the first detailed account of the battle over Du Bois and his legacy, as well as a history of Du Bois’s early life in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Bass locates the roots of the hostility to memorialize Du Bois in a cold war worldview that reduced complicated politics to a vehement hatred of both communism and, more broadly, anti-Americanism. The town’s reaction was intensified, she argues, by the racism encoded within cold war patriotism. Her latest book is One Goal: a Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together, which tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state – and ultimately national – glory.

A history professor by day, Bass has written about sport and race for SlateSalonCNN Opinion, and The Christian Century, and has been seen on NBC’s TODAY Show and heard on NPR on shows that include Midday, Under the RadarThe Takeaway, and Only A Game. She has served as senior research supervisor for NBC Olympic Sports, winning an Emmy Award for her work at the London Olympics in 2012.

The Authors and Artists speakers series is sponsored by the Friends of the Chatham Public Library and features a wide variety of fascinating speakers. 

DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 22, 2020 / 12pm

LOCATION: Chatham Public Library
11 Woodbridge Ave
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION: Free and Open to the public

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Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
Phone: 518-392-3666

 

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OutHudson Pride Festival Begins w/ Book Reading at Spotty Dog, Jun 12

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The OutHudson Pride Festival kicks off next Wednesday with the Spotty Dog Book Reading with authors Camille Spencer and Karen Williams.

Karen Williams is a writer and psychotherapist who lives between New York City and the Berkshires. In addition to novels and short stories, she has published articles on the human-animal bond and was awarded the Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writer’s Association of America. She enjoys philosophical debates, and often asks the question we all ponder: is there a place for us beyond this life and, if so, can our dogs and cats come too? As the Crow Flies, a haunting romance with a good dose of humor and the right amount of spooky, is currently a finalist for a 2019 Golden Crown Literary Society award.

Camille Spencer grew up in Southern California during the 70s and 80s, where she spent two years as an art major in college only to switch mid-way to English Literature. She’s worked as a freelance copywriter and editor since 2001. In 2013, she began writing fiction on the side. Truth or Dare was published in 2018. Her second romance, On Second Thought, is slated for release in February of 2020. She currently lives in Western Massachusetts with her wife and their daughter.

DATE/TIME:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 / 7 – 9pm

LOCATION:
The Spotty Dog Books & Ale
440 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Free

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Author Talk w/ Local Author, Devin Franklin, at New Lebanon Library, Jun 6

unnamed.pngThe New Lebanon Library is hosting an Author Talk with local wilderness survival teacher and director of programming at the local Flying Deer Nature Center, Devon Franklin.

Franklin will visit the library to discuss his family-friendly book, Put On Your Owl Eyes!,  which is all about discovering the amazing secrets of nature in your back yard.

Join the library for a book talk with the author, a presentation and a Q&A about his work. Bring the family out to learn something new. Copies of his book will be available for purchase.Screen Shot 2019-06-02 at 3.39.44 PM

DATE/TIME:
Thursday, June 6, 2019 / 6:30pm

ADMISSION:
Free.

LOCATION:
New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125

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518-794-8844
leb@taconic.net

 

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Author Event at the Chatham Bookstore w/ Ruth Reichl Reading From ‘Save Me the Plums’, May 10

 

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Renowned food writer and restaurant critic Ruth Reichl shares her new memoir, “Save Me the Plums,” about her years as editor-in-chief at “Gourmet Magazine.” Published by Random House. A conversation with Thomas Chulak from the bookstore and Q & A follow a brief reading. Refreshments will be served.

DATE/TIME:
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 5pm – 7pm

LOCATION:
The Chatham Bookstore
27 Main Street
Chatham, NY 12037

ADMISSION:
Free

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facebook.com/thechathambookstore

 

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