Tag: Author Series

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

MORE:
OutHudson.com
facebook.com/OutHudson
www.thespottydog.com

 

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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

MORE:
NewLebanonLibrary.org
facebook.com/NewLebanonLibraryNY
instagram.com/new_lebanon_library
twitter.com/NewLebanonLib
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

MORE:
ChathamBookStore.com
facebook.com/thechathambookstore

 

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Author Event w/ Peter Biskind at Chatham Library, Mar 23

Renowned film critic Peter Biskind will be at the Chatham Library to talk about his latest book, The Sky is Falling: How Vampires, Zombies, Androids, and Superheroes Made America Great For Extremism. Biskind is well known in Columbia County for programming films shown at the Crandall Theater and serving as the Executive Director of the annual FilmColumbia Festival.

51UMaulnQOL._SX310_BO1,204,203,200_Biskind is a cultural critic, film historian and former editor-in-chief of American Film magazine and executive editor of Premiere. His articles have appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Paris Match. He is currently a contributing editor to Vanity Fairand a staff writer for Esquire magazine.

He has published seven other books, including: Easy Riders, Raging Bulls: How the Sex, Drugs and Rock n’ Roll Generation Saved Hollywood; Down and Dirty Pictures: Miramax, Sundance and the Rise of Independent Film; Star: How Warren Beatty Seduced America; and My Lunches with Orson: Conversations between Henry Jaglom and Orson Welles.

A question and answer session, a reception, and a book signing will follow the talk.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, March 23, 2019 / 3:30pm

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

ADMISSION:
Free and Open to the public

MORE:
chatham.lib.ny.us/
facebook.com/ChathamNYPublicLibrary
Email: chathampubliclibrary@chatham.k12.ny.us
Phone: 518-392-3666

 

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Book Launch – ‘Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family’, Sep 23

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Hudson Hall at the historic Hudson Opera House is hosting a book launch for ‘Life Along The Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family’ by Pieter Estersohn.

Life Along the Hudson: The Historic Country Estates of the Livingston Family was written and photographed by Pieter Estersohn, with a foreword by John Winthrop Aldrich, and art direction and design by David Byars. The book was published by Rizzoli 2018.

Award-winning architecture and interiors photographer Pieter Estersohn will be joined by art director David Byars (who designed this book and is also deputy managing editor of Vogue), to present an insider’s view of majestic historic houses along the Hudson River at the launch event.

DATE/TIME:
Sunday, September 23, 2018: 3pm

ADMISSION:
Free

LOCATION:
Hudson Hall – Upstairs Performance Hall
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE:
www.hudsonhall.org
(518) 822-1438

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