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Hudson Hall Book Launch & Signing of Hudson Talbott’s “A Walk in the Words”, Aug 22

Hudson Hall presents Hudson Talbott’s Book Launch and Signing of “A Walk in the Words”, on Sunday, August 22nd.

The event coincides with the final weekend of the first retrospective of his work, Hudson Talbott: River of Dreams at Hudson Hall.  Published by Penguin Random House and inspired by his own childhood, Talbott’s inspiring story vividly reveals the challenges – and ultimately the rewards–of being a non-mainstream kind of learner. Talbott is joined on stage by Lisa Dolan, founder of the Hudson Reads mentoring project and co-founder of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival.

When Hudson Talbott was a little boy, he loved drawing, and it came naturally to him. But reading? No way! One at a time, words weren’t a problem, but long sentences were a struggle. As his friends moved on to thicker books, he kept his slow reading a secret. But that got harder every year. He felt alone, lost, and afraid in a world of too many words. Fortunately, his love of stories wouldn’t let him give up. He started giving himself permission to read at his own pace, using the words he knew as stepping-stones to help draw him into a story. And he found he wasn’t so alone–in fact, lots of brilliant people were slow readers, too. Learning to accept the fact that everyone does things in their own unique way, and that was okay, freed him up and ultimately helped Hudson thrive and become the fabulous storyteller he is today.

Hudson Talbott has written and illustrated over 27 books for young readers in an illustrious career that spans 30 years. He has worked with Steven Spielberg on an animated film adaptation, and with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine on the book version of their hit musical Into the Woods. In 2009, his book River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River was named New York State’s Children’s Book of the Year and was later adapted into a children’s musical. Among Hudson’s many clients and patrons are The Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the New-York Historical Society. 

Lisa Dolan is a retired Literacy Coach currently employed as a Literacy Consultant. She is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival and the founder of Hudson Reads, a reading mentorship program for Hudson students.

DATES/TIMES: Sunday, August 22 / 4pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: Free
Reservations required and available at https://hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F1Q00000hwPkzUAE


PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders must wear masks to this event. All ticket holders above the age of 12 must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry. For the safety of our community, we are not making exceptions for for people over the age of 12 unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. Read our updated COVID policy here

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

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.

Sunday, September 23, 2018: 3pm


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

(518) 822-1438

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