Canton, NY, Dec 06, 2012 — "Readers and Writers" co-host Chris Robinson talks with Phil LaMarche about his book, American Youth. LaMarche is a professor of English at SUNY-Canton and directs the Living Writers Series.
His debut novel has won wide acclaim. It's the tale of a teenager in southern New England who is confronted by a terrible moral dilemma following a firearms accident in his home. This tragedy earns him the admiration of a gang of boys at his school. It's been called a classic portrait of a young man struggling with the idea of identity and responsibility. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Dec 05, 2012 — There's no avoiding social media these days--even if you're not on the internet, TV commercials urge you to like companies on Facebook or follow them on Twitter, newscasters read influential people's tweets on the air, and if you're not on Facebook, well, you're in for a lot of funny looks.
If you run a business or an organization, pressure to have an active social media "presence" can be intense--but the benefits you actually get from that presence may not be anywhere near as huge as what you were led to expect. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 16, 2012 — Our guest is Louise Penny, author of the award-winning Quebec mystery series, featuring inspector Armand Gamache and the idyllic town of Three Pines. Like all the previous books in the series, the latest, The Beautiful Mystery, is on bestseller lists across North America. It's also been nominated for CBC Radio's Canada Reads series. Jackie Sauter and Betsy Kepes host. Go to full article
Potsdam, NY, Nov 13, 2012 — Community Performance Series in Potsdam has launched a project to benefit area school libraries. CPS is asking patrons to donate favorite books -- from every genre -- as... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 13, 2012 — SUNY Canton will host Chicago writer Adam Levin on Wednesday night as part of their "Living Writers Reading Series." Levin is the author of the award-winning The...Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 08, 2012 — Our annual winter books call-in is hosted by Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson, with guest book maven John Ernst. Callers and visitors share their favorite picks for holiday... Go to full article
Keene Valley, NY, Oct 11, 2012 — Tom Smith grew up in Connecticut, but his family has owned land in Keene Valley for four generations. He was drafted in 1968 and flew helicopters in Vietnam. Smith saw lots... Go to full article
Kingston, ON, Sep 26, 2012 — Writers and readers are gathering in Kingston this week for the annual celebration of books and writing. NCPR's book reviewer Betsy Kepes spoke with artistic director Merilyn... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Sep 25, 2012 — Memoirist Mary Karr was our guest. She talked with hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson about Lit, third in her series of personal explorations that began with... Go to full article
Tupper Lake, NY, Sep 11, 2012 — The outdoors and natural beauty are draws for many communities in the Adirondacks. According to the author of a new book, Rising from the Swamp, a source of pride for... Go to full article