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Alice Munro’s distinguished literary career has just been recognized with this year’s Nobel Prize for Literature. Readers who like the short story format are almost certainly familiar with that name, as Munro has long been considered one...
Admiral Richard Byrd writes about solitude in his 1938 memoir ALONE. I read a battered copy of ALONE a few summers ago when I was hauling around a heavy pack and tools, doing wilderness trail work. Reading that book made my hardships seem trivial....
The United States is such a big player on the world stage that sometimes other countries are grateful for a space where Americans cannot intrude. This may be especially true on the cultural stage. So it was huge news in the book world when the Man...
Thanks to the folks at the Adirondack Center for Writing we now have a map that shows the locations of Adirondack references in important literary works. It’s fun. From the ACW website: If you live in the Adirondacks or are planning a...
Some backpackers don’t bring books with them on the trail, preferring to completely immerse themselves in the experience of being in the wild. I imagine these purists saying to me, “Why do you need to read escapist sci-fi when...
News stories tagged with "literature"
Aug 10, 2010 — Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, can't stand the taste of most goat cheese. But, she thoroughly enjoyed Brad Kessler's new book Goat Song: A Seasonal Life, A Short History of Herding, and the Art of Making Cheese. It's part memoir, part how-to and part history. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Paul Smiths, NY, Jul 13, 2010 — People from around the region are collaboratively writing a short story this summer. The Adirondack Center for Writing's Nathalie Costa Thill talks with Todd Moe about a new community writing project that needs your input. "Adirondack Summer Shorts: And then what Happened?" is an on-line story that invites contributions from everyone. Follow the adventures of Carl and Charlene on their summer trip to the Adirondacks. You pick up the story where a previous writer left off. Nathalie Costa Thill says art and much of writing is collaborative. Go to full article
by Todd Moe
Inlet, NY, Jul 13, 2010 — New writers who want to break into the book publishing world are invited to the 2010 Adirondack Writing Summit at the Woods Inn in Inlet, August 15th-26th. It's a program designed to help aspiring writers and those who want to boost their career to new levels. It'll include daily coaching classes, one-on-one sessions with editors and publishers and interviews with bestselling authors. Todd Moe spoke with David Hazard, the summit's coordinator, who says the program is being held in the Adirondacks because it's one of the most inspiring wilderness areas in the country. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Jul 06, 2010 — It's our annual Readers and Writers Summer Reading Call-in. Staff, guests and listeners hare the best beach reads and whatever else is on the summer reading bookshelf. Hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson are joined by book maven John Ernst. A compiled reading list will be available in a few days. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Apr 13, 2010 — Our book reviewer, Betsy Kepes, was never quite sure how karma differed from dharma or what tradition used the yin-yang circle. She found some answers in a book by a retired minister and religious studies professor from Canton. She reviews Wade Wheelock's Considering the Asian Religions, A Guide to Understanding, Evaluating and Appreciating. Go to full article
Merrickville-Wolford, ON, Apr 06, 2010 — In Remembering the Bones, Ottawa writer Frances Itani imagines the long life of a woman in a fictional Ontario town, a village somewhere between Kingston and Ottawa. Betsy Kepes has this review. Go to full article
Lunenburg, ON, Mar 23, 2010 — In the 1950's, the Seaway power project created jobs for thousands of Americans and Canadians. It also flooded one hamlet on the south side of the river and six villages in Canada. Canadian writer, Maggie Wheeler, incorporates the history of this changed area in her new mystery, On a Darkling Plain. Betsy Kepes has this review. Go to full article
Jan 13, 2010 — Kim Barnes, A Country Called Home. The Washington Post selected this as one of the best novels of 2009; the New York Times hailed Barnes for her descriptive writing about the American frontier. She is a past Pulitzer finalist for her memoir. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Dec 07, 2009 — This year, we've timed our reading list call-in as a resource for last-minute holiday shoppers. Once again, we'll invite your suggestions for winter reading and gift giving, for book lovers of all ages. The list will be available on our website or, by request, mailed as a hard copy. Co-hosts for this show: Ellen Rocco, Chris Robinson, Rick Hunter, and John Ernst--plus, of course, our listeners. Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 03, 2009 — Bass Cathedral is the most recent work from the poet/novelist/cultural observer and seeker. Mackey has produced an extraordinary body of work based in jazz, poetry and prose, propelled by a curiosity and fervor that reaches back to the Middle Passage. Hosts Chris Robinson and Theo Hummer. Go to full article