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Readers, writers gather in Kingston, Ontario

NCPR is media sponsor for the Fifth Annual Kingston Writers Fest. The event kicks off Wednesday evening with featured speaker Margaret Atwood. Dozens of nationally and internationally known writers will be in Kingston for five days of events this week that will help them connect with readers. Artistic Director Marilyn Simonds told Todd Moe that the event will include book launches, readings and workshops for all ages and genres.  Go to full article
The organization Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, or TAUNY, in Canton will host a free book release party for <i>North Country Reflections</i> and <i>Adirondack Reflections</i>, on Thursday at 7 pm.
The organization Traditional Arts in Upstate New York, or TAUNY, in Canton will host a free book release party for North Country Reflections and Adirondack Reflections, on Thursday at 7 pm.

Books: Adirondack and North Country Reflections

In a new collection of essays, writers who live in the Adirondack North Country have shared their experiences about what it's like to be part of the landscape or a local community. The two volumes, North Country Reflections and Adirondack Reflections are filled with essays about life in our region. They were edited by Neal Burdick and Maurice Kenny. NCPR station manager Ellen Rocco wrote the Foreword for both books.

Neal Burdick says our region has been written about since it was first visited by Europeans hundreds of years ago. Yet for most of the intervening centuries, few of those writers lived in this corner of America that is both demanding and rewarding. Burdick told Todd Moe that's changed in recent years.  Go to full article
Adam Levin. Photo courtesy the author
Adam Levin. Photo courtesy the author

Chicago writer Adam Levin visits SUNY Canton

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 Instructions, praised for its dark humor, and is out with a new collection of short stories, Hot Pink. Todd Moe spoke with him about his intense writing habits--sometimes 12 hours at a stretch--and the inspiration for his brand of fiction.

Levin will give a reading at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at SUNY Canton's Kingston theatre as part of their Living Writers Reading Series. Admission is free and open to everyone.  Go to full article

Preview: Kingston WritersFest

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 Simonds, who says the event includes with both emerging and world class authors.  Go to full article
The first issue of the Saranac Review
The first issue of the Saranac Review

Saranac Review poems nominated for Pushcart Prize

The Saranac Review is a literary journal published at SUNY Plattsburgh. Since 2004, the journal has slowly built a name for itself in the literary community. And this spring it received a big honor: two poems featured in the journal were nominated for the prestigious Pushcart Prize. Sarah Harris has our story.  Go to full article

Book review: "Breakfast at the Exit Cafe"

Though Canadian writers Merilyn Simonds and Wayne Grady live near the border in Kingston, Ontario neither of them had traveled in the United States. A long road trip seemed an excellent way to explore the landscape and attitudes of their southern neighbor. Betsy Kepes has this review of their new book, Breakfast at the Exit Cafe.  Go to full article

Writers, readers gather in Kingston, Ontario

More than 60 nationally and internationally known writers will be in Kingston for four days of events this week that will help them connect with readers. The Third Annual Kingston WritersFest begins Thursday and will include book launches, readings and workshops for all ages and genres. Todd Moe talks with Merilyn Simonds, Artistic Director for the festival.  Go to full article
Rick "R.M." Doyon at his summer home along the St. Lawrence River.
Rick "R.M." Doyon at his summer home along the St. Lawrence River.

Books: "Upcountry"

Todd Moe talks with writer R.M. Doyon about his new book, Upcountry, set in upstate New York. The novel revolves around the serious issue of spousal abuse. But it's also the story about how two sisters come together and how there is a rebirth and redemption in their lives.  Go to full article

Writer's group moving to new home at Paul Smiths VIC

The Adirondack Center for Writing is moving to the Paul Smiths VIC early next month. Todd Moe talks with executive director Nathalie Thill about how its new space will allow writers to better explore the relationship between art, nature and the environment.  Go to full article

Writers, readers gather in Brockville

Some of the region's top writers will gather with readers at the Thousand Islands Writers Festival in Brockville, Ontario this weekend. Readings, book signings and question/answer sessions get started on Friday afternoon at Brockville's First Presbyterian Church. Todd Moe spoke with co-organizer Russ Disotell, a writer and columnist in Brockville, who says the weekend event will feature readings and discussions with nine extraordinary writers in genres that include fiction, non-fiction and children's.  Go to full article

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