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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

Learning to love farming, dirt and all

There are urban folks who spend weekends and summers on upstate New York farms. They're taken by the part-time charm of rural life. Then there are those, like Kristin Kimball, who give up the big city completely and fall in love with life in the country. Kimball was a freelance writer in New York City. Then she met a young farmer, and on an impulse, traded city bustle for the chance to live closer to the earth. Since 2003, Kristin and her husband Mark have run Essex Farms, a CSA among the rolling hills above Essex, New York. Todd Moe toured their farm this summer, during the peak harvest season, and talked with Kristin about her new book, The Dirty Life - On Farming, Food and Love. It chronicles the Kimballs' challenges and joys during the first year on their Champlain Valley farm.  Go to full article

Twain experts remember writer and his visit to the Adks

NCPR is media sponsor for "Mark Twain in the Adirondacks", commemorating Twain's visit to Lower Saranac Lake in 1901. Scholars, authors and admirers of Twain will gather tomorrow at Guggenheim Camp to draw a more intimate portrait of the writer and humorist, and explore his lasting influence and power to provoke. Todd Moe talks with Dr. Margaret Washington, a historian at Cornell University. She'll lead a discussion about Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" and give a talk titled, "Huckleberry Finn and the Reconstruction of Samuel Clemens."  Go to full article

Protecting and restoring what counts

The author of A Conservationist Manifesto joined co-hosts Ellen Rocco and Chris Robinson last night on NCPR's Readers and Writers. Todd Moe has more.  Go to full article
Halpern divides her time between Vermont and the Adirondacks
Halpern divides her time between Vermont and the Adirondacks

Author Sue Halpern: What we remember, why we forget

North Country writer Sue Halpern has spent decades exploring some of the most complicated tangles of science and human experience. She's written about the migrations of monarch butterflies, and the intimate experience of solitude. Her new book, Can't Remember What I Forgot, goes to the frontier of modern brain science. She decodes the way the brain stories memory and looks at new treatment for diseases like Alzheimer's. Halpern spoke this week with Brian Mann.  Go to full article

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