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I’m not usually a fan of lightweight reading but in the summer I search for the lightest books I can find. No, I’m not reading bodice rippers and chick lit. I’m looking for books that only weigh a few ounces, really lightweight...
Thanks to NCPR listeners and ncpr.org visitors, plus Chris Robinson and John Ernst, we have an impressive list of recommendations here. You can still add your favorite titles in the comment section. You can email me at any time with book...
With this entry, we introduce you to Paul Graham who we hope to hear from on a regular basis on the Book Club pages and at All In. Paul teaches creative writing at St. Lawrence University and is a short-fiction and non-fiction writer. I asked Paul...
You live in the Adirondack North Country and you figure, “whew, safe from all those writers and literary types.” Ha! Not so. We have writers. Writers galore. Good ones, too. At the heart of literary life in this region, the Adirondack...
This Wednesday, February 13, Bill Rhoden will be giving a talk as a featured author in the SUNY Canton Living Writers Series. The talk begins at 6:30 pm in the Roos House on the SUNY Campus. We had hoped to bring Bill into our studio for a live...
News stories tagged with "writers"
by Sarah Harris
Plattsburgh, NY, May 22, 2012 — 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
by Betsy Kepes
Kingston, ON, Dec 16, 2011 — 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
Sep 20, 2011 — 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
Jul 27, 2011 — 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
Paul Smiths, NY, Apr 19, 2011 — 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
Brockville, ON, Oct 14, 2010 — 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
Essex, NY, Oct 12, 2010 — 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
Lake Clear, NY, Aug 13, 2010 — 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
by Brian Mann
May 30, 2008 — 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