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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...
Betsy Kepes is covering the Kingston WritersFest for the station, but even the most avid reader must eat–and Kingston offers many options. In this second post from Betsy, we join her, at least vicariously, for a Burmese dinner. –ER...
Maybe you heard, word nerds are rebelling against the Associated Press. The AP recently released its latest Stylebook and – among other changes – declared the word “hopefully” an adjective. I know! Time for pitchforks and...
News stories tagged with "writers"
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
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
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
Mar 19, 2008 — British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke died in Sri Lanka at age 90 yesterday. He came to fame in the 1960s when his short story, "The Sentinel," was made into the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey. Clarke's descriptions of space travel and super-computers inspired readers and scientists. Parishville science fiction writer David Kyle told Todd Moe that he met Clarke back in the 1940s and maintained a lifelong friendship. Go to full article
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May 05, 2005 — Russell Banks is currently the state author of New York. He is the author of many novels including the Pulitzer Prize finalist in 1985, Continental Drift and a second Pulitzer Prize finalist, Cloudsplitter. Two of Banks' books, The Sweet Hereafter and Affliction have been adapted for film. There are also five short story collections to his credit. Banks has won many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, the John Dos Passos Award, and election to the American Academy of Fine Arts and Sciences. The weekend, Russell Banks will receive an honorary degree from Clarkson University. A couple of weeks ago he spoke with Chris Robinson, co-host of "Readers and Writers On-the-Air" and Professor in the School of Arts and Sciences at Clarkson. Go to full article