frank @

Holocaust literature for young & old focus of Resnick Lectures in New Paltz

This season’s lineup for the Louis and Mildred Resnick Lecture Series will focus on “Holocaust Literature for Young and Old: Crossover Novels and Memoir” – a series title that not only fits the…

quill Walt Stoneburner @

Oncology Support Memoir Group at Benedictine

When cancer knocks on your door, you open it and walk out into a wholly different world – one of devastating fear, pain and loss, and one (here’s the surprise) of remarkable possibility:…

(Photo by Dion Ogust)

Death Café convenes in Kingston

In most settings, serious talk of one’s mortality would be a conversation-stopper: a downer, a real bummer that would cause people to move politely away from you. Not so at a Death Café…

(Photo by Alan Fetahi)

A Bend in the Crick of Time in Saugerties

You might well wonder: What exactly is a “crick,” and how does it get bent in time? The dictionary gives us “a painful cramp or muscle spasm”; also, “a Northern variation of creek.”…

Author Bruce Littlefield (right) and his partner Scott Stewart. (photo by Rochelle Riservato)

Golden Notebook in Woodstock hosts Bruce Littlefield this Saturday

Of all the reports written by newcomers to the Hudson Valley – I’m referring to metropolitans whose enchantment with life upstate induces them to give up their weekends and big chunks of money…

her @

Woodstock Writers Festival to feature Christa Parravani

Sympathetic resonance between twin siblings fascinates us. Reports of one twin’s experience being felt by the other, or of both twins responding to a stimulus in the exact same way, such as making…

The Golden Notebook in Woodstock (photo by Dion Ogust)

Turn up the volumes

Before you bemoan the total disappearance of the small-time bookseller who tends to the printed word and offers full shelves of hardcopy of the same, look around your town, on corners and down…

Woodstock Writers’ Festival director Martha Frankel. (photo by Franco Vogt)

Martha Frankel’s sneak peek of the Woodstock Writers’ Festival

Author Martha Frankel directs the local annual literary bacchanal called the Woodstock Writers’ Festival (WWF). The catchphrase this year is “Reading, Writing and Revelry,” to indicate the party atmosphere that will extend over three-and-one-quarter…

Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland.

Maiden voyages: Eighty Days author to speak in Woodstock & Rhinebeck

In his newly released true adventure titled Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History-Making Race around the World, Matthew Goodman tracks the remarkable journeys of two young women. Each took up the…

vday

Hudson Valley V-Day shows & One Billion Rising events

Many of us enjoy the peace and freedom of a violence-free life. But some of us don’t – specifically, one-third of the entire female population on the planet. The statistics are shocking. One…

Hudson Valley Almanac Weekly © 2014 All Rights Reserved

An Ulster Publishing publication