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Adolfas Mekas with cinematic halo (Syd M)

The Mighty Mekas

A reading to celebrate the publication of the first volume of the diaries of the late filmmaker Adolfas Mekas willt take place on Wednesday, March 9, at Oblong Books & Music, 6422 Montgomery Street,…

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Douglas Brinkley to talk about FDR as a conservationist in Hyde Park

If you’ve ever visited Lake Taghkanic in Columbia County, you may have noticed the groves of stately pines, planted in orderly rows. They’re the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), a work-relief…

Photo of Robert Burke Warren by Mark Loete

Robert Burke Warren to launch first novel in Woodstock

Local singer/songwriter/stay-at-home dad Robert Burke Warren has penned a perfectly unbroken story of all the ways (or many of them, at least) that things can come undone. Some of these ways are instantaneous,…

Mark Wunderlich

Poets Mark Wunderlich & Eamon Grennan coming to New World Writers’ Night

For nearly a decade, the series now known as New World Writers’ Night has been tapping into the mid-Hudson Valley’s long tradition of area poets and prose writers. Two outstanding poets are on…

Lisa Phillips

Alt-Valentine’s Day author panel this Saturday in Woodstock

Does Valentine’s Day depress you because you’ve never found Mr. or Ms. Right? Maybe what you need to lift your spirits and make you feel less alone is what Woodstock’s Golden Notebook has…

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Todd Brewster discusses Lincoln’s Gamble at Hudson Opera House

Think that you got the gist of the struggle of America’s 16th president to get the emancipation of slaves written into law in the 2012 Steven Spielberg movie Lincoln, based on Doris Kearns…

Suzan Saxman (photo by Dion Ogust)

Psychic Suzan Saxman, novelist Alexander Chee at Golden Notebook in Woodstock

Woodstock’s ever-busy Golden Notebook hosts two author readings this weekend. On Saturday, February 6 at 4 p.m., the bookstore celebrates the town’s own seer-in-residence, Suzan Saxman, whose memoir The Reluctant Psychic has just come…

Carol Goodman

New Paltz professor Carol Goodman releases new suspense novel

Carol Goodman, a professor of Creative Writing at SUNY-New Paltz, has a long track record of authoring novels about campuses and towns in upstate New York that harbor dark secrets, some of them…

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Lovin’ spoonful: Joshua Vogel’s new book presents utensil-carving as metaphor

Josh Vogel makes beautiful wooden spoons, and in The Artful Wooden Spoon: How to Make Exquisite Keepsakes for the Kitchen he explains how he does it. But the book tells more than the…

Woodstock town historian Richard Heppner (Dion Ogust | Almanac Weekly)

Plumbing the depths in Richard Heppner’s Woodstock – Everyday History

Richard Heppner has what you’d call a passion for history – specifically local history: the common events and gathered lore that make up a sense of place. In our time, a sense of…

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