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Fiction/Memoir
15 January 2022 07:43PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

With apologies to T.S. Eliot in “The Wasteland” January, not April, is the cruelest month. The holidays and their celebrations, the food and lights, are over and spring is still far in the future. Hope seems to require a leap of faith, especially in the…

15 January 2022 07:43PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

With apologies to T.S. Eliot in “The Wasteland” January, not April, is the cruelest month. The holidays and their celebrations, the food and lights, are over and spring is still far in the future. Hope seems to require a leap of faith, especially in the…

15 January 2022 01:01PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

GHENT, N.Y. — A few years ago an editor of mine referred to “DIY” in regard to the subject of some story I was writing. I stared at her blankly.

I had no idea what she was talking about. “Do It Yourself,” she explained as she…

15 January 2022 01:01PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

GHENT, N.Y. — A few years ago an editor of mine referred to “DIY” in regard to the subject of some story I was writing. I stared at her blankly.

I had no idea what she was talking about. “Do It Yourself,” she explained as she…

15 January 2022 10:50AM
Gina Hyams

www.spencertownacademy.org

Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents an in-person memoir-writing workshop with Elizabeth Diggs. The class will meet for six sessions at the Academy from February 1 through March 8 on Tuesdays between 3:00pm to 5:00pm. The Academy has installed Blueair HealthProtect 7470 air purifiers…

15 January 2022 09:45AM
Jamie Cat Callan

Back in the late 1980′s, on the heels of some success with my young adult novels, I made the decision to move my writerly enterprise across the country to La La Land. Yes, I wanted to live the whole glamorous Hollywood life.

And so, we…

10 January 2022 02:01PM
Jennifer Browdy

www.tlanetwork.org/event-4581717

Give yourself the gift of a weekend memoir writing retreat—from the comfort of your own home!

Veteran college professor and award-winning memoirist Jennifer Browdy, PhD, offers an intensive series of five writing workshops on the weekend of January 14 – 16, carefully designed to stimulate…

8 January 2022 01:51PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

Santa brought me some nice gifts this year. Hey, thanks for asking! They included a metal detector to scour our property for buried treasure, a handsome sweater and a couple of Teflon raclette trays that go directly onto a grill or into the fireplace. Raclette’s…

8 January 2022 01:51PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

Santa brought me some nice gifts this year. Hey, thanks for asking! They included a metal detector to scour our property for buried treasure, a handsome sweater and a couple of Teflon raclette trays that go directly onto a grill or into the fireplace. Raclette’s…

8 January 2022 12:01PM
Jamie Cat Callan

Here’s a photograph I took of my daughter when she was ten years old. No, it’s not for Halloween. Callan wore her angel/fairy wings every day. And why not? She also colored her hair pink and painted her boots a rainbow…

5 January 2022 12:56PM

Wednesday, January 19
6:00 – 7:15pm

The New-York Historical Society honors the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)—the trailblazing Supreme Court justice and cultural icon—with a special exhibition and virtual presentation in fall 2021, based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name. A traveling…

5 January 2022 09:21AM

Monday, January 10
6:00 – 7:00pm

Join us for the last of a series of history programs on FDR, presented by Jeff Urbin, educator from the Roosevelt Presidential Museum and Library in Hyde Park.

This presentation tells the story of the Pack Horse Library initiative, a little known…

4 January 2022 12:49PM
Jennifer Browdy

birthyourtrueststory.com

Whether you write fiction or memoir, you use words to create historically accurate, lively, detailed representations of specific places and time periods. In this 90-minute online writing class, on Sunday January 9 from 12 – 1:30 Eastern, professor and memoirist Jennifer Browdy, PhD joins novelist…

3 January 2022 11:42AM
Gina Hyams

www.spencertownacademy.org

UPDATE: Due to popular demand, a second reading/Q&A/book signing has been added on Saturday, January 8 at 3:30pm. Admission is free, but advance reservations are required via www.spencertownacademy.org.

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Spencertown, New York–Spencertown Academy Arts Center will celebrate the publication of a biographical-memoir by its former…

2 January 2022 12:11PM
Jamie Cat Callan

After my father’s funeral, I stayed on at Papa Callan’s house for a couple more weeks. I cleaned and dusted and did lots of laundry. I packed up my own belongings–my books and papers, my yoga mat, my ukulele, my paintbrushes and paints…

1 January 2022 05:53PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

There are lots of ways to measure success in life. But I like to think that one of them is raising children that share your cultural preferences. Two recent events filled me with pride, though credit should probably go less to me than the geniuses…

28 December 2021 04:37PM
Jennifer Browdy

jenniferbrowdy.punchpass.com/classes/9809955

Award-winning memoirist Jennifer Browdy, PhD and novelist Audrey Kalman team up to offer a special free online writing workshop for the New Year!

In this hour-long workshop, part of the on-going online Birth Your Truest Story class, we’ll spend some time re-envisioning the story you…

26 December 2021 07:48PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

The dirty little secret of holiday journalism is that it’s written days, weeks even months in advance. Journalists, like everybody else, would prefer to be doing something else Christmas Day than sitting at a keyboard pounding out a story or chasing down leads.

Christmas has many…

26 December 2021 07:48PM
Ralph Gardner Jr.

The dirty little secret of holiday journalism is that it’s written days, weeks even months in advance. Journalists, like everybody else, would prefer to be doing something else Christmas Day than sitting at a keyboard pounding out a story or chasing down leads.

Christmas has many…

25 December 2021 03:21PM
Jamie Cat Callan

It’s a sad holiday season for me. And yet, I know Papa Callan would have wanted me to find laughter, even in the midst of the tears.
When I look at this photo of my Dad from a few years ago, I can’t help but…

22 December 2021 12:07PM

www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/books/the-dreamcatcher-codes-barbara-newman-first-book/article_a3f74390-4d46-11ec-8507-27a30f4d43ec.html

NEW MARLBOROUGH — It all started with a dream.

With a background in film and journalism, Barbara Newman didn’t expect to end up in advertising, but that’s where she spent 15 years of her career. While driving down the road one day, the New Marlborough resident…

22 December 2021 12:07PM

www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/books/the-dreamcatcher-codes-barbara-newman-first-book/article_a3f74390-4d46-11ec-8507-27a30f4d43ec.html

NEW MARLBOROUGH — It all started with a dream.

With a background in film and journalism, Barbara Newman didn’t expect to end up in advertising, but that’s where she spent 15 years of her career. While driving down the road one day, the New Marlborough resident…

22 December 2021 12:07PM

www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/books/the-dreamcatcher-codes-barbara-newman-first-book/article_a3f74390-4d46-11ec-8507-27a30f4d43ec.html

NEW MARLBOROUGH — It all started with a dream.

With a background in film and journalism, Barbara Newman didn’t expect to end up in advertising, but that’s where she spent 15 years of her career. While driving down the road one day, the New Marlborough resident…

22 December 2021 12:07PM

www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/books/the-dreamcatcher-codes-barbara-newman-first-book/article_a3f74390-4d46-11ec-8507-27a30f4d43ec.html

NEW MARLBOROUGH — It all started with a dream.

With a background in film and journalism, Barbara Newman didn’t expect to end up in advertising, but that’s where she spent 15 years of her career. While driving down the road one day, the New Marlborough resident…

22 December 2021 12:07PM

www.berkshireeagle.com/arts_and_culture/books/the-dreamcatcher-codes-barbara-newman-first-book/article_a3f74390-4d46-11ec-8507-27a30f4d43ec.html

NEW MARLBOROUGH — It all started with a dream.

With a background in film and journalism, Barbara Newman didn’t expect to end up in advertising, but that’s where she spent 15 years of her career. While driving down the road one day, the New Marlborough resident…

 

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