Fun Stuff

Tomorrow I’m going to ART OMI to watch the writers-in-residence read from their work, followed by a BBQ!

I’m also really looking forward to the Hudson Valley Literary Festival, which is happening at the Hudson Opera House, right down the street from where I live.  Here’s the info:

Saturday, May 21, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Buy small press books and literary magazine and meet people who publish them at HOH. Presented by The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, with Fence Books, Hudson Wine Merchants, & HOH. Free.

The 6th Annual Hudson Valley Literary Festival: All LIT Up is back after a one-year hiatus. The daylong festival, produced by The Council of Literary Magazines and Presses, with The Hudson Opera House and Hudson Wine Merchants, celebrates literature and literary publishing. From 11 AM – 4 PM a Literary Magazine & Small Press Book Fair will take place at the Hudson Opera House (327 Warren Street). Hundreds of books and magazines published by regional and national independent literary publishers will be on sale for only $2 an issue and $4 a book, with many publishers there to meet & greet! Shoppers can discover hundreds of literary publications they would never see in a single store and take advantage of the bargain prices.

At 5 PM a reading & reception at Hudson Wine Merchants (341½ Warren Street) will feature Rebecca Wolff, Jonathan Dixon, and Monica Youn. Rebecca Wolff is the author of three books of poems (Manderley, Figment, The King) and a forthcoming novel called The Beginners. Jonathan Dixon is the author of Beaten, Seared, and Sauced, a memoir of his recent education at the Culinary Institute of America. Monica Youn’s second poetry collection Ignatz, was a 2010 finalist for the National Book Award. A wine and cheese reception will follow the readings.

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