Saturday, June 25, 2016 from 7-9:30 PM in Gould Hall at View.
Adirondack Authors Evening gives local, regional, and internationally recognized authors and up-and-coming writers opportunity to read their work to a receptive audience. This event includes book signings, wine and hors d’ oeuvres, scheduled author readings, and an open mic night to create an overall fun, comfortable, and enjoyable community experience, collaboration, and conversation.
Six published authors will read their work at the event. By pairing published author readings with an open mic opportunity it creates a venue for conversation and collaboration between published authors and their audience as well as giving aspiring writers the chance to communicate their work to these authors and other audience members.
The open mic opportunity is open to any writer who wishes to participate. Participants will have five minutes to read their work. There will be a station to sign up for the open mic opportunity at the event and you will be introduced and called on to stage to read your work! There is no restrictions to what you can write about as long as it is an original piece.
This event allows creative poetry, non-fiction, and fiction works to become a cohesive narrative between important human topics such as place, gender, and the environment allowing for multiple perspectives and points of view to come to the fore and integrate themselves into a greater community dialogue.
Emceeing the event is internationally known writing coach, David Hazard.
David Hazard is the founder of ASCENT, an international coaching program for authors, with clients worldwide. He has been an author, publishing consultant, and writing and creativity coach since 1979, developing bestselling lines of books for numerous publishers. He has written more than 30 books of his own, including several award winning and international bestselling titles. His 1984 book, Blood Brothers, led to three Nobel Peace Prize nominations for its subject, Dr. Elias Chacour, and is now published in 29 languages. Hazard, also, teaches writing workshops at View. To find out more about David Hazard and his programs click here.
Featured authors include…
Mary Sanders Shartle
Mary Sanders Shartle is poet and fiction writer. Her novel about a woman living alone in the Adirondacks: Truth and Legend of Lily Martindale (SUNY Press) was published in April 2014 and has won national and regional awards, including the American Library Association “IndieFab” award for best book of fiction and the “IPPY” gold medal for best book of fiction in the Northeastern US. She was awarded a 2007 individual artist’s grant from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency, to complete the book. To find out more about Mary Sanders Shartle click here.
Lorraine Duvall is a regular contributor to the Adirondack Almanack where she posts articles on her Park experiences. She is currently writing a book about paddling the waters of the Adirondack lakes and rivers, the history of the misuse of our water resources and the successes we’ve had protecting and making available to the public our wilderness lakes. In 2014 she published her memoir, And I Know Too Much To Pretend, where she writes about the choices she made growing up during the feminist movement of the 60s and 70s, and her yearning to be a part of the Adirondacks. To find out more about Lorraine Duvall click here.
Marilyn McCabe’s new book of poems, Glass Factory was published by The Word Works in spring 2016. Her poem “On Hearing the Call to Prayer Over the Marcellus Shale on Easter Morning” was awarded A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize, fall 2012, and appeared in the Los Angeles Review. McCabe blogs about writing and reading, visit here blog here.
David Crews has a collection of poems titled Circadian Rhythm published with The Paulinskill Poetry Project (2014), as well as a poetry chapbook titled High Peaks published with RA Press (2015). High Peaks catalogs the hiking of “The 46ers” in New York’s Adirondack State Park. His poems have appeared in The Southeast Review, Berkeley Poetry Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Wisconsin Review, Paterson Literary Review, and others. His essays can be found in Adanna Literary Journal and SPECTRUM. Crews received an MFA in Poetry from Drew University, serves as Editor for The Stillwater Review, and has twice been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He both teaches and lives in northwest New Jersey. To find out more about David Crews click here.
Becky Harblin grew up in Peru, NY. Harblin has published poems in several online journals, and in 2012 Glover Publishing released a small book of her poems, Eating The Bread of This World. She is a poet, wellness practitioner, artist, herbalist, and outdoorswoman. Her belief is that we don’t own the land, we belong to it. She has spent a winter alone in the woods with only the barest necessities, has rescued animals, and has worked in NYC at The New Yorker. To find out more about Becky Harblin visit her Facebook page Poetry by Becky Harblin.
Jeanne Selander-Miller is the author of a series of memoirs. A Breath Away was published in 2012, A Million Miles from Home in 2013, and The Healing Path Home in 2014. This series has earned her many awards and honors including being the Honorary Speaker at the United Nations International Women’s Day Conference, Winner of Best Spiritual Book at the London Book Festival, Honorable Mention at the New York City Book Festival, Visionary Authors Award at Braveheart Women’s Conference, and more. She is co-owner of Sister’s Bistro in Old Forge, NY and has roots around the country. To find out more about Jeanne Selander-Miller click here.
Their will also be the Branches, Brambles, and Roots exhibition opening reception from 5-7PM that evening before the reading.
Hope to see you at the event!