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Reading Cleaning Nabokov’s House in Onkwedo (Ithaca Blog)

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Reading Cleaning Nabokov’s House in Onkwedo Author Leslie Daniels to Appear in Ithaca We knew nothing of the history of my childhood home, or rather the land it was built on, until we began to dig for the brick patio in the backyard. The first license plate showed up just days into the project, to [...]

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Children’s Literature Goes Wild at the Hyde Collection

Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are
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Children’s Literature at the Hyde Collection Learn How to Write a Children’s Book at the Hyde When you think of children’s authors, you probably think of Edward Lear, Shel Silverstein, Maurice Sendak, Richard Scarry and, of course, Dr. Seuss. Nothing opens up the imagination in a child’s mind like a good book and classics like [...]

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Creativity: An Interview with Poet Michael Czarnecki

Michael Czarnecki
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An Interview with Poet Michael Czarnecki 20 Days on Route 20: Poetry and Life on the Road By Aubree Cutkomp It was Michael Czarnecki’s junior year high school English teacher, Mr. Kerr, who first encouraged him to start writing poetry. Not only has he not stopped writing poetry since, but sixteen years ago he decided to [...]

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A Look Back at the Life and Work of Jeanne Robert Foster: Adirondack Poet and Model

Jeanne Robert Foster
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Jeanne Robert Foster, Adirondack Poet & Model A Look Back at the Life and Work of Jeanne Robert Foster Ford Madox Ford, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, and Ezra Pound are memorable names, to be sure. We see them as great, untouchable artists, far removed from the real world. Farther even, from our own small [...]

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Inside Yaddo: An Interview with Elaina Richardson and Lesley Leduc

Philip Roth at Yaddo
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Interview with Elaina Richardson and Lesley Leduc of Yaddo Since its inception at the turn of the century, the artist’s community Yaddo has hosted generations of America’s greatest writers, composers and artists of all forms. The names of these artists and the number of accolades they have received only further materialize Katrina Trask’s vision of [...]

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The 2011 Festival of Writers in Rensselaerville

Cheryl Diaz Meyer
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Festival of Writers: A Sense of Place, Rensselaerville Library Rensselaerville Library’s putting out all the stops this year for their Festival of Writers. Over the course of four days (July 28-31, 2011), authors, artists and community members will be gathering together to share their perspectives on what a sense of place means to them. Readings, [...]

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Add Some Shakespeare to Your Summer in Glens Falls: Shakespeare in City Park Reading Series

shakespeare in city park, red fox books
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“Reading Shakespeare in City Park” Series Underway in Glens Falls For over 50 years “Shakespeare in the Park” has been a hit in New York City’s Central Park with natives and visitors alike. This big apple tradition (and uncanny love for the playwright) has spawned similar Shakespeare events upstate and throughout the country over the [...]

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The Cast of “Jersey Shore”: Literary Aspirations

Snooki, JWOWW, The Situation and the gang from The Jersey Shore
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“Jersey Shore” Cast’s Literary Aspirations: A Shore Thing, Rules According to JWOWW, Here’s the Situation MTV’s now infamous “Jersey Shore” franchise gets something of a bad rap. I have never been its biggest fan, as all it has done in my life is to give the world at large a new set of jokes and stereotypes [...]

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Best Books for Spring and Summer 2011: The Top 25 Must Have Reads (Special Section on Local Authors)

Best Spring/Summer Books 2011
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25 Best Books for Spring and Summer 2011 Finally, the thaw is coming. What better way to shed that cold, harsh winter than grabbing a great book and heading to the park (soon to be the beach), and basking in the warmth and sunshine. To make things easier, we’ve compiled a list of our Best [...]

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A Trip to the Herman Melville House in Lansingburgh

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The Herman Melville House in Lansingburgh Despite its name, The Herman Melville House is first and foremost the headquarters of the Lansingburgh Historical Society. It was founded in 1965 to fulfill the need for an organization to collect, preserve and publicize the community’s heritage. Situated on the southeast corner of First Avenue and 114th Street, [...]

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