Monday, September 10, 2012

Author Russell Banks Event On Thursday

The Adirondack Center for Writing (ACW) and Paul Smith’s College will host an evening with author Russell Banks on Thursday, September 13 at 7:30pm at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. Banks will read and discuss his latest novel, Lost Memory of  Skin.  A prolific writer of fiction, Russell Banks’s other titles include The Darling, The Sweet Hereafter, Cloudsplitter, Rule of the Bone, Affliction, Success Stories, and Continental Drift.

The reading starts at 7:30pm and is free to Paul Smith’s College faculty and students, $5 general admission. Books will be for sale, provided by Bookstore Plus of Lake Placid, and there will be a book signing before and after the reading.

Before the reading there will be a special event of non-alcoholic specialty drinks and appetizers with the author. Cost of the pre-reading event is $25 and benefits the Adirondack Center for Writing, a grass-roots literary organization. Contact ACW to reserve your space at or 518-327-6278.

Past authors featured in the Visiting Author Series sponsored by Paul Smith’s College and Adirondack Center for Writing have included Rick Moody, Andrea Barrett, Terry Tempest Williams, William Kennedy, Steven Millhauser, and Alistair McLeod.

The Adirondack Center for Writing  is an independent non-profit dedicated to promoting literature and providing educational opportunities and support to both aspiring and established writers in the Adirondack region. ACW organizes workshops, conferences, and readings throughout the year in locations all around the Adirondack Park. The Adirondack Center for Writing is supported by membership and public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

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