Posts Tagged ‘local author’

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum upcoming lectures

Whallonsburg Grange Lyceum series
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-The final two lectures in the Whallonsburg Grange Winter Lyceum series, “Author! Author!” will present two local authors with new books on very different topics. On Tuesday, March 19 at 7pm, Lorraine Duvall, an award-winning author who writes on her love of the Adirondacks, will discuss her newest memoir about the Styles Brook in the towns of Keene and Jay, near where she lives. This tributary drops around 2,500 feet as it descends five miles to the East Branch of the Ausable River from its origin on Jay Mountain.

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Saturday, February 24, 2024

John Sasso publishes first ‘History and Legends’ book

john sasso book cover

“These mountains have seen things’”

Ever since he began hiking the mountains of the  Adirondacks, John Sasso has been intrigued with the artifacts he would stumble upon, such as iron bolts from  old land surveys, remnants of long-gone logging camps,  mysterious woods roads, and stone foundations.  

The questions those finds provoked: “What was here?” “What was their purpose?” and “Where did the name come from?” led him to research and write about the often-surprising and always entertaining answers he’s found over the years. 

The first volume in a planned series, this book shares the fascinating stories behind the mountains of the Northern Adirondacks and, it is hoped, will lead to a deeper appreciation of this unique and remarkable area. 

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

A Conversation with Dr. Alice Green

Outsider: Stories of Growing Up Black in the Adirondacks

What: Port Henry’s 20th Century African American Community: A Conversation with Dr. Alice Green

When: 4-5 p.m.Feb. 27 

Where: Virtual, via Zoom

Description:A conversation on Zoom with author Dr. Alice P. Green about her recent book, “Outsider: Stories of Growing Up Black in the Adirondacks.” “Outsider” details her experiences as her family grappled with poverty, race, and acceptance in the mid-20th-century Champlain Valley. Green’s book chronicles her experiences growing up in Essex County after her father started working at Republic Steel’s Witherbee-Sherman iron ore mines as part of the Great Migration. While Green’s family was one of only two Black families in the hamlet of Witherbee, the nearby community of Port Henry had a thriving Black community centered on Elizabeth Street.

Green will share stories of growing up in Witherbee and spending time in Port Henry, connecting buildings and places of significance to Port Henry and the surrounding area’s African American community.

Organized by Adirondack Architectural Heritage (AARCH). Click here to register


Monday, October 2, 2023

Author Tim Rowland on Investigating the Regional Housing Crisis

Saranac Lake, NY—Adirondack Center for Writing’s monthly “Friday Night Writes” is a happy hour of writing, reading, and networking before the weekend. On Friday, October 6, ACW will provide space, prompts, inspiration, and resources for writers from 3 – 7 PM, extending hours for the village-wide First Friday celebration. In addition to opening the space for writers to drop-in, at 6PM ACW will welcome bestselling author and Adirondack Explorer reporter, Tim Rowland for a discussion of his ongoing investigation into the regional housing crisis. » Continue Reading.


Sunday, August 2, 2020

Old Forge Hardware hosts ‘Filthy Beasts’ author Kirkland Hamill

Author and seasonal Adirondack resident Kirkland Hamill’s memoir “Filthy Beasts” was recently published by Simon & Schuster, and Hamill will be giving a book signing Aug. 5 at the Old Forge Hardware Store.

Hamill has written for Salon and The Advocate, and was formerly the chief development and marketing officer at the National Center for Family Philanthropy. When not in the Adirondacks, he lives in Baltimore, Md., with his husband, Dave, and a dog named Blue. 

In a *starred review* from Kirkus, the memoir is called “a stunning, deeply satisfying story about how we outlive our upbringings. FILTHY BEASTS is a story not just about what makes us who we are, but what we decide to leave behind when we embark on the path of self-discovery. 

The synopsis of the book, as provided by the publisher:

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