Fall events: authors out of their lairs, books abound
You’re an avid reader, perhaps a journeyman writer yourself, and you’re curious about the people who write the books you love. You’re in luck. So much going on around northern New York, Ontario, and northwestern Vermont this fall and winter.
You may know that NCPR is media sponsor for the Kingston WritersFest 2012, September 26-30. What an amazing line up of writers and events, with Canada’s literary lion, Michael Ondaatje, who has written more than a dozen volumes of fiction and poetry, headlining a reading and conversation on Wednesday, September 26. Joining Ondaatje that evening, Teju Cole, whose debut novel Open City has earned him international recognition. Do use the link to visit the festival website where you’ll find a complete schedule of events, biographies of the many authors participating, and deep literary background information and links.
BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL
Burlington hosts the 8th annual festival, September 21-23. Visit the festival website for details about events and participating authors. The great line up includes Words Come Alive! Workshops for Families; Millennial Writers on Stage; and much more.
Throughout the fall and winter, local colleges and organizations sponsor writers’ series–bringing authors onto campus or into community venues.
St. Lawrence University hosts a series that brings writers to campus each month for most of the academic year. These readings are all free and open to the public.
SUNY Canton debuts an authors series this fall with a line up that includes Mary Karr on September 25 (use this link to join our conversation about Karr’s memoir, Lit); fiction and non-fiction writer Daniel Torday on October 17; and, Adam Levin on November 14, who was a finalist in 2010 for the National Jewish Book Award for Fiction. Each of these readings starts at 7:30 pm in the Kingston Theater on the SUNY Canton campus and all are free and open to the public.
This October 10-13 festival is based in Brockville and includes readings and music over the course of the four day event. Here’s the home page link. Now in its fourth year, the TIWF features fiction and non-fiction writers.
The Adirondack Center for Writing has readings and literary events all year.
Visit the ACW website for details.
If you know about other literary events or series, please add them in the comment section.