Traditional Arts in Upstate New York (TAUNY) presents The TAUNY Writers’ Fair, a one-day gathering on May 6, 2017 from 11:00am-6:00pm, at The TAUNY Center. The Fair will include established local writers and publishers of “place-based writing,” a concept that is tied to TAUNY’s mission of encouraging a better understanding and appreciation of a sense of place for the North Country. The featured writers come from across the region and have produced work about topics of Adirondack North Country culture and heritage, natural history, ecology, and more.
The TAUNY Writers’ Fair attendees will have opportunities to talk with the participating writers, learn about their special topics and techniques, purchase and have books signed, and socialize. The writers will participate in panel discussions with topics including Writing for the General Public, Writing for Children, and Getting Published. Kids are also invited to participate in a special workshop for young children to learn to write stories. Displays of books and periodicals in print will be set up by publishers as well as an exhibit of historical writing from the Special Collections at St. Lawrence University. The afternoon will conclude with selected short readings by several of those authors attending and a catered public reception.
A full schedule of events and list of participating writers are listed below.
The volunteer committee working on behalf of TAUNY to organize The TAUNY Writers’ Fair includes Neal Burdick, Varick Chittenden, Lois Ann Fitzrandolph, and Karen Johnson-Weiner.
The 2017 TAUNY Writers Fair is made possible by generous contributions from the Canton Community Fund and the Friends of the Owen D. Young and Launders Library at St. Lawrence University. NCPR is the media sponsor for this event.
All Writers’ Fair events are free. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAUNY WRITERS’ FAIR 2017
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, May 6, 2017 -- The TAUNY Center
11:00am - 12:00pm
“Writing the Real Story”: A Workshop for Kids [ages 8-12] [Linda Batt, instructor]
“How to Get Published” Panel Discussion [Lois Ann Fitzrandolph, moderator]
12:00 - 12:45pm
Lunch reception for Writers [invitational}
12:45 - 2:00pm
“Writing/Illustrating for Children” [Rebeccca Donnelly, moderator]
“Writing for a Popular Audience” [Neal Burdick, moderator]
2:00 - 4:00pm
Meet the Writers/Book Signings
4:00 - 5:00pm
Readings by Visiting Authors [Jill Breit, welcome; Varick Chittenden, introductions]
5:00 - 6:00pm
Public Reception for Authors [Appetizers/Cash Bar]
11:00am - 6:00pm
Publishers: North Country Books, Bloated Toe Publishing, Lexingford Publishing, Adirondack Kids
Periodicals: Adirondack Life, Thousand Islands Life, NNY Living
Special Collections from St. Lawrence University [from Friends of Owen D. Young and Launders Library]
Adirondack Center for Writing
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Writers, Moderators, & Presenters:
Children’s Workshop: Linda Batt [instructor]
Panel 1: Publishing: Larry Gooley, Art Bell, Holly Boname, Lois Ann Fitzrandolph [moderator]
Panel 2: Children’s Lit: Gary Van Riper, Glenn Guiles, Ray Whalen, Rebecca Donnelly [moderator]
Panel 3: Popular Audience: Susan Smith, Annie Stoltie, Hallie Bond, Karen Johnson-Weiner, Tom French, Walt McLaughlin, Neal Burdick [moderator]
Readings (tentative list): Dale Hobson, Darren Bonaparte, Mason Smith, Annie Stoltie, Gary Van Riper, Glenn Guiles [Varick Chittenden, introductions]
TAUNY WRITERS’ FAIR 2017 -- WRITERS’ WORKS
A DeKalb Historical Reader
A North Country Quartet
Creation and Confederation: The Living History of the Iroquois
A Lily Among Thorns: The Repatriation of Kateri Tekahkwi:tha
Boats and Boating in the Adirondacks
Paradise for Boys and Girls: Children’s Camps in the Adirondacks
The Adirondack Reader: Four Centuries of Adirondack Writing, 3rd Edition
Living North Country: Essays on Life and Landscapes in Northern New York
Vietnam Remembered: The Folk Art of Marine Combat Veteran Michael D. Cousino, Jr.
Found in New York’s North Country: The Folk Art of a Region
How to Stage a Catastrophe
River Views: A History of the 1000 Islands in 3D
Wind Water Waves: River Stories
Escape from Dannemora: 170 Years of Escapes, Tortures, and Infamous Inmates at New York's Most Notorious Prison
Glenn Guiles & Ray Whalen
A Hug for Harriet
Harriet’s Big Adventure
A Drop of Ink: Poems by Dale Hobson
NCPR Listening Post Blog
New York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State
Adirondack: Life & Wildlife in the Wild, Wild East
Over the Mountain and Home Again: Journeys of and Adirondack Naturalist
Towards Polaris: A Novel of the Adirondack Foothills
Everybody Knows and Nobody Cares: A Novel
The First Summer People: The Thousand Islands 1650 – 1910
Editor, ThousandIslandsLife.com [online monthly magazine]
Gary Van Riper
The Adirondack KidsThe Pond Hockey Challenge
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