Readings, Signings & Talks
February 25, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music A presentation, Q&A session and signing with Donna Seaman, author of the new book Identity Unknown: Rediscovering Seven American Women Artists. 6 p.m.
February 26, Hudson
Spotty Dog Books & Ale Books Rock: an evening with authors Peter Aaron (If You Like The Ramones… and the recent The Band FAQ) and Tony Fletcher (In the Midnight Hour: the Life & Soul of Wilson Pickett; A Light That Never Goes Out: The Enduring Saga of The Smiths and many others). 7 p.m.
February 27, Annandale-on-Hudson
Bard College Francine Prose, Bard’s visiting professor of literature and the former president of PEN American Center, will read from her most recent novel, Mister Monkey. 2:30 p.m.
March 1, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music To celebrate Women’s History Month, New York Times writer Julie Scelfo will discuss her new book, The Women Who Made New York, which reveals the untold stories of revolutionaries, activists, icons and iconoclasts such as Zora Neale Hurston, Audre Lorde, Fran Lebowitz, Grace Jones and more. 6 p.m.
March 5, Chatham
The Chatham Bookstore Susan Stessin-Cohn and Ashley Hurlburt-Biagini will read from and discuss their new book, In Defiance: Runaways from Slavery in New York’s Hudson River Valley, 1735-1831. 2 p.m.
March 8, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music Book launch for Paul LaFarge’s The Night Ocean. An award-winning author and New Yorker contributor, LaFarge has written a riveting novel about secrets and scandals, psychiatry and pulp fiction, inspired by the lives of H.P. Lovecraft and his circle. 6 p.m.
March 13, Annandale-on-Hudson
Bard College Robert Olen Butler will read from his new novel, Perfume River, the sequel to his Pulitzer Prize–winning fiction collection, A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain. The reading will be followed by a Q&A. 2:30 p.m.
March 15, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music Carol Goodman, the bestselling author of The Lake of Dead Languages, presents The Widow’s House, a chilling new novel that tells a harrowing tale of psychological suspense set in the Hudson Valley. 6 p.m.
March 16, Salisbury
The White Hart Inn The White Hart Speaker Series presents Min Jin Lee, author of Free Food for Millionaires and the new tour de force novel, Pachinko, in conversation with WAMC’s Joe Donahue. 6 p.m.
March 25, Chatham
The Chatham Bookstore CUNY Professors Michael Fabricant and Stephen Brier discuss their new book, Austerity Blues: Fighting for the Soul of Public Higher Education. 5 p.m.
March 30, Poughkeepsie
Vassar College Geobotanist Hope Jahren speaks about being a women in science and writing her science bestseller, Lab Girl. 5:30 p.m.