Rural Intelligence: The Online Magazine for Eastern New York, Western Connecticut and the Southern Berkshires
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Search Archives:
Newsletters Signup
Close it
Get The New App!

Newsletters Signup
Close it

RI Archives: Parties

View all past Party articles.

RI on Facebook    RI on Instagram       




Mahaiwe Tent

Parties & Openings

Nov. 11 - Chatham
PS21 Gala

Nov. 4 - Pittsfield
NAACP Awards Dinner

Oct. 29 - G. Barrington
Halloween At L'Atelier

[See more Parties articles]

Sharon Summer Book Signing: 32 Ways To Meet An Author

Sarah Ellen Rindsberg reports from Sharon. The white tent adjacent to the Hotchkiss Library in Sharon, CT can only mean one thing: the Sharon Summer Book Signing, now in its 19th year. On Friday, July 31, more than 30 authors arrived from near and far, filling the tent with stories of the writer’s life. Jam Catering supplied the hors d’oeuvres, passed by eighth graders eager to help their library. Families arrived first, enjoying an unfettered hour with their favorite authors. For the younger set, it was a special opportunity to meet revered authors and discover new ones. For adults, the event provided the opportunity to meet writers including Food and Wine Editor Dana Cowin, author of Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen and Mary Norris, the grammarian behind Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen. Many gathered at a corner table to meet and greet former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and his wife, Nancy. Six dinners with authors were held at private homes later that evening. The traditional gently used book sale followed on Saturday and Sunday. Above, garden and design authors Tovah Martin and Bunny Williams.

Gretchen Hachmeister, a library trustee, and Barclay Collins, event chair and board president; former U.S. Senator and D.C. Circuit Judge James L. Buckley and Kate Gray with their books.

Mary Kirby and Ed Kirby, a trustee of the Sharon Historical Society; Mary Oppenheimer and Arete Warren, a library trustee.

Hail to the Comma Queen, The New Yorker’s Mary Norris.

Emily Bartram, head librarian and assistant director, and Robin Yuran, co-director; Henry Kissinger signs his latest tome, World Order.

Pamela Wilson and George Mason; Andrea Allan and David Allan and their son, Lucas Allan.

Cache of Katz, not necessarily related: Author and Cooperstown, NY Mayor Jeff Katz, his son Joey Katz, and Blood, Sweat and Tears guitarist (and now author) Steve Katz.

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

Posted by Lisa Green on 08/03/15 at 08:14 AM • Permalink