CARS HOMES JOBS
 
Italian cartoon mouse is inspiration for musical

Italian cartoon mouse is inspiration for musical

Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
Children can see Fabrizio the mouse in Patricia Brady-Danzig’s illustrated paperback book, “Fabrizio’s Fable.” Kids and adults will hear musical interpretations of the Italy-inspired cartoon character next Saturday when “Fabrizio the Musical” will be performed at The College of Saint Rose.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Jonathan Franzen to appear at Skidmore

Friday, Sept. 20, 2013
Novelist, National Book Award winner Jonathan Franzen will speak at Skidmore College at 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3.
 
Hard work, contest victory help author Potocar promote book

Hard work, contest victory help author Potocar promote book

Monday, Sept. 16, 2013
In her quest to become a better writer and a published author, Lisa Potocar left no stone unturned.
 
CAPITAL REGION

Pulitzer-winning author Russo to visit pair of area colleges

Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
Gloversville native and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Richard Russo will make two Capital Region stops this fall.
 
SCHENECTADY

Jay Street fest will feature local authors

Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013
Local literary talent will be showcased on the Jay Street pedestrian mall Saturday during the Jay Street Book Festival.
 
Seeking Salinger: 10-year quest leads to new book, movie,  TV special

Seeking Salinger: 10-year quest leads to new book, movie, TV special

Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013
Known until now as a screenwriter for “Armageddon” and “Savages,” working by day on a sequel to “Avatar,” Shane Salerno has taken on a surprising and newsmaking identity: the latest, and, apparently, greatest seeker of clues about J.D. Salinger.
 
Book review: Author takes readers on 2-week hike in woods

Book review: Author takes readers on 2-week hike in woods

Monday, Aug. 12, 2013
Let’s say Henry David Thoreau hiked the Northville-Placid Trail and decided to write about that experience, instead of life at Walden Pond. If he had, the result would be an awful lot like “The Allure of Deep Woods.”
 
RENSSELAERVILLE

Festival of Writers comes up smelling like a prose (and a poem)

Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013
An Amsterdam native who worked in Schenectady for years before recently retiring, Tom Corrado will read his poem at the fifth annual Rensselaerville Festival of Writers next Sunday, Aug. 18, at 2 p.m. at Conkling Hall in Rensselaerville.
 
Writer’s work brings World War II figures, events to life

Writer’s work brings World War II figures, events to life

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Franklin D. Roosevelt died nearly 70 years ago. His generals and admirals, including George Patton, Fleet Adm. Ernest King, George Marshall, Douglas MacArthur and Dwight D. Eisenhower, have been gone for the past 40 to 70 or so years. Yet, in “Roosevelt’s Centurions,” Joseph Persico describes the president and his military team so vividly that they seem to come alive and rise from the pages.
 
For children’s author, stories are inspired by artwork
GREENFIELD CENTER

For children’s author, stories are inspired by artwork

Sunday, July 14, 2013
Jennifer Sattler spends as much time as she can with children. The 45-year-old Greenfield Center painter and writer also invests hours with her cartoon creations — the hero team of determined yellow chick Chick and good ol’ wonder dog Pug, the colorful flamingo Sylvie and surfing pigs Fergus and Dink from “Pig Kahuna.”
 
Review: Unlikely success of horse trainer makes for great story

Review: Unlikely success of horse trainer makes for great story

Sunday, June 30, 2013
After reading Joe Layden’s newest book, “The Ghost Horse,” I plan on going back to Saratoga Race Course this summer.
 
Burnt Hills writer puts novel on hold, enjoys short pieces
BURNT HILLS

Burnt Hills writer puts novel on hold, enjoys short pieces

Sunday, June 16, 2013
Wendy Hobday Haugh’s great American novel is coming, slowly but surely. Until it’s done, she’s been very happy producing magazine articles and getting her short stories and poetry published.
 

Review: ‘River’s Tale’ sets suspense story in Adirondacks

Sunday, June 9, 2013
“The River’s Tale” is a suspenseful, highly readable mystery set in the Adirondack High Peaks and the daunting whitewater of the upper Hudson River.
 
Christian Science Reading Room a place of rest, reflection for 70 years
SCHENECTADY

Christian Science Reading Room a place of rest, reflection for 70 years

Sunday, June 2, 2013
Jim Pennington can always offer conversation — for people interested in words. As one of four volunteers who staff the Christian Science Reading Room at 136 State St., Pennington welcomes all visitors. Some are people who want to read and relax for a little while. Others may be looking for a warm place on a cold day.
 
SARATOGA SPRINGS

Book details city’s horse racing history over 150 years

Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Accuracy makes for long titles.
That’s what historian Allan Carter and thoroughbred writer Mike Kane discovered when they struggled to name their book about the 150 years since the first thoroughbred racing meet was held in Saratoga Springs on an old trotting track off Union Avenue.
 
 

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