March 17th, 2014
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Tomorrow night at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts: 

FILM: WONDER WOMEN!
THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES
& join the director for a Q&A immediately following

Tues, March 18 at 7:00 PM

WONDER WOMEN! The Untold Story of American Superheroines traces the fascinating legacy of comic book character Wonder Woman to illustrate how popular representations of powerful women often reflect broader cultural anxieties about gender rolesThe film goes behind the scenes with actors Lynda Carter (“Wonder Woman”) and Lindsay Wagner (“The Bionic Woman”), comic writers and artists, and other real-life icons feminist such as Gloria Steinem and riot grrrl Kathleen Hanna who offer an enlightening and entertaining counterpoint to the male-dominated superhero genre. Join the film maker after the movie for a Q&A session.

Buy tickets here

March 13th, 2014
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Bestselling young adult author, Jay Asher, in Lake PlacidThursday, March 20th 7 P.M.Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why, joins Laura Marx, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Shelby Davis, from the Mental Health Association for an evening of open conversation about suicide. This event will be held at the Lake Placid Middle/High School auditorium and is open to the public.

Bestselling young adult author, Jay Asher, in Lake Placid
Thursday, March 20th 7 P.M.
Jay Asher, author of Thirteen Reasons Why, joins Laura Marx, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Shelby Davis, from the Mental Health Association for an evening of open conversation about suicide. This event will be held at the Lake Placid Middle/High School auditorium and is open to the public.

February 24th, 2014
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Poet Christopher Locke is performing tonight at Paul Smith’s College at six pm in the Pine Room.
Here’s some more info on Locke, who is currently the nonfiction editor at Slice Magazine:

Christopher Locke is an award-winning poet, essayist, and playwright. Born in Laconia, New Hampshire, in 1968, he is the author of the poetry collections How To Burn (Adastra Press, 1995),Slipping Under Diamond Light (Clamp Down Press, 2002), Possessed (Editor’s Choice Award, Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Temple of Many Hands (Dead Drunk Dublin Press, 2010), End of American Magic (Salmon Poetry, 2010), and the memoir Can I Say (Kattywompus Press, 2013). A recipient of grants in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, and Fundación Valparaiso (Spain), Chris has won numerous awards, including two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, and he has been a finalist for the Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition; Georgetown Review Annual Literary Competition; the New Issues Press Poetry Prize, and the Robert Penn Warren Award. He has also received several Pushcart Prize nominations. His writing appears widely and has been featured twice on both National Public Radio and Ireland’s Radio One. Come see why U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collinssays Locke’s work will have you “helplessly engaged.” Find more at www.christopherlocke.net

Here’s some advance praise for his new book, Waiting for Grace and Other Poems:

Christopher Locke is a poet with huge imaginative and metaphorical gifts, i.e., his imagination is poetic. An angry Nun stands over his speaker in the third grade “…her skirt as black/as a tornado before it inhales a barn.” Or, (in the same poem!) a teenage ballplayer’s body “is loose as rainwater.” Visceral, lucid, original—Waiting for Grace is a terrific book.  —Thomas Lux
These are honest and beautiful—sometimes wrenching—poems. Immaculately crafted, they are full of fresh metaphors and language, yet, at the same time, absolutely clear. I so admire them. —Patricia Fargnoli, former NH State Poet Laureate
 
 The post-punk speaker of these poems, who confesses “I am tired of the way I shine,” and who declares his own shadow “redundant,” still musters awe while gazing upon his daughter’s school bus, not to mention the “dubious bling” of the natural world. Robins, quartz, ferns, dirtsong and pebble: the world outside is both a threat and a source of salvation. Christopher Locke’s poems remember rage, and are nearly undone by regret, but prove faithful to pathos in the end. —Christopher Bakken

Poet Christopher Locke is performing tonight at Paul Smith’s College at six pm in the Pine Room.

Here’s some more info on Locke, who is currently the nonfiction editor at Slice Magazine:

Christopher Locke is an award-winning poet, essayist, and playwright. Born in Laconia, New Hampshire, in 1968, he is the author of the poetry collections How To Burn (Adastra Press, 1995),Slipping Under Diamond Light (Clamp Down Press, 2002), Possessed (Editor’s Choice Award, Main Street Rag Press, 2005), The Temple of Many Hands (Dead Drunk Dublin Press, 2010), End of American Magic (Salmon Poetry, 2010), and the memoir Can I Say (Kattywompus Press, 2013). A recipient of grants in poetry from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the New Hampshire Council on the Arts, and Fundación Valparaiso (Spain), Chris has won numerous awards, including two Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Prizes, and he has been a finalist for the Atlanta Review International Poetry Competition; Georgetown Review Annual Literary Competition; the New Issues Press Poetry Prize, and the Robert Penn Warren Award. He has also received several Pushcart Prize nominations. His writing appears widely and has been featured twice on both National Public Radio and Ireland’s Radio One. Come see why U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collinssays Locke’s work will have you “helplessly engaged.” Find more at www.christopherlocke.net

Here’s some advance praise for his new book, Waiting for Grace and Other Poems:

Christopher Locke is a poet with huge imaginative and metaphorical gifts, i.e., his imagination is poetic. An angry Nun stands over his speaker in the third grade “…her skirt as black/as a tornado before it inhales a barn.” Or, (in the same poem!) a teenage ballplayer’s body “is loose as rainwater.” Visceral, lucid, original—Waiting for Grace is a terrific book Thomas Lux
These are honest and beautiful—sometimes wrenching—poems. Immaculately crafted, they are full of fresh metaphors and language, yet, at the same time, absolutely clear. I so admire them. —Patricia Fargnoliformer NH State Poet Laureate
 
 The post-punk speaker of these poems, who confesses “I am tired of the way I shine,” and who declares his own shadow “redundant,” still musters awe while gazing upon his daughter’s school bus, not to mention the “dubious bling” of the natural world. Robins, quartz, ferns, dirtsong and pebble: the world outside is both a threat and a source of salvation. Christopher Locke’s poems remember rage, and are nearly undone by regret, but prove faithful to pathos in the end. Christopher Bakken

January 28th, 2014
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The Adirondack Center for Writing is calling for nominees to the ACW Literary Award: 

It’s time again for our Annual Literary Award!
The ACW Literary Award is a way to honor the writers and publishers who live and work (even part time) in the North Country. Submissions don’t have to be Adirondack-themed, though they can be. If you live here and published this past year, send two copies for submission!
We’re looking for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, memoir, edited collections and poetry. Our readers will choose a winner from each category, and popular vote decides a People’s Choice Award at the ceremony in June. The beautiful Blue Mountain Center donates space and resources for this festive event; stay tuned for updates.
Please send two copies of your book to Nathalie Thill at the ACW Office (PO Box 956, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.The deadline is March 7th, 2014.

Please include a brief cover letter describing your submission and how it fits into Adirondack writing. Are you from the Adirondack region, or is your book influenced by the Adirondacks in some way? Name which category you’d like to be judged under: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s literature, memoir, edited collection, or photography. There is no entry fee. Do not include a SASE; books cannot be returned but will become part of reading rooms or libraries. 

We suggest: Habit by our own TJ Brearton.

The Adirondack Center for Writing is calling for nominees to the ACW Literary Award: 

It’s time again for our Annual Literary Award!

The ACW Literary Award is a way to honor the writers and publishers who live and work (even part time) in the North Country. Submissions don’t have to be Adirondack-themed, though they can be. If you live here and published this past year, send two copies for submission!

We’re looking for submissions of fiction, non-fiction, children’s literature, memoir, edited collections and poetry. Our readers will choose a winner from each category, and popular vote decides a People’s Choice Award at the ceremony in June. The beautiful Blue Mountain Center donates space and resources for this festive event; stay tuned for updates.

Please send two copies of your book to Nathalie Thill at the ACW Office (PO Box 956, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.The deadline is March 7th, 2014.

Please include a brief cover letter describing your submission and how it fits into Adirondack writing. Are you from the Adirondack region, or is your book influenced by the Adirondacks in some way? Name which category you’d like to be judged under: fiction, nonfiction, poetry, children’s literature, memoir, edited collection, or photography. There is no entry fee. Do not include a SASE; books cannot be returned but will become part of reading rooms or libraries. 

We suggest: Habit by our own TJ Brearton.

January 21st, 2014
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The Adirondack Film Society partners with the Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake. From their newsletter:

The Adirondack Film Society is partnering with the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake, NY thanks to a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.  The grant will allow for the Strand to upgrade its single screen to digital projection.  In addition to the long-standing relationships with the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, The AFS will be bringing new and exciting programming to the Strand in the coming months.

The Adirondack Film Society partners with the Strand Theatre in Schroon Lake. From their newsletter:

The Adirondack Film Society is partnering with the Strand Theater in Schroon Lake, NY thanks to a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.  The grant will allow for the Strand to upgrade its single screen to digital projection.  In addition to the long-standing relationships with the Palace Theatre in Lake Placid and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts, The AFS will be bringing new and exciting programming to the Strand in the coming months.

January 18th, 2014
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Upcoming Events at the Bookstore Plus

Author Signing with award winning Donna Jo Napoli
Tuesday, January 28th at 4 PM.

We are thrilled that North Country School is bringing award winning children and young adult author, Donna Jo Napoli to Lake Placid.  Donna is the author of many distinguished books for young readers.  She has a BA in mathematics and a PhD in Romance linguistics from Harvard University and has taught widely at major universities in America and abroad.  Donna is also a lover of animals and nature.  Please join us for a great afternoon of children’s books! Can’t make the event? Contact us and we can have books personalized for you.




Book club Skype meeting with author of The Expats

Tuesday, February 4th at 7 P.M.

Join the book club at The Bookstore Plus! We meet the first Tuesday of every month at 7 PM at the store. Our February meeting is Tuesday, February 4th, and we will discuss The Expats with the author, Chris Pavone, via Skype. Please spread the word and invite a friend! For more information, please call 518-523-2950.





An OLYMPIC Second Saturday Storytime

Saturday, February 8th at 10 A.M.
The Bookstore Plus in Lake Placid will host the Second Saturday Storytime at 10 A.M. on February 8th. We are going to celebrate the Olympics with stories! We will be joined by Alison from Lake Placid Olympic Museum for our craft project. For more information, please call 518-523-2950.

(Source: thebookstoreplus.com)

Welcome to the resource blog of the Lake Placid-based production company ADK MOGUL. Our mission is to help foster the growth of film and writing in the Adirondack regional community, as well as to serve as a beacon for Upstate, New York, inviting filmmakers and writers to work here by connecting them with people who can bring their vision to life. Creative life, like a ski mogul, is a bumpy one, so we're here to help you along.