July 28th, 2014

This Thursday at 7:30pm, Saranac Lake’s BluSeed Studios presents graphic novelist Sabrina Jones's Race to Incarcerate: Creating Comics for Social Justice. Here’s some more info

July 28th, 2014
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July 18th, 2014

The Kollecker Film Project Presentation at the Saranac Lake Library; Monday, July 28, at 7pm.

From a release:

Within the Adirondack Research Room of the SLFL there is a collection of films known as the Kollecker collection. Mr. Kollecker operated a Kodak shop in Saranac Lake during the early and middle 1900s. After his death Mr. Kollecker’s possessions became the property of the county; as the contents of his apartment were being removed to be taken to the dump, a number of his film canisters were rescued and deposited in the ARR of the SLFL. The films date from roughly 1924 to the 1960s. 

The SLFL is committed to the digitalization and public accessibility of these films. Currently there is roughly 25,000 feet of film in the ARR. Those who have viewed a short (42 minute) presentation compiled from the current partially digitized contents of the collection have described the film clips as “Saranac Lake’s home movies.” The films provide a unique opportunity to view everyday life, along with special events, infrastructure changes and historic places from Saranac Lake’s rich past.

The event will be in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Library, beginning at 7pm on July 28.

July 15th, 2014

Dave’s colleague and Man-of-all-Trades Craig Milewski is hosting a writer’s workshop at Paul Smith’s VIC this Friday. 

July 8th, 2014

From Film Forum to Filmmaking:

The story of how a student from Marist became a Fulbright Scholarship recipient and an international filmmaker.

It all began for filmmaker Nick Homler at the 2012 Lake Placid Film Forum. As a Marist College student participating in the Sleepless in Lake Placid 24-hr Student Filmmaking Competition, Nick attended a panel discussion the morning after his film showcased at a screening along with several other participating school teams. The panel discussion “Do Movie Theaters Have A Future?” sparked the idea of a senior thesis capping video on the digital conversion of movie theatre projection. The next year, “Coffee and Conversation,” a keynote presentation from producer and educator Ira Deutchman, convinced Nick to move forward with a documentary he called “The Shared Experience.” Now Nick is taking the project to New Zealand on a Fulbright Scholarship. Here’s Nick writing a guest post for us, telling the story in his own words.

Congratulations to Nick and thank you for the kind words. Have a blast in New Zealand.  

June 30th, 2014

Hey, co-founder T.J. Brearton’s second novel, the sequel to Habit  comes out this Tuesday:

It’s been two years of bad dreams. The phone rings. One of Brendan Healy’soldest and best friends is dead. To find out why, Healy must return home to Hawthorne, NY to face down the ghosts of his past and enter a world of staggering darkness and power.

SURVIVORS releases July 1st 2014 in the US and the UK.

Published by Joffe Books. 

June 5th, 2014

A neat writing workshop at the Spring Street Gallery in Saratoga Springs: responding to visual art through poetry. That’s pretty neat. 

June 3rd, 2014

Adirondack Literary Award Winners!

From Nathalie Thill’s press release: 

BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE –Writers, editors, publishers, and book lovers gathered at the stunning Blue Mountain Center in Blue Mountain Lake on Sunday, June 1, 2014 to hear the announcements of the Adirondack Center for Writing’s (ACW’s) annual Adirondack Literary Award winners.

The Adirondack Literary Awards celebrate and acknowledge the books that were written by Adirondack authors or published in the region in the previous year.

All of the books submitted for consideration this year were on display, giving a visual sense of the scope of ourAdirondack literary achievements, and many of the authors had signed copies of their books for sale.

This year a record 51 books were submitted, also, for the first time featured articles were accepted as a category.

And the winners are…..

for Best Children’s Book:  Lost by LeeAnne Baker.  

This year there were two fiction prizes, one for best for short story collections and one for best novel. The award for Best Short Story Collection went to The Hypothetical Girl by Elizabeth Cohen, and the prize for Best Novel went to Jaime Sheffield for Here Be Monsters.   

Best Memoir went to Wet Socks by Carol Gregson.

The Best Book of Edited Collections in Nonfiction went to North Country Reflections/Adirondack Reflectionsedited by Neal Burdick and Maurice Kenny.

The Best Book of General Nonfiction went to Out of the Blue; Blueline Essays 1979-1989 by Alice Wolf Gilborn.

 The Best Book of Poetry went to Paul Pines for New Orleans Variations & Paris Ouroboros.

The Best Featured Article went to “A Phone Call and a Thank You Just in Time” by Chris Knight, published by Adirondack Daily Enterprise

For the first time the People’s Choice Award was tied, winners were Never a Dull Moment; A Tapestry of Scenes & Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice by Daniel Way, M.D.  and Race to Incarcerate by Sabrina Jones and Marc Mauer.

ACW is very proud of the judges for the Adirondack Literary Award; they are careful and dedicated readers. The judges are:

Fiction:  Bibi Wein and Jerry McGovern

Nonfiction and memoir: Ellen Rocco and Joseph Bruchac

Poetry: Roger Mitchell and Stuart Bartow

Children’s Literature: Ellen Wilcox and Nancy Beattie

Featured Articles: Rick Brooks (from the Wall St Journal) and Michael Corkery (from the New York Times)

The Adirondack Center for Writing is a non-profit organization that supports the literary arts throughout the Park. They present workshops, writing and publishing conferences, and also organize public readings where they present both regional and nationally acclaimed authors. They’re supported in part by the New York State Council on the Arts. Members provide a great deal of the operating budget through membership dues and contributions. Come visit us at our office in downtown Saranac Lake.

Congrats to Jamie Sheffield and Chris Knight, and every other winner!

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