Hudson River is focus of authors’ books
The Writers Reading at the Butterfield Library Series will host two authors, Susan Fox Rogers and John Cronin, from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Fox Rogers is author of My Reach, A Hudson River Memoir, about which Philip Roth said, “There is Huck Finn and his raft and the Mississippi river and there is Susan Fox Rogers and her Kayak and the Hudson River.” Fox Rogers has edited a number of volumes of writing, including Alaska Passages: 20 Voices From Above the 54th Parallel and Solo: On Her Own, which a Kirkus review called “a very impressive collection of travel pieces by women who took to the byways — road, river, and trail — with only themselves as company.” When not traveling to remote corners of the world, Fox Rogers is visiting associate professor of writing at Bard College.
Cronin is currently senior fellow of environmental affairs at Pace Academy for Pace University. He co-produced the film The Last Riverman, a documentary, and co-authored The Riverkeepers with Robert Kennedy Jr. The Riverkeepers functioned as a clarion call to stand up for the Hudson River. Previously, Cronin was director and CEO of the Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries and founded the Center for Environmental Innovation and Education, located in a green, refurbished building on Denning’s Point in Beacon.
A short Q-and-A and reception will follow the reading. The Butterfield Library is located at 10 Morris Ave. in Cold Spring.