Writers Descend on Highlands

On Sunday, Sept. 10, at 6 p.m., Samantha Hunt and Adrian Shirk will read from their works at Binnacle Books in Beacon. Hunt is the author of the short story collection The Dark Dark and the novels The Invention of Everything Else, The Seas and Mr. Splitfoot. Shirk is the author of And Your Daughters Shall Prophesy, a hybrid-memoir exploring American women prophets and spiritual celebrities.

On Sunday, Sept. 10, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie will host a Comic Book Trade Show and Expo, with many writers and artists present to sign their work. See midhudsonciviccenter.org.

On Thursday, Sept. 14, at 6:30 p.m., Patricia Horvath will read from her memoir All the Difference at the Howland Public Library in Beacon. The book tells of her struggle with severe scoliosis and how it affected her self-identity. See beaconlibrary.org.

Javaka Steptoe will read from his Caldecott Award winner, Radiant Child, at Binnacle Books in Beacon on Sept. 17. (Photos provided)

On Thursday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m., the Desmond-Fish Library in Garrison will host a panel discussion with members of the Hudson Valley Chapter of Romance Writers of America. The panelists will speak about the paranormal, historical, erotic, fantasy, medical romance and suspense genres. See desmondfishlibrary.org.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, at 2 p.m., poet Irene O’Garden will read at the Desmond-Fish Library from her latest collection, Fulcrum, and John Pielmeier will read from his novel Hook’s Tale, the story of Captain Hook from Peter Pan. See desmondfishlibrary.org.

On Saturday, Sept. 16, at 4 p.m., Margarita Meyendorf will read from her memoir D.P. at the Butterfield Library in Cold Spring. Born in a Russian displaced person’s camp in Germany during World War II, Meyendorf, the daughter of a Russian baron, fled with her parents through Nazi Germany. See butterfieldlibrary.org.

On Sunday, Sept. 17, at 10:30 a.m., at Binnacle Books, Javaka Steptoe, the author and illustrator of Radiant Child, a picture book telling the story of artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, will read from his work. The book won the 2017 Caldecott Award and the 2017 Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award.

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