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Author will discuss small but vital battle of Revolutionary War
ALBANY

Author will discuss small but vital battle of Revolutionary War

Monday, June 29, 2015
As an administrator for 26 years in the Albany City School District, Bruce Ventner never did a whole lot of teaching. Since he retired nearly 10 years ago, all that has changed.
 
UAlbany prof says poetry can change the world
ALBANY

UAlbany prof says poetry can change the world

Sunday, June 21, 2015
No one needs to tell Leonard Slade the power of words. Add a little rhythmic quality to them and, according to Slade, you can change the world.
 
'Centennial' chronicles 100 years of Saratoga Springs
SARATOGA SPRINGS

'Centennial' chronicles 100 years of Saratoga Springs

Sunday, June 14, 2015
Historian and author Field Horne combined forces with more than 20 local contributors to produce “Saratoga Springs: A Centennial History.”
 
'American original' named U.S. poet laureate
Washington

'American original' named U.S. poet laureate

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Library of Congress announced the appointment of Juan Felipe Herrera, a son of migrant farm workers in California, as the next U.S. poet in chief.
 
Copy of upcoming 'Fifty Shades' novel stolen

Copy of upcoming 'Fifty Shades' novel stolen

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Publisher Penguin Random House says a copy of the upcoming “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel has been stolen, just over a week before publication day.
 
NY summer reading program says 'Every Hero Has A Story'

NY summer reading program says 'Every Hero Has A Story'

Monday, June 8, 2015
The New York State Library announced its summer reading program on Monday to motivate students to continue their education during the summer.
 
New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller lists
NEW YORK

New 'Fifty Shades' book quickly tops best-seller lists

Tuesday, June 2, 2015
A day after announcing that E L James had written a "Fifty Shades" novel from billionaire Christian Grey's point of view, "Grey" was No. 1 on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com as of midday Tuesday.
 
David McCullough calls writing his true calling

David McCullough calls writing his true calling

Sunday, May 31, 2015
David McCullough, a best-selling historian and biographer and two-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, has a new book on the Wright Brothers. He'll be at the Northshire Bookstore in Saratoga Springs on Tuesday.
 

Author to discuss 6 Revolutionary War veterans' photographs

Saturday, May 23, 2015
An author of several books on the Revolutionary War is giving a talk at an upstate New York battlefield about veterans of the American Revolution who lived long enough into the 19th century to have their photographs taken.

 
Biographer of '12 Years A Slave' author to give talk

Biographer of '12 Years A Slave' author to give talk

Saturday, May 16, 2015
The co-author of a book on the man whose story was told in the Oscar-winning movie "12 Years A Slave" is giving a talk this weekend as part of a local group's history event.

 
Schenectady library book sale set for Saturday
SCHENECTADY

Schenectady library book sale set for Saturday

Friday, May 1, 2015
More than 40,000 books will be available for perusing Saturday at the Friends of the Schenectady County Public Library's annual Spring Used Book Sale.
 
Author Dearstyne tells tales of NY's rich history

Author Dearstyne tells tales of NY's rich history

Sunday, April 26, 2015
New York state history is rich with wonderful tales of risk takers, innovators and people who understood that the common good was every bit as important as their personal circumstances. Bruce Dearstyne is trying to make sure people don’t forget that.
 
Reese Witherspoon to narrate audio of new Harper Lee book
NEW YORK

Reese Witherspoon to narrate audio of new Harper Lee book

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Harper Lee's upcoming novel, the year's most talked about literary release, will have some added star power for the audio edition: Reese Witherspoon.
 
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts
NEW YORK

Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts

Monday, April 20, 2015
Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," a World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
 
Women to share poems about family

Women to share poems about family

Sunday, April 19, 2015
Niskayuna native Michele Battiste has had a passion for writing poetry since she was 10 but says she wasn’t always so good at it.
 
 

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