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From Artists and Writers Affiliated with Writers In The Mountains PAINTINGS: HOUSHMAND AND DUKE MURAL on Main Art Gallery, Hobart, NY Saturday and Sunday, 12 noon – 4 pm (until July 2)  PLEIN AIR PAINTING SHOW 1084 Main Street, Fleischmanns, NY Saturday and Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm (until July 3) Participating artists include: Ros Welchman, Sharon Suess, Michelle Sidrane, Patrice Lorenz, Gail Freund, Helene Manzo, Lesley Powell, Oneida … Continue reading News and Events

Humans of the Catskills: Stephen H. Foreman

Journey to the Catskills: I grew up a Jewish boy in the suburbs of Baltimore. However, from a very early age, I daydreamed about carrying a Winchester into the Rocky Mountains and living as a mountain man. Don’t ask me where that notion came from, but there it was (and is). The Jewish ‘burbs of B’more were a far piece from the Rockies, so I … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Stephen H. Foreman

Humans of the Catskills: Heather Rolland

Journey to the Catskills: Hiking and Todd Rundgren brought me here in 1982. Vocation: My graduate degree is a Master’s of Social Work. I worked in both clinical and school settings for most of my career. In addition, I have worked as a ghost writer for years, writing for mental health and addiction-oriented publications and websites. My avocation and vocation blur somewhat when it comes … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Heather Rolland

Humans of the Catskills: Jeanette Bronee

Journey to the Catskills: I love motorcycling and many years ago I would ride up here, so twelve years ago, when I was looking for a place to get away from the city, this became a natural place to look upstate. It’s the greenest place on earth in the summer and being Danish I can even embrace the winters here. Vocation: I’m a keynote speaker … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Jeanette Bronee

Humans of the Catskills: Joseph Piasek

Journey to the Catskills: We came here initially to visit my lovely wife Jane’s sister in Margaretville (whose wonderfully funky farmhouse went up in a flurry of flames and gunfire) – that was halfway between our home in Stamford (CT) and Syracuse (NY) where my son was attending college. When we discovered there was no radio station here, we gathered up the support to start … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Joseph Piasek

Humans of the Catskills: Christopher Moore

Journey to the Catskills: I came to the Catskills with my girlfriend Jackie because we wanted an escape from New York City. We started looking in the Berkshires and finished looking in Andes, NY. I still love the first house we saw in Great Barrington, MA. Vocation: I do woodworking as a job, specifically cabinetmaking. Avocation: I am a photographer of long standing having started as … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Christopher Moore

Humans of the Catskills: Elly Wininger

Journey to the Catskills: When I was a very young child, I spent summers at my grandparents’ home in Woodstock. Ever since, the Catskills have been calling me home. I moved here from Brooklyn in 2001 so I could hear myself think and practice. Vocation: I am a musician and a producer. Avocation: I have always loved radio. I’ve produced music documentaries for public radio … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Elly Wininger

FICTION WRITING WITH THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI

WEEKEND INTENSIVE Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Fiction Writing with Thaddeus Rutkowski, a weekend intensive held online Saturday and Sunday, July 9 – 10, 2022, from to 1 to 4 pm. Once you register and pay, you will be given instructions on how to join the class. Everyone has a story to tell. Your story may be true or it may be fictional, but … Continue reading FICTION WRITING WITH THADDEUS RUTKOWSKI