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Writers Exposed at The Erpf Center

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) is hosting its annual summer reading event called “Writers Exposed!” Sunday, August 21 at 4 pm at The Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (The Erpf Center), located at 43355 State Route 28, Arkville, New York, 12406.

This casual but convivial gathering creates a forum and sets a stage for WIM students and instructors to share with each other, other members of the WIM community, and any and all interested writers, readers, listeners, and literary enthusiasts in the neighborhood what they have written, are writing, and have been thinking about in the past year. Be prepared to experience stories and poems about things like the exhilaration of returned affection; the heart-wrenching pathos of ordinary life; and triumph over emotional fears. See and hear writers lay bare their innermost thoughts, indulge fantasies, and lash out at a world gone haywire.

Scheduled readers include poets Anique Taylor, Sharon Israel and Sharon Ruetenik, writers Geoff Rogers, Ev Ellsworth and Bonnie Lykes, and journalist Lillian Browne.

An open mic for the fearless and/or the fun-loving will follow the scheduled readings.

The day will include drinks, light refreshments, and live music. WIM board member Carrie Bradley Neves, writer, editor, and songwriter, will perform some of her original songs. Donations are welcome and appreciated.

The Catskill Center has been promoting the Catskill Mountain Region through regional advocacy, environmental education, arts and culture programming, invasive species management, and land protection for over 45 years. The Center stimulates, conducts, and supports integrated actions to protect vital ecosystems and unique landscapes, to enhance economic opportunities for all the region’s residents, to preserve cultural and historic assets and to further a regional vision and spirit. For more information about the Catskill Center visit www.catskillcenter.org.

Writers in the Mountains is a 501 ( c ) (3) not-for-profit organization with a mission to provide to the general public a nurturing environment for the practice, appreciation and sharing of creative writing. For more information, visit writersinthemountains.org.

At “Meet the Authors” – Third Annual Catskills Book Festival

Cookbook editor Carrie Bradley Neves
Peg DiBenedetto with Linda Lowen
With New York Times bestselling author Sari Botton
Keynote Speaker: Rosie Schaap, author of the “Drink” column for the New York Times Magazine
On the Publishing Panel with Leslie T. Sharpe, Lillian Browne, and Anique Taylor
Featured Poet: Danniel Schoonebeek


At the Union Grove Distillery in Arkville, NY on April 24, 2016

© 2016 Simona David


Artist – Writer Talk “Nature as Muse”

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) in partnership with Longyear Gallery presented Artist – Writer Talk “Nature as Muse” Saturday, October 11 at 1 pm. Landscape painter Ellen Wong and friends talked about their artistic process as informed by nature. Participating artists included painter Helene Manzo, and photographers Frank Manzo and Elaine Mayes. Participating writers included Lynn Domina, Leslie T. Sharpe, Anique Taylor, Sharon Israel and Lillian Browne – all writers whose work had been informed by nature. The event took place at Longyear Gallery, 785 Main Street, Margaretville, NY.

Wong’s “Road Show” plein air exhibition was on display in the gallery’s larger space. Originally from Brooklyn, Wong studied art at Brooklyn College. She has been the recipient of many grants and fellowships, including the New York State Council on the Arts Decentralization Grant Program, as well as a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship; in addition, she was a teacher / artist at Skidmore College. She is a founding member of Longyear Gallery. Over the years, she has had many exhibitions both in New York City and the Catskills.

Nature as Muse Art Talk © Simona David
Writer Lillian Browne talks about her work © Simona David
Painter Ellen Wong and photographer Elaine Mayes in conversation © Simona David
Painters Ellen Wong and Helene Manzo, and photographer Elaine Mayes converse about nature as muse in art © Simona David
Painter Helene Manzo talks about her work © Simona David
Poet Lynn Domina reads a few of her poems inspired by nature © Simona David
Nature writer Leslie T. Sharpe discusses her work © Simona David
Architect and photographer Frank Manzo talks about his work accompanied by photographer Elaine Mayes and painter Helene Manzo © Simona David
Poet Sharon Israel reads a few of her poems © Simona David
Poet Anique Taylor reads a few of her poems © Simona David
Painter Helene Manzo shows her work © Simona David