New Release: Night Music in Central Park by Composer Robert Cucinotta

Composer Robert E. Cucinotta has released a new single Night Music in Central Park, a free arrangement for piano of You and the Night and the Music (1934) and Dancing in the Dark (1931), as a tribute to the music of Arthur Schwartz. Born in Brooklyn in 1900, Schwartz was a major American composer, and a friend of George and Ira Gershwin. The mention of … Continue reading New Release: Night Music in Central Park by Composer Robert Cucinotta

Humans of the Catskills: John Jacobson

Journey to the Catskills: I was born here. It’s been a journey ever since.  Vocation: My vocations are many. I am a caregiver for my wife Claudia. I cook, keep track of doctor appointments and medications. I count birds and find wildflowers. I keep track of where large trout live. I play the fiddle and sometimes call square dances. When I’m done with all of this I write for journals … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: John Jacobson

Humans of the Catskills: Shaune Bornholdt

Journey to the Catskills: On a summer day in 1973, on the Columbia University campus, I was chatting with another mother while our preschoolers splashed hands in the fountains. She told me of a place that sounded magical. Her family had recently pooled resources with four other families to buy part of a mountainside up near the Rondout Reservoir in Sullivan County – and they … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Shaune Bornholdt

Pandemic Art – Heartfelt Stories from The Catskills

by Simona David “I have a feeling that in art the need to understand and the need to communicate are one,” remarked Hedda Sterne, revered Surrealist painter.  Coming out of a 14-month once in a century pandemic, we take a moment to reflect on this monumental experience and make sense of the changes we have witnessed around us thus far. Artists have extraordinary perceptual abilities, … Continue reading Pandemic Art – Heartfelt Stories from The Catskills

Kaatscast Podcast with Writers In The Mountains and Silver Hollow Audio – Promoting the Culture of the Catskills

Listen to this week’s Kaatscast podcast to learn about arts and culture in the Catskills, creative writing and publishing with Simona David, Sharon Israel, Anique Sara Taylor, and Leslie T. Sharpe, authors affiliated with Writers In The Mountains (WIM). Kaatscast is a biweekly podcast produced by Silver Hollow Audio delivering history, travel guides, arts and culture, outdoor adventures, sustainability news and local interviews from New … Continue reading Kaatscast Podcast with Writers In The Mountains and Silver Hollow Audio – Promoting the Culture of the Catskills

Book Release: Where Space Bends by Anique Sara Taylor

Where Space Bends by Anique Sara Taylor will be released in May by Finishing Line Press. To pre-order, go to https://www.finishinglinepress.com/product/where-space-bends-by-anique-sara-taylor/ Taylor’s work has appeared in Rattle, Common Ground Review, Adanna, Stillwater Review, Earth’s Daughters among others. She’s co-authored works for HBO, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster and a three-act play that was performed by Playwrights Horizons and Williamstown Playhouse. In 2014 her chapbook version of Where Space Bends was chosen … Continue reading Book Release: Where Space Bends by Anique Sara Taylor