Book Release: Ebony Bear, A Nurturing Ursine Learns a Lesson by Margaret DiBenedetto

FULL COURT PRESS announces the release of EBONY BEAR, A NURTURING URSINE LEARNS A LESSON by Margaret DiDenedetto with illustrations by Fabia Wargin. Meet Ebony, a black bear and new mother of three cubs, and take a peek at their adventures as they learn to share the world with humans. Ebony Bear is the first in a series of wildlife books that are based on research … Continue reading Book Release: Ebony Bear, A Nurturing Ursine Learns a Lesson by Margaret DiBenedetto

News and Events

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: 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

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

Humans of the Catskills: Margaret DiBenedetto

Journey to the Catskills: In 1833 my great-great-great-great grandfather John Griffin settled in Delaware County, at a place that came to be called Griffin’s Corners, which later became the village of Fleischmanns. I am a 6th generation native. Vocation: I retired after 20 years in Land Management with the NYC DEP. Avocation: Often occupied with matters of the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development (Board … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Margaret DiBenedetto

Humans of the Catskills: Leslie T. Sharpe

Journey to the Catskills: I came to the Catskills because I wanted to live, as a steward, on my own piece of wild land, with forest and meadows, streams and ponds, a nature preserve where I could study and work to protect native species, flora and fauna. Though of course, I am partial to critters, from black bears and red and gray foxes, my hiking companions, to summer birds such as … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Leslie T. Sharpe

Humans of the Catskills: Melissa Holbrook Pierson

Journey to the Catskills: I followed my dog! She needed bigger pastures than I could give her in Brooklyn. She was so happy on the long trails through deep woods here. Vocation: If it has to do with books, I do it: write them, edit them, review them, and proofread them*. Avocation: Motorcycling. It’s in my heart. Happiness Is: Making a summer dinner from ingredients … Continue reading Humans of the Catskills: Melissa Holbrook Pierson

When Space Speaks – Creative Writing Workshop with Sarah Blakley-Cartwright 

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents When Space Speaks with Sarah Blakley-Cartwright, a three-hour intensive workshop, Tuesday, September 21, 2021 from 1 to 4 p.m. Once they register and pay, participants will be given instructions on how to join the class. In this class, students will explore vignette, ellipses, and space breaks, as we interpret the unsaid and sharpen our ear for silence. We will look at how the elliptical form can provide exhilarating leaps of … Continue reading When Space Speaks – Creative Writing Workshop with Sarah Blakley-Cartwright