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 

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

Micro-Memoir with Linda Lowen

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) presents Micro-Memoir, a six-week long workshop with Linda Lowen, January 8 – February 12, 2021. The class will be held online Fridays, from 10 am to 12 noon. Once they register and pay, participants will be given instructions on how to join the class. Memoir doesn’t have to cover decades to tell a story. Sometimes a single moment, vividly depicted, … Continue reading Micro-Memoir with Linda Lowen

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