Poughkeepsie Journal: Meet Local Authors at Holiday Book Signing in Rhinebeck

November 1, 2017

Journal Staff



Bibliophiles and local history fans can start their holiday shopping early with an autographed book during the Holiday Book Signing this weekend.

The event will be held from 1-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5, at the Beekman Arms, 6387 Mill St., Rhinebeck.

Local authors will be available to sign copies of their books which will be for sale.

Authors who will be featured at the event include:

  • Kathy Stevens, executive director of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary: “Where the Blind Horse Sings,” “Animal Camp”
  • Vernon Benjamin, regional historian: “The History of the Hudson River Valley”
  • Hudson Talbott, children’s book author: “River of Dreams,” “It’s All About Me-Ow,” “United Tweets of America,” “From Wolf to Woof!” “Leonardo’s Horse”
  • Leslie T. Sharpe, naturalist and former vice president, NYC Audubon Society: “The Quarry Fox: And Other Critters of the Wild Catskills”
  • Scott Ian Barry, animal behaviorist: “Wolf Empire,” “Castles of New York”
  • Stephen M. Silverman, journalist, former news editor at People Magazine: “The Catskills: Its History and How It Changed America”
  • Mark Greenberg and David Tait, photojournalist and author: “The Historic Presidency of Barack Obama: 2,920 Days” (Forward by Ken Burns)
  • Jon Bowermaster, Hudson River advocate and adventurer: “Crossing Antarctica,” “Descending the Dragon: My Journey Down the Coast of Vietnam,” “Wildebeest in a Rainstorm”
  • Brooke Kroeger, NYU professor: “The Suffragents”
  • Nava Atlas, vegan/vegetarian cook/illustrator: “Wild About Greens,” “Vegan Holiday Kitchen,” “Secret Recipes for the Modern Wife,” “Literary Ladies”
  • Lesa Cline-Ransome, children’s book author: “Germs: Fact and Fiction; Friends and Foes,” “Before She Was Harriet,” “Quilt Alphabet,” My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey”
  • Ellen Messer: “Back Rooms: Voices From the Illegal Abortion Era”
  • Graham Blackburn, furniture maker/author: “Traditional Woodworking Handtools,” “Tango Slim,” “Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools”
  • Joanne Michaels: “Let’s Take the Kids,” “Hudson River Journey,” “Hudson River Towns,” “Hudson River Valley Farms,” “Adirondack High”

NHD contestants: Please read this.

The Suffragents in the news: the New York Times, the East Hampton Star, Smithsonian VIP, Kirkus FeaturesKirkus Reviews, Foreword ReviewsTown & Country, The American ScholarTabletmag.com,  Unorthodox podcast, Hudson River Valley Review Top of Mind with Julie Rose NYU FeaturesWomen’s Media CenterSuffrage and the Media Futurity, Non-Fiction FansHeforShe.org’s The ScoopOpzij magazine (NL), AmericasDemocrats podcast, Facebook , Brooke’s posts, Good Men Project.

Upcoming events: Nov. 16: Book & Bottle: Suffolk County Historical Society & Museum. Nov. 17-18 Researching New York Conference, Albany. Nov. 20: Brookhaven League of Women Voters. March 4: Westchester County League of Women VotersMarch 10: Keynote, Joint Journalism & Communications Historians Conference, New York City. April 15: Nassau County and Farmingdale-Bethpage Historical societies at the Farmingdale Public Library.

Parting shots: the book launch events with tons of photos of Sept. 1 Sept. 11  and Sept. 14   . . .  comment and video of the Sept. 28 event with Angela P. Dodson at the NY Society Library  . . . the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society Fall Luncheon Oct. 10  . . .  Oct. 14, I presented on a panel at the AJHA Convention, Little Rock, Ark., on ‘When the Women of Suffrage Got Its Makeover On.” Here’s a post about the entire panel . . . Here’s a Facebook Live recording featuring Judith Hope, the moderator, and presenters Antonia Petrash and Arlene Hinkemeyer at the East Hampton Library’s Tom Twomey Lecture in Local History, which I hosted Oct. 19. I posted about it, too. . .Here’s my post about Oct. 22, a perfect day at the Woodlawn Cemetery & Conservancy.  I did a “talk back” at the Black Box Theater  for Nancy Smithner’s “Hear Them Roar: The Fight for Women’s Rights” on Oct. 26 and posted about this special performance. Here’s my post on the weekend of Nov. 4-5 spent in the Hudson Valley and in Albany for the 2020: Commitment to the Vision Conference and opening of the New York State Museum Suffrage Exhibition, Nov. 4. On Nov. 6, the actual anniversary of the vote for suffrage in New York State, I spoke at the Brentwood Public Library (what a happening place) and I posted about the next two panels: the Nov. 7 event for the NYU Center for the Humanities with Gail Collins and Chrisoph Irmscher,  and the Nov. 10 event for the Gotham Center for New York City at the CUNY Grad Center with Susan Goodier, Dawn Scibilia, and Lauren Santangelo, hosted by Peter-Christian Aigner.