Readings, Signings & Talks
March 26, Salisbury
The White Hart Inn The White Hart Speaker Series presents Hammertown’s Joan Osofsky and Abby Adams and their new book, Entertaining in the Country: Love Where You Eat. The Inn will offer a prix fixe dinner, inspired by the book, after the signing. 4 p.m.
March 26, West Stockbridge
No. Six Depot The 3rd annual public reading of the Powder Keg Writing Workshop for Women. 3:30 p.m.
March 30, Poughkeepsie
Vassar College Geobotanist Hope Jahren speaks about being a women in science and writing her science bestseller, Lab Girl. 5:30 p.m.
March 30, Lenox
The Mount Matt Tannenbaum discusses his 40 years of owning The Bookstore in Lenox. He’ll be joined by New Yorker cartoonist Bob Eckstein, author of Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores: True Tales and Lost Moments from Book Buyers, Booksellers, and Book Lovers, which features The Bookstore. 5 p.m.
March 31, Great Barrington
Simon’s Rock Uncommon Journeys: John McWhorter: a talk by the Simon’s Rock graduate, who is an Assoc. Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia and the author of The Power of Babel: A Natural History of Language; The Word on the Street and Doing Our Own Thing: The Degradation of Language and Music in America and Why We Should, Like, Care. 7 p.m.
April 1, Rhinebeck
bluecashew Kitchen Pharmacy Meet chef Bryan Calvert, author of Brooklyn Rustic: Simple Food for Sophisticated Palates, and taste recipes from his cookbook. 2-5 p.m.
April 1, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music Joan Juliet Buck, former editor-in-chief of Paris Vogue presents her new memoir, The Price of Illusion, an account of four decades spent in London, New York, Los Angeles and Paris. 7 p.m.
April 2, Washington Depot
The Hickory Stick Bookshop Harriet Scott Chessman will discuss and sign copies of her new novel, The Lost Sketchbook of Edgar Degas. 2 p.m.
April 4, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music The national book launch for Edie Meidav’s Kingdom of the Young: Stories, a globe-and-genre-spanning collection that captures dreamers and derelicts in radiant prose. 6 p.m.
April 5, Annandale-on-Hudson
Bard College Edie Meidav, a former winner of the Bard Fiction Prize and author of Lola, California, will read from her new fiction collection, Kingdom of the Young: Stories. 6 p.m.
April 5, Poughkeepsie
Vassar College Acclaimed author Zadie Smith will deliver the annual Alex Krieger ’95 Memorial Lecture. Smith will read from her recent works, be interviewed by Professor Amitava Kumar, and participate in a Q&A session and book signing. 8 p.m.
April 6, Rhinebeck
Oblong Books & Music A presentation, Q&A and signing with Leslie T. Sharpe, whose new book, The Quarry Fox, is the first in-depth study of Catskill wildlife since legendary nature writer John Burroughs first chronicled the area in the 19th century. 6 p.m.
April 7, Lenox
The Bookstore Jennifer Browdy will read from and discuss her two latest books, the memoir What I Forgot…And Why I Remembered: A Journey to Environmental Awareness and Activism Through Purposeful Memoir, and The Elemental Journey of Purposeful Memoir: A Writer’s Companion. 5:30 p.m.
April 8, Washington Depot
The Hickory Stick Bookshop Marie Bostwick will sign copies of her newest novel, The Promise Girls. 3 p.m.
April 8, Hudson
Spotty Dog Books & Ale This month’s installment of the Volume Reading & Music Series will feature readings by Melissa Febos (Abandon Me) and Paul LaFarge (The Night Ocean). A book signing, and a set by DJ Blake, will follow. 7 p.m.
April 8, Hudson
3rd Floor Gallery Writers Omi Reading: Hear the Spring 2017 international writers and translators in residence share their work in the first reading of the year. 5 p.m.
April 10, Annandale-on-Hudson
Bard College Paul Lisicky, a 2016 Guggenheim fellow, will read from his new memoir, The Narrow Door. 2:30 p.m.
April 11, Williamstown
Williams College Reading by Nathaniel Mackey and John Keene. Mackey is a poet, novelist, anthologist, literary critic and editor, a writing professor at Duke University, and a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets. Keene is a writer, translator, professor and artist, and teaches at Rutgers University-Newark. 6 p.m.
April 15, Washington Depot
The Hickory Stick Bookshop Dani Shapiro will sign copies of her new memoir, Hourglass: Time, Love, and Marriage. 4 p.m.
April 15, Kent
House of Books Elinor Lipman will read from and sign her new novel, On Turpentine Lane. 2 p.m.
April 15, Annandale-on-Hudson
Bard College Author Neil Gaiman and Executive Producer Bryan Fuller discuss moving from page to screen for the forthcoming STARZ TV series American Gods. The event includes an exclusive sneak-peek of the first episode of the series, adapted from Gaiman’s best-selling novel. 7:30 p.m.