Readings, Signings & Talks
April 30, Washington
Gunn Library Ann Nyberg, WTNH-TV anchor and founding member and current board vice president of The Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, will discuss and sign copies of her recently published book, Remembering Katharine Hepburn: Stories of Wit and Wisdom about America’s Leading Lady. 2 p.m.
May 2, Washington
Gunn Library New York Times best-selling author Dr. Kevin Gutzman will discuss and sign his new book, Thomas Jefferson – Revolutionary: A Radical’s Struggle to Remake America. 6:30 p.m.
May 2, Williamstown
Williams College Viet Thanh Nguyen will discuss his 2015 debut novel, The Sympathizer, a Pulitzer Prize-winner that touches on topics of immigration, politics, history and war. 7:30 p.m.
May 6, Chatham
Chatham Public Library New York Times best-selling author Jon Katz will discuss his newest book, Talking to Animals: How You Can Understand Animals and They Can Understand You. A book signing and reception will follow. 3:30 p.m.
May 6, Lenox
The Bookstore Laird White presents Five-Star Sundays, Two-Star Mondays: An Un-Altar-Ed Memoir by a Minister’s Daughter. 3 p.m.
May 7, Chatham
The Chatham Bookstore Novelist and playwright Wesley Brown will read from and discuss his new short story collection, Dance of the Infidels. 2 p.m.
May 13, Torrington
Five Points Gallery Celebrated art historian Henry Adams will discuss his book, Tom and Jack, which offers new insights into the lives of iconic American artists Thomas Hart Benton and Jackson Pollock. 6 p.m.
May 13, Salisbury
Scoville Library Local author Karen Chase will discuss her latest book, FDR on his Houseboat: The Larooco Log, 1924-1926. 5 p.m.
May 13, Hudson
Spotty Dog Books & Ale This month’s installment of the Volume Reading & Music Series will feature readings by Kristopher Jansma (Why We Came to the City; The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards), Jayne Benjulian (Five Sextillion Atoms) and John Proctor. A book signing, and a DJ set will follow. 7 p.m.
May 17, Millbrook
The Merritt Bookstore Dani Shapiro in Conversation with Elisha Cooper: Memoir and More. As the kickoff event for the Millbrook Literary Festival, the two modern memoirists will discuss the intimate and honest literature they produce. 7 p.m.
May 18, Salisbury
The White Hart Inn The White Hart Speaker Series presents best-selling novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro, author of Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage. 6 p.m.
May 20, Millbrook
Millbrook Literary Festival More than 50 adult, children’s and young adult authors will participate in panel discussions, workshops, readings and signings throughout the day. This year’s authors include Min Jin Lee (Pachinko; Free Food for Millionaires), Elaine Khosrova (Butter: A Rich History), Roselee Blooston (Dying in Dubai), best-selling children’s author Iza Trapani and many more. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 20, Ghent
Omi International Arts Center Writers Omi Spring Reading and BBQ: join distinguished writers, translators and poets in residence for a night of one-of-a-kind readings by international voices. Following the event, join the writers for a barbecue feast and reception. 5 p.m.
May 21, Chatham
The Chatham Bookstore Barbara Bonner will read from and discuss Inspiring Courage, her new book of quotations, poems and true-life stories aimed at helping us authentically live life to the fullest. 2 p.m.
May 25, Lenox
The Mount Journalist and cultural critic Kate Bolick presents the first event in a new season of Touchstones: Conversations at The Mount. Former longtime New Yorker staff writer Ariel Levy will discuss her new memoir, The Rules Do Not Apply. 5 p.m.
May 27, Chatham
The Chatham Bookstore Ellen Condliffe Lagemann, a professor at Bard College and a fellow at the Bard Prison Initiative, will read from and discuss her book, Liberating Minds: The Case for College in Prison. 5 p.m.