Parties & Openings
Nov. 14 - Tivoli
Kaatsbaan's 25th Anniversary
Nov. 13 - Pittsfield
Westward Ho Ho Ho!
Nov. 12 - G. Barrington
The Triplex's 20th Anniversary
Literary Lights Shine in Spencertown
Evidence abounds that our region is packed with the sort of left-brainers who like to stay at home with a good book (litmus test: nightclubs per capita—uh, zero?; independent bookstores—off the charts), but on Saturday night, readers and writers alike were out in force to attend the Spencertown Academy‘s Literary Harvest Dinner. The most glittering in a two-week-long roster of book-centered events was held at the idyllic Spencertown farm of Austerlitz Supervisor George Jahn and his wife Karen.
Host George Jahn, with novelists Mary Gordon, Russell Banks, and Wesley Brown
WAMC‘s Alan Chartock and his wife Roselle; Allan Davidson and artist Linda Horn
Joanne and Rick Bilotti; Michael Chesloff and Janet Cozzolino
Gail Morton and author John Fass Morton; author Bruce Altshuler and artist Holly Hughes
Novelist Julia Pomeroy; Stair Gallery‘s uber-auctioneer Rupert Fennell
Chuck Foreman and Karen Solem; Beth Harlan and Ron Innerfield
Berkshire Books’ Kaarin & Robert Lemstrom-Sheedy; Spencertown Academy executive director Mary Ann Lee with Bernie & Harriet Shur
Photographer Ber Murphy and Michele Karas; Jessica Robinson and Richard Roth
Edward Tivnan, novelist Rebecca Flowers, and Rural Intelligence food maven Paige Orloff; Martha Parrish and Academy president Kate Cohen
Jim Winters, screenwriter John Orloff, with novelist and biographer Lily Tuck; Dinner Where?‘s Bonnie Kurtz
The Jahn barn was glamorized by Academy-member Phillip Haight, an interior designer.