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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.

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