the Alchemy Poetry Club will read their original poetry at the E.B. Crawford Public Library, 7:30pm. The club has published several chapbooks over the years and has been published in a wide variety of literary magazines. 845/794-4660.
Moody Road Studios will present “Writers in Conversation,” book readings at Maude Alley, 7pm. Wine and cheese welcome in the garden from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m., and a book signing after the reading. Visit www.moodyroadstudios.com or call 917/445-0613.
Sunshine Hall Free Library presents Barbara Listenik, local children's author and illustrator, 3:30pm. Children ages 5-12 are invited to meet Barbara, and hear her read from one of her books. Light refreshments. Free. 845/557-6258.
The Catskill Art Society will present author Laurie Graff reading selections from the new anthology “No Kidding: Women Writers on Bypassing Parenthood” at the CAS Arts Center, 2-3pm. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org.
Readings by Mermer Blakeslee and Tom Lisenbee at The Sanctuary of Oils, 7-8:30pm. Lisbenbee opens the evening with selections from his poetry. Blakeslee reads from "When you Live by a River," an historical novel of a Catskill mountain community soon to be flooded to create a reservoir for NYC. 570/468-7350.
First Fridays Contemporary Author Series at the Narrowsburg Library, 7:30pm Open Mic (1 piece, 3 minutes or less), 8pm visiting authors Rilla Askew & Paul Austin.
Lindsay Barrett George, children’s picture book author and illustrator, will be the featured guest at the Livingston Manor Library during Artwalk Chalkwalk. Children of all ages are welcome to story time with Lindsay Barrett George from 12:30-1pm. 845/439-5440.
The Catskill Art Society will present a book reading and musical performance of selections from “Bug Music,” the new book and CD from musician and professor David Rothenberg, at the CAS Arts Center, 4-6pm. Visit www.catskillartsociety.org or call 845/436-4227.
"The Wisdom of Mother Nature,The Follies of Mankind" a performance by the Milanville Poets Unlimited, Sheila Dugan, Mort Malkin and Tracey Ranze, at The Sanctuary of Oils, 1:30-3:30pm. A lively afternoon of poetry, conversation & music with the percussive sounds of singing bowl, rain stick, seed rattle, conch shell, ship's bell, and propane tank xylophone. Free event. 570/468-7350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sullivan County-based storytelling group The Yarnslingers at The Cooperage, 7:30pm. The evening will feature “Selected Yarns,” standout tales from a variety of themes, and five stories crafted to the theme, “The Affair.” Throughout the night, 14 local ‘slingers will read their original works. BYOB. Food will be available for purchase from The Anthill Farm Kitchen. Donations collected at the door. Visit www.thecooperageproject.org or call 570/253-2020.