Dimock, PA township landowner and playwright Jan Quackenbush premiers "Fire on the Water" at the Narrowsburg Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 2pm. This two-act play set in Elk Lake,PA is about a family torn by strife against the backdrop of gas drilling. Quackenbush is a playwright, teacher, and oral historian. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org.
A staged reading of Allan Wolf's "The Watch that Ends the Night: Voices from the Titanic" at Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library, 4pm. Free and open to the public. 845/252-3360.
First Fridays Contemporary Authors Series returns with visiting author Jeffrey McDaniel at the Narrowsburg Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library. Open mic at 7:30pm, McDaniel at 8pm. Email email@example.com or call 845/252-3360.
The Upper Delaware Writers Collective (UDWC) to host River Rocks PoJam and Benefit Auction at The Cooperage, 7-9:30pm. Poetry reading, silent auction, food and live music. Admission: $5.
Poetry reading centered around prints at Alma Yoga, 6-8pm. Prints by Sheila Goloborotko, poets curated by Lori Anderson Moseman, readings by Belle Gironda, Laura E.J. Moran, Lori Anderson Moseman, Debora Poe, Katie Yates & Lisa Wujnovich. Free. 607/637-4444.
Cafe Devine, 3pm. Theme: Cafe Death - Eulogies will be shared. Everyone is invited. Admission is free.
The Friends of the Port Jervis Free Library present novelist, essayist and journalist Nicholas DiGiovanni who will read from his novella "Rip," 6:30pm. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Visit www.nicholasdigiovanni.com or call 845/856-7313.
"Greek Folk Stories Old & New" a book reading/signing by author Mary Ziavras at The Port Jervis Library, 7pm. Free. Refreshments will be served. 845/856-7313.
The Ann Street School will be hosting Story Time with Clifford, The Big Red Dog in the Milford United Methodist Church, 1pm and 3pm. A Scholastic Book Fair will be held from 1-4pm. At both story times pictures with Clifford will be available and Clifford will be doing a free book signing. 570/296-6124.
The Literacy Board of Sullivan County presents a book reading and signing by author Mary Ziavras from Greek Folk Stories Old and New at the Read it Again Bookstore, 5:30pm. Musical offering and guest appearance by her daughter Julie Ziavras, renowned interpreter of Greek Folk songs. Traditional Greek pastries will be served. Free and open to the public. 845/794-0017.