Friday, October 5, 2012

The Literary Art of ArtsWalk

It sometimes seems that ArtsWalk is all about visual art but not so. There is also a literary component. Tomorrow and Sunday there are readings by a pretty impressive group of writers. Among those reading their work tomorrow at City Hall are former Poet Laureate Mark Strand; Honor Moore, the author of the best-selling memoir The Bishop's Daughter; novelist and short story writer Mary Beth Hughes; and poet Helen Klein Ross, whose first novel is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.

The Literary Festival moves to the Hudson Opera House on Sunday, starting out with poets who are also visual artists: George Quasha, Charles Stein, Anne Gorrick, and the award-winning Thomas Sayers Ellis, whose work is described as "Richard Pryor meets Albert Einstein." The festival concludes with mystery writer David Black and digital novelist (and local physician) Illya Szilak, who will read from her new novel APP Queerskins.

Here's the complete schedule:

Saturday, October 6, at City Hall
Noon to 1:30 p.m.  Mary Beth Hughes and L. S. Asekoff
1:45 to 3:15 p.m.  Helen Klein Ross and Honor Moore
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  Peg Boyers and Mark Strand

Sunday, October 7, at the Hudson Opera House
Noon to 1:30 p.m.  Charles Stein and George Quasha
1:45 to 3:15 p.m.  Anne Gorrick and Thomas Sayers Ellis
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.  Illya Szilak and David Black

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