UPCOMING FESTIVAL March 19 - 22, 2015

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  • The-Donahue-Interview-2015 with Abigail Thomas
    The Donahue Interview. Two of the Festival’s best.
    Joe and Abby chat about her latest memoir. It doesn't get much better than this.
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  • Memoir A-Go-Go 2015
    Our signature event, Memoir A-Go-Go is a smash hit every year!
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  • woodstock-writers-radio with Martha Frankel
    Woodstock Writers Radio
    Tune in on Sunday mornings at 6:00 or sleep in and catch the show later!
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  • fiction-2015
    Fiction 2015
    Elisa Albert, Stephen Dobyns, Ann Hood and Jane Smiley. Wow.
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  • Locally-Sourced-Writers 2015
    Locally Sourced.
    Come partake of the Hudson Valley’s bounty of writers.
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  • Joshua's Cafe Alchemy Breakfast
    2014 Joshua’s Cafe Alchemy Breakfast:
    Gail Straub and Carol Zaloom
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  • James Howard Kunstler
    A Chat with James Howard Kunstler
    Catherine Sebastian, James Howard Kunstler & Martha Frankel
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  • Stephen Tobolowsky
    2014 Evening Keynote:
    Stephen Tobolowsky with Martha Frankel
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  • Abby and Bar
    Abby and Bar: Writing When a Nap is Preferable
    Martha Frankel, Abigail Thomas & Bar Scott
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  • Biography 2014
    2014 Biography Panel
    Bushkin, George-Warren, Hermes, Folsom, Frankel, Sheehan, Lennon
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The 2015 Festival

Our Authors & Artists

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Amanda Vaill © Xanthe Elbricke
Amanda Vaill is the author of the best-selling Everybody Was So Young: Gerald and Sara Murphy—A Lost Generation Love Story, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in biography, and Somewhere: The Life of Jerome Robbins, for which she was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship. In addition to writing the screenplay for the Emmy- and Peabody Award-winning public television documentary Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About, she has also written features and criticism for a range of publications, from Allure to The Washington Post Book World. She lives in New York City.


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– Elissa Schappell – Author of Blueprints for Building Better Girls