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Readings & Signings

Art/Omi International Arts Center, 59 Letter S Road, Ghent. 10/4, 3 PM: The Ledig House International Writers’ Colony hosts its annual Fall readings, open house, Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/14, 12:15 PM: Author Marianne Gilbert Finnegan will read from her book, Memories of a Mischling. 427-4300.

New York State Writers Institute, Reading Recital Hall, Uptown Campus, UAlbany, Albany. 10/14, 8 PM: British historian and journalist John Cornwell will read from his new book, Hitler’s Scientists: Science, War, and the Devil’s Pact. 442-4224

Open Door Bookstore, 128 Jay St., Schenectady. 10/11, 2:30 PM: Will Moses will sign his new book, Will Moses Mother Goose. 346-2719.

Perfect Blend Coffeehouse, 376 Delaware Ave., Delmar. 10/9, 7 PM: A poetry reading by Susan Riback will be held, entitled “Shaking the Sand Out.” Free. 439-6537.

Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry St., Saratoga Springs. 10/12, 3-5 PM: Poetry reading by Meg Kearney and Laure-Anne Bosselaar, as part of the Saratoga Poetry Zone program. 584-7860.

Union College, Nott Memorial, Schenectady. 10/9, 7:30 PM: Author Rebecca Brown will read from her new book, Excerpts from a Family Medical Dictionary, and discuss a writer’s relationship with the small press. 388-6131.

University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave., Science Library, Albany. 10/9, 2-4 PM: Author Thomas Levenson will speak about the scientific and historical issues discussed in his new book, Einstein in Berlin. A reception and book signing will follow. 442-5620.


Discussions/Workshops

Humanities Institute for Lifelong Learning, Delmar Reformed Church, Delmar. 10/15, 10 AM-12 PM: “Law and Literature: The Short Story” program begins, with Instructor Dr. Randall Craig, and continuing on Wednesdays. 439-1358.

William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville. 10/10, 1 PM: The Women’s Book Group discusses The Cloister Walk, by Kathleen Norris. For information call 458-9274.

Events

Albacon 03, Roaring Brook Resort and Conference Center, Lake George. 10/10-12: Regional science fiction convention with various guest speakers. $45 membership at the door. 456-5242.

Albany Public Library, 369 New Scotland Ave., Albany. Wednesdays through 10/29, 10:30 AM: Pre-school storytime. 482-6661.

Albany Public Library, Schuyler & Broad Streets, Albany. Mondays and Fridays through 10/31, 10:30 AM: Children’s storytime. 427-9485.

Caffe Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs. 10/12, 7 PM: David Greenberger will perform “Stories from the Duplex Planet” with musical accompaniment by Jupiter Circle. $10 general admission, $6 students and seniors. 583-0022.

Clayton’s, 244 Washington Ave., Albany. Fridays, 11:30 PM: Open mike Poetry Slam, with prizes. $5 entry fee. 426-4360.

New Age Cabaret, 453 N. Pearl St., Albany. 10/13, 7:30 PM: Poetry open mike with featured poet Sue Oringel. 482-2639.


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