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Readings & Signings

Arts Center Gallery, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 10/16, 7 PM: Joe Connelly, author of Bringing Out the Dead and Crumbtown, will read from his work. 584-4132.

Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson. 10/16, 4 PM: Poets Tomaz Salamun and Peter Richards will read from their work, as part of the John Ashbery Poetry Series. (845) 758-7425.

Borders Books & Music, 59 Wolf Road, Albany. 10/17, 7 PM: Richard Schoenberg will discuss and sign copies of Seventy-Nine Eighty, his recently published book of his photographs of notable area rock & roll shows during 1979-80. 482-5800.

Borders Books & Music, 395 Broadway, Saratoga Springs. 10/16, 7 PM: Richard Schoenberg will discuss and sign copies of Seventy-Nine Eighty, his recently published book of his photographs of notable area rock & roll shows during 1979-80. 583-1200.

Bright Hill Center, 94 Church St., Treadwell. 10/16, 7 PM: Writer Ron DeLuca and poet Susan Sindall will read from their work after an open reading and intermission. (607) 829-5055

Changing Spaces Gallery, 306 Hudson Ave., Albany. 10/16, 7:30 PM: Local poet Carol Graser will be the featured reader at the monthly open mike poetry program. 433-1537.

Hudson Opera House, 327 Warren St., Hudson. 10/18, 2 PM: Novelist and playwright Lawrence Osgood will read from his recent work, Sea, Earth, Sky: A Novel of the Arctic. 822-1438.

Inkberry, 63 Main St., North Adams, Mass. 10/18, 7:30 PM: Poets Laure-Ann Bosselaar and Meg Kearney will read from their work. (413) 664-0775.

New York State Writers Institute, Reading Recital Hall, Uptown Campus, UAlbany, Albany. 10/21, 8 PM: Author Jonathan Lethem will read from his work, including his new novel, Fortress of Solitude. 442-4224

New York State Writers Institute, Assembly Hall, Campus Center, UAlbany, Albany. 10/21, 4:15 PM: Author Jonathan Lethem will present an informal seminar. 442-5620.

Open Door Bookstore, 128 Jay St., Schenectady. 10/18, 12:30-2:30 PM: Author Jane Yolen and illustrator Mark Teague will sign copies of their new book, How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? 346-2719.

Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton St., Schenectady. 10/19, 1:30 PM: A book signing and poetry reading will be held, as part of the “Community of Writers” program. Local poets and authors will present their work from 2-4 PM, between book-signing sessions. 388-4500.

Spencertown Academy, Route 203, Spencertown. 10/18, 8 PM: Various poets will read from their work during the Exaltation of Local Poets: Bernadette Mayer and Friends program. 392-3693.

Union College, Scoville Center Auditorium, Schenectady. 10/16: Local children’s book author Jennifer Armstrong will read from her work. 743-2210.

Valentine’s, 17 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 10/18, 7 PM: Richard Schoenberg will discuss and sign copies of Seventy-Nine Eighty, his recently published book of his photographs of notable area rock & roll shows during 1979-80. 432-6572.

Voices of the Valley, Monkey Joe Roasting Co., 478 Broadway, Kingston. 10/18, 7 PM: Poetry reading, featuring Teresa Costa, Lei Isaacs and Will Nixon. Open mike to follow. Hosted by Robert Milby. $3. (845) 566-4425.
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Discussions/Workshops

Albany Public Library, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/21, 12:15 PM: Writer Ray Bono will review David Von Drehle’s Triangle: The Fire That Changed America. 10/22, 5:30 PM: Teens are invited to talk about books they’ve read recently during the Teen Book Group. 427-4300.

Albany Public Library, 369 New Scotland Ave., Albany. 10/20, 10 AM: The library’s book discussion group will hold an organizational meeting. 482-6661.

Albany Public Library, Pine Hills, 517 Western Ave., Albany. 10/22, 6:30 PM: The library’s book discussion group will hold an organizational meeting. 482-7911.

Guilderland Public Library, 2228 Western Ave., Guilderland. 10/21, 7:30 PM: A discussion of both the film and book versions of Goodbye, Mr. Chips will take place. 10/22, noon: “Books Sandwiched In” series will discuss Michael Cunningham’s The Hours; 7 PM: Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi’s Finding Flow will be discussed, as part of the Truth, Not Fiction book discussion series. 456-2400.

Inkberry, 63 Main St., North Adams, Mass. 10/18, 2-4:30 PM: Poets Laure-Ann Bosselaar and Meg Kearney will host a class entitled The Art of Revision: Essential (and Sometimes Radical) Tools Every Poet Should Own. For information call (413) 664-0775.

Schenectady County Public Library, 99 Clinton St., Schenectady. Saturdays through 10/18, 11 AM: The Mohawk Valley Library system Book Discussion Series will meet to discuss one book each week. This week’s selection will be Mohawk, by Richard Russo. Mondays through 11/3, noon: The Books Sandwiched In series continues, presenting book reviews by local citizens. This week, Philip Sheehan will review Adam Nicolson’s God’s Secretaries. 388-4500.

William K. Sanford Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville. 10/21, 7 PM: Frances Mayes’ Under the Tuscan Sun will be discussed by the Nonfiction Book Discussion Group in Meeting Room B. For information call 458-9274.

Events

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


Albany Public Library
, Pine Hills Branch, 517 Western Ave., Albany. Tuesdays through 10/28, 10:30 AM: Toddler storytime; 3:30 PM: Picture book storytime. 482-7911.


Albany Public Library
, Delaware Branch, 485 Delaware Ave., Albany. Wednesdays through 10/29, 3:45 PM: Children are invited to hear stories and make puppets during the storytime program. 463-0254.


Albany Public Library
, 161 Washington Ave., Albany. 10/19, 2 PM: Young poets are invited to participate in the “Poetry Slam!” contest, in celebration of of Teen Read Week. Wednesdays through 10/29, 10:30 AM: Pre-school storytime. Thursdays through 10/30, 11:15 AM: Babies with adult supervision are invited to participate in the Lapsit Storytime program. 427-4300.


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


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

Glens Falls Chronicle Book Fair, Queensbury Hotel, downtown Glens Falls. 10/19, 11 AM-4 PM: Authors and book-related activities will be presented, and a used book sale will take place. 792-1126.


William K. Sanford Town Library
, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville. 10/21, 7 PM: The Colonie Tuesday Night Live Poets’ Corner invites local poets and writers to present their work in an open forum. Hosted by William Robert Foltin. 458-9274.


Yours Nightclub
, 145 Barrett St., Schenectady. 10/21, 8 PM: Poetry open mike, hosted by Beth. 370-9865.
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