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Festival Fever: Rensselaerville Festival of Writers, 7/28-31/11

Monday, July 25th, 2011

The Rensselaerville Library is sponsoring the annual Rensselaerville Festival of Writers this weekend, and the theme of the fest is “A Sense of Place.”

The fest features readings, book signings and workshops with an A-list of acclaimed authors, including Verlyn Klinkenborg (New York Times columnist and author of “Making Hay”), Nick Flynn (whose novel “Another Bullshit Night in Suck City” is being made into a film starring Robert DeNiro and Julianne Moore), Francine Prose (author of 16 works of fiction and The New York Times best-seller “Reading Like a Writer”), Jean Craighead George (Newbury Award-winning author of the survival classic “My Side of the Mountain”) and Mary Morris (author of “Revenge” and “The River Queen”).

Additional writers participating in the fest include Helen Benedict, Maria Tucci, Suzannah Lessard, Howard Nelson, Stephen O’Connor, Donna Schaper, Mary Tannen, Roderick & Wyatt Townley, Twig George, Barry Kuhar, Timothy Cahill and (via video) Andy Rooney.

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