woodstock writers festival http://wamc.org en 5th Annual Woodstock Writers Festival http://wamc.org/post/5th-annual-woodstock-writers-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The <a href="http://www.woodstockwriters.com/">Woodstock Writers Festival</a> is a collection of writers and their readers who meet for the weekend in Woodstock, NY from April 3-6th. I<span style="line-height: 1.5;">t is the </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> annual event and there are plenty of events and panels. There will be panels on fiction, biography, journalism and a look at the writing of memoir.</span></p><p>Among the writers who will be on hand are Steven Tobolowsky, Jennifer Clement, Domenica Ruta, MK Asante, J. Michael Lennon and Henry Bushkin.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">To tell us more we welcome Festival Organizer Martha </span>Frankel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and festival headliners Abigail Thomas, Kitty Sheehan and James Howard </span>Kunstler<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 87162 at http://wamc.org 5th Annual Woodstock Writers Festival Woodstock Writer's Festival - Stephen Tobolowsky http://wamc.org/post/woodstock-writers-festival-stephen-tobolowsky <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>If you met <a href="http://www.stephentobolowsky.wordpress.com/">Stephen Tobolowsky</a> on the street, you might think you know him from somewhere. The character actor has appeared in over 100 films and TV shows, with recurring roles in <em>Heroes</em>, <em>Deadwood</em>, <em>Glee</em> and <em>The Mindy Project</em>.</p><p>In his memoir, <em>The Dangerous Animals Club</em>, Toboloswky charts the highs and lows of life as a character actor. He joins us this morning to discuss that collection as well as his gig at next weekend’s <a href="http://www.woodstockwriters.com/">Woodstock Writer’s Festival</a>.</p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 86818 at http://wamc.org Woodstock Writer's Festival - Stephen Tobolowsky The Book Show #1296 - Ann Hood http://wamc.org/post/book-show-1296-ann-hood <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.annhood.us/"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Ann Hood’s</a> 13th novel is <em>The Obituary Writer</em>.</p><p>The story goes back and forth in time between 1919 San Francisco, when obituary writer Vivien Lowe searches for the man she lost in the Great Earthquake of 1906, and 1961 Washington, DC, when Claire, a young wife and mother, struggles to decide whether to follow the man she loves or stay in her secure marriage.</p><p> Tue, 21 May 2013 19:06:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 64869 at http://wamc.org The Book Show #1296 - Ann Hood A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Woodstock - Panel at The Woodstock Writer's Festival http://wamc.org/post/funny-thing-happened-way-woodstock-panel-woodstock-writers-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>For this <a href="http://woodstockwritersfestival.com/">Woodstock Writer's Festival</a> panel, f<span style="line-height: 1.5;">our of the best writers for late night television come to Woodstock to share the mirth. Panelists include the legendary Bill </span>Scheft<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Late Show with David Letterman</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">), Jess </span>Dweck<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Late Night with Jimmy Fallon</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">), and Meredith </span>Scardino<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Colbert Report</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">). Moderated by J.R. </span>Havlan<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, (</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">The Daily Show with Jon Stewart</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">).</span></p><p>The panel will be a live taping of J.R.'s podcast, <a href="http://writersblocpodcast.com/">Writer's Bloc</a>&nbsp;- he joins us for a preview.</p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62376 at http://wamc.org A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Woodstock - Panel at The Woodstock Writer's Festival Woodstock Writer's Festival - April 18-21 http://wamc.org/post/woodstock-writers-festival-april-18-21 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://woodstockwritersfestival.com/#sthash.NW1xu1jy.dpbs">The Woodstock Writers Festival</a> is a collection of writers and their readers who meet for the weekend in Woodstock, NY from April 18-21.</p><p>It is the 4th annual event and there are plenty of events and panels. There will be panels on spirituality, comedy writing, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll and discussions on poetry, the short story, and a look at the writing of memoir.</p><p>Among the writers who will be on hand are Cheryl Strayed, Lydia Davis, Philippe Petit, James Lasdun, Abigail Thomas, Ann Hood, Christa Parravani and many more.</p><p>To tell us more we welcome Festival Organizer Martha Frankel and festival headliner, Philippe Petit, whose new book is <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1419706764/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=1419706764&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Why Knot?: How to Tie More Than Sixty Ingenious, Useful, Beautiful, Lifesaving, and Secure Knots!</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=1419706764" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em></p><p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 62267 at http://wamc.org Woodstock Writer's Festival - April 18-21