Katie Britton

Program and Outreach Director

Katie grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY and is a graduate of the University at Albany.  Aside from overseeing the programming, she also is in charge of the WAMC Internship Program, and community outreach. Her voice can be heard on The Roundtable & National Productions. Katie is also the baker in residence and showers the newsroom with cakes & pies.

Ways To Connect

Jandy Nelson’s debut novel, The Sky Is Everywhere reduced its readers to tears and captured their minds with its beautiful language. Since then, readers have been eagerly awaiting her new novel, I’ll Give You the Sun - and they won’t be disappointed; it’s just as stunning. 

William Joyce enchanted people of all ages with his Academy Award winning animated short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, and captured children’s imaginations with his Emmy award winning animated Disney Channel series, based on his books, Rolie Polie Olie. Needles to say, Joyce brings magic to any medium he works with. His newest project is The Numberlys.

When we think about the beginning of the end, Wyoming doesn’t seem like it would be at the epicenter. But in Anna Schumacher’s End Times, a small oil boom town in Carbon County, Wyoming is where it all starts. The signs have begun, a prophet is coming, and the battle before The Rapture is beginning to take shape.

It seems like it’s been a short summer. Labor Day is upon us, this first day of September, and to dedicate the day to the social and economic achievements of American workers, we have a bevy of specials lined up for your listening pleasure.

Chris Weitz has been entertaining teens for years with his movies American Pie, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, and About A Boy. Now he’s turned his attention to fiction, and his new book is The Young World.

Marissa Meyer - Cress

Aug 22, 2014

When Marissa Meyer debuted the first Lunar Chronicles novel, she took everything we thought we know about the fairytales of our childhood, and turned them upside down. Set in a futuristic world, the colonies are about declare war with the Moon and our Red Riding Hood and Cinderella characters are no longer damsels in distress, but emerging leaders of the resistance. The newest novel, and character in the series, is Cress, and she’s been locked in a satellite orbiting the earth for most of her life.

For 17 year old Mia, life can’t be the same, as her spirit is hanging in limbo after her family’s car crashes, leaving her the only potential survivor. So begins Gale Forman's young adult novel If I Stay.  Throughout the novel, and now the movie being released this Friday (8/22), we’re brought into a world no one should ever have to face – to choose to live or die - and we follow Mia as she makes this hard decision while in a coma.

   

Have you ever felt the pull to a particular place? In Kat Rosenfield’s novel Inland, our main character Callie, and all the women in her family, feel an unexplained pull to the ocean. We also learn that the further from the coast she travels, the sicker she becomes. The book is part fantasy, but with a sound foundation of realism, and Rosefield weaves a tragically beautiful tale that keeps the reader coming back for more.

When Veronica Roth began writing in her dorm room at Northwestern University, she had no idea that a year after graduating college she’d be a New York Times best seller, and have a multi-platform franchise. The novel that made it all happen was Divergent. Since then, Roth has finished the trilogy, seen the first movie hit the silver screens with Golden Globe & SAG nominee Shailene Woodly as our heroine, and written a companion novel, Four: A Divergent Collection.

Deep in the heart of Tanglewood...

When I was about 9 years old my best friend’s family took me to Tanglewood for the first time. I remember Rachel’s mother showing us the echo bench, and how we would divulge our secrets on one end to have it heard on the other, throwing us into fits of giggles and solemn promises to keep them safe. We would then take off running, on the endless sprawling lawns, only to find our way back to the bench again. I remember how thrilled I was that the Pops knew the song that Looney Tunes used in their commercials. (Later I was to deduce, it wasn’t that they were so pop-culture savvy to know what Bugs Bunny knew, but Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik had been around much longer.)

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