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.

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The Roundtable
11:30 am
Thu August 29, 2013

Mitchell Zuckoff - Frozen in Time

On November 5, 1942, a US cargo plane slammed into the Greenland Ice Cap. Four days later, the B-17 assigned to the search-and-rescue mission became lost in a blinding storm and also crashed. Miraculously, all nine men on board survived, and the US military launched a daring rescue operation. But the rescue mission wasn’t as easy or successful as the military had hoped.

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The Roundtable
11:10 am
Wed August 21, 2013

Michael Hassan - Crash & Burn

In Michael Hassan’s debut novel Crash & Burn, we’re told a story that people are all too familiar with in today’s headlines - a school shooting. In the weeks and months after his school was taken hostage at gunpoint by his ex-best friend Burn, Crash re-hashes his role in saving the school and the events that led the two childhood friends take two very different paths. This page-turning fictional story has the grit of real teenage life, and stresses out the reader in ways that makes you crave more.

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The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue August 20, 2013

Danielle Crittenden - From a Polish Country House Kitchen

We often see cookie cookbooks, bread books, cookbooks with a Latin, Italian or Asian flare, but rarely see Polish food featured. Well we can look no further than Anne Applebaum & Danielle Crittenden’s From a Polish Country House Kitchen. What was once considered no frills, heavy eating is brought to a simple, clean, and refreshing level that will have your taste buds singing.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Jeff Probst - Stranded 2: Trial By Fire

Jeff Probst has become a household name. As the host of the reality TV show Survivor, Probst has brought viewers to remote locations for 26 seasons, as marooned strangers duke it out to be the sole survivor and win the million dollar prize. But that’s not all Probst does; he wrapped-up his daytime talk show in February, has directed two feature films, and now he’s co-writing a tween series, Stranded, of which the second book, Trial by Fire is out now.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Scott Speer - Natural Born Angel

In Scott Speer’s enthralling Immortal City trilogy, the world has changed. Angels have ‘come out’ and it’s their turn to have a piece of the American dream. No longer are the Hollywood Hills & Walk of Fame filled with movie stars, instead they’re names of the greatest Angels, and the best shows are the real life saves that a streamed real time. Angels are the rock stars of the world, and no one can forget that it’s pay to save. Now the second novel in the series is out, Natural Born Angel, and Maddy and Jacks are at a cross roads, as the roles are reversed, futures are in question, and the big and bad, just got bigger and badder. 

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Nova Ren Suma - 17 & Gone

Last spring, Nova Ren Suma enraptured readers with her debut novel Imaginary Girls. Now she’s done it again with her haunting and unforgettable new book 17 & Gone. Set in the Hudson Valley village of Rhinecliff, the novel follows Lauren who experiencing visions of missing girls. It’s not a ghost story though, but a tale of finding what is lost and feeling a connection to someone you’ve never met.

Nova Ren Suma will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck NY with 3 other YA authors this Sunday, April 28th at 4PM.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu April 25, 2013

Lauren Oliver - Requiem

It’s been a long journey for Lauren Oliver. Not only is she the co-owner of the literary development company Paper Lantern Lit, she is the master behind several young reader novels such as Leisel & Po and The Spindlers. But Oliver is probably most well known for the dystopian Delirium Trilogy. The final book, Requiem, is now out, and readers are finally able to find out what happens to her beloved characters Lena, Alex, Hana and Julian as they wage war against the anti-love government, and fight for something they know is right.  Can love really be wrong? 

Lauren Oliver will be at Oblong Books in Rhinebeck, NY  Sunday, April 28th with 3 other YA authors at 4PM.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Wed March 27, 2013

Megan Shepherd - The Madman's Daughter

We’ve all heard of the story, if not read, H.G. Wells’ The Island of Dr. Moreau.  As narrator Edward Prendick   accounted the happenings of the Island, we got a creepy glimpse into vivisection. Author Meghan Shepherd has now taken the tale one step further, and her novel The Madman’s Daughter tells the story from the newly created daughter of Dr. Moreau, Juliet.

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The Roundtable
11:12 am
Wed March 6, 2013

Peter Trachtenberg - Another Insane Devotion

Cat owners know you don’t own the animal, but the animal owns you. People know that cats are independent, aloof, and certainly don’t care whether or not you’re freezing while holding the door open waiting for them to come back inside. But on the other hand, it’s why we love cats, personify them, and use them as means to define our relationships. Okay, maybe not all of us do the last thing, but Peter Trachtenberg has. In his memoir Another Insane Devotion we see how he tackles his love of cats and persons.

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The Roundtable
2:45 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Marie Lu - Prodigy

Credit Paul Gregory

In Marie Lu’s book Legend, she created a dystopian world there the United States fractured in two, and a plague ravaged the upper half. Our heroes Day and June narrowly escaped with their lives, but the body count behind them continues to climb. Now Lu has finished the second in the trilogy, Prodigy, and we’re on the run with Day & June as they find their way to the opposition and begin to face their demons.

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