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
12:08 pm
Wed August 1, 2012

Scott Speer - Immortal City

In Scott Speer’s enthralling Immortal City, the world has changed. Angels have ‘come out’ and now 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. 

The Roundtable
10:30 am
Mon July 30, 2012

Kiera Cass - The Selection

In author Kiera Cass' novel The Selection, it’s 300 years in the future, and the 3rd world war has brought the United Stated crumbing to ground with a take-over by China. Yet there is hope, and all of North America has banned together to rebuild and govern the country. Illea is the country’s name, and kings and queens are the rulers. Enter 17 year old America Singer. She and 35 other girls are competing to become the princess and Prince Maxon’s hand in marriage. The twist?

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WAMC News
9:43 am
Thu July 26, 2012

How hard is it to be compassionate in 2012?

At a time when economies are failing around the world and gun violence is tearing through the headlines, it's hard to find and extend compassion for those around you. Acclaimed author and religious historian Karen Armstrong asks people "to look into your own heart, discover what gives you pain, and then refuse under any circumstance whatsoever to inflict that pain on anyone else." 

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The Roundtable
11:52 am
Mon July 23, 2012

Marissa Meyer - Cinder

It’s a fairy tale we all know well: a fairy godmother, step sisters, and a prince. But what if you throw in a little sci-fi, and Cinderella is part cyborg? Marissa Meyer’s inventive mind has done just that and it takes the classic tale to a whole new level with her novel Cinder.

The Roundtable
1:46 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Josephine Angelini - Dreamless

We’ve learned about the Greek Gods, and read the Iliad where the Trojan War was precipitated by Helen’s abduction. Steeped in Greek myth, Josephine Angelini’s Starcrossed series is based on the premises that not only were the gifts and faces of the Gods were handed down for generations, but the blood wars and divided houses. Josephine Angelini’s novel is Dreamless, the second in the Starcrossed trilogy. 

The Roundtable
11:41 am
Wed July 18, 2012

Jennifer Bosworth - Struck

As we peel away the intricate layers of Jennifer Bosworth’s novel Struck, we’re brought into a world that’s not so black & white. As meteorological events have begun to tear apart civilization, two cults have formed and both claim to be able to save the world. Stuck in the middle is Mia, both cults will stop at nothing to recruit her, and the red scars all over her body are even more enticing to the cults as they know how much power they hold.

The Roundtable
10:43 am
Tue July 17, 2012

YA Author Alyson Noel

Author Alyson Noel is no stranger to hard work. After completing her Immortals Series, she moved onto The Riley Bloom books for tweens, and has just started another YA series called The Soul Seekers. The common thread is one of mysticism, shamanism and chakras. While creating her own worlds that include alternate planes, as well as the Here and Now, she writes as if we were experiencing what her characters are.

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The Roundtable
11:36 am
Mon July 16, 2012

Death Cab For Cutie's Nick Harmer

Influenced by the down to earth style of the 90’s grunge scene, the indie rock band Death Cab For Cutie has climbed its way to the top with hits like “Crooked Teeth” and "I Will Follow You into the Dark".  With its unique lead vocalist Ben Gibbard and alternative sound, the band has released 7 studio albums, and stayed true to their mission of making music that speaks to both them and their fans.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu July 12, 2012

YA Authors Cassandra Clare & Holly Black

Cassandra Clare

New York Times best-selling author Cassandra Clare is the ‘it’ author when it comes to creating magical worlds. Having just completed her fifth book in The Mortal Instruments series entitled City of Lost Souls, she’s simultaneously working on two other spin-off with The Infernal Devices series , and her forthcoming The Dark Artifices.

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The Roundtable
2:22 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Ridley Pearson - Kingdom Keepers

Author Ridley Pearson became a household name with his adult thriller novels, and his Peter & the Star Catcher series for kids co-written with pal Dave Barry. Well Pearson has continued his Disney theme for kids with the Kingdom Keepers.

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