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
11:12 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Pamela Redmond Satran - 30 Things Every Woman Should Know

Originally penned 15 years ago, "The 30 Things Every Woman Should Have and Should Know by the Time She’s 30" went viral as women began to forward it to one another on-line. Few people know it was written by Glamour magazine’s Pamela Redmond Satran, some even going so far as believing Maya Angelou or Hillary Clinton wrote it.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Tue June 26, 2012

Richelle Mead - The Golden Lily

 

YA author Richelle Mead is best known for her Vampire Academy series, where she wove an intricate world involving the battle between vampires with souls and those without.

And now some of the characters are back in the Bloodlines series, but this time the humans are in charge. The Alchemists have long been tasked with hiding the Vampire world, and Sydney has been assigned to protect a vampire princess in, of course, a human private high school.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Rebecca Ffrench - Sweet Home

Everyone has a stack of recipe cards, whether they’re neatly filed away or tucked in places only the chef can find, we know they’re there. Some contain the family’s most treasured cake & cookie recipes, while others are from friends and friends of friends. Either way, they’re a part of our baking history. No one knows this more than Rebecca Ffrench. Coming from a family of home bakers, she’s found the perfect ideas for preserving family recipes and gives us her favorites in Sweet Home.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Bob Tarte - Kitty Cornered

It began with one cat when Bob Tarte married his wife Linda. He grudgingly let Agnes become a member of the house hold. Then slowly doves, parrots, rabbits, and more cats we added to the family. And then Tarte became Kitty Cornered. His newest addition Frannie and five other incorrigible cats seized control of his house and made it their home.

The Roundtable
9:34 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Shawn Colvin - Diamond in the Ruff

 

In an era when female singer-songwriters are ever more ubiquitous, three time Grammy Award winner Shawn Colvin stands out as a singular and enduring talent. Her songs are slow-release works of craft and catharsis that become treasured, lifetime companions for their listeners. 

As a storyteller, Colvin is both keen and warm-hearted, leavening even the toughest tales with tenderness, empathy, and a searing sense of humor.

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The Roundtable
11:45 am
Wed June 20, 2012

Elizabeth Norris - Unraveling

Author Elizabeth Norris has outdone herself with her x-files inspired novel Unraveling. There’s a bomb counting down but no one knows where it came from, or how to stop it, and it’s a race against time for our characters to find out what’s happening.

To make matters worse, burned bodies are appearing around the country, and no one knows if the weather or bomb will tear the world apart first. And the best part about the book? The gritty language used by our main character Janelle. It’s not over down, and very real. 

The Roundtable
10:46 am
Thu June 14, 2012

Emmy Laybourne - Monument 14

 

Emmy Laybourne’s Monument 14 will blow you away. The first novel in the trilogy, it forces you to ask the hardest questions about survival and the human condition... which is exactly happens with our 14 survivors.

The Roundtable
11:38 am
Wed May 30, 2012

Friends of Poughkeepsie Public Library Book Annual Sale

Everyone likes a good deal, especially on books. And beginning Friday June 15th, The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library is having their annual Big Sale of Books & Media at the Poughkeepsie Business Park. WAMC's Katie Britton spoke with the volunteer coordinator of the sale, Mark Nelson.

The Roundtable
11:59 am
Fri May 25, 2012

Veronica Roth - Insurgent

Veronica Roth’s debut novel Divergent created a lot of buzz, as she brought the reader into a dystopian world that was divided into five factions. The book left readers breathless as the battle for control began, and in her highly anticipated second part of the trilogy, Insurgent, we pick up from where the first left off.  Katie Britton spoke with Roth about the series and the process of plotting out all three novels.

The Roundtable
12:01 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral - Chopsticks

Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral’s novel Chopsticks is an inventive interactive novel that will have readers flipping through the pages as they try to make sense of a young piano prodigy’s mental melt down. In this unique and compelling piece, they the immerse readers in Glory’s life, and beautifully weave words with photographs and paintings.

Music:  Los Gatos Salvajes - La Respuesta

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