The WordXWord Festival is an 8-day festival taking place at a variety of venues in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts. Venues range from store fronts to stages, studios to street corners, and rooftops to restaurants. Word X Word was founded in 2009 by Jim Benson, and he joins us with a preview this morning along with Leigh Strimbeck who will tell us about her new WAM Theatre piece about the impact of social media on women's lives.
William Bryant Logan -part of this weekend’s Rensselaerville Festival of Writers- has written about oak and dirt and now he has a new book, out next month, about the air. It is entitled: Air: The Restless Shaper of the World.
We welcome Alice Feiring, author of Naked Wine: Letting Grapes Do What Comes Naturally, has been published in many magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times. She is a recipient of the James Beard award and the 2011 Louis Roederer International Wine Writer’s Award for blog/on-line wine writing.
Old Austerlitz in Austerlitz, NY is a living history museum of post-and-beam houses, a granary, a blacksmith shop, a one-room schoolhouse, Christian church and other historic buildings. On Sunday, July 29th, the Austerlitz Historical Society will hold its 13th Annual Blueberry Festival on the grounds of Old Austerlitz Village. Barbara Willner and Cathy Grier tell us more.
The 12th annual Saratoga Choral Festival concert takes place Friday night at July 27th at 8pm at the Spa Little Theatre in Saratoga Springs. Directing the Choir will be Dr. Andrea Goodman who currently serves as the director of the Cantilena Chamber Choir and the Northern Berkshire Chorale in Western Massachusetts.
The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild presents its first annual Festival of the Arts this weekend at the Bydcliffe Arts Colony and Kleinart/James Center for the Arts. The festival involves 17 arts organizations presenting a variety of arts events throughout the weekend. We learn more from Paul Green - founder of the School of Rock and now Woodstock-er.