Events

Join the WoodstockArts authors and publishers at presentations, readings and book signings in conjunction with noted institutions and booksellers.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017, from 10 AM to 5 PM: Woodstock Library Fair

Come see WoodstockArts at the 86th Annual Woodstock Library Fair. The theme of this year’s event is Citizens of the World . . . celebrating love, peace and diversity . . . and Woodstock “artists as citizens of a shrinking planet.”

We’ll be offering a great lineup of books, DVDs, CDs and knowledge cards—something for you and everyone on your list. All that plus gourmet food, live music, the Great Expectations raffle, pop-up shops, children’s activities, the Book Barn and so much more. Hope to see you there! The location is 5 Library Lane in Woodstock. For more, click here.

Saturday, June 24, 2017, from 10 AM to 5 PM: Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) Book Fair

CIC Book FairWoodstockArts is proud to be co-producing the CIC’s second annual book fair, with over 70 presenters and more than 27 exhibitors. Speakers include such authors, filmmakers, poets and songwriters as Bill Horne, Hudson Talbott, David Becker, Diane Galusha, Johanna and Robert Titus, Richard Frisbie, John Langan, Vernon Benjamin, Bonnie Lykes, Dayl Wise, Lissa Kiernan, Mike Jurkovic, Elly Wininger, Dave Kearney, Dorraine Scofield and James Krueger. Included in the mix are a number of panel discussions: “Nature Illustration in the Catskills,” “Remembering Alf Evers” and “The Art of the Trail Guide.” Will Nixon is offering a writer’s workshop and Jill Olesker will be hosting the children’s tent. The exhibitors’ tent will feature the books, DVDs and knowledge cards available from WoodstockArts, as well as work from other regional publishers such as Black Dome Press, Bushwhack Books, Calling All Poets, Hope Farm Press, McPherson & Co., Post Traumatic Press and Purple Mountain Press. Click here for the full program guide. The CIC, located at 5096 Route 28, Mt. Tremper, NY, will have a food booth stocked with drinks and snacks, and will be open throughout the day to welcome visitors and hikers. #CICBookFair

Saturday, December 3, 2016, from 3 to 9 PM: Passport to Festival of Books @ Woodstock’s Open House

passportPick up your passport to the 35th Annual Holiday Open House Festival of Books at one of a dozen Woodstock locations:

  1. Bread Alone
  2. Catskill Art & Office Supply
  3. Catskill Mountain Pizza
  4. The Golden Notebook
  5. H. Houst & Sons
  6. Jean Turmo
  7. Lotus Fine Art
  8. Oriole 9
  9. Pegasus Footwear
  10. Shindig
  11. Sunflower Natural Foods Market
  12. Yum Yum Noodle Bar

Get your passport signed at all twelve, and then exchange it for one of eight WoodstockArts or Bushwhack Books titles at the Woodstock Chamber booth (10 Rock City Road in Woodstock) between 3 and 9 on Saturday. You can also click here to download a PDF of the passport.

2016-Library-FairSaturday, July 23, 2016, from 10 AM to 5 PM: Woodstock Library Fair

Visit WoodstockArts for a great selection of books, DVDs, knowledge cards and much more at the 85th annual Woodstock Library Fair. This year’s theme is Dreamworld: “Imagine walking into a familiar place—the library grounds—and all at once you are sharing the most wonderful dream.” Taking place at 5 Library Lane in Woodstock. For more, link to Woodstock Library or call 845-679-2213. See you there!

Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 4 PM: Talk and Film Event at WAAMWAAM Logo

Author Joseph P. Eckhardt will give a talk, “The Adventures of Wilna and Nan,” followed by a screening of four Toonerville Trolley and Plum Center comedies starring Wilna Hervey, with live musical accompaniment by Marta Waterman. The entry fee is $10 ($7 for WAAM members). Contact WAAM, 28 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY, 845-679-2940.

Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 1 PM: Joseph Eckhardt at Local Author Spotlight

DoylestownJoin Living Large author Joseph P. Eckhardt at the Local Author Spotlight event hosted by The Doylestown Bookshop. For more info contact Krisy Paredes: krisyparedes@gmail.com or 215-230-7610.

CIC Book FairSaturday, June 4, 2016 from 10 AM to 3 PM: Catskill Interpretive Center (CIC) Book Fair

The CIC is holding its first annual book fair, with 39 non-fiction and fiction writers, poets and children’s authors speaking in three speakers’ tents. Included will be two 45-minute panel discussions and a writer’s workshop. WoodstockArts will be featured in the exhibitors’ tent, among some of the Catskills’ finest publishers . . . including McPherson & Co., Bright Hill Press, Station Hill, Black Dome, Purple Mountain and such other exhibitors as Bill Birns, the Ulster County Library Association and The Golden Notebook. The CIC, located at 5096 Route 28, Mt. Tremper, NY, will have a food booth stocked with drinks and snacks, and will be open throughout the day to assist visitors.

Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 3 PM: Living Large Presentation and Book Signing

TowneBCAuthor Joseph P. Eckhardt will be guest of honor at Towne Book Center & Cafe, with a PowerPoint talk about “The Big Girls” of Living Large. A book signing will follow. The shop is located at 220 Plaza Drive, Suite B-3, Collegeville, PA 19426. For more info phone 610-454-0640 or link to Towne Book Center & Cafe.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at 7 PM: Roots of the 1969 Festival Talk

Patterson LibraryRevisit and relive the musicians, artists and events leading up to the 1969 “Woodstock Music and Arts Fair” . . . better know as the Woodstock Festival. Weston Blelock’s slide presentation will be followed by a book signing for Roots of the 1969 Woodstock Festival. Taking place at the Patterson Library, 1167 Route 311, Patterson, NY. For more info link to Patterson Library or phone 845-878-6121.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 2 PM: Living Large Talk and Book Signing

HSWJoin author Joseph P. Eckhardt at a lively talk about the lives, times and art of “The Big Girls.” Joe’s presentation will be followed by light refreshments and a book signing. At the Historical Society of Woodstock, 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY.

Historical Society of WoodstockFriday, June 12 to September 6, 2015: Living Large: An Exhibition on the Lives and Art of Wilna Hervey and Nan Mason

Opening at the Historical Society of Woodstock, 20 Comeau Drive, Woodstock, NY. For more info visit www.historicalsocietyofwoodstock.org.

BetzwoodSaturday, May 9, 2015, at 8 PM: “Powerful Katrinka” in Reel Life and Real Life

Author Joseph Eckhardt will host a screening, talk and book event for Living Large: Wilna Hervery and Nan Mason at the 25th Betzwood Film Festival. For more information call 215-641-6518 or e-mail jeckard@mc3.edu.

RootsSaturday, August 9, 2014, at 7 PM: Weston Blelock and FishCastle at Inquiring Mind

Weston Blelock, author of Roots of the 1969 Festival: The Backstory to “Woodstock, will host a talk and book signing at the Inquiring Mind Bookstore and Cafe. Also on the bill are FishCastle, a lively duo—Cyril Caster and Catherine Selin, from Landenberg, PA. Caster is a past producer of the Sound-Outs.

Location: Inquiring Mind Bookstore, at the corner of Partition and Main Streets in Saugerties. The event is free and open to the public. For more info call 845-246-5775, link to FishCastle Music on Facebook, or download the event flyer.

Woodstock LibrarySaturday, July 26, 2014, from 10 AM to 2 PM: Lawrence Webster Will Be Signing Copies of Under the North Light at the Woodstock Library Fair

Location: Front lawn of Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498. For more information call 845-679-8111 or email info@woodstockarts.com.

MillbrookLitFestSaturday, June 21, 2014, from 10 AM to 5 PM: Lawrence Webster Will Be Signing Copies of Under the North Light at the Millbrook Literary Festival

Location: Front lawn of Millbrook Free Library, 3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook, NY 12545. For more information call 845-679-8111 or email info@woodstockarts.com.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 1:15 PM: Author Lawrence Webster Will Be a Featured Presenter at the Lifespring Saugerties Adult Learning Community

LifespringLocation: Town Hall, 4 High Street, Saugerties NY. Ms. Webster will give an illustrated talk about the extraordinary life partnership of Maud and Miska Petersham. For more information telephone 845-246-2800, ext. 452, e-mail lifespring.saug@gmail.com, or visit online www.lifespring.saugerties.com. Copies of Under the North Light will be available for sale and signing by the author.

Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 2 PM: Children’s Literary Salon: Under the North Light: The Life and Work of Maud and Miska Petersham

NYPLLocation: Main branch of the New York Public Library (click on link and search for “children’s literary salon”), Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, at 42nd and 5th Avenue, Children’s Center. An illustrated talk presented by Lawrence Webster will focus on the life and work of Maud and Miska Petersham. Copies of Ms. Webster’s book will be available for sale at the time of the salon.

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 3 PM: Talk on Caldecott-winning authors/illustrators Maud and Miska Petersham

Eric CarleLocation: In the Reading Library, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, 125 West Bay Road, Amherst, MA 01002 (413-658-1100). Join Barbara Elleman, curator of “The Caldecott Medal: 75 Years of Distinguished Illustration” on a tour of past medal winners, and then listen to Lawrence Webster give a brief talk on Maud and Miska Petersham. Copies of Ms. Webster’s Under the North Light: The Life and Work of Maud and Miska Petersham will be available at the museum shop.

Thursday, April 11, 2013 at 10:30 AM: Fay B. Kaigler Children’s Book Festival

U of Southern MissLocation: The University of Southern Mississippi, School of Library and Information Science, 118 College Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39406 (601-266-4228).Under the North Light author Lawrence Webster will present “Maud and Miska Petersham: Picture Book Pioneers.”

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