Meet Catskill authors at April 6 Book Festival


Roxbury — Writers in the Mountains (WIM) will hold its First Annual Meet the Authors – Catskills Book Festival on Sunday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Roxbury Arts Center, 5025 Vega Mountain Road.
Participating authors include award-winning writers: Mermer Blakeslee, author of “When You Live by a River,” Ginnah Howard, author of “Night Navigation” and “Doing Time Outside,” Breena Clarke, author of “River,” “Cross My Heart” and “Stand the Storm” and Laurie Boris, author of “The Joke’s on Me,” “Don’t Tell Anyone” and “Sliding Past Vertical.”

Other prominent participants include poet Cheryl Clarke, PhD, organizer of the Hobart Festival of Women Writers, author of “Living as a Lesbian,” Dr. Bill Birns, author of “A Catskill Catalog” and “The Myth in the Mountain” and Simona David, author of “Self-Publishing” and “Book Marketing, A Research Guide.”
In addition, beginner and less known authors will be featured, and invited to give talks. Participating authors will read from their works and share their stories with the audience. All selected titles will be offered at a discounted price.
The program will include a segment dedicated to poetry – April is National Poetry Month; a segment dedicated to news from the publishing industry; and, a raffle with 10 selected titles. At 10:30 a.m. poet Sharon Cucinotta will share the stage with poet Cheryl Clarke and painter Richard Kathmann in a moment dedicated to poetry.
At 11:30 a.m. Laurie Boris, who writes for “Indies Unlimited,” ranked by Publishers Weekly as number three best blog for independent authors, will share the stage with Simona David, and discuss latest news and trends in the publishing industry. At 12:30 p.m. a raffle with 10 selected titles will be awarded. In addition, book swaps will be encouraged throughout the day.
Admission is free. Light refreshments, coffee and tea will be available. Parking is available on Main Street, and municipal parking lot. For information visit, or email writersinthemountains