Calendar

Jul
18
Thu
Writers Salon – HML Writers Group
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon - HML Writers Group @ CANO

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

Featuring HML Writers Group:

HML Writers was first started in July of 2014, using the framework of Camp National Novel Writing Month (Camp NaNoWriMo), the summer sister of the November-based National Novel Writing Month. Led by staff member, Jen Donohue, weekly writing group meets Saturdays at 1:30pm, Sept. to Nov., Mid January to May, and in the month of July at Huntington Memorial Library in Oneonta NY.

We’re not all novelists, or poets, or short story writers. We’re not all speed writers; trying to go-go-go on a prompt for ten minutes isn’t everybody’s writing style. And that’s all right. The goal for HML Writers is to help writers be comfortable with themselves, with their own styles and their own needs.

Writers bring what they’re working on to read out loud, or pass out copies for critique. More often than not, most of the meeting time is devoted to the act of writing, with timers set and prompts given as a springboard for a story or poem to take flight. http://hmloneonta.org/hml-writers-group/

Aug
15
Thu
Writers Salon
Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon @ CANO

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

RAILROADS OF THE UPPER SUSQUEHANNA
Presented by Railroad Historian Jim Loudon

Jim will have copies of his publication available for signing:
LEATHERSTOCKING RAILS
A History of Railroading Along the Upper Susquehanna

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jim Loudon is a native of Otsego County and currently resides in Center City Oneonta. Jim graduated from SUCO Oneonta in 1972 with a B.S. in Liberal Arts, majoring in Art and History.
In 1982 Jim organized the Leatherstocking Railway Historical Society which currently operates the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Train Ride, now in its 20th year of service. For the past 25 years Jim has devoted much of his time to researching local railroad history, and has written several articles for the Society’s publications. In 1993 his first book, The Oneonta Roundhouse was published, and his second book, Leatherstocking Rails, became available in April 2005. The second book provides a comprehensive history of all the railroads that served the Upper Susquehanna Basin. Jim has just published his third book on local railroads, The Cooperstown and Northern.

Sep
19
Thu
Writers Salon – George Hovis
Sep 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Writers Salon - George Hovis @ CANO

Writers Salon takes place the 3rd Thursday each month. Readings begin promptly at 7:30 pm (please arrive by 7:15). Beginning with open mic, guests are encouraged to read personal works in this casual & welcoming environment (open mic is limited to 5 minutes per reader). Afterwards, enjoy a reading and presentation by a featured published author. Free & Open to the public. Donations greatly appreciated. Refreshments Served.

Join us in welcoming SUNY Oneonta professor George Hovis, author of ‘The Skin Artist.’ Meet the author and purchase signed copies of his book! Refreshments will be served.

About the book:
The morning Bill Becker awakes to find the butterfly tattoo bleeding on his chest, his upwardly mobile life begins its harrowing downward spiral. Exiled from a corporate career and from the failed marriage he left behind in a gated Charlotte community, Bill becomes obsessed with a tattooed dancer named Lucy, who is running from a trauma buried deep in her own past. Lucy and Bill wrap themselves in new skins of ink, wrought by the same artist, a “shaman” who convinces them that every design will alter their future. Ultimately, both Bill and Lucy must leave the city and return to the Carolina countryside to confront the skins they have shed many years ago.

“The Skin Artist is the complex saga of a young man’s search for his own identity on the dark side of the New South–it’s hard to believe this is a first novel. Hovis has created an old-fashioned morality tale set against some of the most garish manifestations of the Sunbelt.” –Lee Smith, author of Dimestore and Guests on Earth

About the author:
George Hovis has published stories and essays in The Carolina Quarterly, Southern Cultures, The Mississippi Quarterly, Stone Canoe, The North Carolina Literary Review, and elsewhere. His novel, The Skin Artist, was published in May 2019, and he is also the author of a scholarly book, Vale of Humility: Plain Folk in Contemporary North Carolina Fiction. He is Professor of English at SUNY Oneonta, where he was recently awarded the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. His story “The Undertaker” was selected by Daniel Wallace as one of three prize winners in the Carolina Quarterly’s national contest, Wake and Dream Again.