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Area writers to discuss two works of literature with community for first ADK Book Club

SARANAC LAKE — For the first time ever, two brilliant writers in the region, Betsy Folwell and Amy Godine, will lead a discussion of two hand-picked Adirondack books. Betsy Folwell, of Adirondack Life Magazine, has selected two titles that should be heralded for both excellence of craft and for echoing life as it is experienced in the rural communities of the Adirondacks.

The two titles selected to discuss are Adirondack Portraits: A Piece of Time by Jeanne Robert Foster and The People from Heaven by John Sanford. This virtual, one-of-a-kind event will be held Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. via Zoom and is presented by Adirondack Center for Writing. It is an opportunity open to the public to talk about these mostly overlooked books with two great thinkers of our region. Register to save your spot and to receive meeting log-in details here: bit.ly/adkbookclub.

Literature about rural and small-town life in the Adirondacks reflects the writer’s personal experience, perspective, and imaginative skills. The authors of these Adirondack books come from vastly different worlds.

Where to find the books

Adirondack Portraits: A Piece of Time by Jeanne Robert Foster will be available at your nearest local library or by request through your library. There will be six copies of The People from Heaven by John Sanford available for borrowing from the ACW office. If you would like to borrow a copy, please contact Baylee atinfo@adirondackcenterforwriting.org to reserve a copy. Books can also be purchased from your nearest local bookstore.

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