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Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat – Public Readings Announced

Reading at Woodstock Mayapple Writers' Retreat


The fifth annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat will take place at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY from July 26 to 31, 2016. The program includes four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers.

In addition to Hudson Valley participants, this year’s writers come from Arkansas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Maryland, Western and Southern Tier New York, and the US Virgin Islands.

Schedule of Public Readings (free admission)

Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 pm at the Villetta Inn, 3 Upper Byrdcliffe Way, Woodstock (next to Byrdcliffe Theater). Readers: Shannon Frystak, Judith Kerman, Amy Riddell, Kathleen Hellen.

Thursday, July 28, 7:00 p.m. at New World Home Cooking, 1411 NY Rt. 212, Saugerties: Goat Hill Poets, including Leslie Gerber, plus Gillian Royes.

Friday, July 29, 6:30 p.m. at Woodstock Library, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock. Readers: Rosalyn Rossignol, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Joyce Kessel.

Saturday, July 30, 7:00 p.m. at Creekside Grill, Woodstock Golf Course, Rts. 212 and 375, Woodstock. Readers: Nola Garrett, Helen Ruggieri, Barbara Diehl, Bob McDonough

Many of the readers will have books for

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Mayapple Press authors Judith Kerman and Helen Ruggieri to read – Saugerties , NY – Thursday October 22, 2015

Helen Ruggieri - The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time - front cover

Postcards From America – Judith Kerman – Post Traumatic Press

The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time – Helen Ruggieri

Judith Kerman and Helen Ruggieri will each read from their new books at the New World Home Cooking Poetry Series on Thursday October 22nd, 2015.

Judith Kerman’s “Postcards from America” has just been published by Post Traumatic Press. Judith will happily sign copies of this and her other books after the event.

Helen Ruggieri’s “The Kingdom Where No One Keeps Time” has just been published by Mayapple Press. Helen will also happily sign copies of this and her other books after the event.

The readings will be bracketed by short open mic sessions.

New World Home Cooking has plenty of free parking. The food and drink is excellent. The Poetry Series takes place in the back room, away from the convivial hubbub of the main room. Free admission, of course, but donations are welcome.

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Public Reading Schedule Announced – Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat – July 23 to 26, 2014

Woodstock mayapple Writers' Retreat - Public Reading 2012

Mayapple Writers’ Retreat in Woodstock Offers Free Public Readings

The third annual Mayapple Writers’ Retreat takes place at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY from July 22 to 28, 2014 The program includes four public readings of poetry and prose by regional and national writers.

Schedule of Public Readings (free admission)

Wednesday, July 23, 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe (next to the Byrdcliffe Theater on Upper Byrdcliffe Road).
Readers: Judith Kerman, Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Rachel Coonce, Vincent Cooper,.

Thursday, July 24, at 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe.
Readers: Leslie Gerber, Jessica de Koninck, Nola Garrett, Patricia McMillen, Joyce Kessel

Friday, July 25, at 7:30 pm New World Home Cooking on Rt. 212, in the back room.
Readers: Roberta Gould, Shannon Frystak, Gary Leising, Diane Lockward.

Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 pm at the Villetta Inn at

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Schedule of Public Readings Announced – Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat

The Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat is almost upon us. Every year the participants in the Retreat participate in Public Readings around the area. Here is the list of events and readers for 2013:

Wednesday, July 31, 7:30 pm at New World Home Cooking in the back room. Readers are poets Wendy Taylor Carlisle, Diane Sautter Cole, Vincent O. Cooper and Judith Lechner.

Thursday, August 1, at 7:30 p.m, at the main room of the Villetta Inn at Byrdcliffe (next to the Byrdcliffe Theater on Upper Byrdcliffe Road). Patricia Harkins-Pierre and Vincent O. Cooper, both faculty at the University of the Virgin Islands, will present a talk on Caribbean poetry. In addition, a workshop will be offered; local poets are welcome to bring a poem for critique.

Friday, August 2, at 5 p.m., at the Outdated Antiques Café, 314 Wall St., Kingston. Readers are Sandra Ebner, Leslie Gerber, and Patricia Harkins-Pierre.

Saturday, August 3, at 5 p.m., at the Woodstock Library, part of their regular spoken word series. Readers are Judith Kerman,

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