Art-Science Calendar of Events NYC


This calendar is an initiative of the Art Science Observatory, in collaboration with SciArt in America, Beautiful Brain, Ligo projects, Dactyl Foundation and other art/science organizations.

Millbrook Literary Festival

Save the Date: May 30th 2015
10AM – 5PM Millbrook, NY
“The Millbrook Literary Festival [is] the best possible way to spend a summer day–walking, talking, listening, and thinking about books. It’s great fun…” -Valerie Martin, local author, winner Orange Prize for fiction

Dactyl Foundation is proud to be a sponsor for this year’s festival which will present over 50 timely, thought-provoking, and thoroughly entertaining authors and illustrators participating in panel discussions, readings, and signings throughout the day at the Millbrook Free Library on Franklin Street in Millbrook New York, 80 miles north of NYC, accessible by Metro-North Harlem Valley line. More info.

10: 00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Rex Smith – Ethical Journalism – in the Gallery at the Millbrook Free Library
Rex Smith, editor of the Times Union and host of WAMC’s Media Project

10: 00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Picture the Past – in the Children’s Room at the Millbrook Free Library
Meet award-winning picture book authors Catherine Ciocci (This Land is Your Land), Doreen Rappaport (Lady Liberty: A Biography), Gary Golio (Bird and Diz), and Susanna Reich (Fab Four Friends: The Boys Who Became the Beatles) – talented writers who make history fun.

11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. Trends in Cookbooks- in the Bennett Room at the Millbrook Free Library. Bring your brown bag lunch.

11: 00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Authors of Today and Tomorrow- in the Children’s Room at the Millbrook Free Library Student writers’ showcase.

11: 15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Journalism Panel- in the Gallery at the Millbrook Free Library

12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Seana Anderson – American Trust For the British Library- in the Gallery at the Millbrook Free Library

1: 00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Mystery Panel- in the Bennett Room at the Millbrook Free Library

1: 00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. Danger! YA Fiction Can Be Deadly- in the Children’s Room at the Millbrook Free Library.
Two time National Book Award finalist Eliot Schrefer (Threatened), Laura Wiess (Me After You), and Kathryn Holmes (The Distance Between Lost and Found).

1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Marion Roach Smith – The Memoir Project- in the Gallery at the Millbrook Free Library

2: 00 p.m. – 2:45p.m. Ekphrastic Poetry – in the Bennett Room at the Millbrook Free Library

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Jim DeFelice – American Sniper- in the Gallery at the Millbrook Free Library

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Historic Fiction vs. Non-Fiction- in the Bennett Room at the Millbrook Free Library

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Paths to Getting Published- in the Bennett Room at the Millbrook Free Library

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. History Panel- in the Gallery at the Millbrook Free Library

All Day Book Signings – on the Front Lawn at the Millbrook Free Library
Authors will be signing their books an hour before and immediately following their program or activity. In addition, non-presenting authors will be in the Book Tent to sign their work and meet visitors all day. You can read more about all of our authors at the “Authors” section of our website.

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