True Fiction: A Masterclass in the Art and Craft of Nonfiction Storytelling with Mark Dery

​Hemingway rewrote the ending of A Farewell to Arms39 times. Asked what had stumped him, he replied, “Getting the words right.” Is that what it takes to be a great writer? Was... Read more »

Poetry Workshop: Out There, In Here: Mysteries of the Ekphrastic w/Fred Marchant

​As a response to a work of visual art, the ekphrastic poem inevitably goes far beyond description and often leads poet and reader into all sorts of associations, insights, memories, feelings, revelations.... Read more »

Reading and Writing Social Justice for Poets & Writers with Michael Klein

​This is a one-day, 4 hour intensive class that meets Saturday November 16th 12:30-4:30. Please register at At one point in my writing mostly autobiographical poetry and essays/memoir, I got some... Read more »

Book Club at Temple Beth Abraham

This month’s selection: “My Russian Grandmother and Her American Vacuum Cleaner” by Meir Shalev Hilarious and touching, Grandma Tonia and her regulations come richly to life in a narrative that circles around... Read more »


Temple Beth Abraham’s Evening Book Two Graphic Novels: “A Con­tract with God: And Oth­er Ten­e­ment Stories” by Will Eisner Originally published in 1978, the book is described as a col­lec­tion of four... Read more »

Owl Moon author Jane Yolen joins original team to discuss pivotal text at Manhattanville College School of Education

Join Manhattanville College School of Education as they welcome Jane Yolen, author of Owl Moon, and her original book team to speak at the West Room in Reid Castle. In 1988, Owl... Read more »

Collecting Yourself: Preparing for & Submitting to an Anthology

Anthologies are a terrific way for both established and emerging writers to have their work printed in widely read collections. In this talk writer and editor, CMarie Fuhrman will discuss how editors... Read more »

Storytime in the Gardens

Lots of books appropriate for ages 2-5 on a blanket on the Lower Terrace of the Walled Garden. Free, no reservations needed. Last 2 sessions of the season: Oct 6 and Oct... Read more »

Writing Workshop: In Praise of the Praise Poem with JP Howard

In this generative workshop, we will explore the praise poem, using multiple prompts to reimagine how to praise objects, people, emotions, art, poetry and of course ourselves. Questions explored as we work... Read more »

The Wide World: Master class in literary translation (all genres) w/ Sarah Arvio

You know those spells when you have nothing to say but you long to write—something? You miss the feel of the pen moving across the page? Translating is a beautiful and intriguing... Read more »