Thursday, December 2, 2021

Chronicle Book Fair author talks & more!

From live birds to a live radio recording, whirlwind five-minute readings to panel discussions and author talks, here are the special events at the Chronicle Book Fair, Sunday, Nov. 8, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Queensbury Hotel.

It’s all free.

In the Warren Room

  • Carl Heilman, 11 a.m.-noon: My 40 Years as an Adirondack Photographer, multi-media.
  • Jim Davies, Noon-1 p.m.: Riveted, “the science of why jokes make us laugh, movies make us cry and religion makes us feel one with the universe.”
  • Chuck D’Imperio, 1-2 p.m.: A Guide to Some Lesser-Known Museums in Upstate N.Y.
  • Mark Cheverton, 2-3 p.m.: Minecraft series author on “From Failure to Sucess: How a Research Physicist went from Scientist to New York Times bestselling author.”

In the Albany Room

  • Don Papson, 11-11:30 a.m.: Secret Lives of The Underground Railroad in New York City.
  • Bruce Piasecki, 11:30 a.m.-noon: Doing More With Less; A New Way to Wealth.
  • Vernon Benjamin, Noon-1 p.m.: Glens Falls, a Hudson Valley Community.
  • Ray O’Conor, 1-1:30 p.m.: They Called Him Raymond: A True Story of Love, Loss, Faith and Healing. At age 50, the author discovers he is the namesake of his mother’s first husband, a B-17 pilot who lost his life in World War II.
  • Stacey Morris, 1:30-2 p.m.: Clean Comfort, an Adventure in Food, Courage and Healing or, “finding peace, balance and my perfect weight.”
  • Writing About History, 2-3 p.m.: Panel talk with John Briggs, Richard Caine Cerasani, Bob Cudmore, Barbara Delaney, Nathanael Green, Don Papson and Eric Wachtel.

In the Saratoga Room

  • How I Got Published, 11 a.m.-noon: Panel talk with Penelope Jewell of Adirondack Press Publishers, Morgan Malone, Tim Weidner, Keith Willis and Barbara Ungar.
  • Drew Rozell, Noon-12:30 p.m.: How Writing a Book May Be the Best Thing for Your Business.
  • Sheila Myers, 12:30-1 p.m.: Five Times It’s Okay to Bend the Facts in Writing Historical Fiction.
  • Zack Richards, 1-1:30 p.m.: Publishing and Marketing Your Book.
  • Kimerer LaMothe, 1:30-2 p.m.: Why We Dance!
  • Bernice Mennis & Susan Hunter, 2-2:30 p.m.: Writing as a Means to Social Justice
  • James McArdle, 2:30-3 p.m.: Tales from his Experiences, Living and Working in Libya

In the Board Room

  • Liv Snyder, 11-11:30 a.m.: There Once Was a Frog and more, reading from her illustrated picture books for children.
  • Shelagh Shapiro, 11:30 a.m.-noon: Live interview for later broadcast by the radio host, with guest author Marika McCoola.
  • Beth Bidwell and Mojo the Fabulous Talking Crow, Noon-1 p.m.: Meet Mojo and hear about Beth’s new children’s book.
  • Five Minute Readings! 1-2 p.m.: Poetry, Fantasy, memoirs, Young Adult titles, more. Drop in to hear samples from authors David Drotar, Lynn Wachtel, Bernice Mennis, Carl Paolino, DJ Renner, Barbara Ungar, Jodi Auborn, Johannah ‘JD’ Spero, Kat Fitzpatrick and Nathanael Green.
  • Beth Bidwell and Mojo, 2-3 p.m.: See listing, above.

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