Reception: 2 - 4 p.m., Talk: 3 p.m.
Join us at the Library for the talk: From Here to Scribners, or Black Ink, White Paper: The Little-Known History of Writers in Piermont, given by Local History Librarian, Lara Jacobs. Writers in Piermont, you say? No way! Well, who lived in a castle, gave Piermont its name, wrote religious pamphlets, and ruled the Erie Railroad? Who lived in a cottage, edited a historic New York literary magazine, and played word battles with rival critic Edgar Allan Poe? Wait, there’s more! Yet another authored articles and biographies, some scribbled in diaries, a few dashed off poetry, and others penned murderous mysteries. Several went on to win National Book Awards, and saw their novels made into blockbuster Hollywood movies. Despite the varying genres and subjects they tackled, all of these writers had one thing in common: at some point, they called Piermont home! Just who were these authors, why and when did they come here, and where exactly did they live?
The reception, which will be held on Sunday, May 1st, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm, will include a PowerPoint presentation at 3:00pm, where one can learn the answer to the above questions as well as further fascinating details about these engaging literary figures and their time spent in Piermont. A poster display will be on exhibit in the library's gallery space for the month of May.