Sunset Reading Series

Sunset Reading Series – 4 p.m.

Sunset Reading Series – 4 p.m.

October 1    

Mary Gaitskill

This Is Pleasure

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award), and Don’t Cry, and the novels The Mare, Veronica (nominated for the National Book Award), and Two Girls, Fat and Thin among others. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Artforum, and Granta, among many other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
The Sunset Reading Series is free and open to the public.
A reception on the portico will follow the reading.
Donations are appreciated.
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The Sunset Reading Series brings writers of national renown to the Chapel Restoration where the serene space within and the dramatic backdrop of the Hudson is an exciting venue for both the writer and the audience. The unique setting encourages connection and interaction between artist and community in addition to being an ideal place to hear the spoken word. Free reception on the portico to follow.

“The Sunset Reading Series in Cold Spring is one of the most elegant, beautiful venues I’ve ever read in. The acoustics are excellent and the audience is too – clearly the people drawn to the series are passionate, active readers, the kind of audience every writer hopes for.”

Mary Gaitskill

Upcoming Events

SUNSET READING SERIES – 4 p.m.

SUNSET READING SERIES – 4 p.m.

April 14    

Leigh Newman

Leigh Newman’s collection Nobody Gets Out Alive (Scribner) was long listed for the National Book Award for Fiction and The Story Prize.

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SUNSET READING SERIES – 4 p.m.

SUNSET READING SERIES – 4 p.m.

June 9    

Authors Julia Metz and Beth Lisick 

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Past Events

Sunset Reading Series – 4 p.m.

Sunset Reading Series – 4 p.m.

October 1    

Mary Gaitskill

This Is Pleasure

Mary Gaitskill is the author of the story collections Bad Behavior, Because They Wanted To (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award), and Don’t Cry, and the novels The Mare, Veronica (nominated for the National Book Award), and Two Girls, Fat and Thin among others. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Artforum, and Granta, among many other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
The Sunset Reading Series is free and open to the public.
A reception on the portico will follow the reading.
Donations are appreciated.
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Sunset Reading Series – 4 p.m.

Sunset Reading Series – 4 p.m.

April 30    

A.M. Homes

Join us for a reading with author A.M. Homes.
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Sunset Reading Series – 4 p.m.

Sunset Reading Series – 4 p.m.

October 23    

Author David Hollander

Sunset Reading Series presents local author David Hollander. His novel ANTHROPICA was a finalist for the Big Other Prize for fiction, and was included on Book Riot’s list of The 20 Best Science Fiction Books You’ve Never Heard Of. Donations appreciated. Reception to follow.
“Manic and highly entertaining.” — The LA Times
“Page after page of consistently ecstatic prose.” — The Rumpus
“A majestic, mysterious artifact… a deeply felt and sometimes madcap Moebius strip of a book.” — Sam Lipsyte
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This program is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NY State Legislature. In Putnam County this grant program is managed and monitored by the Putnam Arts Council, Mahopac, NY.