Please join us for the release of Robert Phelps' new book, "In the Hug of a Sun that has Stopped"
Robert Phelps is the nom de plume of Father Bob Phelps, a 77 year old Franciscan Capuchin Friar and Priest. He began writing seriously during a private retreat in the rainforest of Maui, in 1991, and has been bitten by the 'bug' ever since. He has poetry in several journals, such as the Evansville Review, The Nassau Review, Ruah Concrete Wolf, Waymark, and Chronogram. He has three published chapbooks "Ever" and "Point of View", published by the Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, Kentucky; as well as an e-book published by Book Baby, entitled "Incessancy: Stories of God". He presently lives in community with three other friars in Beacon, NY
Free refreshments from Village of Montgomery, NY's own Iron Cafe & Eat This Bakery & Gifts
We are going to start a writing group here at the book store! We will meet the first Wednesday of each month beginning in September. Bring whatever you are currently working on and we will share and discuss. Refreshments will be provided (and of course coffee)! Our first meeting will be Wednesday, September 6th at 6pm at the book store.
Join us for the second annual A Gathering at Bethel Woods: Celebrating Peace, Love & Music returns on Saturday, July 1.
Festivities kicks off at 3 p.m., and will include live music, guided museum tours, interpretive walks and talks about the historic Woodstock festival site, a variety of activities and games, collaborative art projects, and an array of activities fun for the whole family, topped off by a fireworks display at dusk.
Additionally The Museum will offer $10 admission for the day (free for Sullivan County residents with I.D.), and there will be a variety of local vendors offering food and beverages, as well as handmade jewelry, gifts, crafts and more.
In the case of inclement weather, a rain date is scheduled for Sunday, July 2.
Chronically grumpy endurance cyclist, runner and angry old poet, recovering drunk, former bar fighter and cat lover. I've been called "an intrinsically intuitive troubleshooter", in part, because I love breaking down complex abstract concepts to their simplest pieces; probably because I can't stand overly complex people or situations. I write on my iPhone. It lets me write anywhere. Individual words matter to me. I can spend half a day playing with a word, or words. If it wasn't for my iPhone I'd still be writing the introduction. I still have a crush on Marilyn Monroe and I am convinced someday I will meet her and she will fall in love with me. williamlobb.com
Oliver Olive-Eyes Grech's inseparable immersion in poetry began in earnest as part of the thriving 1980's poetry scene at, ironically, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. This provided the stage for his earliest published poems and fiction. (Those poems have since reappeared in his first book of collected works.) He has edited and published a poetry periodical, taught the writing and delivery of verse, hosted an open mic' series, been censored, and defied the threat of lawsuit by publicly defending the integrity of a colleague's poem.
As a veteran featured performer of cafes, festivals, and cable broadcast, Oliver brings his wit and wisdom to both stage and street corner. His poems span a wide variety of topics, tones, methods, and modes. The only consistent things about his poetic style: it is always changing, always diverse.
Free refreshments provided by Eat This Bakery & Iron Cafe
Local author Christina Cameron has published three volumes in her children's book series, House of Charms, with a fourth title appearing soon.
Cameron, who lives in the Bloomingburg area, wrote "Pixie's Dust," "Cinda's Quest" and "Tantra's Stone" for middle-grade readers aged 7-13 years old, and for the young at heart.
The upcoming fourth book is titled "Noon's Village."
The series revolves around three girls who discover their secret heritage as woodland faeries, and their fantasy adventure of bringing it to life.
The stories feature themes of empowerment, acceptance of oneself and others, and the magic of nature, to help build self-esteem for young readers.