LIQUID DEMOCRACY with JOAN REINMUTH (Three sessions)
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

LIQUID DEMOCRACY with JOAN REINMUTH (Three sessions)

Writing Contemporary Satire, meeting for three sessions. We will work under the headlines to reflect on contemporary policies (and whatever else comes our way).

Joan Reinmuth is a retired nurse with a good track record for persuasion. Classically trained on the streets of New York City where comedy lives. Experience with festivals, cabaret, NYC comedy club scene, house concerts and writing workshops.

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Oct
5
to Oct 28

SHOUT OUT SAUGERTIES OCTOBER FESTIVAL

FOUR WEEKENDS IN OCTOBER:

BEGINS OCTOBER 5TH WITH THE VILLAGE IS A GALLERY, art work in windows of Village Shops, curated by Nancy Campbell.

WATCH THIS SPACE FOR AN EVENT CALENDAR TO INCLUDE ART EXHIBITS, MUSIC, WORKSHOPS, FOOD TOUR, HISTORY SCAVENGER HUNT, FILM, AND MUCH MORE!

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MAKING WEARABLE ART
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

MAKING WEARABLE ART

MAKING WEARABLE ART:  JEWELRY WITH A CONSCIENCE, with JOAN REINMUTH

We will use of simple tools to engineer inventive jewelry out of a mix of materials.  Bring your lost earrings, broken chains and buttons, and/or conquer stuff from an available collection.

Joan Reinmuth is a jewelry designer, art educator, activist and retired nurse.  Her jewelry can be found in various collections in the US and internationally.

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LIQUID DEMOCRACY with JOAN REINMUTH
Oct
9
6:00 PM18:00

LIQUID DEMOCRACY with JOAN REINMUTH

Writing Contemporary Satire, meeting for three sessions. We will work under the headlines to reflect on contemporary policies (and whatever else comes our way).

Joan Reinmuth is a retired nurse with a good track record for persuasion. Classically trained on the streets of New York City where comedy lives. Experience with festivals, cabaret, NYC comedy club scene, house concerts and writing workshops.

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ON LOCATION SHOOTING:  PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

ON LOCATION SHOOTING: PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP

ON LOCATION SHOOTING:  PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP with MICHAEL NELSON

Participants will need to bring a Single Lens Reflex (SLR) camera.  Basic knowledge of exposure control would be helpful.  We will gather at my studio at 22 John Street.

Michael Nelson is a professional photographer, and now video producer.  He has been photographing for magazines, newspapers, institutions and non-profit groups for 45 years.  A graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, he has taught at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Boston Adult Continuing Education, and in his studio in Saugerties, NY.  Born in Key West, 90 miles from Cuba, he recently authored a photography book on "Cuba Today" published by Ediciones del Mayab.  He just finished a documentary "Why Can't We Serve" on wounded soldiers who were prevented from continuing service in the military.

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LIQUID DEMOCRACY with JOAN REINMUTH
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

LIQUID DEMOCRACY with JOAN REINMUTH

Writing Contemporary Satire, meeting for three sessions. We will work under the headlines to reflect on contemporary policies (and whatever else comes our way).

Joan Reinmuth is a retired nurse with a good track record for persuasion. Classically trained on the streets of New York City where comedy lives. Experience with festivals, cabaret, NYC comedy club scene, house concerts and writing workshops.

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Oct
19
7:00 PM19:00

LOVE AND CLARITY with JANA MARTIN

A craft class for anyone who wants a way to dive in and produce energized writing, an effective way to free yourself from static and second-guessing and get words down on a page. By the end of this workshop you’ll have a short prose piece on its way to finished that gleams with your voice. 

Jana Martin is a fiction and nonfiction writer, editor and teacher.  Her work includes RUSSIAN LOVER, SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES, articles and stories in The New York Times, Cosmopolitan, Glimmer Train, The Weeklings.

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY with NANCY KLINE
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY with NANCY KLINE

WRITING THE PERSONAL ESSAY with NANCY KLINE

What do I know? (Que sais-je?) asked Michel de Montaigne, and in an effort to find out, he invented the essay. (Essayer in French translates as “to try” or “to assay.”) In this hands-on workshop, we’ll explore what we know and don’t know and didn’t know we knew. 

Nancy Klein's short stories, essays, memoirs and translations of modern French poetry have appeared widely. Her personal essay “Missing Paris” appeared in Best Women’s Travel Writing 2011. Writes for The New York Times Sunday Book Review, published nine books. She teaches for the Bard Prison Initiative, Poets & Writers and the Woodstock Library.

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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DOCUMENTING REALITY with JAIME BERNANKE and TERESA GIORDANO
Oct
20
12:30 PM12:30

DOCUMENTING REALITY with JAIME BERNANKE and TERESA GIORDANO

DOCUMENTING REALITY with JAIME BERNANKE and TERESA GIORDANO

Learn how to transform true stories and real-world experiences into narratives for the small screen. DOCUMENTING REALITY guides you through the non-fiction TV writing world outlining the tools needed to create television programming that is informative and engaging, from natural history, history, science and biography to programs focusing on true crime and social justice. 

Jaime Bernanke and Teresa Giordano are documentary television writers with decades of experience writing and producing all forms of non-fiction television. They’ve worked on long and short form specials and series for various networks including National Geographic, PBS, History Channel, Discovery, Starz, OWN, and A&E. 

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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FOOD + ART WALKABOUT
Oct
20
1:30 PM13:30

FOOD + ART WALKABOUT

The perfect event for a Fall Foliage Weekend is a celebration of the season’s bounty. That’s why Shout Out Saugerties is hosting a Food & Art Walkabout Saturday, October 20th, as part of its annual festival. Join international culinary travel writer Richard Frisbie in a tour of the best eats in his home town of Saugerties.
The tour will begin at the Farmers Market with an introduction to some of the farmers by the market founder (and NYC’s Greenmarket founder) Barry Benepe. You’ll have a chance to hear from some of the hardest workers on the planet before tasting the fruits of their toil. Their fresh, just-picked-at-the-peak-of-its-flavor produce and tastes from market vendors will give you an insight into why the Hudson Valley is one of the Nation’s finest food baskets.
Then, the tour will stroll through Saugerties Village’s Historic District, noting the art shows in the windows between stops at some of our finest eateries. You’ll sample the region’s bounty in every form as the skilled chefs and bakers share cooking tips, recipes, and their tastiest creations.  On the menu you can expect to savor: house-made kielbasa, artisanal beer, local artist-decorated cookies at the Best Bakery in the Hudson Valley, house-smoked brisket sliders, locally made ice cream (Finalist New York State's Best Ice Cream) and gelato, pizza from one of the TopTen USA Today New York State Pizzerias, local cheeses and a surprise from one of the area’s top chefs. This is the ultimate foodie tour of Saugerties Village.


Participation is very limited. Only 20 people will receive the best introduction to the growers, the cooks, the art – and especially – to the wonderful foods of the Village of Saugerties.  $40 each gets you all that, plus discount coupons, great memories and a swag bag of local goodies.  Dress appropriately – we’re committed to rain or shine – so wear walking shoes and, if necessary, bring an umbrella . . . and an appetite!

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Oct
20
3:45 PM15:45

CRAFT AND VISION: WRITING FOR FILM with KATIE COKINOS

CRAFT AND VISION: WRITING FOR FILM with KATIE COKINOS

Any and all concerns about screenwriting do’s and don’ts will be left outside the door of this non-screenwriting-but-writing-for-film-workshop. We will be diving enthusiastically into the realm of our watery imaginations. Let’s figure out a way to awaken, support, and cultivate our own voices so we can in turn liberate our own stories. 

Katie Cokinos is a writer and director who has made over ten shorts, and a featurette, Portrait of a Girl as a Young Cat (2000), and whose feature film, I Dream Too Much (2016), starred Eden Brolin, Diane Ladd and Danielle Brooks and was filmed in Saugerties. PORTRAIT is available on Vimeo and IDTM is on Netflix.  She is presently working on her next project, THE NATURE OF THINGS, also set in Saugerties.

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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NATURE AND POETRY with WILL NIXON
Oct
21
10:00 AM10:00

NATURE AND POETRY with WILL NIXON

A walk out to the Saugerties Lighthouse with a notebook and pen in hand to see what nature has to teach. We' ll write a poem that stretches our imagination as well as our observation skills. If you can look at an autumn leaf and see a story of life, you can write a poem. "If I were to name the three most precious resources of life I should say books, friends, and nature; and the greatest of these, at least the most constant and always at hand, is nature," wrote John Burroughs, the celebrated Catskills nature writer, a century ago. 


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WATERCOLOR WALK with ANGELA GAFFNEY-SMITH
Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

WATERCOLOR WALK with ANGELA GAFFNEY-SMITH

WATERCOLOR WALK, with ANGELA GAFFNEY-SMITH

We will explore:  the paint and the landscape.  We will use gesture to simplify line and form into bold shapes using brushes larger than half an inch.

Angela Gaffney-Smith is a figurative painter and print-maker, whose current body of work combines original pieces in mixed media.  Her collage "Athena Knew Alcyoneus" was recently included in Kotaj Magazine.  Angela is the recipient of the Alan Koff and Lucille Blanch Awards for artistic excellence at the Woodstock Artist Association and Museum, in Woodstock, NY.  She has taught multi-media workshops through New York State Council on the Arts and Greene County Council on the Arts.  Her work is included in collections throughout the US and Ireland.  www.angelagaffneysmith.com 

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SCREENWRITING AS STORYTELLING with JANET GRILLO
Oct
21
1:30 PM13:30

SCREENWRITING AS STORYTELLING with JANET GRILLO

Sunday, October 21st, 1:30pm - 4:30pm

SCREENWRITING AS STORYTELLING with JANET GRILLO

We'll use core principles of dramatic structure as identified in Aristotle's POETICS that are still in use today. Storytellers have been using these techniques for thousands of years and we still read and watch the stories of those who do it well.  We'll deconstruct spectacle (visual impact), plot, character, diction (dialogue), and melody (how does music affect drama?), the three act structure (beginning, middle, end), and dramatic unity.  The group will engage in an ad-hoc storytelling exercise.  No previous experience necessary.

Janet Grillo is an Arts Professor at NYU Tisch Film School and  an acclaimed writer/producer/director: FLY AWAY, JACK OF THE RED HEARTS. 

CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 10 PARTICIPANTS

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GESTURES, the lost film by Larry Revene, with short HOW THE WORLD LOOKS NOW, co-written/directed by Katie Cokinos and Guy Reed
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

GESTURES, the lost film by Larry Revene, with short HOW THE WORLD LOOKS NOW, co-written/directed by Katie Cokinos and Guy Reed

  • Frank D. Greco Multi-Purpose Building (map)
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“The path of life wanders through many landscapes and marks the routes once traveled. Encounters with inhabitants of different cultures shape the understanding of diversity. Glimpses of foreign lives better my compassion for others not of my own persuasion. Without words, gestures speak the language of all time. A celebration of the similarities and like-spirited people, my goal is to share those moments with others and hope that we can understand that which is not only familiar to us.”


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FLY AWAY, film by Janet Grillo
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

FLY AWAY, film by Janet Grillo

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Fly Away is a 2011 Independent American dramatic film written and directed by Emmy Award-winning Janet Grillo, and starring Beth BroderickAshley RickardsGreg GermannJR Bourne, Reno, Elaine Hall, and Zachariah Palmer. "Treading warily into territory that few dramas dare to explore, 'Fly Away' is a defiantly unsentimental look at the complex codependency between a harried single mother and her severely autistic daughter." The New York Times

Made as a SAG Ultra-Low Budget Independent Film, and shot in 14 days, Fly Away premiered as 1 of 8 out of 2000 submissions in Dramatic Competition at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2011.

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