Photo by Andrew MacPherson
Author Dennis Sheehan
Where do you fall in the good-book food chain? No matter who you are—agent, author, enthusiast, bookstore hound—there will be something of interest at the Books Without Borders event taking place on the Yonkers waterfront on June 9. Readers can browse booksellers’ wares and chat with authors and publishers; creative types can attend workshops and panel discussions on topics such as creative writing, querying an agent, eBooks, and marketing; and kids can visit children’s authors, hear stories, listen to music, and get their faces painted. Participating authors include Dennis Sheehan (Purchased Power), Warren Berger (The Purples), Norb Vonnegut (The Trust), Charles Salzberg (Swann’s Last Song), and many, many others. It all takes place riverside, stretching from in front of the Riverfront Library, through Ella Fitzgerald Park, and down past X2O Xaviars on the Hudson.
Sure, to most of us, the summer is just beginning. But, for Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, it’s already midsummer. At least it’ll feel that way on June 23, when the International Music Festival opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (The world-famous “Wedding March” is among the incidental music that Mendelssohn wrote for A Midsummer Night’s Dream—anyone out there feel like getting affianced?) Acclaimed violinist Gil Shaham will sit in with the Orchestra of St. Luke’s for the performance.