2:00 – 5:00 pm | By donation
Join the resistance with an amazing constellation of writers, musicians, and performers on Saturday, May 20 from 2-5pm at the Rosendale Theatre, organized by Hudson Valley Writers Resist. After the enormous success of the kickoff event in January, HVWR is back with a spring fundraiser to benefit the ACLU, Citizen Action NY, and the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater.
First organized as one of 90 simultaneous events around the country celebrating free speech and democracy, Writers Resist has now become a fixture on the national resistance movement. The May 20 lineup brings in novelists Porochista Khakpour, Paul LaFarge, Greg Olear, Nelly Reifler, and Paul Russell; author/playwrights Laura Shaine Cunningham, Nicole Quinn, and Nina Shengold; memoirists Beverly Donofrio and Margarita Meyendorff; essayist Akiko Busch, poet Pauline Uchmanowicz, and JFK screenwriter Zachary Sklar.
There’ll also be live music by Rosendale banjo phenomenon Kelleigh McKenzie, Woodstock rocker Robert Burke Warren, and Broadway chanteuse Lori Wilner, with brief performances by Actors & Writers, the Rosendale Theatre Collective, and Woodstock Day School’s own literary magazine, Battering Ram. Join your neighbors to stand up, speak out, recharge, and celebrate the vibrancy of fighting back.
The event is divided into three sets of live music and readings, starting at 2pm, 3pm, and 4pm. Come for an hour, or stay all afternoon. Admission is free. Donations to Citizen Action NY and Hudson River Sloop Clearwater are encouraged. A reprise of HVWR’s Radical Bake Sale and book sales by Woodstock’s Golden Notebook Bookstore will benefit the American Civil Liberties Union.
For more information, visit http://hudsonvalleywritersresist.org/