The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild introduces the Byrdcliffe Forum, a series of free virtual talks beginning in July 2020. The talks will take place every two weeks on Monday at 5:00 pm on Zoom.

Byrdcliffe Forum Author Talk with Sparrow

Please join us on Monday, October 5 at 5:00 pm for a Byrdcliffe Forum author talk with Sparrow. He will discuss Small Happiness & Other Epiphanies, his new book to be published on October 13, 2020, by Monkfish Book Publishing Company in Rhinebeck.

Jacqueline Kellachan from The Golden Notebook will introduce Sparrow and take questions from the audience.

The approximately 50-minute talk will take place on Zoom. Please note that you will have to register for a Zoom account if you don’t already have one. Details below:

Byrdcliffe Forum Author Talk with Sparrow
Time: Oct 5, 2020 05:00 PM

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Meeting ID: 954 4359 6853
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Originally conceived as a list of “eternal truths” for his young adult daughter, Sparrow’s new book is a quirky collection of humor, spiritual wisdom, memoir, observations of absurdity, and reasons to be happy—all of which turn out to resonate deeply in this time of upheaval.

Including a wide and wild array of subjects—such as the art of aroma; self-psychoanalysis; dancing as medicine; how to decorate with books, get equipped for winter or summer, compost poetically, conduct a wedding or host a party like no other; and age vigorously (including an interview with Sparrow’s 100-year-old father)—Sparrow has written an invaluable guidebook for remaining relatively sane, happy, and even innocent in the face of a global pandemic and political upheaval.

A longtime resident of Phoenicia, Sparrow is once again running for President and blogging about it; he has been published in The New Yorker, The Sun, American Poetry Review, Chronogram, and Ulster Publishing’s newspapers.


October 19: Woodstock Masters with Yale Epstein interviewed by Albert Shahanian
November 2: Author talk with Nick Lyons introduced by Jacqueline Kellachan
November 16: Woodstock Masters with Hongnian Zhang
November 30: Author talk with Bethany Saltzman introduced by Jacqueline Kellachan