Byrdcliffe Forum Author Talk: Nina Shengold
Monday, August 3 at 5:00 pm

Please join us for a virtual talk with playwright and author Nina Shengold interviewed by artist Kate McGloughlin, President Emeritus of the Woodstock School of Art. Nina’s latest book Reservoir Year: A Walker’s Book of Days is a gorgeous new book about self-discovery through
daily walks around the Ashokan Reservoir

The talk will be available to watch live through Zoom, with the link provided below.

A brief Q&A with the author will conclude the approximately 50-minute talk. Please note that you will have to register for a Zoom account if you don’t already have one. Details:

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Nina Shengold is the author of Clearcut, a novel (Anchor Books); River of Words: Portraits of Hudson Valley Writers with photographer Jennifer May (SUNY Press); and fourteen theatre anthologies for Vintage Books and Viking Penguin, many co-edited with Eric Lane. Under her nom de tween “Maya Gold,” she wrote the six-volume Cinderella Cleaners series and Spellbinding for Scholastic, and Harriet the Spy, Double Agent, a posthumous sequel to Louise Fitzhugh’s classic, for Delacorte. For the screen Shengold is a Writers Guild Award winner for Labor of Love, with Marcia Gay Harden; Blind Spot, with Emmy-nominated Joanne Woodward and Laura Linney; Double Platinum, with Diana Ross; SHINE Award winner Unwed Father; and more. Shengold has profiled more than 200 writers for Chronogram, Poets & Writers, and Vassar Quarterly, and published stories and essays in Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology, Love on the Road, Odd Shorts, Prima Materia, Riverine, and Tinker Street. She teaches creative writing at Vassar College and lives in the foothills of New York’s Catskill Mountains, near the glorious Ashokan Reservoir.

Kate McGloughlin is a native of Olivebridge in New York’s Hudson Valley. She graduated from the University of Arizona at Tucson with a BA in Drawing & Painting. In 1991 she was awarded The Yasuo Kuniyoshi Scholarship to study printmaking with Robert Angeloch at The Woodstock School of Art where she currently teaches Printmaking, Landscape Painting and is President Emeritus of the Board of Directors. McGloughlin teaches landscape painting and printmaking workshops in Italy, Mexico, Ireland and the United States, and is represented widely in the US. She has exhibited at Kiesendahl +Calhoun Contemporary Art, Kleinert James Gallery, Samuel F. Dorsky Museum, Albert Shahinian Gallery, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Attleboro Arts Museum, and many others. Her work is in the collections of Print Club of Albany, Samuel F. Dorsky Museum, Herbert F. Johnson Museum, Woodstock Artists Association & Museum, Sun Valley Center for the Arts, and the Springville Museum of Art.

Images: Nina Shengold; Kate McGloughlin
Shengold’s book Reservoir Year: A Walker’s Book of Days


Click here to see a video from the July 20 Mary Frank interview

The first event in the series is Woodstock Masters: Mary Frank on Monday, July 20 at 5:00 pm. The event will launch the Woodstock Masters series of artist interviews that will take place (along with author talks and panel discussions) under the collective title Byrdcliffe Forum. The talks will be available to watch live through Zoom, with a link provided before each event on our website and via email. Mary Frank will be interviewed by artist and educator David Hornung. A brief Q&A with the artist will conclude the approximately 50-minute talk.

Mary Frank, West of My Childhood, 2018-2019, Acrylic, oil, and paper on board, 41 x 33 x 1 1/2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and DC Moore Gallery, New York.

Mary Frank was born in London, England, in 1933. She moved to the United States with her family in 1940. In the 1950s she studied with Hans Hofmann and Max Beckmann. Frank works across disciplines as a sculptor, painter, photographer and gifted ceramic artist. She has been the subject of numerous museum exhibitions, including a retrospective at the Neuberger Museum in Purchase, New York in 1978. Her work is in the collection of major museums such as the Art Institute of Chicago, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Jewish Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and MoMA, to name a few. Books on her and her work include Mary Frank by Hayden Herrera (1990), Mary Frank: Encounters by Linda Nochlan (2000), Experiences by Mary Frank (2002) and Pilgrimage: Photographs by Mary Frank (2002) among others. Frank lives and works in New York City and Woodstock, New York. She is represented by D. C. Moore in NYC and Elena Zang Gallery in Woodstock.

David Hornung is a painter and collage artist whose work has been widely exhibited in the U. S. and the U. K. He is author of Color: A workshop for Artists and Designers (Lawrence King Publications, Ltd), a textbook that has been published in six languages and is used in art schools and private studios worldwide. David has held teaching positions at Indiana University, Skidmore College and the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently a professor of art at Adelphi University. He is represented by Elena Zang Gallery in Woodstock.