NEW SCOTLAND — “Riot in Greenbush — the Anti-Rent War Renewed” is the name of the program that Jill Knapp will present at the New Scotland Historical Association meeting on Sunday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center, off of Route 85 in New Salem.
KNOX — Even without the snow, the Hilltowns’ Winterfest in Knox, sponsored jointly by the Knox and Berne youth councils, was a success. After cancelling last year’s event due to lack of snow, the councils decided to proceed with or without the cooperation of the weather.
James Lasdun, a fiction writer, poet, and screenwriter, will conduct a workshop at the Writers Institute on memoir and the personal essay during the spring 2017 semester. Writers interested in creative nonfiction of every kind, from autobiography to reflections on art, nature, and other subjects, are encouraged to apply.