Local Author Showcase: Nava Atlas, Richard Hepper and Will Nixon

Date(s) - 02/10/2020
6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Rough Draft Bar & Books


Please join us for an evening highlighting three local authors and their recently published works. Each author will have a table for meet-and-greets, book signings, and conversation with friends, family, fans, and potential new readers. This month’s event features Nava Atlas, Will Nixon, and Richard Heppner.

RSVPs are not required, but they are appreciated. (They help us keep in touch in case of changes, and let us know how many people to expect.) Fans are welcome to bring books from home to have signed, or to purchase books here. Refreshments and beverages are also available for purchase throughout the event. Please, no outside food or drink.

About the books:

by Nava Atlas

Solve the daily dilemma of planning meals that are healthy, tasty, and ready to eat in half an hour or less. Vegan expert Nava Atlas has created super-simple, plant-based recipes that incorporate fresh produce, good quality canned and frozen foods, whole grains, and timesaving off-the-shelf prepared sauces. With dishes like Scallion Pancakes, Baked Polenta Fries, Coconut Sweet Potato Bisque, Spinach Pesto Pasta, Salsa Verde Bean Burritos, and Chocolate Granola Clusters, this collection is a vegan feast!

by Michael Perkins and Will Nixon

Join Michael Perkins and Will Nixon, authors of the bestselling Walking Woodstock, for a personal tour of places they’ve explored on foot for years. Learn about the early Dutch settlers and witches, the bluestone quarries and tanneries, the bohemian arts colony, the historic hotels on Overlook Mountain, the concert that didn’t happen here, the Sixties rock ‘n’ rollers including Bob Dylan and Levon Helm, the promoters and the eccentrics, the legends and the history that have made Woodstock world famous.

By Richard Heppner

When a white man from a prominent local family in Woodstock was murdered in 1905, authorities quickly identified a local African American man as the prime suspect. Amid racist animus in the press, he fled across two counties before being apprehended by a vigilante and charged. Local reformer and politician Augustus H. Van Buren stood up to community pressure and defended the accused pro bono. It took three years and multiple trials to overcome racial inequalities in the justice system. Local historian Richard Heppner documents the crime, arrest and trials that revealed racial tensions in upstate New York at the turn of the century.


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