(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Woodstock author Abigail Thomas and Hudson author Chloe Caldwell will read from their work at the Third Floor Gallery (formerly Courville Gallery) at 341 Warren St. on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at 3pm. Admission to the event, presented by Karen Schoemer, Bookseller, is free. Thomas, author of “A Three Dog Life,” will read from her new memoir, “What Comes Next and How to Like It” (Scribner) and Caldwell, author of the recent novella, “Women,” will read from her work. Books will be available for purchase, and a signing with both authors will follow.
When Abigail Thomas’s “A Three Dog Life” was published in 2006, readers and critics alike were awed: “astonishing…extraordinary” wrote Rebecca Ascher-Walsh, in Entertainment Weekly. “Stunning,” wrote Elizabeth Gilbert in the New York Times Book Review. “A Three Dog Life offers hope that life can retain its richness after a tragedy,” wrote Carol Memmott in USA Today.
“I would follow Abigail Thomas on any journey she ever takes,” wrote Elizabeth Gilbert. The arrival of a new book from this master is always a cause for celebration, because I know right away that I’m about to learn something important about the art of writing and the art of living, both. I come to her books as though to a feast, and leave fulfilled and transformed.”
Abigail Thomas is the mother of four children and the grandmother of twelve. She is the author of six previous books, including the memoir A Three Dog Life, which was named one of the best books of 2006 by the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post. She teaches writing and lives in Woodstock.
Chloe Caldwell is the author of the novella “Women” (SF/LD Books, October 2014) and the essay collection “Legs Get Led Astray” (Future Tense Books, April 2012). She is represented by Chelsea Lindman of Sandford J. Greenburger Associates. Caldwell’s work has appeared in VICE, Salon.com, The Rumpus, Hobart, Nylon, The Nervous Breakdown, xoJane, The Frisky, The Sun Magazine, SMITH, Jewcy, Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Freerange Nonfiction, The Faster Times, The Fix, and Men’s Health.
Caldwell has essays in the anthologies: Goodbye To All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving NYC (Seal Press), GIRLS? (Thought Catalog), and True Tales of Lust and Love (Soft Skull Press) and forthcoming in the anthologies Days Like This and 50 Shades of Blue. Caldwell has taught many creative writing workshops in New York and Oregon. She teaches an online personal essay class through Litreactor.com, and offers sliding scale one on one manuscript or personal essay editing. Caldwell lives in Hudson.
Karen Schoemer is an independent bookseller and literary events coordinator based in Columbia County. Also an author, poet, journalist and performer, she will be presenting events this spring and summer at TSL in Hudson, CR10 in Linlithgo, and other venues.