Alexander Chee and Alana Massey in Conversation with Sari Botton 3pm Sunday, May 20th at Rough Draft Bar & Books

Authors Alexander Chee and Alana Massey will read briefly from their essay collections, and discuss the nature of these books with Longreads Essays Editor Sari Botton.

Alexander Chee is the author, most recently, of the essay collection “How to Write an Autobiographical Novel.”

Alana Massey is the author of the essay collection, “All The Lives I Want: Essays About My Best Friends Who Happen To Be Famous Strangers.” She writes about culture, identity, vice, and virtue and lives in The Catskills.


Astrology with Cory Nakasue, with discounts for KWS members:

Astrology consultations are available at Kingston Writers Studio! Astrologer Cory Nakasue is offering one-on-one astrology readings, private tutoring, and classes to members of KWS at a discounted rate.

Cory brings her skills as a writer, arts consultant, and movement therapist to her astrology practice. Perfect for any writer or creative looking to broaden their perspective, challenge old habits, or ground a project or idea. Please contact for more information and to book your private or small group appointment.

Kingston Writers’ Studio member rate: $140/70 minute private session
Non-member rate: $200/70 minute private session

Past events:

Shut Up & Write Night, Thursday, October 12th, 6-8pm

$5 for non-members; FREE for KWS members. Come out for an evening of writing followed by socializing at a local bar.

Shut Up & Write Night is a productive night of writing with fellow writers. We’ll set a timer for 30 minutes a couple of times, during which we’ll all just work on whatever we’re working on.

There will be prompts available for those who want them. We will not be sharing our work with one another–those who want to can do so later, but it’s not necessary, or part of the plan.



D. Foy in conversation with Sari Botton about his new novel, Absolutely GoldenĀ and his “Gutter Opera” approach to writing.

Tuesday, September 19th, 6:30-8:30 at Two Ravens Tavern, 316 Wall Street, Kingston NY 12401.

Jeremiah Moss in conversation with Sari Botton about his book, Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost its Soul.

Friday, August 18th, 6-8pm, at Kingston City Hall, in council chambers.

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