• Announcements,  Bluff & Vine,  Events,  Literature

    Bluff & Vine Issue Two Party!

    Last night we held a reception for Issue Two of Bluff & Vine (Keuka Lake’s one and only literary magazine!) at the Arc of Yates. Authors mingled with members of the public, who came out to support the local literary community. And we are thrilled to announce that at last night’s event, Keuka Writes donated $1,000 in proceeds to our artistic partners at SkylArc Studio at the Arc. We couldn’t build Bluff & Vine without them! Check out pictures of the event here.

  • Fiction,  Literature,  Podcasts,  PYPL's Cardigans and Conversation,  Sharing

    All About Halloween

    Happy Halloween, everybody! Whether you’re celebrating by watching a monster movie, reading a spooky story, or handing out candy to the ghouls and goblins who appear at your door, we hope you’ll take some time to listen to the second episode of PYPL’s Cardigans and Conversations, which is (as you probably guessed) all about Halloween! In this episode, our host Alex and his guest Bethany talk about their favorite horror books, how much fun they had writing stories at The Haunted Inkwell 3, and things that scare them. Bethany shares one of her short stories, the spine-tingling “Three Times Fast,” and Alex gives us an insightful review of one of…

  • Literature,  Podcasts,  PYPL's Cardigans and Conversation

    Frankenstein at 200

    In 1818, Mary Shelley published Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. What would nineteen-year-old Mary think if she knew that, two hundred years later, we’re still reading, discussing, and celebrating her novel? On October 22, the Penn Yan Public Library hosted a talk called Frankenstein at 200. Audience members watched a TEDEd refresher on the story, and then were treated to lively discussion about the book by Keuka College chemistry professor Andy Robak and local writer Bethany Snyder. Hosted by Adult Services Librarian Alex Andrasik, Frankenstein at 200 was captured on audio for the first episode of the new podcast,¬†PYPL’s Cardigans and Conversation. http://keukawrites.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Frankenstein-200.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download