Local Author Talk-Susan Petrie

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Susan Petrie will read from her book and share her insights on the creation of "Hundred-Mile Home: A Story Map of Albany, Troy, and the Hudson River." Her writing is an intimate portrait-a story map-of Albany, Troy, and the Hudson River that slows time and challenges us to reconsider what we choose to remember and what we choose to forget about the places we call home.

About the book: Inspired by the story of New York's capital region, Susan Petrie uses poetry, prose, photos, and drawings to uncover a place of intense natural beauty, legendary people, and remarkable events. As a work of art, Hundred-Mile Home moves between past and present. Her words revive a sense of wonder for what we speed past on our way to somewhere else, and reanimates the forgotten history and often-overlooked natural beauty of the mid-Hudson region. 

We are raffling off a free copy of "Hundred-Mile Home: A Story Map of Albany, Troy, and the Hudson River" to program attendees.

This event will occur on Zoom. You will be sent the Zoom link before the event. 

Read the article written by Donna Liquori that was featured in the Times Union on 8/25/2021: https://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Hundred-Mile-Home-16406031.php