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Festival of Books 2020

The Spencertown Academy Arts Center’s 15th annual Festival of Books turns Virtual this year. Labor Day weekend and beyond, there will be online conversations with distinguished authors, special book sales, children’s drawing workshops, and even familiar flavors from the Cookbook Café. Get ready to settle into a comfortable chair with your laptop or tablet, and enjoy this beloved cultural event of all things literary, 2020 style. All programs will be on Zoom. Registration is required and free, but limited. See the 2020 FoB Schedule here.

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Virtual FoB 2020 coming soon! With your donation, we can keep the pages turning at the Academy to ensure a live FoB in 2021. Donate.

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Brighton Beach Benches Gerald Seligman 2017

Write with Us: Community Writes

We're celebrating the creativity of our community. See selected pieces chosen by our reader-curators. Learn more.

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Africa American Dance with Elena Mosley

Saturday, August 22. FREE interactive dance class. Register today. Learn more.

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Cover of the book "This America" by Jill LePore

Community Reads #2: This is America: the Cast for the Nation by Jill Lepore

Wednesday, September 23. Free on Zoom, Registration required. Learn more.

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Our First Virtual Art Exhibit: Members’ Show 2020

Each spring we begin our show season with The Members’ Show. This ever-popular annual event is both an opportunity for our artist members to showcase their work, and a way for us to show our appreciation for their support throughout the year.

The Fifth Annual Members’ Show was scheduled to open on April 25th with a festive reception, but the Pandemic made that impossible. We hope to reschedule for November, but as this is still uncertain, we have taken the plunge and are proud to present this show on-line. 

See the show now.

Help Us Restore Our Historic Home

We have raised $500,00, just $100,00 left to go.
  • Roof
  • Windows
  • Paint

Hardscaping is next!

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2020 Young Writers' Contest

And the winners are: Alyssa Mowris, first-prize nonfiction and Taibat Ahmed, first-prize fiction. Learn More

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To keep you all in the loop, we now have our own YouTube channel. Please subscribe, to see what has, and is, going on at the Academy!

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