mythology

Hailed by critics, "Lovely War" has received seven starred reviews and is an indie bestseller. Author Julie Berry has been called "a modern master of historical fiction" by Bookpage and "a celestially inspired storyteller" by the New York Times.

They are Hazel, James, Aubrey, and Colette. A classical pianist from London, a British would-be architect-turned-soldier, a Harlem-born ragtime genius in the U.S. Army, and a Belgian orphan with a gorgeous voice and a devastating past. Their story, as told by goddess Aphrodite, who must spin the tale or face judgment on Mount Olympus, is filled with hope and heartbreak, prejudice and passion, and reveals that, though War is a formidable force, it's no match for the transcendent power of Love.

Playing out against the backdrop of Donald Trump’s infamous Access Hollywood interview and the months leading up to the 2016 election, James Lasdun’s new novel, "Afternoon of a Faun," dramatizes one man’s search for truth after his friend is suddenly accused by an old flame – known to both of them – of sexual assault from decades ago.

DENIZEN Theatre is an arts organization producing intimate live professional black box theatre at Water Street Market in New Paltz, New York. Denizen’s flexible 50 to 70 seat theatre allows audiences to experience compelling actor-driven live theatre with a season of plays that focuses on new works, emerging playwrights, and powerful themes.

“The Arsonists” by Jacqueline Goldfinger, is a lyrical Gothic tale inspired by Electra in which a father and daughter - poets, musicians, and storytellers - on the run from the law, must learn to let go. They play is a provocative journey from grief to redemption that delves into the primordial bond between parent and child.

“The Arsonists” will have a preview performance on January 31, open on February 1 and run through February 24. The founding artistic team of DENIZEN Theatre joins us: Founder/ Producing Artistic Director Harry Lipstein, and Co-Artistic Director’s Brittany Proia and Ben Williamson. Williamson is directing "The Arsonists."

Acclaimed author and humorist Matt Geiger's debut book, "The Geiger Counter: Raised by Wolves & Other Stories" was published in 2016. It won First Prize in the Midwest Book Awards and was named as a Finalist in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the American Book Fest. He is also the winner of numerous journalism awards.

In his new collection of stories and essays, "Astonishing Tales!* (Stories & Essays) *Your Astonishment May Vary," Geiger seeks to de-familiarize us from the world, from the smallest detail to the most cosmic mythology, in order to see it all as if for the first time. Turning his philosopher’s vision to his own abundant Neanderthal DNA, parenting, competitive axe throwing, old age, and much more, he sets out in search of comic profundity.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction – including his classics The Sandman and American Gods.

Now he turns his attention back to the source in his new book: Norse Mythology, where he fashions these primeval stories into a novelistic arc.