Turning to Dante for Solace

Listen to Luzzi as he discusses his book, “In a Dark Wood”, with WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Joe Donahue on The Book Show. Thursday, June 16 at 8:30pm. 90.3FM.

Listen to Luzzi discuss his book, In a Dark Wood, with WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Joe Donahue on The Book Show. Thursday, June 16 at 8:30pm. 90.3FM.

Author Joseph Luzzi suffered a tragedy most people wouldn’t even dream of. On a cold November morning, he found himself racing to the hospital. His wife, 8-1/2 months pregnant, had been in a horrible car accident. In one terrible instant, Luzzi found himself both a widower and a first-time father. Few would have done the same as Luzzi. He turned to Dante for solace.

The Bard professor and Tivoli resident analyzed his actions this way. “I realized I had to let the person I was, or at least a part of him, die along with Katherine, and then I had to build a new life. What happened to Dante, you see, was that in the midst of his greatest defeat, he created something beautiful, something he would never have been able to create if he’d stayed in Florence: he wrote The Divine Comedy.

Listen to Luzzi as he discusses his book, In a Dark Wood, with WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Joe Donahue on The Book Show. Thursday, June 16 at 8:30pm. Tune your radio to 90.3FM.

You can also see Luzzi live at the Community Room on Saturday, June 25 at 4pm. The author will read from his book and sign copies – available for purchase. There is no admission charge.

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Join Us This Weekend at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival!

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We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, May 3rd at the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, the biggest gathering of children’s and young adult book authors and illustrators you’ve ever seen! There will be books for sale, exhibitions, book readings, and live performances by:

Aaron Nigel Smith, Call to Action at 11:00am

John Farrell, High Hopes and Common Threads at 12:30pm

The Hudson Area Library and the Friends of the Hudson Area Library will have tables at the Festival, so be sure to stop by and say hi!

The Festival will take place at the Hudson Junior and Senior High Schools, located at 215 Harry Howard Avenue in Hudson from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free! For parking, transportation and more information visit the Hudson Children’s Book Festival website.

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