North Country Authors V [S-13-35]

Presenter: Jim Barry, Jon Kopp, Caron Collins, Tom French, Mike Seymour
Location: SUNY: Maxcy 104
Classes: 4 Sessions 1.5 hours
Dates: Wed 2:00 PM 04/03, 04/10, 04/17, 04/24
Status: CLOSED

Print Info

LINK to a one-page SUNY Potsdam .pdf map pinpointing the exact Spring 2013 SOAR course locations by building and room (includes parking lot numbers)

This course offers participants a potpourri of regional writing talent. Each week one of the authors will speak about her/his literary work(s). These presentations will focus primarily on the local subjects of the books themselves. The authors may also, however, talk about the writing process and/or their experiences in publishing and marketing, and they may also read passages from their books.

Coordinator Jim Barry is himself a writer, along with being a frequent SOAR presenter, board member and co-chair of the Curriculum Committee.

The presentations are in this order:

Tom FrenchRiver Views: A History of the Thousand Islands in 3D (An interactive presentation of Victorian era stereoviews of St. Lawrence County and the 1000 Islands.) LINK to the presenter's website:

Jon KoppTupper Lake (Images of America series) (A slide presentation of Tupper Lake’s early beginnings, drawn from images found in the presenter’s book and his knowledge as the Tupper Lake Village Historian.)

Mike SeymourSmart Guide to Freshwater Fishing (Writing based on the author’s experience as an operator of a St. Lawrence River guide service, an outdoor columnist and a magazine contributor for 27 years.)

Caron CollinsMessengers of Music: The Legacy of Julia E. Crane (A look at music in the classroom from the late 1880’s to the present, along with Julia Crane’s lasting role in music education from the author’s perspective of being a current Crane teacher with 25 years of experience in teaching music in the K-12 classroom and 6 years at the college level.)  LINK to author's web site where you can find the book:

Cap: 40.

Back To Spring 2013 Semester Course List


382 Van Housen Ext.
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Ave.
Potsdam, New York 13676

Office hours: 9:00-2:00 - Monday, Wednesday, Friday (hours may vary when SOAR is not in session)

Phone: 315-267-2690


Visit our sponsoring institution:
SUNY Potsdam