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5TH ANNUAL HISTORY OF THE CATSKILLS CONFERENCE
August 27 - 29, 1999
Sunny Oaks Hotel
Woodridge, New York
Special Guest: Pamela Gray
screenwriter of A Walk on the Moon"talking about her film
FRIDAY
SATURDAY
SUNDAY
  • 8:30-10:00 PM
  • Intro & Welcome to the Conference Phil Brown

    Thane Rosenbaum
    author of Second Hand Smoke and Elijah Visible
    Reading from and talking about his short story Bingo by the Bungalow

    Entertainment
    Song stylist Henry Foner Comedian Andrew Silow-Carroll

  • 10:15 PM
  • Film -- A Walk on the Moon

  • 10:00 AM-11:15 AM
  • Henry Foner
    The History of Leftist Politics in the Catskills

  • 11:30 AM-12:30 PM
  • Ellen McHale
    New York Folklore Society
    and Pamela Brown
    New York University
    "The Jewish Resorts of Sharon Springs in Schoharie County"

  • 2:00-3:45 PM
  • Phil Brown Brown University
    The Make Believe Hotel--short story

    Leslie Paris University of Michigan
    Jewish Summer Camps in the Catskills

  • 4:00-5:15 PM
  • Film--A Walk on the Moon

  • 8:30-9:45 PM
  • Irwin Richman
    Penn. State University
    Catskills Postcards

  • 9:45 -11:00 PM
  • Pamela Gray
    screenwriter of "A Walk on the Moon"
    talking about her film

  • 10:00-11:15 AM
  • Maurie Sacks
    Montclair State University
    Vernacular Catskills Architecture: Schlock Shuls or Historic Gems?

  • 11:30 AM-12:45PM
  • Arthur Tanney
    Ruby the Knishman & other stories from the Bungalow Colonies

  • 2:00-3:15 PM
  • Film-- Let's Fall in Love: A Singles Weekend at the Concord

Room rates and reservations: call Sunny Oaks Hotel at (914) 434-7580 or (800) 679-4387; or write at Box 297, Woodridge, NY 12789

Full conference $50; single day $25; single event $10
Catskills Institute: Box 1916,Brown University, Providence RI 02912
phil_brown@brown.edu