BOLTON LANDING -- Southern Author Dawn Evans Radford will be conducting a reading from her new book Oyster Flats from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sun. Aug. 24 in the local bookstore Trees -- Adirondack Gifts $& Books on Lakeshore Dr. This reading provides an opportunity to meet and talk with Radford, to savor stories saturated with regional color, and share political views, said bookstore owner/manager Doug Deneen, who lived in the South for years. I love the similarities and contrasts between Southern and Adirondack writers, he said. Deeply connected to the land and local customs, many of their concerns are the same, but the perspectives, traditions and styles are so fascinatingly different. Trees carries a large selection of Adirondack-themed books and work by local artists and musicians inspired by Lake George. Raised in Florida within sight of docks and marshes that border the town of Apalachicola, Radford brings bayside sights, smells, and sounds to life on the page. Radford is now at work on her second novel and a volume of poetry. Her concern for the natural health of her bayside community, threatened by pressure from development, has prompted her to run for county commissioner. For more information call Trees bookstore at 644-5756.