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Hoss's Authors' Night set for Aug. 14 in Long Lake

Photographer Carl Heilman sits at the 2011 Adirondack Authors' Night at Hoss's Country Corner in Long Lake. This year's event will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14.

Photographer Carl Heilman sits at the 2011 Adirondack Authors' Night at Hoss's Country Corner in Long Lake. This year's event will be held 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14. Photo by Andy Flynn.

— The artists of the Adirondacks will gather for a night of musical jam sessions and book signing Tuesday, Aug. 14 at the Adirondack Authors’ Night behind Hoss’s Country Corner.

“We have been holding this event for almost 28 years,” said Hoss’s owner Lorrie Hosley. “People plan their vacations around the event, and we can’t disappoint them.”

The evening will include more than 57 authors, songwriters, and storytellers who have been published and featured at Hoss’s and have been hand selected by Hosley.

“It’s a lot of fun for people who have enjoyed a book to meet the author, and it gives the authors a spark and says thank you to them for creating their works,” Hosley said. “It’s a very vibrant evening.”

All selected authors have been chosen because their work is centered around the Adirondacks. Hosley said authors write historical fiction, biographies, poetry, non-fiction, history of the Adirondacks and other genres.

Visitors will have a chance to visit, enjoy live music and move freely to meet the authors of their choice and enjoy refreshments.

Hoss’s Country Corner opened more than 40 years ago, and Saranac Lake author/publisher Maitland DeSormo suggested to Hosley during a book signing at the store that she should hold an event with many authors.

“We started it that year with two events held in July and August, and over the years it just became too big to hold two events so we’ve bundled them together and hold a big event every year,” Hosley said. “It’s grown wonderfully.”

Authors and artists who plan to attend include photographer Carl Heilman, musician Chris Shaw and regional authors Hallie Bond, Mason Smith, Andy Flynn, Lana Fennessy, Lawrence Gooley, Kathleen Larkin, Perky Granger, Carol Gregson and Don Williams.

There is no admission. For more information, call Hoss’s Country Corner at 624-2481.

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