Book Markers: 12.12.13

Local book news

Bulova Unbound
    “In 2013, a decrepit, abandoned former watchcase factory in a small, seaside town is undergoing an extreme renovation, to be re-imagined as a luxury apartment building.”

    Sound familiar? That’s right, you’re far from alone in wondering what the heck is going on at Bulova — and why. One Sag Harborite, Erica-Lynn Huberty, has gone so far as to self-publish a 42-page story with the imposing brick pile at its center. “Watchwork: A Tale in Time,” to continue the description above, tells of “Ben, an out-of-work local,” who is “only too happy to be hired for the partial demolition, never imagining how much of the past the building still holds.” The past referred to here is 1896 and exemplified by Jenny, a young factory worker enduring the daily grind to help her family.

    To find out how the stories and time periods interweave, you can stop by Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor tomorrow at 6 p.m. for Ms. Huberty’s reading.

Poems of Montauk
    The windswept landscape of that rocky promontory known as Montauk dominates the poems of one city transplant, Audrey Morgan, in her recent collection, “The Heron,” which also features her sketches. She’ll read from her work on Sunday at 10 a.m. for Sunday Mornings at 56, a bookish new series at the Jewish Center of the Hamptons in East Hampton. (The 56 being the address of the building where the series is held, next to the center’s main one.) Each week a member of the congregation discusses her or his experiences with writing and publishing.

    Ms. Morgan has taught art in a public school and worked in interior design. Bagels and lox will be served.