Book Markers 03.31.16

Local Book Notes

Those Guild House Writers

Curious about Guild Hall’s new Guild House and the artists in residence therein? Saturday is your chance to hear two of them read from their work: poetry by Tom Yuill, the author of “Medicine Show,” called a mix of “down-home plain speech and European high culture,” and fiction by Iris Smyles, whose “Dating Tips for the Unemployed” will come out in June.

The reading starts at 5 p.m. at Canio’s Books in Sag Harbor. Frederic Tuten, whose novels include “Tintin in the New World,” and Julie Sheehan, the author of several collections of poems, most recently “Bar Book,” will handle the introductions. 


Writers Conference Deadline

Speaking of Frederic Tuten and Julie Sheehan, they’re both involved in the writers conference at Stony Brook Southampton, the former as a faculty member and the latter as the director of the college’s M.F.A. program in creative writing and literature — and the deadline for that July 6 to July 17 conference is April 1. Applications can be completed at the college’s website. John Patrick Shanley (playwriting), Adam Gopnik (essay), and Jane Hamilton (fiction) are among the other instructors.