News and events

Writopia Lab Comes to Rockland County!

  We are incredibly excited to announce the first EVER series of Writopia workshops in Rockland county! Cuppa Pulp Writers’ Space will offer workshops for ages 7-18. Workshops will take place Wednesdays and Thursdays after school, and Saturday afternoons. The full schedule is below. Please visit writopialab.org to register! We are listed with the Westchester/Fairfield programs.  About Writopia […]

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Triple Threat Author Panel–Witches, Murderers, and Aliens!

Saturday, October 25 4pm panel discussion on publishing, signing to follow Right in time for Halloween, authors of crime, paranormal, and science fiction genres share their know-how in the fields of electronic and self publishing. M.A. Marino (Witch Way), C.E. Grundler (No Wake Zone, Last Exit in New Jersey), and Richard Herr (Tales from the StarBoard Café) will elucidate the pros and cons of electronic […]

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Recent Highlights: Joanna Clapps Herman

Joanna Clapps Herman Primes the Pump at Cuppa Pulp Writers’ Space September 20, 2014 by Sylke Jackson Thursday night we threw open our doors for a craft talk with Joanna Clapps Herman, author of the recently released collection of short stories, No Longer and Not Yet. The sneak preview of our beautiful new space drew a crowd of new and veteran […]

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Cuppa Pulp Moves to CILK119

September 1, 2014 Following a warm reception by local readers and writers since 2012, Cuppa Pulp needs to move–all the better to wrap its arms around a growing community, so to speak!  We hope you will visit soon at our new upstairs nook, CILK119 in Nanuet, NY, a shared workspace for professionals of a Creative ILK (get it?). […]

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Cuppa Pulp Writer’s Space and Seranam Literary Arts

May 28, 2014 Cuppa Pulp owner and manager Donna Miele got her MFA this month–and then this happened… After a friendly writing session hosted by Nyack writer Anu Amaran, Donna and Anu talked about dreams for a Rockland literary community. Anu is a poet, and Donna is a fiction writer. Anu had built some momentum around […]

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Events for Spring/Summer 2014

Julia Graves Wednesday May 16 Author of The Language of Plants Reading and Signing 6:30 pm, free admission “It is only in the age of technology that human beings have lost the sense that nature is alive. Throughout history, people spoke to nature, and nature communicated with them… The Language of Plants covers all aspects of the […]

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The Beautiful Urban Family of the Upper West Side

**Attention Writers! Joanna Clapps Herman leads “How Life Becomes Fiction,” a craft talk, on Thursday, September 18. Details on our News and Events page.** No Longer and Not Yet, by Joanna Clapps Herman, offers linked short stories about the city is at its best. The book teems with unique souls that somehow, serendipitously, come together in community, […]

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Events for Winter/Spring 2014

The excitement is lining up, folks! February 14 Soup Night POSTPONED to February 28 Coop Night! Sponsored by Hungry Hollow Coop Co-op members, join us for extended hours and get $5 off every purchase of $25 or more! Free refreshments for all. March 15 Meet Author Craig Holdrege 7:30 pm, The Living Room at Sunbridge College, […]

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Author Events!

Suddenly, Fall 2013 brings a lovely harvest of authors to Cuppa Pulp! Please join us on Saturday, October 12, 2013 at the Green Meadow Waldorf School Fall Fair for signings with local authors. Green Meadow Waldorf School is located at 307 Hungry Hollow Road, Chestnut Ridge, New York. Fair hours are 10am-5pm. 11 am: Emmy Laybourne […]

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Team Cuppa Pulp to Support New York Writers Coalition

  September 19, 2013–Write-a-thon in two days! Why did you never tell me? How often we say this to our children, our parents, our friends and loved ones, when an accidental conversation reveals a long-ago honor, trauma, adventure, or secret. How your grandfather escaped the enemy in World War 2. How your daughter got rejected […]

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Writing News and Part 4 of Advice on First Drafts

  Writing News September 5, 2013–Best writer’s inspiration this month comes from a video.  Poet Neil Hilborn offered “OCD” as a finalist in the 2013 Rustbelt Poetry Slam, delivering a punch-to-the-gut love story that is also a wrenching portrait of human psychological illness. Do that in 1000 words or less, and you have created living art. […]

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Writing News and Part 3 of Advice on First Drafts

  Writing News August 15, 2013–Check out local filmmaker Deborah Kampmeier’s crowdfunding drive for her upcoming film, SPLiT, here. It looks AMAZING.  Deborah’s past projects include Hounddog and Virgin, portrayals of women’s experience that are true jewels in the astonishingly small contemporary treasure-chest.  In other news: writing is, apparently, communication!  The age-old rumor that many writers […]

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Writing News and Part 2 of Advice on First Drafts

Writing News August 5, 2013–In news unrelated to writing, but all about creativity and inspiration and legendary local businesses, Maxwell’s in Hoboken closed on July 31, going out with a block party (during which no one could park their cars, as usual!).  Maxwell’s was one of the best places to see live music during the […]

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CP Book Club Tackles Oates’ The Accursed

All honor and praise to Joyce Carol Oates.  We expect that if science can accomplish such things and she is willing, her brain will one day be among the most valuable relics to grace a Princeton University pickle jar. We are all glad that we read The Accursed.  One member even loved it (I consider it […]

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Great Summer Reading

For fiction, we continue to recommend The Round House, by Louise Erdrich; and add the upcoming &Sons, by David Gilbert. Recently released in fiction: Transatlantic, by Colum McCann and The Ocean at the End of the Lane, by Neil Gaiman. For nonfiction, Barnheart by Jenna Woginrich, The Astor Orphan by Alexandra Aldrich, and two books […]

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GMWS-HS Summer Reading

Below are links to Green Meadow’s 2013 High School Summer Reading lists.  Call us at (845) 290-1572 to ask about titles you’re interested in–we have quite a few in stock, but quantities are limited.  10% off to all GMWS students.   9/10th Summer Reading 11th Grade Summer Reading 12th Grade Summer Reading

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Andrew Shurtleff To Discuss “Leaning on Cedars”

On Thursday, April 25 at 7:00 pm, join us Upstairs@Meadowlark as we welcome Green Meadow Waldorf School alum Andrew Shurtleff, author of Leaning on Cedars: A Story of Initiation for Our Time. Now a PhD student at Columbia University, Andrew began the book as his high school Senior Project, and completed it as an undergraduate […]

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Make Goldilocks Into A Hard-Boiled Detective Novel!

  One chilly evening in February at the Pearl River Library, author Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14: Sky On Fire, Feiwel and Friends, forthcoming April 2013) led workshop participants through a series of vigorous warmups. “I feel electric after these!” Laybourne exclaimed, as the others, including teens and adults, grinned and shook out the kinks. This was […]

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Spring Events At Cuppa Pulp

Saturday March 23 Genre Writer’s Workshop NEW DATE: July 6 with author Max Ellendale 3:00-5:00 pm Upstairs@Meadowlark Paranormal romance author Max Ellendale (Glyph, Breathless Press 2012) will lead a 2-hour workshop on all aspects of beginning a plot-driven novel.  A great introduction to the discipline of writing a book-length work for fantasy, sci-fi, and other genre fiction […]

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Meet Max Ellendale!

We caught up with author Max Ellendale and heard about her work, her plans for leading the upcoming Genre Writers’ Workshop on July 6, and her habit of acquiring local accents while traveling. Check out Max’s website at www.maxellendale.com and her blog at  maxellendale.wordpress.com. So, Max, what have you written and what’s it about? I have a few […]

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