Save the date! We're delighted to announce that the MARK Project is going to present the second Main Street Bootcamp at Spillian on March 28 and 29. This promises to be a very special event - last year's version was a sold out crowd sharing brilliant ideas about how to revitalize our communities through creative [...]
This week on the Spillian Revels Radio Hour: New Years Delighted Resolve Okay, crowd mind...the Queen of Frivolity's Aunties and I are going to kick off the new year in style Sunday, January 3, 2016, tossing out a bunch of ideas about how you can land in delighted resolve rather than Puritanical resolutions... And we're [...]
https://youtu.be/bpkIBn3ztgg We're excited for snow to come and the Catskills unfold into their deep winter beauty. But our longing for summer is never far behind. This is a lovely moment at the Spillian pond with hermit thrushes last summer, caught by a guest. As you watch and listen, we'd love to share these words with you [...]
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Spillian and co-sponsor Writers in the Mountains invites all writers to Writing Myth, an afternoon workshop exploring a mythic space that has inspired writers and poets for more than a hundred years. It’s September in the Catskills, when changing leaves and the onset of chilly weather bring out the writer in all of us. On [...]
July and August, 2015 A glorious summer dinner series on Wednesday evenings at Spillian, celebrating the metaphor of Spillian through food. Starring the extraordinary Chef Chris McGee as he revels in the metaphors of Spillian through food -- celebrating forest, stream, meadow, mountain, sky -- the elements that create the unique terroir of Spillian and [...]
Spillian Sundays: Voices from the Catskills Returns February 1! -- soup. song. story. salon. -- feb 1 : godforsaken string band freshly-minted old-time, appalachian music from an andes-based band, with superb fiddle, rousing kazoo, and a chance to join in feb 22 : the seven maladies of ludwig van beethoven a brilliantly funny [...]
Spillian Founding Fomenter Leigh Melander had a marvelous time with her new friend and colleague, Nikki Johnson of Galileo Tech Media, in a great conversation with the splendid Lyn Thurman of Inner Goddess Media. A stream-of-consciousness riff on many of the things that Leigh holds dear…from frivolity to sustainability to how we can imagine the [...]