On Friday October 21 from 7 to 9 p.m., Fulkerson Winery will host Finger Lakes Litspiration. The name derived from the idea to showcase literature that was inspired by the Finger Lakes from authors near and far. The featured guest will be Kristan Higgins, a NY Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and international best-selling author. Kristan will be accompanied by Mary Pat Hyland, Laurie Gifford Adams, Roz Murphy, and Katie O’Boyle; 4 local authors who will be signing and selling books, and talking about why the Finger Lakes has played a part in their writing. There will be wine and light fare to enjoy, along with a silent auction to benefit the Humane Society of Yates County – Shelter of Hope in light of dog rescues playing a role in many of the authors work.
The award-winning and international bestselling Blue Heron Series written by Kristan Higgins was inspired by the small town of Hammondsport, NY, along with other wineries, businesses, and landmarks within the region. Some of the places mentioned in the series are based on what Sayre Fulkerson, owner and winemaker at Fulkerson Winery, showed Kristan while she was doing research. The vineyard in the book is a combination of Fulkerson Winery and Heron Hill Winery. It has the acreage and family history of Fulkerson, but set on Keuka Lake.
The event costs $7 per person. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at www.fulkersonwinery.com/Fulkerson Winery Will Host a Night of Finger Lakes Literature-lakes-litspiration or at the door. Fulkerson Winery encourages all to bring an item to donate to the Humane Society of Yates County. Their wish list can be found at http://www.yateshumane.org/wishlist.html.
Fulkerson Winery is a 7th generation farm located on the western shores of Seneca Lake for 211 years. They are open every day from 10am-5pm for tastings and sales. Please contact Chelsea Guererri for any questions by calling 607-243-7883 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org