Part of a national movement of more than 40 events around the country, on a date selected in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, Writers Resist.combines literature with principles surrounding democracy and activism. "This will be a big, diverse, joyous, defiant celebration of the written word and freedom of speech," event organizer Nina Shengold says. The Golden Notebook bookstore will be onsite and all sales will benefit the New York Civil Liberties Union. Writers reading from their work include Elizabeth Lesser, Sparrow, Sunil Yapa, Jon Bowermaster, Cornelius Eady, and Mark Wunderlich. The TMI Project, the Weeklings, and Woodstock Book Fest will perform group presentations. Music guests Connor Kennedy, Simi Stone & David Baron, and Robert Burke Warren will be performing live throughout the afternoon. Admission is free at the Bearsville Theater, Woodstock, January 15 from 2 to 5pm.