On October 1, Katherine Paterson, will appear in a pre-festival event as part of the First Wednesday Lecture Series, sponsored by the Vermont Humanities Council. Winner of two Newbery Medals and two National Book Awards, she is one of three people to win the two major international awards: for “lasting contribution to children’s literature” she won the biennial Hans Christian Andersen Award for Writing in 1998. For her career contribution to “children’s and young adult literature in the broadest sense”, she won the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award from the Swedish Arts Council in 2006, the biggest prize in children’s literature. She served as the second U.S. National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, 2010–2011, and she received the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal from the American Library Association in 2013.
Her event, titled Reading for the Life of the World, will consider the importance and many benefits of reading and will take place on the Main Floor of the Library.
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Submissions open until July 31st for the Brattleboro Literary Festival Flash Fiction Contest! Submit your entry to SmokeLong Quarterly–winner is invited to read at the Flash! reading on Saturday, October 4th with a fabulous line up of talented flashers.
Antiquarian Booksellers from New England and the Northeast will be offering scarce, rare & out of print Books, both Antiquarian & Modern, Antique Maps & Prints, Postcards & Ephemera at the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center from 10:00am-5:00pm Saturday, October 4.
The Brattleboro Literary Festival, in collaboration with Marlboro College, is pleased to announce three new writing workshops on Friday, October 3, featuring choices in both fiction and nonfiction to kick-off the 2014 festival. Our workshop leaders are authors Leslie Jamison, Julia Fierro and Pamela Painter.
Writer’s Circle named the Brattleboro Literary Festival one of top five upcoming Writing and Literary Festivals!
Writer’s Circle is bringing you a list of the best writing and literary festivals lined up for fall 2013. If you’re in the area or can spare a plane ticket, we highly recommend checking out these events.