News and Updates
Additional Authors-Updated Schedule

The Brattleboro Literary Festival is pleased to announce the addition of award-winning author and environmentalist Rick Bass and New York Times bestselling debut author Matthew Thomas, author of We Are Not Ourselves. At the same time, we regretfully announce the withdrawal of Emma Straub, due to personal commitments. A revised schedule is now available online.

Flash Fiction Winner Announced!


The winner of the Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by SmokeLong Quarterly has been announced. Winner Nick Sansone is a resident of Massachussetts. His stories have appeared in, or are forthcoming from, Gargoyle, the Minnesota Review, the Los
Angeles Review, and elsewhere. Congratulations, Nick!!!!!

Nick Ransone

Donate now…

Donate online now to make the 2014 Brattleboro Literary Festival possible along with future festivals!! It’s easy and very secure …and of course, all contributions are tax-deductible!!

Katherine Paterson to appear in a pre-festival event at Brooks Memorial Library

katherine_patersonOn 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.




Foliage Book and Ephemera Fair!

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.

2014 Marlboro College/Brattleboro Literary Festival Workshops-Register now…

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. (NOTE: WORKSHOPS ARE NOW FULL)

Writer’s Circle named the Brattleboro Literary Festival one of top five upcoming Writing and Literary Festivals!

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.