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October 2019

Write Action — Spotlight Reading

October 19, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Latchis 4, 50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Free

  Write Action Spotlight Reading 2019 Check out Brattleboro's vibrant writing community at the Write Action Spotlight Reading! Six local writers will read from their recently published books. Plus the two first-place winners of this year's Write Action poetry and prose annual contest will read their winning pieces. Readings will be approximately ten minutes each. Book sale and signing will follow. Ea Burke was born, raised and educated in Philadelphia. In 1980 he settled in Vermont, where he has raised his…

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Los Lorcas: Poetry in Concert

October 19, 2019 @ 5:30 pm

LOS LORCAS: Poetry in Concert In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca—gifted musician, legendary poet/playwright and ebullient performer—poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up. Los Lorcas blurs boundaries between spoken word and song, weaving poetry with Andalusian ballads, blues, rock, folk, reggae, hip hop, Americana and jazz in pursuit of the cante jondo (deep song) Lorca so ardently championed. Exploring common roots and synergies of poetry and…

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Touché! A festival affiliated event

October 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
118 Elliot, 118 Elliot
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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$5.00 – $10.00

Touché A night of mischief, joymaking, and word games to celebrate the launch of Mount Island, the new magazine for rural LGBTQ+ and POC writers and artists! TOUCHÉ is a tournament-style game show pitting emerging writers and intrepid laypeople against unique takes on word games and writing exercises. Contestants compete in five kooky and thought-provoking rounds for the love and mercy of the judges panel and you, the audience—yes, you! TICKETS: $5 online to guarantee seating $5-10 at the door.…

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Sisters in Crime

October 20, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Latchis 4, 50 Main Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301 United States
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Sisters in Crime Mystery Making: In this interactive workshop, four mystery authors representing different sub-genres, including cozy/traditional and thriller/suspense, will brainstorm on their feet to create a brand new mystery using suggestion provided by the audience. Fun, fast-paced, and fascinating, this improv game offers important insights into mystery writers’ minds and the conventions of the genre.   Although Max Folsom was an avid reader all her life, as well as a longtime editor, reviewer, and speech writer, she never envisioned herself…

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May 2020

Sicilian Dreams – A Literary Cocktail Hour

May 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

The Brattleboro Literary Festival invites you to join us on Friday, May 15 at 5:00 pm for a virtual Literary Cocktail Hour, featuring former Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord as he interviews Vincent Panella on his soon-to-be-published novel, Sicilian Dreams. In this novel, Santo Regina, a 32-year old activist, immigrates to America after taking part in a failed political movement incited by Vito Cascio Ferro, a prominent member of the Sicilian Mafia. Once in America, Santo becomes entangled again with…

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