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August 2020

A Literary Cocktail Hour … and It’s All About Summer!

August 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
virtual

A Literary Cocktail Hour...and It’s All About Summer! The Brattleboro Literary Festival invites you to join us on Friday, August 14 at 5:00 pm for a virtual Literary Cocktail Hour, featuring New York Times best-selling author Caroline Leavitt in conversation with best-selling author Amy Poeppel on her new novel, Musical Chairs, a very funny novel that explores Bridget’s summer— motherhood, sisterhood, fixing up a house, music, and aging. It is also a story of being scared to change and yet…

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October 2020

Alone Together

October 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
virtual
Free

ALONE TOGETHER: Telling Our Stories During Times of Crisis Join Jennifer Haupt, editor of ALONE TOGETHER: Love, Grief, and Comfort in the Time of COVID-19, and contributing authors Andre Dubus III, Major Jackson, Jessica Keener, and Sadia Hassan reading from this anthology that benefits the Book Industry Charitable Fund (Binc), and discussing the importance of telling our stories during times of crisis. Moderated by Robin Kall, host of the popular podcast "Reading with Robin".     Jennifer Haupt Andre Dubus III Jessica…

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Write Action Spotlight Reading

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
virtual

Area writers take to the virtual stage in the annual Write Action Spotlight Reading!! Terry Hauptman, reading from her collection of poems, Tremulous Season, released in 2019, and a just-published collection, Rubies in the Mud; Karma Kitaj, reading from her novel, Beguiled; Tim Mayo, reading from Notes to the Mental Hospital Timekeeper, published last year; Vincent Panella reading from Sicilian Dreams published this Fall; Toni Ortner will read from Daybook III; and Cheryl Wilfong will read from her award-winning memoir, Breast Cancer Meets Mindfulness, published in 2019.

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Write Action Open Reading

October 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
virtual

The Write Action open reading goes virtual this year!

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Poets in Conversation: Poetry and Justice

October 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
virtual

Join us for a conversation with five extraordinary poets on the topic of poetry and social justice. We're delighted to bring together Cameron Awkward-Rich, Natalie Diaz, Carolyn Forché, Major Jackson, and Elizabeth Powell, who have all written memorable poetry that bears witness to injustice. The authors will read from their new books and discuss questions such as: What is the role of poetry in our age of crisis? What poems have influenced you that are timeless and topical at the same time? How do your…

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