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Brattleboro Literary Festival

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The 2016 Brattleboro Literary Festival will take place October 13-16, 2016. The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. 

Cost: All events are free and open to the public!

Authors and presenters for Saturday, October 15:

10:00 am - 11:15 am - Yusef Komunyakaa & Lia Purpura - Centre Church (Poetry)

10:00 am - 11:15 am - Jung Yun & Mia Alvar - Robert H. Gibson River Garden (Fiction)

10:00 am - 11:15 am - Kate Bolick - 118 Elliot (Non-Fiction)

10:00 am - 11:00 am - Gordon Hayward - Latchis Theatre (Non-Fiction)

11:30 am - 12:45 pm - Clarence Major & Bonnie Jo Campbell – Robert H. Gibson River Garden (Fiction)

11:30 am - 12:45 pm - Jay Parini & Doug Anderson – 118 Elliot (Poetry)

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Lisa Randall - Centre Congregational Church (Non-Fiction)

11:45 pm - 1:00 pm - Write Action Local Author Showcase - Brooks House Lobby (Fiction, Poetry)

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm - Martin Espada & Reginald Dwayne Betts - 118 Elliot (Poetry)

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm - Annette Reed-Gordon & Peter Onuf - Centre Congregational Church (Non-Fiction)

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm - Dana Spiotta & Sari Wilson - Robert H. Gibson River Garden (Fiction)

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm - VCFA Showcase - Brooks House Lobby (Fiction, Poetry)

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm - David Means & Kia Corthron - Robert H. Gibson River Garden (Fiction)

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm - Camille Rankine & Cate Marvin - 118 Elliot (Poetry)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - John Sedgwick - Centre Congregational Church (Non-Fiction) 

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm - Paul Lisicky & Dani Shapiro - Centre Congregational Church (Memoir)

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Ted Reinstein - 118 Elliot (NE History)

4:00 pm - 5:15 pm - Porochista Khakpour & Samantha Hunt - Robert H. Gibson River Garden (Fiction)

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm - Short Story Showcase - Robert H. Gibson River Garden (Fiction)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Hilltop Montessori presents Kate Farrell - Catherine Dianich Gallery (Poetry)

7:30 pm - 9:00 pm - Write Action open reading - Robert H. Gibson River Garden

Children’s Events

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - Katherine Hannigan - Oak Meadow (Children)

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Evan Turk - Oak Meadow (Children)

3:45 pm - 4:45 pm - Harry Bliss – Oak Meadow (Children)

5:15 pm - 6:30 pm - Arun Gandhi, Evan Turk, Bethany Hegedus (family event) - Centre Congregational Church (Family)

Mystery Events

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm - D.A. Keeley - Mystery on Main

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm - Donna Decker - Mystery on Main

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - Emily Arsenault - Mystery on Main

Earlier Event: October 14
Brattleboro Literary Festival
Later Event: October 15
Jacquelyn Benson