Sunday, September 28, 2008

Calendar Alert: Brattleboro Literary Festival

It's hard to pick out the top names and books for this year's Brattleboro Literary Festival because there are so many! The festival takes over the downtown of this fun and funky town for October 3-5, with readings, discussions, even this year a panel on Robert Frost.

Among the poets on hand, surely the top name for recognition is that of Robert Pinsky (photo above), whose term as US Poet Laureate was 1997-2000. For fiction, Dave is eager to hear Charles Bok. And we are both looking forward to listening to Anne Fadiman, a "must" for thoughtful interludes with "books on books."

Here's the full list of authors:

William Akers
Kazim Ali
M.T. Anderson
Emily Bernard
Natalie Bober
Charles Bock
Annie Boutelle
Margaret Cezair-Thompson
Alan Cheuse
Susan Cooper
John Elder
Anne Fadiman
Castle Freeman, Jr.
Carol Frost
Peter Gilbert
Sheridan Hay
Beth Kanell
Kathleen Kent
Mac Maharaj
Tim Mayo
Sy Montgomery
Cathie Pelletier
Robert Pinsky
Jim Schley
John Burnham Schwartz
Susan Shilliday
Wesley Stace
Ilan Stavans
Elizabeth Strout
Melissa Sweet
Ellen Bryant Voigt
Daniel Wallace
Michael Waters
Tim Wynne-Jones

For schedules and such, hit the festival web site,

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