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Join us at the 11th Annual Burlington Book Festival
September 25-27, 2015!

Billings Library

Billings Memorial Library

IN A VARIETY OF BURLINGTON VENUES
including The Davis Center & Billings Memorial Library
on the University of Vermont campus.

The Queen City’s annual celebration of the written word offers readings, book signings, panels, workshops, demos, family activities, and special events featuring literary luminaries from around the world and just around the corner. All events are free and open to the public.

EXCLUSIVE SCREENING
FEATURING AN AUDIENCE Q&A WITH DIRECTOR DENIS MUELLER
NELSON ALGREN: THE END IS NOTHING, THE ROAD IS ALL

‘Nelson Algren: The End is Nothing, the Road is All’, is an in-depth feature length 2015 documentary of one of America’s greatest and least understood authors. This never before told compelling life story reveals a unique literary voice through rare interviews and archival footage. Kurt Vonnegut and Studs Terkel, literary giants in their own right, sing songs of praise along with many of his old friends, which makes this film seem like a hymn from the grave. This stylishly produced film embeds us in the 1950’s cold war world when Algren worked. Algren’s touching love affair with Simone de Beauvoir weaves it’s way through the film along with the damaging impact of FBI and CIA surveillance.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 * 3 PM
IRA ALLEN LECTURE HALL
UVM’S BILLINGS MEMORIAL LIBRARY

FREE SCREENING * $5 SUGGESTED DONATION
A Benefit for the 2015 Burlington Book Festival

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