Schedule

2014 Burlington Book Festival Schedule

 

WEDNESDAY, 9/17 through SUNDAY 9/21

THE FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY’S ANNUAL FALL BOOK SALE

The Friends of Fletcher Free Library have once again collected thousands of fabulous books to sell at reasonable prices. They have fiction sorted alphabetically and nonfiction sorted by category, as well as young adult, youth and children’s titles. Fletcher Free Library.

 

THURSDAY, 9/18 from 7-9 p.m.

BOOKED: THE VOICES OF VERMONTERS

Wind Ridge Books Launch New Work by Four Local Authors
Thursday, September 18, 7-9 pm

Karma Bird House Gallery, 47 Maple Street

Things are hopping for local poets and writers as WindRidge Books releases an early harvest of 2014 titles. Included in the Thursday evening lineup are a lively celebration of words, music, and art from many of the Queen City area’s finest. Opening the pages that evening are three Burlington writers: Shelagh Shapiro reads from her debut novel, Shape of the Sky; poet Stephen Cramer puts a beat in the air with From the Hip, A Brief History of Hip Hop (in sonnets); Angela Palm reads from Please Do Not Remove: A Collection Celebrating Vermont Literature and Libraries, a compilation of more than twenty works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction inspired by old library checkout cards; and Shelburne poet Malissa Garlieb introduces her first book, Handing Out Apples in Eden.  

 

Friday, 9/19 at 7 p.m.

10TH ANNUAL OPENING CEREMONIES

Featuring greetings and celebratory remarks by Festival organizers and assorted supportive dignitaries. Emceed by Fran Stoddard at the Fletcher Free Library.

 

Friday, 9/ 19 at 7:30 p.m.
kpatersonbookDEDICATION OF THE 2014 FESTIVAL TO KATHERINE PATERSON

Tanya Lee Stone presides over this tribute to the internationally acclaimed children’s author. Officially designated a “Living Legend” by the Library of Congress, Katherine will accept the honor, give a, naturally, inspiring talk and read from her forthcoming memoir, Stories of My Life.

BREAKING NEWS: KATHERINE’S PUBLISHER HAS AGREED TO MAKE COPIES OF HER FORTHCOMING MEMOIR,’STORIES OF MY LIFE,’ AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE FESTIVAL DEDICATION A MONTH AHEAD OF ITS OCTOBER RELEASE DATE! BE AMONG THE FIRST IN THE WORLD TO GET YOUR COPY & HAVE IT PERSONALLY INSCRIBED!“Paterson’s legions of fans, young and old, will welcome this peek into her life and process.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Friday, 9/19 8:00 PM
HEADLINING READING: CHASE TWICHELL

Chase Twichell is an award-winning poet whose most recent collection, Horses Where the Answers Should Have Been (2010), earned her Claremont Graduate University’s prestigious $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. She is the winner of additional honors from the American

Academy of Arts and Letters and The Artists Foundation. She has also received fellowships from both the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. Chase’s titles include Dog Language (2005), The Snow Watcher (1998), The Ghost of Eden (1995) and Perdido (1991) among others. Her poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The New Yorker, Field, Ploughshares, The Georgia Review, The Paris Review, Poetry, The Nation and The Yale Review among others. She’s taught at Princeton University, Warren Wilson College, Goddard College and Hampshire College. In 1999 she left teaching to form Ausable Press, a nonprofit, independent literary press that she operated until it was acquired by Copper Canyon Press in 2009. Today she lives in New York with her husband, the novelist Russell Banks. Fletcher Free Library.

 

Friday, 9/9 from 7-9 p.m.

SILVER SCREEN SUBMARINE POETRY JAZZ MESSENGERS

Over fifty years ago, Gerry Mulligan and Jack Kerouac created an improvisational jazz-poetry fusion that swept Greenwich Village and spilled out of New York into the Great Beyond. Three generations later, it has found a home in Burlington, where hep kittens and cats take to the stage in high-voltage synergetic incantation. Led by renowned poet Jim Ellefson.  Speeder & Earl’s Coffee, 412 Pine Street

 

 

SATURDAY-SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20-21

THE FLETCHER FREE LIBRARY’S ANNUAL FALL BOOK SALE

The Friends of Fletcher Free Library have once again collected thousands of fabulous books to sell at reasonable prices. They have fiction sorted alphabetically and nonfiction sorted by category, as well as young adult, youth and children’s titles.  Fletcher Free Library.

10-11:30 AM
THE ENDANGERED ALPHABETS PROJECT: LIVE CARVING EXHIBITION

The world has between 6,000 and 7,000 spoken languages but as many as half of them will be extinct by the end of this century. Even more endangered, though, are the world’s fascinating, exotic and beautiful written languages. At least a third of the world’s remaining alphabets are endangered-no longer taught in schools, no longer used for commerce or government, understood only by a few elders. Burlington writer/musician/woodworker Tim Brookes, founder of the Endangered Alphabets Project, will demonstrate live how he brings attention to this crisis by carving texts in these endangered writing systems in stunning woods-many from Vermont-to create unforgettable, enigmatic artwork. The public is invited to stop by, ask questions and see and touch these carvings, which have been exhibited at Yale, Harvard, Cambridge (England), Barcelona, Rutgers and other colleges, universities and libraries throughout the United States and Canada as well as the Smithsonian Institution. This year Tim’s linguistic theme will be Cherokee. He’ll carve the Cherokee numeral 10-in recognition of the Festival’s tenth anniversary-in addition to carving the Cherokee word for book.  Burlington Town Center, First Floor, Center Court outside Pottery Barn & Chico’s.

 

10:30 AM

HEAR ME, SEE ME: INCARCERATED WOMEN WRITE

In 2009 Marybeth Christie Redmond and Sarah W. Bartlett co-founded Writing Inside VT, a program that provides safe, supportive space for incarcerated women to write toward self-change and build healthy community at the Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, Vermont’s sole women’s prison. In 2013 they co-edited a compilation of the women’s poetry and prose which was published by Orbis Books. For this very special event, Marybeth and Sarah will be joined by previously-incarcerated women who wrote with them inside over a three year period and whose work appears in the book.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

SEAN AND MATT PLASSE

Sean and Matthew Plasse will read from The Brothers Plad book series. The Brothers Plad is their heroic coming of age novel for boys who love pladventuring in the Vermont forests. It tells the tale of two brothers who seek their great grandfather’s fishing hole and the ultimate fish story. The Brothers Plad was inspired by Matt’s interaction with students, teachers and librarians, who wanted a book for boys who struggle with reading but excel at hunting, fishing and pladding. You can learn more about their excellent pladventure at thebrothersplad.com.

 

Fletcher Free Library Pickering Room

 

BOOKBINDING 101

 

Join Jon Turner to learn three simple bookbinding methods for creating journals or artist’s books. Participants will take home hand-bound journals as well as resource information for further instruction. Jon is an accomplished poet, a farmer and a natural building consultant and designer. You can read more about his remarkable journey at sevenstarart.com.

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

12:00 PM

 

JENNIFER HAIGH

 

Jennifer Haigh is a novelist and short story writer. She is the author of four critically acclaimed novels: Faith, The Condition, Baker Towers and Mrs. Kimble. Her books have won both the PEN/Hemingway Award for debut fiction and the PEN/L.L. Winship Award for work by a New England writer. Her short fiction has been published widely in The Atlantic, Granta, Ploughshares, Good Housekeeping, The Best American Short Stories 2012 and many other publications. Her most recent release is the best-selling short story collection News From Heaven.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

LAUREL NEME

 

Laurel Neme has camped in the Kalahari, searched for peregrine falcons in the Arctic and gotten lost in the Amazon jungle-all in pursuit of a good story. She often uncovers amazing animal tales, like the one that became Orangutan Houdini, which strike her funny bone while providing insights into a species. She is a contributor to National Geographic and Orangutan Houdini is her first book for children.

 

Fletcher Free Library Pickering Room

 

ANGELA PALM

 

Angela Palm is the editor of Please Do Not Remove: A Collection Celebrating Vermont Literature and Libraries (Wind Ridge Books, 2014). Her writing has appeared in such periodicals as Paper Darts, Little Fiction, Sundog Lit, Prick of the Spindle and Tampa Review Online and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Please Do Not Remove anthologizes our rich literary culture through twenty works of poetry, fiction and nonfiction by Vermont writers inspired by old library checkout cards and celebrates a love of literature, libraries and librarians.

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

SHELAGH CONNOR SHAPIRO

 

Shelagh Connor Shapiro‘s stories have appeared in North Dakota Quarterly, The Baltimore Review, Short Story, Gulf Stream and many other publications. Her story “somewhere never gladly” was included in Please Do Not Remove, a collection of work inspired by Vermont library cards. Shelagh’s new novel, Shape of the Sky (Wind Ridge Books, 2014), weaves a tale of friendship, love, mystery and loss through the viewpoints of townspeople, a police officer, fans and a rock star when tragedy strikes just as a major concert is about to take place in a small Vermont town.

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

 

1:30 PM

 

JEFF DANZIGER

 

Jeff Danziger is a syndicated political cartoonist and author whose work appears daily on the New York Times Web Site, Huffington Post and National Memo. He has published ten books of cartoons and a novel, about the Vietnam War. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The New Yorker and numerous other publications. Jeff has been twice short-listed for the Pulitzer Prize and won an Overseas Press Club Prize in 1998. He also was awarded the Herblock Prize in 2006 and the Thomas Nast Award (Germany) in 2008. His latest release,The Conscience of a Cartoonist, is a coffee-table collection of his post-9/11 editorial cartoons which documents the tragedy of that day and the politically disorganized response that followed. The book is also his exegesis on the art of editorial cartooning. Jeff will offer a multimedia presentation on the subject.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

LESLIE  JAMISON

 

Leslie Jamison is a novelist and essayist whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in Harper’s, A Public Space, The Believer, Oxford American, Tin House and The New York Times, where she is a regular columnist for the Sunday Book Review. Her first novel, The Gin Closet, was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times First Fiction Prize. She’ll read from her recent, widely acclaimed essay collection, The Empathy Exams, which won the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize and was a New York Times bestseller and Editor’s Pick.

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

THE WORLD OF JANE AUSTEN AND HER NOVELS

WITH FEATURED SPEAKER DAVID M. SHAPARD

This wide-ranging talk will explore the social background to Austen’s novels, the world of early 19th-century England. It focuses particularly on two matters that dominate them: customs of the landed elite and the role of women. Featured speaker David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Persuasion, The Annotated Sense and Sensibility, The Annotated Northanger Abbey and The Annotated Emma. His Annotated Mansfield Park is due out next year.

 

Fletcher Free Library Pickering Room

 

 

2-3:30 PM

 

THE ENDANGERED ALPHABETS PROJECT: LIVE CARVING EXHIBITION

 

Please see 10 AM listing above.

 

 

3:00 PM

 

KIM ADDONIZIO

 

Kim Addonizio is an acclaimed poet, novelist and short story writer. Her books include five collections of poetry, including Tell Me, a finalist for the National Book Award, two books on writing poetry from W.W. Norton and two novels from Simon & Schuster. Addonizio’s first novel, Little Beauties, was described by Oprah’s O Magazine as “A wonderfully optimistic, quirky testament to the power of chance encounters” and was a Book of the Month Club selection. Of her second, My Dreams Out in the Street, Booklist wrote, “Addonizio creates mesmerizing characters.” She’ll read from her brand-new story collection, The Palace of Illusions, which includes goldfish, ice skating, carnival geeks, dwarfs, cancer, Byzantine architecture, a love triangle, one half-vampire, Nietzschean philosophy and meditation tips.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

DIANA WHITNEY

 

Diana Whitney’s first collection of poetry, Wanting It, was released by Harbor Mountain Press in June. Her essays and poems have appeared in many publications, including The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Numero Cinq, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine and The Crab Orchard Review. She’s been a commentator on VPR and received writing fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center and the Banff Centre for the Arts. Of her recent release Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea has written,

These poems virtually leap at us from the page. What a debut!”

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

DIDI JACKSON

 

Didi Jackson‘s poems have appeared in Ploughshares, Passages North, Poetry South, Sierra Nevada Review and numerous other publications. Her recent chapbook, Slag & Fortune, was published by Floating Wolf Quarterly. She divides her time between Vermont and Florida and currently teaches humanities at the University of Central Florida.

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

TIM WEED

 

Tim Weed‘s fiction has appeared in Colorado Review, Gulf Coast, Sixfold and many other literary journals. His short stories have won the 2013 Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards and have been shortlisted for the Autumn House Fiction Prize, the Lewis-Clark Press Discovery Award and the Richard Yates Short Story Awards. Tim is a lecturer in the MFA in Creative and Professional Writing program at Western Connecticut State University. His YA novel, Will Poole’s Island, was published this summer. To learn more, please visit Tim’s website, www.timweed.net.

 

Fletcher Free Library Pickering Room

 

 

4:30 PM

 

VIJAY SESHADRI

 

Vijay Seshadri was born in Bangalore, India, in 1954 and came to America at the age of five. He grew up in Columbus, Ohio, where his father taught chemistry at Ohio State University and has lived in many parts of the country, including the Pacific Northwest, where he spent five years working in the fishing and logging industries, and New York’s Upper West Side, where he was a sometime graduate student in Columbia’s PhD program in Middle Eastern Languages and Literature. His collections of poems include Wild Kingdom (1996), The Long Meadow (Graywolf Press, 2004) which earned him the James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets and 3 Sections (Graywolf Press, 2013), which earned him the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

 

His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in AGNI, The American Scholar, Antaeus, Bomb, Boulevard, Lumina, The Nation, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Shenandoah, The Southwest Review, The Threepenny Review, Verse, Western Humanities Review, The Yale Review, the Times Book Review, the Philadelphia Enquirer, Bomb, The San Diego Reader, and TriQuarterly and in many anthologies, including Under 35: The New Generation of American Poets, Contours of the Heart, Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times and The Best American Poetry 1997 and 2003.

 

He has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts and has been awarded The Paris Review‘s Bernard F. Conners Long Poem Prize and the MacDowell Colony’s Fellowship for Distinguished Poetic Achievement. He holds an A.B. degree from Oberlin College and an MFA from Columbia University. He currently teaches poetry and nonfiction writing at Sarah Lawrence College and lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

 

7:00-9:00 PM

 

CHAMPLAIN BOOKS: COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATION

 

An Inaugural Launch Party for Champlain Books’ Newest Titles: People Who Hate America by Kim MacQueen and

First-Time Author by Tim Brookes

 

Come get your Sinatra on and talk books and libations in celebration of Champlain Books’ inaugural titles-Kim MacQueen’s mob-tinged 60s-era novel People Who Hate America and Tim Brookes’ First-Time Author, an insightful guide for new writers. Celebrate these and other Champlain Books titles at the new firm’s home offices on the Burlington waterfront.

 

Karma Bird House, 47 Maple Street

 

7-10 p.m.

MUD SEASON REVIEW LAUNCH PARTY

Mud Season Review launches its first ever digital issue at Hotel Vermont. Come for a free reception (food, cash bar, other book-lovers like yourself) and reading of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Mud Season Review is a publication of the Burlington Writers Workshop. It is edited, designed and produced by BWW members. RSVP today. Juniper Common, Hotel Vermont.

SUNDAY, 9/21

11:00 AM

JESSIE HAAS

Jessie Haas has always loved horses and has written more than thirty books, most of them about horses, including the first two books about Bramble and Maggie. She says, “Horses love pretending to be scared, just like us, and fall is the perfect season for that.” In her latest book for early readers, Bramble and Maggie: Spooky Season, the pair explore a new season together-fall!-and with it the tricks and treats of Halloween. Jessie’s work has been recognized with numerous honors, including a Publishers Weekly Best Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, a Parent’s Choice Gold Award and a Golden Kite Honor Award.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

JESSICA HENDRY NELSON

Jessica Hendry Nelson‘s memoir in essays, If Only You People Could Follow Directions, was selected as a best debut book by the Indies Introduce New Voices program and the January 2014 Indies Next List by the American Booksellers’ Association. Kirkus hailed it as “an unforgettable debut” and the Huffington Post included it in its list of 10 Brilliant Contemporary Books. Her work has been published in The Threepenny Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Crab Orchard Review, PANK, The Rumpus and numerous other outlets. She has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and her writing has appeared as a notable essay in Best American Essays, 2012.

 

Fletcher Free Library Pickering Room

 

THE SPIRIT OF THINGS: A SUNDAY MORNING READING BY THE BURLINGTON WRITERS WORKSHOP

 

The Burlington Writers Workshop shares stories of religion, faith and belief. This Sunday morning reading offers a thoughtful look at the spiritual aspect of life. Featuring work by Anne Averyt, Cynthia Close, Josh McDonald, and Rebecca Starks. Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room (Please also consider the BWW’s other event on Saturday night, Mud Season Review’s launch party at Hotel Vermont.)

 

 

 

12:30 PM

 

THE 3RD ANNUAL MILLENNIAL WRITERS ON STAGE

 

Young Writers Project’s Millennial Writers on Stage returns for its third season! Hear the remarkable poetry and prose of the next generation of Vermont writers before they are discovered! Ten young poets and storytellers will present their writing which will also appear in YWP’s annual Anthology of best work.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

ELIZABETH BLUEMLE

 

Elizabeth Bluemle was born in Arizona and has since lived in Los Angeles, Berkeley, San Francisco, Oakland and New York City. She has been an assistant to a television writer/producer, editor of a small press, creative director for a book packaging company, production manager for a literacy press, a volunteer literacy tutor, an elementary school teacher and a school librarian. She has a master’s degree in Education from Bank Street in NYC and a master’s in creative writing from Vermont College. She is the author of How Do You Wokka-Wokka? and My Father the Dog, both illustrated by Randy Cecil, and Dogs on the Bed, illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf. Her latest picture book is entitled Tap Tap Boom Boom.

 

Fletcher Free Library Pickering Room

 

CCPI: LEARN FROM OUR DIGITAL ADVENTURES (AND MISADVENTURES)

 

The Internet promises a revolution in publishing that goes far beyond print into a wide variety of digital products: ebooks, Ibooks and digital audio and video. But just how easy is it to tackle these exciting new 21st Century challenges? Members of the Champlain College Publishing Initiative staff will discuss their triumphs and disasters to help steer newcomers down a productive and profitable path.

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

 

2:00 PM

 

SARAH PEKKANEN

 

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls and The Best of Us as well as a series of linked short stories for e-readers titled All is Bright and Love, Accidentally. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. Her latest book, released in May, is Catching Air. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, all the poems rhymed!) Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. She still has that letter and carries it to New York every time she has meetings with her publisher as a reminder that dreams do come true.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

RACHEL CARTER

 

Rachel Carter is the author of the So Close to You series with Harperteen. She graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in creative writing. Her nonfiction has appeared in The Faster Times, The New Republic and Verbicide Magazine. These days you can find her working on her next novel in the woods of Vermont.

 

Fletcher Free Library Pickering Room

 

CHRIS TEBBETTS

 

Chris Tebbetts is the author and co-author of several books for young readers. His titles include the young adult novel M Or F? (2005 with Lisa Papademetriou) as well as three middle grade series: Middle School (2011-2014 with James Patterson), Stranded (2013 with Jeff Probst) and The Viking (2003). The first two include four New York Times bestsellers on the middle grade fiction list. Chris’ 2014 releases include Middle School: Save Rafe! and the beginning of a second cycle in the Stranded series. Yeah, that James Patterson!

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

 

3:30 PM

 

ALICE B. FOGEL

 

Alice Fogel is the author of Strange Terrain, a guide to helping people appreciate poetry without necessarily “getting” it. Her third collection, Be That Empty, was a national poetry bestseller. She’s a six-time Pushcart nominee and recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including the Best American Poetry and Poet’s Choice. Her new book, Interval: Poems Based upon Bach’s Goldberg Variations, won the Nicholas Schaffner Award for Music in Literature and is forthcoming in 2015. She is New Hampshire’s State Poet Laureate.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

ANYA SILVER

 

Anya Silver is a poet from Macon, Georgia. She has published two books of poetry, I Watched You Disappear (2014) and The Ninety-Third Name of God (2010). Her poems have been featured on Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac,” in Ted Kooser’s syndicated column, “American Life in Poetry,” as an Academy of American Poets poem of the day and on Poetry Daily. She has published in numerous literary journals, including Image, Five Points, Shenandoah, New Ohio Review, The Georgia Review, Crazyhorse and Prairie Schooner. Anya teaches at Mercer University and lives in downtown Macon with her husband and son.

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

LELAND KINSEY

 

Leland Kinsey was born and raised on a farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom where his ancestors settled in the early 1800s. He has conducted writing workshops for the Vermont Arts Council and the Children’s Literacy Foundation at over 100 schools in New Hampshire and Vermont. Since receiving his M.A., Leland has worked as a farmhand, printer and horse trainer and has taught courses at Elderhostel in writing, birding, astronomy and canoeing. He has published six collections of poetry, including In the Rain Shadow, Sledding on Hospital Hill and The Immigrant’s Contract. Vermont’s State Poet Laureate Sydney Lea has praised Leland’s most recent collection, Winter Ready, as “… chronicling the profoundest Vermont anyone might possibly know.”

 

Fletcher Free Library Main Reading Room

 

TANYA LEE STONE

 

Tanya Lee Stone is a nationally acclaimed author of books for children and young adults. Her books include Almost Astronauts, Sandy’s Circus, Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald and The Good, the Bad, and the Barbie. She has received many awards for her work including a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor, Jane Addams Honors, the American Library Association’s Robert F. Sibert Medal and an NAACP Image Award. Both of her 2013 titles were selected for Vermont’s state lists–Courage Has No Color is a 2014-2015 Dorothy Canfield Fisher book and Who Says Women Can’t Be Doctors? is a Red Clover book. She frequently visits schools and talks to kids about her research and writing process.

 

Fletcher Free Library Pickering Room

 

FANTASTIC VERMONT: SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY AND HORROR IN THE GREEN MOUNTAINS

 

Vermont has a long history of fantastic literature, from Rudyard Kipling to H.P. Lovecraft. Under the surface, the state is home to a number of genre authors and has been used as a location for more than a couple of genre stories. In this panel, representatives from Geek Mountain State will examine just what makes Vermont special and how it and New England are particularly ripe with fantastic stories. Andrew Liptak will moderate.

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

 

4:30 PM

 

SHORT WORKS WRITING CONTEST READING

 

The 1st annual Burlington Book Festival Short Works Writing Contest is sponsored by Renegade Writers’ Collective and Phoenix Books. Winners from the contest’s fiction, nonfiction and poetry genres will read their winning entries, receive prizes from the contest’s sponsors and bask in literary glory.

 

Fletcher Free Library Fletcher Room

 

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