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The 13th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 1 to October 4 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Wyn Cooper, Chard deNiord, Alice Fogel, Forrest Gander, Karin Gottshall, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Melissa Hammerle, Jeffrey Harrison, Cleopatra Mathis, Ellen McCulloch-Lovell, Gregory Pardlo, Stephen Sandy, Vijay Seshadri, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Lisa Von Kann, Michael White, and C. D. Wright; fiction writers Ann Beattie, Robin Black, Bill Clegg, Ernest Hebert, Ann Hood, Dinaw Mengestu, Mary Morris, Francine Prose, Bushra Rehman, Bill Roorbach, and Jim Shepard; and creative nonfiction writers Howard Axelrod, Michael Blanding, Tom Clynes, Wendy Fairey, Kim Korson, Una LaMarche, Reeve Lindbergh, Nina MacLaughlin, Bob Morris, Joanna Rakoff, Michael Ruhlman, Laura Snyder, Maria Tatar, and Bruce Weber. Festival events were free and open to the public. Workshops with fiction writers Suzanne Kingsbury and Tim Weed and nonfiction writer Howard Axelrod were offered on Friday, October 2. The cost of a workshop was $75; registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Brattleboro Literary Festival, P.O. Box 1116, Brattleboro, VT 05346. (802) 579-7414. Sandy Rouse, Contact.