The 17th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 11 to October 14 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Wyn Cooper, James Crews, Duy Doan, Denise Duhamel, Vievee Francis, David Hinton, Joan Houlihan, Dorothea Lasky, Lynn Melnick, GennaRose Nethercott, Dennis Nurkse, Elizabeth Powell, Neil Shepard, Tom Sleigh, Bianca Stone, Baron Wormser, and Jenny Xie; fiction writers Stefan Merrill Block, Jenna Blum, Kate Christensen, Brock Clarke, Kate Greathead, Maria Hummel, Ben Marcus, Brendan Matthews, Wayétu Moore, Rhiannon Navin, Sigrid Nunez, Joan Silber, Chandler Klang Smith, Aaron Thier, Teddy Wayne, and Katharine Weber; and creative nonfiction writers Andrea Barnet, Colin Calloway, George Colt, Anne Fadiman, Stephen Greenblatt, Madeline Kunin, John Leland, Eileen McNamara, Laura Shapiro, Ramie Targoff, Ryan Walsh, and Daniel Wolff. All events were free and open to the public. Visit the website for more information.
Brattleboro Literary Festival, P.O. Box 1116, Brattleboro, VT 05346. (802) 579-7414. Sandy Rouse, Contact.