The 16th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival was held from October 12 to October 15 at various venues in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont. The festival featured readings, panels, and special events. Participants included poets Steph Burt, Andrea Cohen, Maggie Dietz, Denise Duhamel, Carolyn Forché, John Freeman, Major Jackson, David Tomas Martinez, Gail Mazur, David Rivard, Nicole Sealey, and Charles Simic; fiction writers Jacob Appel, Katherine Arden, Olivia Kate Cerrone, John Freeman Gill, Crystal King, Min Jin Lee, David Samuel Levinson, Carmen Maria Machado, Courtney Maum, Claire Messud, Anna Noyes, Victoria Redel, Richard Russo, Emma Smith-Stevens, Hannah Tinti, and Yoojin Grace Wuertz; and creative nonfiction writers Kerri Arsenault, Jill Bialosky, James Dodson, Julia Foulkes, Ruth Franklin, Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, Bill Goldstein, Bill Griffeth, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, Ron Powers, Emily Raboteau, Nina Sankovitch, and Wendy Warren. 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.