Brattleboro Literary Festival Sept. 30-Oct. 3

Come to the  ninth annual Brattleboro Literary Festival. This year’s festival runs from September 30 to October 3, and I sincerely hope you can attend. We have 35 writers coming to town for free readings, signings, panel discussions, and general merriment.

Our poets this year are Maxine Kumin, Cynthia Zarin, Marilyn Nelson, Josephine Dickinson, Ravi Shankar, David Budbill, and Geof Hewitt.

Fiction writers include Sue Miller, Pete Nelson, Allegra Goodman, and Rebecca Chace, who will show a short film based on her first novel.

Non-fiction writers include Nick Flynn, Sylvie Weil (who has written a book about her aunt, Simone Weil), Bruce Feiler, Ilyon Woo, Bernd Heinrich, and many others.

There are also many children’s and young adult authors, most notably Katherine Paterson and Jan Reynolds.

Please visit our website,, for a complete schedule, author bios, and event descriptions.