Woodstock’s annual book festival, Bookstock, starts up today, with an impressive lineup of authors and activities throughout the weekend.
Bookstock supports the cultural richness and diversity of the Upper Valley and celebrates authors and poets, both established and emerging, from our region. New England is home to many talented writers representing diverse genres, from national Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to emerging young writers and those who have found their compelling voice at midlife. Bookstock encourages appreciation for good writing and other artistic endeavors by introducing residents and visitors of all ages to writers, musicians and artists in an intimate setting.
For a full listing of events, take a look here.
This came to our attention last month – Bookstock will be returning to Woodstock Vermont again this year, Friday through Sunday, July 29th through the 31st. Here’s what their website says about it:
The 3rd Annual Bookstock, a Green Mountain Festival of Words, will include an expanded and spectacular format over three days, Friday through Sunday, July 29-31, 2011 in the beautiful village of Woodstock, Vermont.
Our community-sponsored day celebrates the diverse ways that books and authors, especially those connected with Vermont and the Upper Valley, help us explore a wide range of human experience for all ages.
Over twenty authors of national and local renown will speak, read from their work, offer interactive programs and mingle with the participating public.
Take part in workshops, and visit with exhibitors, new and second hand book sales, and diverse cultural events including art and music.
All events open and free to the public.
Vermont’s got a lot in the way of Book things, and this seems like it could be a fun couple of days. The keynote speaker this year will be Thomas Powers, who’s won the Pulitzer Prize for journalism, and some other familiar faces, such as VT mystery writer Archer Mayor and Sally Ryder Brady will be speaking as well.
We’ll update with more as we get it!
I’m out of the country for the next week and a bit, so these lists might be a bit out of date. We’ve got a list of 30 or so websites that we check every morning – that list can be found here. (Let us know if there’s something that we have to add up)
- Way to Go! Commuter Challenge – Visit waytogovt.org for details. 12AM–11:59PM, Various locations statewide. Free. (Environment)
- Build Your Own Rain Barrel, 5:30–7PM, Public Works Building, South Burlington. $25. (Water)
- Mt. Mansfield Scale Modelers, 6:30–8:30PM, Brownell Library, Essex Junction. Free. (Models)
- All-Community Youth Art Festival, 8AM–9PM, Various locations, Woodstock. Various prices. (Youth)
- Chess Club, 7PM, Faith United Methodist Church, South Burlington. $2-3. (Chess)
- Open Computer Time, 3–4:30PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. Free. (Teens)
- Morning Bird Walk. Preregister, 7–9AM, Shelburne Farms, Shelburne. $6. (Birds)
- Media Maven Luncheon, 12–1:30PM, Channel 17 Studios, Burlington. $5-15; additional $5 for lunch. (Tech)
- ‘Facebook 101 and More’, 8–10AM, Franklin Conference Center, Rutland. $20-25. (Tech)
- Susan Morse – “Bobcats, Bears, Cougars, Moose … and More!”, 6–8PM, Library, Vergennes Union High School & Middle School, Vergennes. Donations accepted. (Nature)
- ‘The Crucible’, 7:30PM, Fuller Hall, St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury. $5-10. (Theater)
- The Moth – An evening of storytelling with a metamorphosis theme. 7PM, Big Picture Theater & Café, Waitsfield. $10. (Theater)
- Warmachine / Hordes, 5pm – 11pm, Quarterstaff Games Gamespace, Burlington. (Gaming)
- Author Signing: Jack McDevitt, 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Flights of Fantasy Books and Games, Albany NY. (Author Signing)
- Alan Benoit, Sustainable Living Series, 7pm, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester. (Environment)
via NEARA, A stone chamber located in Woodstock.