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One of the 10 Best Literary Festivals in New England According to Yankee Magazine Coming to Woodstock July 27-29

It's the literary event of the season: welcome to Bookstock 2018!

With a schedule that’s packed with not just authors – think poetry, short stories, novels, non-fiction, the works – but also food, music, demonstrations, and theatrical performances, you can’t attend every inspiring event. Fortunately, we’ve compiled all activities to ensure you find each program you’re looking for. Scroll down for times, locations, and descriptions (see PDFs at the bottom of the page) – then get ready for a literary extravaganza.

Additionally, ArtisTree's Unbound Vol. VIII, a juried show of artists exploring "the book" as concept, object and format will kick off during Bookstock! Visit ArtisTree From July 27 through August 25 for this exceptional exhibit.

Bookstock Tent
Bookstock

FRIDAY, JULY 27:

9:15-11:30AM – WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: WORKSHOP:  DANIEL LUSK, WRITING POETRY

10:30AM-12:00PM – SAFFORD COMMONS: THE CHILDREN’S LITERACY FOUNDATION SUMMER READERS PROGRAM

11:00-11:40AM – THOMPSON SENIOR CENTER: ANDREA AVERY SONATA, A MEMOIR OF PAIN AND THE PIANO

12:00-12:40PM Options:

  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: JACKSON ELLIS, LORDS OF ST. THOMAS
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: GARRET KEIZER, PRIVACY
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: GEZA TETRALLYAY, TWISTED

12:00-1:30PM – LIVE MUSIC PRESENTED BY ARTISTREE: A swing-pop performance under the tent by Mark van Gulden, Kathleen Dolan and Scott Paulson.

1:00-1:40PM Options:

  • NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL: VERMONT POETS SHOWCASE: GENNAROSE NETHERCOTT AND NEIL SHEPARD
  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: PEGGY SHINN, WORLD CLASS
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: PETER GOULD, HORSE-DRAWN YOGURT
  • ZACK’S PLACE: CARYN GOLDEN, ONE PEDAL AT A TIME: A NOVICE CAREGIVER AND HER CYCLIST HUSBAND FACE THEIR NEW NORMAL WITH COURAGE, TENACITY AND ABUNDANT LOVE
  • HISTORY CENTER: LESLIE ASKWITH, THUNDERSTRUCK FIDDLE
Bookstock Presentation
Bookstock

1:30-2:30PM – ARTS CAMP PERFORMANCES ON THE GREEN: Students from BarnArts, ArtisTree, and Pentangle performing arts camps present selections from their summer’s work.

2:00-2:40PM Options:

  • NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL: VERMONT POETS SHOWCASE: ALISON PRINE AND DANIEL LUSK
  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: JEFF DANZIGER AND BILL MARES, THE FULL VERMONTY
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: TERESA STORES, FROST HEAVES
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: RICK WINSTON, RED SCARE IN THE GREEN MOUNTAINS OF VT IN THE MCCARTHY ERA 1946-1960  

2:30-3:30PM – LIVE MUSIC:  VOCALIST JULIET WRIGHT ON THE GREEN

3:00-3:40PM Options:

  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: LINDSEY STODDARD, JUST LIKE JACKIE
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: ARCHER MAYOR, TRACE
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: MICHELLE ARNOSKY SHERBURNE, ABOLITION AND THE UNDERGROUND RAILROAD IN VERMONT
  • NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL: VERMONT POETS SHOWCASE: KARIN GOTTSHALL AND WYN COOPER

3:30-4:15PM – SCOTT FISK, CHILDREN’S BOOK ILLUSTRATOR ON THE GREEN: Hear from author Scott Fisk as he walks through his process for constructing storylines, including “interviewing” characters! A great interactive event for children 10 and up.

4:00-4:40PM Options:

  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY: ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS, THE HIDDEN LIFE OF LIFE
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: BESS O’BRIEN AND WRITERS FOR RECOVERY
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: BILL BOARDMAN, WOODSTOCK COUNTRY SCHOOL: A HISTORY OF INSTITUTIONAL DENIAL

5:30-7:00PM – ARTISTREE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER (GALLERY): UNBOUND & BOOKSTOCK OPENING RECEPTION

7:00PM – ARTISTREE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER (BARN HAY LOFT): ALL AGES ANYTHING GOES POETRY SLAM WITH GEOF HEWITT

Richard Russo Headshot
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Richard Russo

SATURDAY, JULY 28

10:00-10:40AM – TOWN HALL THEATER: RICHARD RUSSO, THE DESTINY THIEF

10:00-11:00AM – ARTISTREE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER (MIXED MEDIA STUDIO): SCOTT FISK, IF PENGUINS? !WORE SNEAKERS!

10:00AM TO 4:00PM – WOODSTOCK UNION MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, VIRTUAL REALITY DEMONSTRATION ON THE GREEN: Jump into various virtual words curated by students from the Computer Science program at WUHSMS. Students will also demonstrate how to design in 3D on your own home computer!

10:00AM TO 4:00PM – HIRE-A-POET ON THE GREEN: For a fee of your choosing, Gennarose Nethercott, an international composer of custom poetry, will write a poem just for you!  

11:30AM-1:00PM – LIVE MUSIC ON THE GREEN:  THE ZEICHNER TRIO: Hear this family band perform live on the fiddle, 5-string banjo, harp, uilleann pipes, and tin-whistle!

12:00-12:40PM Options:

  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: TOVA MIRVIS, THE BOOK OF SEPARATION
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL, EZZEDINE FISHERE: EMBRACE ON BROOKLYN BRIDGE
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: YVONNE DALEY, GOING UP THE COUNTRY: WHEN THE HIPPIES, DREAMERS, FREAKS AND RADICALS MOVED TO VERMONT

1:00-1:40PM Options:

  • NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL, POETRY: CORNELIUS EADY
  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE, GARETH HINDS
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: ROBIN MACARTHUR, HEART SPRING MOUNTAIN
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: MARK BRAY, ANTIFA: THE ANTI-FASCIST HANDBOOK
  • MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: SEAN PRENTISS NATURE WRITING WORKSHOP

1:30-2:30PM – STUDENT ONE-ACT PLAY READINGS ON THE GREEN: Includes four student-crafted plays chosen as exemplars by writer John Hadden. Performances include, “What a Piece of Work is Will” by Anna Hepler and “Right Back at it” by Julia Kowalski, both from Woodstock Union High School.

2:00-2:40PM Options:

  • NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL: POETRY: PATRICIA SMITH
  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: KEKLA MAGOON, X: A NOVEL
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: REEVE LINDBERGH, TWO LIVES
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: CHARLIE HARMON, ON THE ROAD & OFF THE RECORD WITH LEONARD BERNSTEIN

3:00-3:40PM Options:

  • NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL: POETRY: EILEEN MYLES
  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: ALEXANDER CHEE, HOW TO WRITE AN AUTOGRAPHICAL NOVEL
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: GARRETT GRAFF, RAVEN ROCK: THE STORY OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT’S SECRET PLAN TO SAVE ITSELF—WHILE THE REST OF US DIE
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: ROBERT MADRYGIN, THE SOLACE OF TREES
  • CONGREGATION SHIR SHALOM: TOVA MIRVIS

3:00-4:30PM – LIVE MUSIC ON THE GREEN, SPENCER LEWIS: Performing music “that paints the rural landscape and quiets the mind.”

Robert Pinsky Headshot
Robert Pinsky

4:00-4:40PM Options:

  • NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL: POETRY: ROBERT PINSKY
  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: SY MONTGOMERY AND ELIZABETH MARSHALL THOMAS
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: ADAM FEDERMAN, FASTING AND FEASTING
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: JOHN O’CONNOR

5:30-6:30PM –  ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: RECEPTION WITH POETS AND AUTHORS

7:30PM – TOWN HALL THEATER: ROBERT PINSKY AND POEMJAZZ WITH SPECIAL GUEST LOS LORCAS

SUNDAY, JULY 29

10:00-10:40AM Options:

  • NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL: ABIGAIL CARROLL
  • BENTLEY’S: HANNAH HOWARD, FEAST: TRUE LOVE IN AND OUT OF THE KITCHEN

11:00-11:40AM – BENTLEY’S: AMY TRAVERSO, THE APPLE LOVER’S COOKBOOK

12:00-12:40PM – NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: BILL TORREY

1:00-2PM – MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK: MICHAEL CADUTO

2:00-4:00PM – ARTISTREE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER’S (GRANGE THEATRE): JAY CRAVEN PRESENTS THE FIRST SCREENING OF HIS NEW FILM “WETWARE”

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