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From The Blog Everything you need to know about Bookstock 2019

One of the 10 Best Literary Festivals in New England According to Yankee Magazine Coming to Woodstock July 26-28

It's the FREE literary event of the season: welcome to Bookstock 2019!

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 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.

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FRIDAY, JULY 26:

9 AM-5 PMBOOK SALE, FOOD & ACTIVITIES ON THE GREEN

11:00-11:40 AM – THOMPSON SENIOR CENTER: CHERISE WOLAS, THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY

12:00-12:40 PM options:

  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: JAMES GEARY, FIVE WAYS TO BE WITTY
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: GEOFFREY DOUGLAS, THE GRIFTER, THE POET AND THE RUNAWAY TRAIN
  • NORTH UU CHAPEL: POETRY BY CHARD DENIORD AND DEDE CUMMINGS
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: SUZANNE HINMAN, THE GRANDEST MADISON SQUARE GARDEN
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1:00-1:40 PM options:

  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: JAMES DOBSON, CRITICAL DIGITAL HUMANITIES: THE SEARCH FOR A METHODOLOGY
  • ST. JAMES PARISH: HALLGEZA TETRALLYAY, THE FENCERS
  • NORTH UU CHAPEL: POETRY BY GARRET KEIZER AND JAMES CREWS
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: JIM ROUSMANIERE, THE WATER CONNECTION

1:00-4:00 PM – MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK - FOREST CENTERWORKSHOP: TERRY OSBORNE, PERCEPTION, SELF-AWARENESS, AND NATURE WRITING

2:00-2:40 PM options:

  • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: SHARON LAMB, THE NOT GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER
  • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: KAREN MITTELMAN, GONE BOLSHEVIK
  • NORTH UU CHAPEL: MATTHEW OLZMANN AND RACHEL HADAS
  • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: MICHELLE ARNOSKY SHERBURNE
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    3:00-3:40 PM options:

    • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: CHERISE WOLAS, THE RESURRECTION OF JOAN ASHBY
    • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: BRIAN ADAMS, OFFLINE
    • NORTH UU CHAPEL: POETRY BY VIEVEE FRANCIS
    • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: GARY MEFFE, THE WIZARD OF ODD: A VERMONT TALE OF COMMUNITY DEVOTION

    4:00-4:40 PM options:

    • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY: CHRISTOPHER DANT, RESCUE
    • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: THOMAS CHRISTOPHER GREENE, THE PERFECT LIAR
    • WOODSTOCK HISTORY CENTER: RAI D’HONORÉ, OCCITAN MUSIC OF TROUBADOURS

    5:30-7:00 PM – ARTISTREE COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER (GALLERY): OPENING RECEPTION OF UNBOUND VOL. IX

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

    Author Abdi Nor Iftin
    Michael Lionstar
    Author Abdi Nor Iftin

    SATURDAY, JULY 27

    9 AM-5 PMBOOK SALE ON THE GREEN

    10:00-10:40 AM – TOWN HALL THEATER: MARCELO GLEISER, THE SIMPLE BEAUTY OF THE UNEXPECTED

    10:00 AM-3:00 PM options:

    • VILLAGE GREEN: DEMONSTRATION OF VIRTUAL REALITY
    • VILLAGE GREEN: HIRE-A-POET: BEN ALESHIRE

    11:30AM-12:10 PM – NORTH UNIVERSALIST CHAPEL: POETRY BY CAROLYN FORCHÉ

    12:00-12:40 PM options:

    • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: ABDI NOR IFTIN, CALL ME AMERICAN
    • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: MADELINE KUNIN, COMING OF AGE

      1:00-1:40 PM options:

      • TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM: JENNIFER ACKER, THE LIMITS OF THE WORLD
      • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINED: AVID MACAULAY, CROSSING ON TIME
      • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: PETER MONEY, OH WHEN THE SAINTS
      • NORTH UU CHAPEL: POETRY WITH JODY GLADDING
      Ed Koren author headshot
      Ed Koren, author & illustrator of children's books & political cartoons most notably in The New Yorker

      1:00-2:00 PM – MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK - MANSION PORCH: ERIN ROUNDS, CHARLOTTE’S BONES: THE BELUGA WHALE IN A FARMER’S FIELD

      2:00-2:40 PM options:

      • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: ED KOREN, KOREN, IN THE WILD
      • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: JENNIFER MILITELLO, KNOCK WOOD
      • NORTH UU CHAPEL: POETRY BY OCEAN VUONG
      • WOODSTOCK TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM: CHRISTINA THOMPSON, SEA PEOPLE: THE PUZZLE OF POLYNESIA

      3:00-3:40 PM options:

      • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: MICHAEL TOUGIAS, ABOVE AND BEYOND: THE UNTOLD STORY OF THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS
      • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: EMILY BERNARD, BLACK IS THE BODY
      • NORTH UU CHAPEL: POETRY BY ILYA KAMINSKY
      • TOWN HALL MEETING ROOM: RACHEL BARENBAUM, BEND IN THE STARS
      Author Emily Bernard
      STEPHANIE SEGUINO
      Emily Bernard, author of Black is the Body, a book praised by WBUR’s “On Point," NPR’s “Fresh Air,” People.com , the NYTimes, O, The Oprah Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, & Kirkus Reviews

      4:00-4:40 PM options:

      • NORMAN WILLIAMS PUBLIC LIBRARY MEZZANINE: CHRISTOPHER KLEIN, WHEN THE IRISH INVADED CANADA
      • ST. JAMES PARISH HALL: RUSS BAKER, WHOWHATWHY
      • NORTH UU CHAPEL: POETRY BY CAROLYN FORCHÉ

      6:30 PM – FARM TO BALLET AT BILLINGS FARM AND MUSEUM

      SUNDAY, JULY 27

      9 AM-2 PMBOOK SALE ON THE GREEN

      10:00-10:40 AM – DAILY CATCH RESTAURANT: TRACEY MEDEIROS, THE VERMONT NON-GMO COOKBOOK

      10:00 AM – NORTH UU CHAPEL: IBDI NOR IFTIN

      1:00-1:40 PM – MARSH-BILLINGS-ROCKEFELLER NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK - MANSION PORCH: KRISTINA RODANAS, HUCK’S WAY HOME

      3:00 PM – ARTISTREE COMMUNITY ART CENTER GRANGE THEATRE: CHARLOTTE’S WEB

      Additional Resources

      Full Bookstock Schedule and Descriptions

      Additionally, ArtisTree's Unbound Vol. IX, a juried show of artists exploring "the book" as concept, object and format will kick off during Bookstock! Visit ArtisTree From July 26 through August 24 for this exceptional exhibit.

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