The Queen City’s eighth annual celebration of the written word is on the way. September 21 through 23 enjoy readings, signings, panels, workshops, exhibits, musical performances, original theater, demos and special events featuring literary luminaries from around the world-and just around the corner! All events are free. This year’s headliners include Rolling Stone's Michael Hastings, Alison Bechdel, Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman, Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea, Emily M. Danforth, Bill McKibben and winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, Tracy K. Smith.
As in years past, Phoenix Books will be handling book sales as the official Festival Bookstore at the Performing Arts Center on Friday and Saturday of the festival, and...
FOR THE FIRST TIME, PHOENIX BOOKS WILL BE A BURLINGTON BOOK FESTIVAL VENUE
On Sunday, September 23rd, Phoenix Books Burlington will host a series of readings entitled "Women's Work," featuring Hinda Miller, Katharine Fisher Britton, Emily Bernard, and Emily M. Danforth. Hinda Miller is the cofounder of Jogbra and has been a Vermont State Senator. Her new memoir is entitled Pearls of a Sultana: What I’ve Learned About Business, Politics and the Human Spirit. Katharine Fisher Britton's debut novel, Her Sister’s Shadow, is ”A touching intimate account of painful memories that radically shape lives" (Publishers Weekly). Emily Bernard's acclaimed new work, Carl Van Vechten and the Harlem Renaissance: A Portrait in Black and White is a tale about the messy realities of race and the complicated tangle of black and white. Emily M. Danforth’s debut novel, The Miseducation Of Cameron Post, has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Kirkus, and School Library Journal, and was featured in the LA Times, The Seattle Stranger, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly and NPR–whose reviewer called it “…a skillfully and beautifully written story that does what the best books do: It shows us ourselves in the lives of others.”
For more information on the Burlington Book Festival, and to find the full schedule, please visit http://burlingtonbookfestival.com.