The Sixth Annual Bookstock Literary Festival comes to Woodstock, Vermont on July 25 – 27, 2014. Confirmed presenters are listed below. We will post the complete program soon!



Watch two of last year’s well-attended lectures. All Bookstock videos can be found here.


Bookstock features:
  • Readings, panels, and workshops on diverse topics
  • A huge, three-day used and vintage book sale
  • Great food and music on the Green
  • Activities for children
  • Literary and educational marketplace
  • UnBound: A juried exhibit of book art

Meet prize-winning and emerging writers representing many genres—fiction, poetry, memoir, history, current affairs, graphic books, and more. Their books will be available at each presentation and they’ll sign copies for you.

Special sessions on women authors, how to find agents and get published, and a new Vermont press with a social and ecological mission.


Appearing at Bookstock 2014:



Billy Collins
Louise Gluck
Charles Simic
Martin Espada
David Ferry
Alice Fogel
Mark Wunderlich
Chapbook making workshop with Julia Shipley



Jennifer Senior (bestselling book on parenting)
Ben Hewitt (localvore; homesteading & homeschooling)
John Elder (environment)
Marcelo Gleiser (philosophy of science)
Randall Balmer (Dartmouth religious historian; bio of Jimmy Carter)
Ida Jones (bio of African American educator Mary McLeod Bethune)
Paul Gillies (Vermont legal history)
James Heffernan (literature scholar at Dartmouth)
Ben Kilham (wildlife)



Anita Diamant
Katharine Britton
Roland Merullo
Howard Norman
Thomas Greene
Panel on women writers with Deborah Lee Luskin
Green Writers Press



Anne Macksoud (Woodstock filmmaker)
Harry Bliss (New Yorker cartoonist)
Peter Miller (Vermont photography)
Puppetry performance for kids


All events are free and open to the public!