Category : Friday

Marianne Leone

Marianne Leone is an actress, screenwriter and essayist. She had a recurring role on HBO’s “Sopranos” as Joanne Moltisanti, (Christopher’s mother) and has appeared in films by John Sayles, Martin Scorsese, the Farrelly Brothers, and Larry David, among others. Read more

??????????????????????????????All-Ages Anything Goes Slam with Vermont’s reigning Poetry Slam Champion, Geof Hewitt. Participants present one piece of work in under 5 minutes, with five random audience members judging in this “Anything Goes!” slam. Read more

Chard deNiord
POETRY WORKSHOP with Chard deNiord, Poet Laureate of Vermont
10 am – Noon Friday / Woodstock History Center

“All Things Counter, Original, Spare, Strange” Read more


Hailed by Times Higher Education as an “elegant and captivatingly interdisciplinary book,” Siena, City of Secrets is an engaging and practical guide for tourists and armchair travelers alike. Read more

Brian Staveley
After teaching literature, philosophy, history, and religion for more than a decade, Brian Staveley began writing epic fantasy. His first book, The Emperor’s Blades, the start of his series, Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne, Read more

Cardy Raper

As an honorary Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and author of numerous scientific writings, Dr. Cardy Raper stands as a fantastic role model for young women. In her memoir, A Woman of Science: Read more

Leland Kinsey

Leland Kinsey was born and raised on a farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, where his ancestors settled in the early 1800s. He has published six collections of poetry, and, with Vermont’s Green Writers Press, released his latest book, Galvanized: New and Selected Poems. Read more

Jeffrey Amestoy
Jeffrey Amestoy’s Slavish Shore: The Odyssey of Richard Henry Dana Jr (Harvard Univ. Press) is the “superb biography” of one of the most extraordinary Americans of the nineteenth century. Read more

Bess O'Brien

Gary Lee MillerFounded in 2013 by Bess O’Brien and Gary Lee Miller, Writers for Recovery provides free writing workshops, public readings, and print and online publication for people recovering from or affected by addiction. Read more

Julia-ShipleyJulia Shipley is the author of a debut poetry collection, The Academy of Hay, winner of the 2014 Melissa Lanitis Gregory Poetry Prize, Read more