Category : Saturday

Jim Sadwith

Chris Cooper

Jim Sadwith and Academy Award-winner Chris Cooper screen Coming Through the Rye and participate in a talk-back. Jim wrote, directed and produced the film in which Chris plays JD Salinger. This touching and funny coming of age/road trip film is based upon 16 yr. old Jim’s search for JD Salinger in 1969.  Read more

Paul Hertneky

Just like the mill towns of New England that preceded them, the steel towns of the Rust Belt have set loose a diaspora that spreads across the country. Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood portrays a moment in time: Read more

Richard Blanco

In the keynote presentation at Bookstock 2016, Richard Blanco will reflect via poetry, prose and personal anecdote on his own Cuban heritage, Latin American migration, and what connects us all across social, political and cultural gaps Read more

Writing our Way into the Natural World: This workshop is designed to help us think about new ways of writing about the natural world. We’ll work with writing prompts and emphasize thinking about the environment Read more

Chard deNiord
Chard deNiord is the Poet Laureate of Vermont. He is the author of five books of poetry, including Interstate (2015), The Double Truth (2011), which the Boston Globe named one of the top ten books of poetry in 2011, Read more

Howard Frank Mosher

Where does fiction come from? Vermont author Howard Frank Mosher will read from his new novel, God’s Kingdom, and discuss the real-life places, people, and events that inspired the book. Mosher’s talk will focus on his writing process in general. Read more

Robin Gaby Fisher

Robin Gaby Fisher is a Pulitzer Prize winner and two time feature writing finalist and New York Times bestselling author of seven non-fiction books, including After the Fire: A True Story of Friendship and Survival, Read more


Acclaimed for his accessible style celebrating the mundane, the typical, and the minutia of middle class American life, Stephen Dunn is the author of fifteen books of poetry, including the National Poetry Series Prize winning Local Time, Read more

Lisa Rogak
Lisa Rogak is the New York Times bestselling author of over 40 books. An independent journalist with over three decades of experience, she’s written about everything from high tech and cats to food and travel, Read more

Jorie Graham

Hailed by the Times Literary Supplement as “one of the most intelligent poets in the language,” Jorie Graham is the author of numerous books of poetry, including From the New World: Poems 1976-2014, Read more