Bookstock, the Green Mountain Festival of Words,

Is pleased to announce Virtual Bookstock 2020, a series of free, monthly live-streaming author talks beginning September 17th, 2020 with poet and jazz historian Reuben Jackson and continuing through 2020. 

Virtual Bookstock 2020, a partnership between Bookstock and the iconic Norman Williams Public Library, will continue the festival’s tradition of celebrating Vermont and bringing stellar author presentations to the public.  These intimate, engaging online events, will be streamed live from each authors’ living room and audiences will be able to engage in online Q&A in real-time.    

The fall 2020 lineup begins September 17th with Reuben Jackson (Washington, DC) who will read from his newest book of poetry, Scattered Clouds.  Jackson, a poet, jazz historian, music writer, and educator is widely known to Vermont audiences as the former host of Vermont Public Radio’s Friday Night Jazz (2013-18). Virtual Bookstock will continue through the end of 2020 and will feature cartoonist, game designer, and author Jason Lutes (Berlin, a graphic novel which has been published in 15 languages), New York Times reporter and author Nikita Stewart (Troop 6000: The Girl Scout Troop That Began in a Shelter and Inspired the World), and François S. Clemmons (His memoir, Officer Clemmons, about his role as Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood‘s Officer Clemmons).

Virtual Bookstock 2020 Lineup

Thank you to our valued sponsors and partners:

Additional critical support from Pauline Davenport Children’s Fund of the Vermont Community Foundation and Vermont Poetry  Center will help fund the technical needs of the virtual events and to the authors.

Bookstock supports the cultural richness and diversity of Vermont and New England by celebrating authors and poets, both established and emerging, from our region. New England is home to many talented writers representing diverse genres, from national Poet Laureates and Pulitzer Prize winners to emerging young writers and those who have found their compelling voice at midlife. Bookstock encourages appreciation for good writing and other artistic endeavors by introducing residents and visitors of all ages to writers, musicians and artists in an intimate setting.