Upcoming Literary Events– October 2011

October is gearing up to be a busy month!

& There will be a reading by Matthew Guenette on October 12th at 12:30pm in the Puksta Library open area. Guenette’s most recent book of poetry, American Busboy, is based on his experiences being employed as one. The library owns his first book Sudden Anthem (call number PS 3607 U46 S84 2008).

& Galway Kinnell will accept the Sarah Josepha Hale Award with a talk on October 1st at the Newport Opera House. More information can be found on the Richards Free Library website.

& David McCullough will be giving a talk and doing a book signing at Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site in Cornish on October 8th. For more information, please visit the Saint-Gaudens National Historic Site website.

& Are you a mystery fan? Mystery on Main Street in Brattleboro is having two author talks this month. Archer Mayor will be discussing his latest novel on October 9th. They will also be hosting Emily Arsenault and Jennifer McMahon on October 1st. To reserve a spot, call the bookstore at 802-258-2211.

& October 14-16th is the date for the tenth annual Brattleboro Literary Festival. All events are free and open to the public. Such authors as Roy Blount Jr., Tom Bodett, Mark Doty, David Macaulay, Melissa Coleman, and David Macaulay will be participation. Visit their website for a full list of authors and a schedule of events.


Internet Resource: Project Gutenberg

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When the library does not have a physical copy or a copy in ebrary and you do not have the time to wait for inter-library loan, Project Gutenberg could be your answer for older, classic works.