The 11th Annual Burlington Book Festival
This weekend is The Queen City’s annual celebration of the written word! Jam packed with readings, book signings, panels, workshops, demos, family activities, and special events featuring literary luminaries. All events are free and open to the public.
Speeder's on Pine St will be hosting events on both Friday & Saturday evenings....
Over fifty years ago, Gerry Mulligan and Jack Kerouac created an improvisational jazz-poetry fusion that swept Greenwich Village and spilled out of New York into the Great Beyond. Three generations later, it has found a home in Burlington, where hep kittens and cats take to the stage in high-voltage synergetic incantation. Led by renowned poet Jim Ellefson.
For more than twenty years, Tim Brookes was one of National Public Radio’s most popular and prolific essayists, writing humor, social commentary, reflections on life on a dirt road in Vermont and stories of his family and his upbringing in England. His essays were ordered on old-fashioned cassette tape, archived and downloaded, bounced around the Internet, taught in college writing classes and, in one case, cited in a tongue-in-cheek lawsuit by a driver who nearly drove off the road from laughing so hard. As a special event at the Burlington Book Festival, Tim will launch two books drawing from his NPR writing: an expanded second edition of his cult classic The Driveway Diaries and an entirely new collection, an autobiography in fragments of two minutes and fifteen seconds entitled The Ghosts of Good Intentions. Tim will read from both books and tell stories of life in the heyday of NPR. Secrets will be revealed, improbable truths told. Don’t touch that dial.