Havana Fairfax Connection

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“A kind of carnival of music, happiness, joy and very dancable tunes with host Toni Basanta.”

Bookstock: Bruce Coffin

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Bookstock Literary Festival has local speaker Bruce Coffin!

“Bruce Coffin was born and raised in Woodstock, and has maintained a close connection to the village since going away for college and graduate studies and a career of teaching English in independent schools in England and in this country.

In his evocative memoir, The Long Light of Those Days,which has been called “a Proustian feat of memory and imagination,” he affectionately recollects the Woodstock of his childhood and youth in the 1940s and 50s and, in the process, reflects upon the persistence of memory and the indelibility of the past. His Bookstock presentation will offer a selection of passages from the book, along with slides and commentary, to bring back some of the lost places and people of that time and will consider the ways in which Woodstock is and is not what it used to be.”

Artistree: Acoustic Green Earth Trio

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Bookstock: Virginia Heffernan

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In 1979, when I was nine, I joined the Internet. My parents believed I was learning to program; actually I was playing an adventure game. At school, I was an awkward child; online I was a wise warrior genius. Only as a teenager did I worry that computers were making me a nervous wallflower. To become a normal teen, I quit. I resolved to study literature. Eventually I got a Ph.D. in English from Harvard. 

But I missed computers. As a beginning journalist, I was drawn to social media, YouTube, and digital music. The New York Times gave me a weekly column about the Internet; for four years I refined the thesis that became Magic and Loss. These days I write for WIRED, Politico, and FastCompany, where I write a column about digital politics. Last, I advise companies about how to be humane stewards of our digital world.”

Bookstock: Author Olivia Cerrone

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Ethan Allen Homestead: Unshackling America: How the War of 1812 Truly Ended the American Revolution

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Village Harmony Project

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Bookstock: Sara Widness

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” The Dusky Afternoon: An Oregon Childhood immerses readers in a post-World War II rural Oregon where logging trucks laden with timber rumbled along gravel roads and moonshine was secreted in nearby shadows. [1:00 Friday, St James Parish Hall] Here a man’s measure was taken not by his wealth or success but by his toil, and a woman was assessed not by her virtues but by her virtue. Rivers and reputations rose and fell swiftly. Electricity came to this rural area almost to the day the girl and her family arrived at the farm. Lowell and Fall Creek were charged for change.

The author holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from Stanford University. Writing has been her life as a journalist/editor and public relations executive for nearly 50 years. She will explore why she prefers to apply her own brush strokes and choose her own colors for her books. This means self publishing.” 

Bookstock: Bill Torrey

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“Stories From The Ta Ta Weenie Club: Join Woodsman, Author, and Storyteller Bill Torrey for five, true, Moth-style stories from his book, The Ta Ta Weenie Club. [3:00 Friday, St James Parish Hall]Bill’s family moved to Vermont in 1767, planting his roots solidly into the forested hills of the state. After working forty years tending the woods of Vermont, he decided to pursue other callings – writing and oral storytelling. Bill wrote for Outdoor Magazine for three years and has been published in Northern Woodlands Magazine. Released by Green Writers Press and endorsed by Tom Bodett, Willem Lange and Bill Schubart, The Ta Ta Weenie Club is a collection of humorous stories about a kid growing up in Vermont during the ’60’s. Bill has won numerous storytelling events including four NPR Moth Story Slams and has performed at Middlebury College, The Vermont Folk Life Center, The Flynn Theater and the Vermont State House. (Rated SBL- School Bus Language)”

Bookstock: Marianne Leone

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“Marianne Leone is an actress, screenwriter and essayist. Her essays have appeared in the Boston Globe, Post Road, Bark Magazine, and Coastal Living. Her memoir, Jesse, was published by Simon & Schuster in 2010. [1:00 Saturday, Woodstock Inn Wilder Room]She had a recurring role on HBO’s “The Sopranos”; as Joanne Moltisanti, Christopher’s mother. She has appeared in films by David O. Russell, Larry David, John Sayles and others. She is married to actor Chris Cooper. Her memoir Ma Speaks Up (Beacon Press) is about growing up on the wrong side of the tracks with her immigrant mother, the hilarious, infuriating Ma of the title. Though Marianne’s girlhood is flooded with shame, it’s equally packed with love, great cooking, and, above all, humor. The extremely premature birth of Marianne’s beloved son, Jesse, bonds mother and daughter at last. The stories she tells will speak to anyone who has struggled with outsider status and, of course, to mothers and their blemished, cherished girls.”

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