Once Upon a Book Festival
A table at last year's Literary Harvest Dinner
Readers of all ages rejoice: The Spencertown Academy’s 3rd annual Festival of Books continues through this weekend. This year’s theme, “The Immigrant Experience in American Literature and History” will be explored by many of the twenty or so visiting authors, including, this Sunday, Russell Banks, Mary Gordon, and Lily Tuck. In addition, bibliophiles can browse for bargains through 10,000 gently used books, most of which are offered for $1 - $3. There are readings, panel discussions, music accompanying a book on jazz, art photography accompanying, well, you get the idea. And, for the board-book set, Saturday begins with Breakfast with Clifford, The Big Red Dog, who reads children’s classics aloud, while the kids engage in book-related crafts and their parents browse.
On Saturday, September 13th, there will be a Literary Harvest Dinner honoring several of the distinguished authors, including Russell Banks, author of Continental Drift and The Sweet Hereafter.
Route 203, Spencertown; 518.392.3693
For a complete schedule and details visit the Academy’s website.
Most events are free and require no reservations. Exceptions are:
Literary Harvest Dinner
honoring several of the participating authors
Saturday, September 13, from 6:30
Reserve on-line or call