UPCOMING FESTIVAL April 7 - 10, 2016

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    Story Slam 2015 – When the Wind Blows
    Sponsored by Inkubate and Best Self Magazine
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  • The-Donahue-Interview-2015 with Abigail Thomas
    The Donahue Interview. Two of the Festival’s best.
    Joe and Abby chat about her latest memoir. It doesn't get much better than this.
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  • Memoir-Slide-2015
    Our signature event, Memoir A-Go-Go is a smash hit every year!
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  • woodstock-writers-radio with Martha Frankel
    Woodstock Writers Radio
    Tune in on Sunday mornings at 6:00 or sleep in and catch the show later!
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  • fiction-2015
    Fiction 2015
    Elisa Albert, Stephen Dobyns, Ann Hood and Jane Smiley. Wow.
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  • Locally-Sourced-2015
    Locally Sourced
    Come partake of the Hudson Valley’s bounty of writers.
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  • 2015-breakfast-kunstler
    Breakfast with Jim Kunstler
    Join Jim Kunstler for Breakfast at Joshua's Café!
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  • chris-stein-2015
    Chris Stein in Conversation with Will Hermes
    Come to the Bearsville Theater for a great evening!
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The 2015 Festival

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Jane Smiley by Elena Seibert
Jane Smiley is the author of numerous novels, including A Thousand Acres, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, as well as five works of nonfiction and a series of books for young adults. In 2001 she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and in 2006 she received the PEN USA Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature. She lives in Northern California.


will hermes
The Woodstock Writers Festival is an intimate affair, a gathering of dedicated writers and enthusiastic readers that's more about the joy of the art than cults of celebrity. I had a blast.
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