UPCOMING FESTIVAL April 7 - 10, 2016

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    Fiction Panel 2016
    Ann Hood moderates this years Fiction panel. Robert Burke Warren, Maggie Mitchell, Sunil Yapa and Helen Klein Ross in conversation.
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  • music-panel-woodstock-writers-festival-2016
    Music Panel 2016
    Moderator Jimmy Buff is joined by Barney Hoskyns, Holly George-Warren, Elliott Landy + Warren Zanes.
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  • spirituality-panel-woodstock-writers-festival-2016
    Spirituality Panel 2016
    Gail Straub returns to moderate the panel and welcome Stephen Cope, Barbara Bash, Steve Gorn and Gunilla Norris.
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  • story-slam-woodstock-writers-festival-2016
    Story Slam 2016
    The 2016 Story Slam theme is inspired by the late Renaissance man, rock icon and genius storyteller, David Bowie, who was one of Woodstock’s quietly cherished residents.
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    One Day Intensives 2016
    One Day Intensives with Ann Hood, Beverly Donofrio, Kitty Sheehan, Lynn Johnston, Nan Satter, Christa Parravani, Brandon Tomassetti, Bar Scott and Gail Straub
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The 2016 Festival

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Ann Hood by Catherine Sebastian
Ann Hood is the author of six works of fiction, including the bestseller The Knitting Circle and, most recently, An Italian Wife and The Obituary Writer, as well as a memoir, Comfort. She is also the editor of Knitting Yarns: Writers on Knitting. The winner of two Pushcart prizes as well as Best American Food Writing, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Spiritual Writing awards, she lives in Providence, Rhode Island.


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Ann Hood: Get Naked

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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I have been part of the Woodstock Writer’s Festival since its inception and it gets better every year. WWF is such an inspiration: being part of a community of avid readers and writers; meeting other authors and hearing their challenges, breakthroughs, and tips — all this sustains me as a writer. And this is a quintessentially Woodstock event-- quirky, forward thinking, friendly, and cross-pollinating music, film, and the visual arts with writing. And WWF Executive Director Martha Frankel is a force of nature!
– Gail Straub - Returning to My Mother's House