Town House Forum
Thursdays in August • 7 pm
The historic eighteenth-century Strafford Town House will again host a provocative reading and discussion series in Strafford, Vermont, on four August evenings. This summer’s series will feature poets, farmers, fiction writers, and musicians, and each presentation will be followed by conversations with the audience. Everyone is invited to pack a picnic and come early to have supper on the Strafford Common with the authors, whose books will be offered for sale by the Norwich Bookstore.
Readings and conversation with acclaimed journalists, both scholars-in-residence at Middlebury College, who also write fiction: Bill McKibben, author of eighteen books, most recently the novel Radio Free Vermont (2017); and Sue Halpern, author of eight books, including A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home: Lessons in the Good Life from an Unlikely Teacher (2014) and most recently the novel Summer Hours at the Robbers Library (2018).
While there is no charge for admission, donations will be welcomed at the door to benefit the new books fund of the Morrill Memorial and Harris Library. For more information about the series and directions, please visit Town House Forum.
“We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact.”
A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.
From journalist and author Sue Halpern comes a wry, observant look at contemporary life and its refugees. Halpern’s novel is an unforgettable tale of family...the kind you come from and the kind you create.