Saturday October 6, 2012

BRATTLEBORO -- The 11th annual Brattleboro Literary Festival starts with a Civil War or two at Brooks Memorial Library.

Vermont Reads, the statewide reading and dialogue program of the Vermont Humanities Council has chosen two Civil War-related books as its highlighted titled for 2012 -- "Bull Run" by Paul Fleischman and "Red Badge of Courage" by Stephen Crane. The first two events of the festival focus on these selections.

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, there will be a screening of the film "Red Badge of Courage" and a discussion at 7 p.m., at the Brooks Memorial Library Meeting Room. The film runs 69 minutes. After the film, join BUHS English Department Chairwoman Nancy Olson for a discussion.

On Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m., the NEYT Players will present a staged reading of "Bull Run" in the Main Room of Brooks Memorial Library. Join NEYT artistic director Stephen Stearns, and readers Emma Bliss, Henry Weisel, Ralph Meima, Jay Gelter, Jessica Callahan Gelter, Dan Yates, Jerry Goldberg, Greg Lesch, Curtiss Reed, Winifred Mixon, Moriah Martel, Clark Glennon, Tony Grobe, Genna Nethercott, Ian Mahoney and Willie Finkel in a staged reading of "Bull Run," the Vermont Reads book of 2012 selected by the Vermont Humanities Council.

For more information, contact Brooks Memorial Library at 802-254-5290 or e-mail brattlib@brooks.lib.vt.us.