See below for full Schedule of Events - Admission Registration Required - Limited Seating

PRINTABLE SCHEDULE HERE  

Online registration is now closed however, tickets for the festival will be available at the door for any session on Saturday, Oct 13 located at the Battell Chapel or Sunday, Oct 14 located at the Norfolk Curling Club.

At the door you can purchase a:

  • Full festival pass for $22.50

  • Saturday only pass for $17.50

  • Individual session tickets for $5/each.

The Saturday evening cocktail reception is sold out.

The Tobey Bog walk on Sunday is full – we are no longer taking reservations for this walk.

We look forward to seeing you at the festival!

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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
$5/Individual Conversation, $17.50 for Saturday Only Pass and $22.50 for Full Festival Pass

Friday, October 12

 4:00 pm-6:00 pm                                Norfolk Library Associates Opening Reception with festival organizers and speakers. 
Location: Norfolk Library FREE; refreshments served; open to public; Books on display - no sales
or signings   

5:00 pm-7:00 pm                 Norfolk Historical Society Exhibit Opening Reception
Paperback Revolution: Norfolk's ‘Modern Age Books' and How It Changed the Way
America Reads

Location: Norfolk Historical Society FREE; refreshments served; open to public

Saturday, October 13

9:00 am-10:00 am:                              When Picket Fences Burn
                                                           
Rumaan Alam, That Kind of Mother, and Angelica Baker, Our Little Racket, discuss race, class                                                               divisions and changing definitions of “family” in contemporary America.                                                                                                       Location: Battell Chapel; Followed by book sales and signings at Norfolk Library

11:00 am-12:00 pm                            Pablo Neruda                                                            
                                                           
Mark Eisner, author of Neruda: The Poet’s Calling, in conversation with Jessica Powell,  
                                                           
translator of Neruda’s crucial early venture of the infinite man.
                                                            Location: Battell Chapel; Followed by book sales and signings at Norfolk Library

 2:00 pm-3:00 pm                               Giving Voice: Originality and Translation
                                                           
John Keene, Counternarratives, with Rosa AlcaláMyOTHER Tongue, explore the complexities                                                               of voice in their work as writers and translators.
                                                           Location: Battell Chapel; Followed by book sales and signings at Norfolk Library

4:00 pm-5:00 pm                          Border Crossings   
                                                           
Ken Ilgunas, This Land Is Our Land: How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take It Back, 
                                                           and Kate Harris, Lands of Lost Borders: A Journey on the Silk Road  take us trespassing around
                                                           the world.
                                                           Location: Battell Chapel; Followed by book sales and signings at Norfolk Library

10:00 am-6:00 pm; closed 2-3pm    Book sales and signings at Norfolk Library

10:00 am-5:00 pm                             Paperback Revolution: Norfolk's 'Modern Age Books' and How It Changed the Way
                                                           America Reads,
an exhibit of the Norfolk Historical Society.  Modern Age Books, founded by
                                                           Norfolk's Dick Childs in 1936, was one of the first paperback publishers in the US, issuing
                                                           progressive paperbacks.  Exhibit focus: Child’s innovative use of illustration, printing, and                                                                          distribution processes to help democratize American reading, writing, and publishing. 
                                                           
Location: Norfolk Historical Society FREE

7:00pm                                               SOLD OUT:
SATURDAY EVENING GATHERING. Join Festival organizers and speakers, at the
home of George Cronin, 254 Westside Road, also known as The Terraces, for a casual evening of
conversation and cocktails on Saturday, Oct 13 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
                                                           $25/p; limited seating; 254 Westside Rd.

Sunday, October 14

11:00 am - 12:00 noon                      Water, Water, Everywhere: Rethinking the Coastline                                                                                                                                Julian Brave NoiseCat talks with Jeff Goodell, The Water Will Come, about the social and
                                                          ecological inevitabilities of our ongoing climate transformation.  
                                                          Location: Norfolk Curling Club; Followed by book sales and signings at the Norfolk Curling Club

1:00 pm                                            FULL – we are no longer taking reservations for this walk
Tobey Bog Walk with Star Childs
                                                          Location: Walk will start/end at the Norfolk Curling Club FREE

11:00 am-4:00 pm                             Paperback Revolution: Norfolk's 'Modern Age Books' and How It Changed the Way
                                                          America Reads,
an exhibit of the Norfolk Historical Society.  Modern Age Books, founded by
                                                          Norfolk's Dick Childs in 1936, was one of the first paperback publishers in the US, issuing
                                                          progressive paperbacks.  Exhibit focus: Child’s innovative use of illustration, printing, and                                                                        distribution processes to help democratize American reading, writing, and publishing. 
                                                         
Location: Norfolk Historical Society FREE

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