Belfast Book Festival – Belfast Bound, July 27th, 28th & 29th!

Belfast Book Festival – Belfast Bound, July 27th, 28th & 29th! Hosted by Belfast Book Stores and Our Town Belfast. With more than 25,000 books – Belfast is the Hay-on-Wye of New England. Six bookstores, plus twenty-one shops with great book selections will be offering over fifty literary events over a three day weekend all across […]

Belfast Book Festival – Belfast Bound, July 27th, 28th & 29th! Hosted by Belfast Book Stores and Our Town Belfast.
With more than 25,000 books – Belfast is the Hay-on-Wye of New England.

Six bookstores, plus twenty-one shops with great book selections will be offering over fifty literary events over a three day weekend all across town!

Some examples of the variety from the fifty scheduled literary events are Van Reid and his new Moosepath League release Moss Farm; Q&A on the US penal system with Margaret Micolichek, Executive Director of the Restorative Justice Project of Midcoast Maine; award-winning children’s author, Lynn Plourde, Only Cows Allowed, and Moose, of Course! Author Donn Fendler, Lost on a Mountain in Maine, and Lost Trail.  Milk and cookies to be served and a special visit from Brody the Moose!; Author Monica Wood, reading and signing her new memoir, When We Were the Kennedys: A Memoir from Mexico, Maine., plus talks, signings and tastings of tea, Moxie, and whoopie pies –authors Katrina Avila Munichiello, Jim Baumer, and Nancy Griffin, respectively.

Added programs are the stimulating Random Acts of Reading, – you never know when one will strike!  And ten minute scheduled readings at the “Please Be Seated” artistic seats throughout town (schedule listed below) such as a reading from Thomas Jefferson’s Head and Heart, and Thou Art That, by Joseph Campbell.

For details and schedules, visit the events calendar, and more pages at our website www.BelfastBoundBookFestival.com

FMI:  Nanette at Info@BeyondTheSeaMaine.com

 

 Ten minute scheduled “Please Be Seated” readings:

Friday, July 27th

11:45 Location: Seat #18, Elemental Earth Seat, Corner of High & Main Streets.
Molly Bloom’s soliloquy that closes James Joyce’s Ulysses, chosen by Old Professor’s Book Shop, 99 Main St.

12:45 Location: Seat #27, Faerie’s Dream, Corner of High & Main Streets.

A reading of a work by E.B. White, chosen by Artisan Books & Bindery, 92 Main St.

1:45 Location: Seat #8, Helping Hands, Small Green Park, Main Street,across from the Dockside Restaurant, adjacent to the cheese shop.

**Free Second Hand Children’s books will be given out at this reading**
The Dump Man’s Treasures, by Lynn Plourde, followed by
Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey.

2:45 Location: Seat # 11, Tree Trunk Trio, Main Street near Coyote Moon
A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle, chosen by Coyote Moon, 54 Main St.

3:45 Location: Seat # 12, Buoy-Oh-Buoy Main Street at Crosswalk by the Candy Shop.
Excerpt from The Worst Journey in the World, by Apsley Cherry Garrard, chosen by Beyond the Sea, 74 Main St.

 

Saturday, July 28th

11:45 Location: Seat #16, Rock on Spruce Spring Seat, Corner of High & Main Streets.
Commonplace but Absolutely Necessary, by Gayle Portnow, from her book Food, However Peripheral; chosen by Beyond the Sea, 74 Main St.The Author, Gayle Portnow, will be at the High Street Studio and Gallery today from 1:00 – 3:00, reading from her book, and signing.

12:45 Location: Seat #18, Elemental Earth Seat, Corner of High & Main Streets

Mark Twain’s New England Weather (a speech delivered at the New England Society’s Seventy-First Annual Dinner, New York City, Dec. 22, 1876). chosen by Old Professor’s Book Shop, 99 Main St.

1:45 Location: Seat #8, Helping Hands, Small Green Park, Main Street across from the Dockside Restaurant, adjacent to the cheese shop.

**Free Second Hand Children’s books will be given out at this reading**
The Dump Man’s Treasures, by Lynn Plourde, followed by
Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey.

2:45 Location: Seat #27, Faerie’s Dream, Corner of High & Main Streets

An excerpt from A Guide to Quality, Taste & Style, by Tim Gunn, chosen by City Drawers, 105 Main St.

3:45 Location: Seat #13, Isn’t It Grand, Corner of Main & Washington Street in front of Traci’s Diner.
Excerpts from Thomas Jefferson’s Head and Heart letter.  In the spring of 1786, while serving as the US Minister to France, Jefferson met – and probably fell in love with – “a young, married Englishwoman named Maria Cosway.  Just after Cosway left Paris in October, Jefferson composed this remarkable letter to her in which his head argued with his heart.

 

Sunday, July 29th

11:45 Location: Seat #18, Elemental Earth Seat, Corner of High & Main Streets.
A poem out of Bruce Taylor’s No End in Strangeness chosen by Old Professor’s Book Shop, 99 Main St.

12:45 Location: Seat # 12, Buoy-Oh-Buoy Main Street at Crosswalk by Candy Shop.

An excerpt from Little Chapel on the River; A Pub A Town and the Search for What Matters Most, by Gwendolyn Bounds, chosen by Beyond the Sea, 74 Main St.

1:45 Location: Seat #8, Helping Hands, Small Green Park, Main Street across from the Dockside Restaurant, adjacent to the cheese shop.

**Free Second Hand Children’s books will be given out at this reading**

The Dump Man’s Treasures, by Lynn Plourde, followed by

Blueberries for Sal, by Robert McCloskey.

2:45 Location: Seat # 11, Tree Trunk Trio,Main Street near Coyote Moon

Thou Art That, by Joseph Campbell, chosen by Coyote Moon, 54 Main St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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