Authors to read from their work at Vermont Book Shop Nov. 9

MIDDLEBURY — The Vermont Book Shop and the NER Vermont Reading Series present three writers in three genres on Monday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at 51 Main at the Bridge in Middlebury. Castle Freeman Jr., Kathryn Kramer and Rebecca Starks will read from their fiction, memoir, and poetry, respectively. This event is free. Light refreshments will be served. Books, cocktails and other beverages will be available to purchase.
Castle Freeman Jr. is a longtime contributor of short fiction to NER, most recently with “Squirrel Trouble at Uplands” (2015). His new novel, “The Devil in the Valley,” was just released from Overlook Press. He’s the author of four other novels, including “All That I Have” and “Go With Me” (coming as a film starring Anthony Hopkins and Julia Stiles); two collections of short stories; and many essays and other nonfiction. His stories have been mentioned or included in The Best American Short Stories and other major collections. He lives in southeastern Vermont.
Kathryn Kramer is the author of the recently published memoir “Missing History: The Covert Education of a Child of the Great Books.” She has also published the novels “A Handbook for Visitors from Outer Space,” “Rattlesnake Farming” and “Sweet Water” and is co-author of a language textbook, “Welcome to Vermont: English for Working and Living.” Her recent essays have appeared in New England Reviewand she teaches at Middlebury College.
Rebecca Starks’ poems have appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Slicemagazine, Carolina Quarterly, Raintown Review, and elsewhere. Her fiction has appeared in Crab Orchard Review. She edits Mud Season Review, a literary journal run by members of the Burlington Writers Workshop, and teaches literature courses for the Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning program at the University of Vermont. She has a Ph.D. in English from Stanford University and a B.A. in English from Yale University, and has sought out writing communities wherever she has lived.

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