July 29-31: Bookstock Literary Festival, Woodstock, Vermont / Cardy Raper, Tim Weed, Sheila Post, Brett Ann Stanciu, Chard DeNiord, Sara Dillon, and Howard Frank Mosher.


John Elder will be reading at The Northshire Bookstore August 20th at 7:00 PM.

Bill Torrey will be telling stories at The Northshire Bookstore on August 27th at 7:00 PM


September 8th, Phoenix Books/Burlington: An evening with three GWP authors, John Elder, Sheila Post, and Sara Dillon. 7:00 PM. Tickets and info:

Burlington Book Festival: September 16-18 at UVM’s Dudley Davis Center featuring a GWP table and book signing with Sheila Post, Brett Ann Stanciu, Sara Dillon, Cardy Raper, and Leslie Rivver. Also, poet Leland Kinsey will be a featured poet, reading from Galvanized: New and Selected Poems.
GWP’s DAVID BUDBILL will be awarded the Burlington Book Festival Dedication this year!  DavidBudbillGWPauthorEvery year the BBF dedicates the Festival to a Vermonter who has made a distinguished contribution to the literary arts. Past recipients of the honor include Julia Alvarez, Bill McKibben, David Macaulay, David Huddle, Howard Frank Mosher, Katherine Paterson and Galway Kinnell. The 2016 Burlington Book Festival will be dedicated to David Budbill. David will receive the dedication and read a few poems, alongside his daughter Nadine, at the Opening Ceremonies on Friday, September 16th at 7:00 PM at UVM’s Davis Center in the Silver Maple Ballroom. For more information about the festival, visit:

September 21st, all day/NEIBA Fall Conference and Book Fair: GWP will have a table and there will be book signings and festivities! Link:

Santa Monica Green Book Award—September 22nd: Dede flies to CA to accept award on M Jackson’s behalf (M is getting married, so can’t come!) for her book While Glaciers Slept… Congrats to M!

September 22, Phoenix Books/Burlington, 7:00 PM: Join Dr. Cardy Raper for a discussion of her book An America Harvest: How One Family Moved from Dirt-Poor Farming to a Better Life in the Early 1900s.

September 24, Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, Vermont, 6:30 PM
It is our pleasure to dedicate this special evening to some of our local and independent authors, each with their own unique writing style. We invite you to support our local writing community and join us for a wonderful evening of story-telling. GWP authors reading include:
Brett Ann Stanciu—Hidden View
Located on an isolated Vermont hillside farm, Hidden View’s tension revolves around a couple struggling to bolster their dairy farm’s sagging economics through sugaring. . The cyclical nature of farming, with its braided elements of fruition and decay, reflect the interior struggles of the novel’s main characters.
Sara Dillon—Planning for Escape
Narrated through an intense, witty, yet lyrical interior monologue, Dillon interweaves her own unique perspectives on memory, family, and place, with the compelling and luminous account of her endlessly disappointing search for love through a dazzling array of quirky people and unforgettable places.
Sheila Post—The Road to Walden North
Novelist Sheila Post has written an elegiac tribute to the spirit of Thoreau—a timely Walden revisited. The story chronicles the desperate and deliberate lives among four individuals whose worlds converge on the Harvard University campus until forced to grapple with the themes she teaches in her course on Walden.

Norwich Bookshop on Sept. 28 at 7:00: GWP poet Leland Kinsey.



Brattleboro Literary Festival: October 13-16. Special reading by Clarence Major ON SATURDAY AT 11:30 AM from his story collection: Chicago Heat & Other Stories and a reading/event with our new children’s title, Ralph Flies the Coop! GWP will have a table at the River Garden, too!

Northern Woodlands Writers’ Conference: September 30-October 2nd. Join Publisher Dede Cummings and GWP’s newest, funniest storyteller, Bill Torrey for a rollicking weekend in the woods! There are still spots available to register here.


AWP 50th Anniversary Conference and Book Fair, February 8-11, Washington, DC: Clarence Major has a reading! There were literally thousands of entrants, and it was extremely competitive to get in! GWP has a table in a great location for this conference . . . all are welcome to attend!


GWP Annual Earth Day Party-Celebration & Reading Friday evening, April 7, 2017 with a book launch for Tim Weed (A Field Guide to Murder & Fly Fishing) and Dede Cummings (To Look Out From, Homebound Publications). Time to eat cake and celebrate our third full year!

Thanks from all of us at GWP for your support.