Haystack Book Talks brings writers into conversation on a wide range of topics to celebrate ideas and discourse.
WRITERS IN CONVERSATION.
Tucked away in the beautiful wooded hills of Northwestern Connecticut, Norfolk provides an intimate setting for the festival. Literary conversations are scheduled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 4, 5, and 6 2019, in downtown Norfolk, set against the backdrop of autumn foliage.
New this year, the festival will also offer an array of “one-off” conversations during the summer.
All events are held at the Norfolk Library and are free and open to the public with seat reservations required.
We are thrilled to add this literary festival to the vibrant cultural offerings in town, including the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival, Yale Norfolk School of Music and Art, Infinity Hall, Norfolk Library and Norfolk Historical Society.
Haystack Book Talks bring together in unmoderated conversation writers and thinkers who have something to talk about. Past and upcoming talks are as various as Rosa Alcala and McArthur Award winner John Keene discussing the relation between their creative writing and their work as translators; prize-winning writers David Blight and Steve Luxenberg talking about the fateful American passage from abolition to segregation; novelists Courtney Maum and Teddy Wayne examining the relation between historical and fictional characters in their work; and Jeff Goodell and Julian Brave NoiseCat exploring the social and ecological inevitabilities of climate change.