Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022 Brattleboro Literary Festival 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022

Write Action Spotlight Reading

Terry Hauptman will be reading from her seventh full length new poetry collection, FALLEN ANGELS. She reads her poetry rhapsodically and exhibits her luminous Songline Scroll paintings nationally . 


Julia Ferrari, a  poet, printmaker and painter, brings all those fields into her profession in the book arts. Ferrari will read from her new book, Like Rivers with a prose poem expressing the endless movement of our lives, as well as a poem about the impact of personal loss.


Toni Ortner has had 29 books published by small presses/ In 2022 Blue Lyrics by  Adelaide Books, Daybook IV by Deerbrook Editions, Daybook V Change of Season by Ardent Writer Press, and Shadows and Silhouettes by Kelsay Books.


Naima K. Wade, poet and author, educator, certified health/ wellness instructor, holistic and meditation coach and lead consultant for Wade Consulting Teacher Services International. Wade will read from WAR IS OVER WE ARE UNBOUND : POETRY ARMOR FOR THE TIMES WE LIVE IN AMERICA NOW!, a volume of poetry and creative prose in Naima’s all inclusive voice….This is a journey into her transformational awakened/ dream states and her extraordinary healing from past racial traumas that freed her poetic voice.


Susan Mills ran an immigration law firm in the Providence and the Boston areas as a Spanish-speaking attorney. She prepared asylum cases for thousands of immigrants from Central America, with a focus on unaccompanied teenagers. Central Americans have been an intimate part of her life for some forty years. Members of her family also came from a war-torn village in El Salvador.  

On the Wings of a Hummingbird was published in May of this year. At 15 years old, Petra must grow into the lessons of the Mayan hummingbird as she carves her future out of a childhood scarred by gang violence. "There is poetry and hardship to spare in Mills's mesmerizing novel … a profound meditation on the human capacity for repair, for regeneration," writes Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz.