The first annual Monadnock Literary and Arts Festival celebrates the significance of place and will feature writer discussions and workshops, artist presentations, live music, and local food.
ANE’s Tom Wessels will give the event’s keynote. In addition, faculty member Jon Atwood will speak at the festival and ANE adjunct professors Fred Taylor and Rowland S. Russell have been an integral part of the core planning team that will gather eleven writers, five artists, four musicians, two filmmakers and other presenters to the Monadnock region.
The festival â€“ to be held at Camp Glen Brook in Marlborough, New Hampshire â€“ invites writers, artists, musicians, and participants to honor the effects of place on our daily lives. Whether we live in city neighborhoods, the suburbs or exurbs, or rural landscape, our environment affects who we are: our choice of music and entertainment, our outdoor adventures, our culinary tastes, even the friends we choose.
The Monadnock Literary and Arts Festival is produced by Camp Glen Brook. The camp’s 250-acre site is set on a Colonial-era farm in southern New Hampshire. The campus includes an active biodynamic farm, hundreds of acres of pristine forests, a dozen hiking trails, a swimming pond, and some thirty acres of open hayfields. Glen Brook’s views of Mount Monadnock are among the most striking in the region.
Supporting sponsors for the festival include ANE’s Department of Environmental Studies, ANE’s Whole Terrain: Journal of Reflective Environmental Practice, Keene State College, Franklin Pierce University, Southern New Hampshire University, and The Keene Sentinel.
Please note: Graduate and continuing education credit is available and Friday’s entire program from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. is free.