Thursday, September 27, 2012

Celebrating Good Books!

It was great to meet several of the authors participating in the 2012 Burlington Book Festival over the weekend.  Readings, signings, workshops, book sales and demonstrations happened in different venues located in downtown Burlington. The Queen City's 8th annual celebration of the written word featured literary luminaries from around the world-and just around the corner. Activities provided a great way for beginning writers to learn about self-publishing, and creating a web site to promote their works.  Events also allowed readers to meet established authors.  Participating authors this year included Pulitzer Prize-Winning poet Tracy Smith, and author Michael Hastings, whose book, The Operators, is being turned into a film by Brad Pitt's company, Plan B.  I had the pleasure of meeting Rick Kisonak, our Borderless North film critic and the founder of the festival.  Vermont Poet Laureate Sydney Lea inspired the audience at the opening ceremony.  For more information about the yearly book festival, head to:

Thursday, September 13, 2012


I'm anchoring the premiere of a new show tonight:  Borderless North. It's a magazine show without borders, meaning the possibilities are limitless. We'll still be covering a wide range of topics in northern New York, western Vermont, and Quebec. We'll also illuminate a wider world with stories of national and international significance, brought close to home, so they're made relevant to our viewers.  Borderless North is our first show with a completely integrated online component. In fact, the online presence is in some ways more important than the TV show.  The online will allow our viewers to contribute their own stories, photos and videos.  Be sure to watch the premiere of Borderless North tonight at 8:30 on Mountain Lake PBS.