Formerly known as the Sunset Soirée, the newly rebranded Birches Lit Fest is now a day-long literary extravaganza that includes a silent auction, live music, food trucks, wine tasting, and of course, powerful readings in a gorgeous barn setting.
Join us for this special summer celebration on Sunday, July 21, the last day of the Rhinebeck residency. It will feature readings from the Seventh Wave’s four residents and from Mickie Meinhardt and Sarah Madges of Same Page Reading Series along with three of their series’ guest readers: Sincere Brooks, Aditi Natasha Kini, and Aurvi Sharma. New this year, the Lit Fest has been expanded so that events such as a children’s reading will kick off earlier in the day, at noon, with featured readings beginning at 4 p.m. and wrapping up by 7 p.m., so that guests have ample time to make their way back into the city if need be. There will be food and drinks provided by local sponsors, and live music to enjoy in the fresh upstate air.