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Ayad Akhtar – Bookstock Literary Festival

Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM

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Ayad Akhtar

Ayad Akhtar – Bookstock Literary Festival

Saturday, June 25th
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Ayad Akhtar (Keynote Speaker)
6:45 pm – 7:30 pm – Reception and Book Signing
Woodstock Town Hall Theatre

Free with donations to Pentangle gratefully accepted.

Pentangle Arts and Bookstock VT are pleased to present award-winning novelist and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Ayad Akhtar, as the keynote speaker of the Bookstock Literary Festival, Saturday, June 25, 2022 in the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre. A reception for the author and book signing will take place following the engagement


Ayad Akhtar is a novelist and playwright. His work has been published and performed in over two dozen languages. He is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction, and an Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Akhtar is the author of Homeland Elegies (Little, Brown & Co.), which The Washington Post called “a tour de force” and The New York Times called “a beautiful novel…that had echoes of The Great Gatsby and that circles, with pointed intellect, the possibilities and limitations of American life.” His first novel, American Dervish (Little, Brown & Co.), was published in over 20 languages. As a playwright, he has written Junk (Lincoln Center, Broadway; Kennedy Prize for American Drama, Tony nomination); Disgraced (Lincoln Center, Broadway; Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Tony nomination); The Who & The What (Lincoln Center); and The Invisible Hand (NYTW; Obie Award, Outer Critics Circle John Gassner Award, Olivier, and Evening Standard nominations).

This program is made possible by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council and Vermont Humanities. Accommodations provided by the Woodstock Inn and Resort.


During this time of COVID we are implementing specific safety precautions for your safety and the safety of others:

For entrance to all indoor events in the Woodstock Town Hall Theatre, all patrons, staff, and volunteers must show proof of full vaccination – 14 days past their final vaccination shot – or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within three days of the event. Children under 12 years of age are exempt from this policy. Proof of vaccination can be in the form of your physical vaccine card or a photo/scan of your card.

Masks are required for everyone, regardless of age or vaccination/testing status, at all times other than while enjoying concessions.


Saturday, June 25, 2022
5:00 PM to 7:30 PM
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Woodstock Town Hall Theatre
31 The Green
Woodstock, VT 05091 United States
(802) 457-3981


Pentangle Arts
(802) 457-3981