Read and Feed

Basilica Hudson and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses‘s festival of literature and food returns with a new time, a new ticket price and a genre-spanning day of affordable food and literary activities.
Celebrate the life and work of a Hudson Valley poetry legend, as we commemorate John Ashbery’s 90th birthday.
Join a superstar collection of authors, food writers and chefs for mouthwatering demonstrations,  literary performances and novel conversations.
Browse a marketplace of some of America’s most intriguing small literary publishers and artisanal food makers.
An all-star, twenty person marathon reading of John Ashbery’s Girls on the Run
A gathering of poetry luminaries – including Ann Lauterbach, Robert Polito, Joan Retallack, and Dara Wier – explaining How to Love Reading Ashbery
Whiting Award-winning poetry superstars Simone White and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs performing and talking poetry, food and music, while cooking up collard greens & salmon cakes
The Ashbery Bridge: a multimedia talk on poetry and public art by poet, Rain Taxi publisher and book festival director Eric Lorberer, formerly presented at The Walker Art Center and elsewhere
Food and Readings
Celebrated cookbook author and restaurateur Rozanne Gold, in conversation with literary chefs Rohan Kamicheril, Matt Lee, Susan Simon and Lukas Volger, who will talk food, memory and the senses
Cooking masterclasses from “Barb the Butcher” (Barbara Fisher), teaching attendees how to make sausages, and Rohan Kamicheril, making a tantalizing South Indian pounded rice delicacy
Special Installations
A private Weepy Booth in association with the much-loved Crybabies podcast, in which presenters Sarah Thyre and Susan Orlean and special guests regale listeners with the things that make us teary
Marketplace and Community Cafe:
Delicious and affordable South Indian cuisine created by Rohan Kamicheril of the popular Tiffin food blog in READ & FEED’S brand-new Community Café
A marketplace of local, independent literary publishers including Mosaic and Siglio, and artisanal food vendors, including Chaseholm Farm and State 11 Distillery