This year’s inaugural READ & FEED festival at Basilica Hudson drew crowds of literary (and culinary) enthusiasts to the converted foundry in Hudson, NY for an evening of panels, demonstrations, wine tastings, private readings, and a live broadcast John Cage marathon.
A few highlights include:
Cooking with the Muse
Myra Kornfeld (center) and Stephen Massimilla (right) demonstrate how to make watermelon gazpacho, as featured in their recently published Cooking with the Muse: A Sumptuous Gathering of Seasonal Recipes, Culinary Poetry, and Literary Fare from Tupelo Press.
Two Best Friends and a Bottle of Wine
Legendary authors Lydia Davis (center) and Lynne Tillman (right) engage with each other and the audience over a wine tasting provided by Michael Albin (left).
Reading, Drinking, Reading, Writing
Harold Schecter (left), Kimiko Hahn (center), and Ava Chin (right) explore food as writing, moderated by Rosie Schaap.
Featured CLMP publishers and vendors at the festival included Archipelago Books // Belladonna* // Black Square Editions // Conjunctions // Copper Sea Distilling // Europa Editions // Fence Books & Fence // Greenwich Letterpress // jubilat / Factory Hollow Press // Hosta Hill // Literary Hub // The Mantle // Marble Head Salt // Maple Leaf Sugaring // McPherson & Co. // Moto Coffee Machine // Nightboat Books // PAJ Publications // Princeton Architectural Press // Publication Studio // Siglio Press // The Song Cave // Station Hill Press // Stone Bridge Cider // Tender Buttons Press // Tupelo // Ugly Duckling Presse // Host Hill // Local Root NYC and more.
Consuming fancy waffles, charcuterie, assorted snacks and other good things was one great way to spend your time, thanks to an assortment of delicious local food.
John Cage Marathon Reading
Matvei Yankelevich (above) sports an Ugly Duckling Press T-shirt during his leg of the marathon reading.
Lines of Communication
An installation of texts by Etel Adnan, Sophie Calle, Tonya M. Foster, and many other writers was hung throughout the space.