Chestertown Book Festival
- "This past weekend, Chestertown hosted its third annual Book Festival.
"John Barth, a postmodernist/metafiction author, kicked off the
festival in the Hynson Lounge Friday evening with a reading from his
new novel. Barth was introduced by former Washington College professor
and Lit House founder Robert Day, who entertained the sizable audience
with tales of his friendship with Barth and elaborated upon his
friend’s many accomplishments. . .
"At the Book Festival event, Barth read from his new book, “Every
Third Thought: A Novel in Five Seasons,” which chronicles the life of
protagonist George I. Newett after he takes a fall on his birthday.
"Barth’s spirited reading of excerpts from the novel exhibited both
wit and poignancy, peppered with relatable references to life on the
"The reading was followed by a reception and book signing, where
literature lovers could talk with Barth and purchase his
The book is to be released October 11.