And we’re live… taping!

Need a new podcast for your morning commute? Sick of listening to Serial over and over? Fall for the Book has you covered. This year we’re featuring four live podcast tapings at the festival. Come out out and see the maestros behind the mics.


In Bestiary, Meg Sipos and Eric Botts take listeners through the strange sciences, circular philosophies, and rabbit-hole ethics of our histories with other animals.​ In this episode, Eric and Meg tell the story of a coyote living in the Erie Cemetery in Erie, Pennsylvania. For seven years, Maxine had lived peacefully, but now with a mate and small litter, she has become more territorial, intimidating visitors who pass through with dogs. If local authorities fail to trap and relocate them, the game commissioner is expected to come in and kill the family. They explore this story through the lens of folktales, myths, legends, and the natural history surrounding the coyote.

October 14, 2017 @ 12:30 in Merten Hall, Room 1204

Lonesome Pine and The Best Doctor in Town

When Robin Dern, a Washington, DC reporter, is asked to help solve the mystery of a missing girl, she travels to the dark mountains of Southwest Virginia. You’ll meet the cast and experience the first episode in this 6-part, original mountain tale called Lonesome Pine. Also during this recording, preview excerpts from the production The Best Doctor in Town. Premiering in April during Fairfax Spotlight on the Arts 2018, this original play drops you into a tingling thriller set in a Virginia hospital where patients seem to meet untimely deaths and the only people who are suspicious include a disgraced police officer, a discredited reporter and a chief medical resident who just may be a thief.

October 12, 2017 @ 7:30 pm at North Street Pop-up Theatre


Overdue is a podcast about the books you’ve been meaning to read. Join Andrew and Craig each week as they tackle a new title from their backlog. Classic literature, obscure plays, goofy murder mysteries: they’ll read it all, one overdue book at a time. During the taping, they will cover the original Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve.

October 14, 2017 @ 3:30 pm in Merten Hall, Room 1204

The Book Club for Kids Podcast

The Book Club for Kids Podcast celebrates middle grade books and the kids who love them, by bringing together young readers to discuss their favorite works. The podcast was awarded the “Literacy in Media” prize. In this episode, host Kitty Felde and her young readers are joined by Linda Oatman High, author of the middle-grade book One Amazing Elephant, to discuss the story of 12-year-old Lily, a girl who unexpectedly befriends the elephant Queenie Grace whom she previously disliked, as they both mourning the passing of Lily’s grandfather.

October 14, 2017 @ 10:30 am in Merten Hall, Room 1204

Like storytellers on the air? Check out more storytelling events, such as Laura Packer’s Digital Storytelling workshop and the Better Said than Done Storytelling Show.