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Second annual Booming Winsted Book Festival: Hundreds come out for author, filmmaker talks

Gilbert school students Zachary Kirsch, 15, Faith Turner, 17 and Penelope Rein, 16, played outside the Winsted Community Bookstore on Saturday, July 22, as part of the second annual Booming Winsted Book Festival event. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — The second annual Booming Winsted Book Festival, organized by Ralph Nader, was held on Friday, July 21, Saturday, July 22, and Sunday, July 23, at the Winsted Community Bookstore.

Hundreds of people turned out over the course of the event, which included discussions with six authors and a documentary filmmaker.

The kickoff discussion in the series took place on July 22 with Ralph and Claire Nader discussing Dimitra Doukas’ book “Democratizing America: Shaf Nader and the Founding of the Impossible College.”

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