Meet Tori Alexander, Dactyl Foundation director

ToriWithSheepSMVictoria N Alexander (“Tori”), is a literary fiction novelist (Locus Amoenus), philosopher of science (The Biologist’s Mistress: Rethinking Self-Organization in Art, Literature, and Nature and Fine Lines: Vladimir Nabokov’s Scientific Art ), Public Scholar with the New York Council for the Humanities, and a director at the Dactyl Foundation, which is sponsoring this year’s festival.  Tori is on the organizing committee and will be moderating a panel this year on “literary” fiction and non-fiction.  She owns a sheep farm in Amenia.  Tori can help you will any questions you may have about making a tax-deductible donation to support the Festival. Contact her at

Meet Sam Falk, Millbrook Literary Festival Chair

The Millbrook Literary Festival is entirely run by volunteers. This is the first in our series of posts introducing you to these dedicated individuals.

Sam Falk has been chairing the Millbrook Literary Festival for three years and began working with the Festival a few years before that when she was recruited by Scott Meyer after walking into Merritt Bookstore one day. She is indebted to him for introducing her to the literary world. Sam’s day job is teaching chemistry at Arlington High School. She also advises the school newspaper (The Arlingtonian) and is the Communications Chair for her local teacher’s union, the ATA. In addition, she is a member of the Friends of Millbrook Library. She lives in Millbrook and can be reached at