May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Eat It Up: Food Talks with Evan Mallett

Whether you are a foodie, aspiring cook, or just love good food, this is for you. Join us as featured chef, Evan Mallett, spends the evening discussing the basis of great cooking, his creative process, a recipe demonstration from his new book, Black Trumpet: A Chef’s Journey Through Eight New England Seasons, and a tasting for all audience members. Evan has even hinted about singing a song…

Cost: $55 (admission plus book, includes tasting); $25.00 (admission, includes tasting)

Registration: Reserve your spot online

Contact: The Word Barn
 

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May
31
6:30 PM18:30

Katherine Paterson

World-renowned children’s author, Vermont resident, and frequent VHC presenter Katherine Paterson will speak about her work, including her book, Bread and Roses, Too, which is the Vermont Reads choice for 2018. The novel of historical fiction tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.

This event will be held at the Bradford Academy Auditorium.

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

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Jun
2
2:00 PM14:00

Birchsong: Poetry Centered in Vermont, Volume II - Release Party

Help us celebrate the launch of Birchsong, Volume II, by joining us for a poetry reading lead by Northshire Poets as they read from their new anthology of poems, all inspired by Vermont.

Edited by Northshire Poets Alice Wolf Gilborn, Carol Cone, David Mook, Marcia Angermann, Peter Bradley, and Monica Stillman, the anthology features 67 poets from Vermont and neighboring states. Many of these poets will be reading at the event, including James Crews, David Huddle, and Florence Fogelin.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore

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Jun
5
6:30 PM18:30

Katherine Paterson

World-renowned children’s author, Vermont resident, and frequent VHC presenter Katherine Paterson will speak about her work, including her book, Bread and Roses, Too, which is the Vermont Reads choice for 2018. The novel of historical fiction tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.

This event will be held at the Richmond Public Library.

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

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Jun
7
6:30 PM18:30

Yvonne Daley

Yvonne Daley: Going Up the Country

Contact: Phoenix Books Rutland

This event will be held at Vermont Farmers Food Center.

This event will feature live music of songs from the era, and artwork - including photos of and arts and crafts made by some of the people profiled in the book - will be on display. Light fare provided.

Free and open to the public.

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Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

K. Peddlar Bridges

Mr. Bridges will be reading from his book Laconia Motorcycle Week 1916 the Beginning. Signed copies of the book will be available at the shop following the event.

The event is free and light refreshments will be served. Parking in front of the store is limited to motorcycles during this event. Free town parking is located one block north.

Contact: Eyes of the Owl

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Jun
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - The Longest Day

The Mudroom, an exciting initiative modeled after NPR’s The Moth Radio Hour, will hold its next session on Thursday, June 14, 2018 in AVA’s Main Galleries. This live, storytelling event offers an opportunity to meet new people, enjoy a fun evening with live music, and connect with friends.

The evening’s theme The Longest Day will be brought to life as six pre-selected individuals will share personal accounts of what this theme means to them. Open to the public (ages 18 and over). Delicious Asian food by Pon will be available for purchase before the performance.

If you would like to tell a story at this or any other Mudroom, please send a story summary that contains the beginning, a sentence or two about the plot, and the ending by May 25. Please email your submissions to mudroom@avagallery.org.

Cost: Advance tickets may be purchased on-line at $7.50 for members and $10 for non-members. Tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Yvonne Daley

Yvonne Daley: Going Up the Country

This event will feature a reading and a short panel discussion with Melinda Moulton (CEO of Main Street Landing), John Douglas, (cofounder of the Free Vermont movement and a filmmaker whose work captured resistance to the Vietnam War and included films shot in North Vietnam), Barbara Nolfi (cofounder of the Free Vermont movement and an organizer in the free Women’s Health Center in Burlington), Mo Dwyer (a nurse who served in the Vietnam War), and filmmaker Jay Craven. It will be held at Main Street Landing's Black Box.

Contact: Phoenix Books Burlington

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Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Drawing from the Past: A Nonfiction Comics Workshop

Join NH teaching artist Marek Bennett's COMICS WORKSHOP for this hands-on non-fiction comics lab featuring materials from the Vermont Folklife Center and Vermont Historical Soceity or materials you bring along.

We'll look at basic techniques of cartooning and comics creation, then try our hands at drawing original comics based on primary source texts.  Our discussions will address elements of readability, historical accuracy, point of view, research, and the responsibilities of the artist as an interpreter of historical narratives.

Participants each create 1+ pages of original comics drawn from primary source texts, and go home with the skills necessary to continue their work independently.

No experience required – everyone can draw comics!

Cost: $95

Registration: On the Vermont Folklife Center website

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Jun
15
4:00 PM16:00

Frost Farm Poetry Conference

The annual Frost Farm Poetry Conference takes place from Friday, June 15 through Sunday, June 17.

Join a small community of people at the historic Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, learning, reading and writing formal poetry with contemporary award-winning poets in an intimate workshop environment. Choose your focus from a series of offerings designed to provide tools for beginning poets as well as perfect the mastery of published poets.

Cost: $310 and includes all instruction and meals.

Registration: Register online

Contact: The Frost Farm

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Author Luncheon with Meghan MacLean Weir

Luncheon and author talk with Meghan MacLean Weir, author of The Book of Essie, at Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway.

Cost: $20, includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore by calling (603) 356-3200, or North Conway Library by calling (603) 356-2961. Purchase tickets by June 16.

Contact: White Birch Books

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Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Children's Nonfiction Writing Workshop

Are you a serious writer ready to take your creative nonfiction work-in-progress to the next level and make it competitive in today’s vibrant children’s book market?

Join us for three incredible days (June 22 to June 24) of fun and learning:

  • Learn from award-winning authors and world-class teachers in a small-group setting. (A maximum of 15 writers will be accepted.)
  • Incorporate storytelling techniques and creative approaches into your nonfiction.
  • Develop an action plan to write, revise & pitch your nonfiction manuscript to editors and agents.
  • Get one-on-one teaching and feedback from renowned writing experts Peter Lourie, Laura Backes and Steve Swinburne. (Plus a special session with a top editor!)

Cost: $897, includes all workshop sessions, handouts, group Skype sessions with an editor,  small-group critiques, dinner/drinks on Friday night, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, and coffee/tea/baked goods on Saturday and Sunday morning. The fee also entitles attendees to submit one manuscript to Yolanda Scott at Charlesbridge Publishing.

Registration: To apply, fill out an application. Applications must be received by 11:50 pm (Pacific Time) on Saturday, April 7.

Contact: Vermont Writers Roundtable

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Jun
22
to Jun 23

Justice and Poetry for All

Justice – and Poetry – For All aspires to raise Vermonters’ awareness of the persistent courage shown by those deemed marginal as they have struggled—and still struggle—for respect, recognition and inclusion in American democracy. Although often cited as one of the “whitest states in the nation,” Vermont’s historical landscape reveals how its populations have engaged from the early eighteenth century in the struggles toward inclusion of the many who have sought to become Americans. These tensions of class, race, and gender are often described polemically or in the language of the social sciences. Why, then, poetry? We believe poetry’s uncanny ability to connect our outer lives with our inner selves, to give voice to what is often left unspoken, will enable audiences at the events we create to inhabit, however briefly, the lives of others.

Keynote: Major Jackson

Readers:

  • Rose Castellano
  • LN Bethea
  • Rajnii Eddins
  • Mary Jane Dickerson
  • Judith Yarnall

Free and open to the public. This event will take place at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Sundog Poetry Center

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Jun
22
6:00 PM18:00

Justice and Poetry For All

Justice and Poetry For All aspires to raise Vermonters’ awareness of the persistent courage shown by those deemed marginal as they have struggled – and still struggle – for respect, recognition and inclusion in American democracy.

Why, then, poetry? We believe poetry’s uncanny ability to connect our outer lives with our inner selves, to give voice to what is often left unspoken, will enable audiences at the events we create to inhabit, however briefly, the lives of others.

Our series is multifaceted: literary, historical, and geographical. Inspired by Langston Hughes’s ambition to “sing America” and by the inclusive and wonderful lists of common Americans which Walt Whitman included in “Song of Myself,” this on-going series will offer a new focus each year.

Keynote: Major Jackson

ContactSundog Poetry

This event will be held at Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte. Free and open to the public.

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Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry and Teaching

The Conference on Poetry and Teaching (June 23 to 26) is a unique opportunity for teachers to work closely with both their peers and a team of illustrious poets who have particular expertise in working with teachers at all levels: K–12, graduate and undergraduate, and nontraditional and community-based instructors.

Over the course of 4½ days, faculty poets will share specific, hands-on techniques for teaching poetry. The emphasis is on the reading-conversation-writing-revision cycle, and our teaching approach aligns with the Common Core anchor standards for reading and writing. Graduate-level credits are available through Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. Certificate of completion includes 33 hours of Continuing Education credit.

The Writing Intensive (June 27 to 28), which will be led by Kamilah Aisha Moon, is the creative addition to the Conference on Poetry and Teaching.

Application: Applications for both programs are due by May 17. The scholarship application deadline is April 19.

Contact: The Frost Place

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Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

"Beyond the I: When Memoir Meets History" Workshop, with Mimi Schwartz

“But my life isn’t interesting!” many people who want to write memoir tell me. Join Mimi Schwartz for a workshop that focuses on the ways that personal narrative is enriched by history—be it family legacies, neighborhood landmarks, or the social history that shapes us. Through readings, discussion, and in-class exercises, participants discover new strategies for writing their life stories in ways that friends, family or strangers will want to read on.

 

The workshop will be held at The Ford House on the campus of SNHU.

Registration: Registration is open to all levels, limited to 14 students. Register online to ensure your spot in the class.

Cost: $50 for NHWP members; $75 for non-members.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

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Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

The Frost Place Conference on Poetry

Spend a week at “intensive poetry camp” (July 8 to 14) with writers who are deeply committed to learning more about the craft of writing poetry. The Frost Place Poetry Conference offers daily workshops, classes, lectures, writing and revising time in a supportive and dynamic environment.

Participants from all over the United States and abroad join us every year to work with our world-class faculty, including Martha Rhodes, Maudelle Driskell, Vievee Francis, Kevin Prufer, Jascon Schneiderman, and Connie Voisine.

Application: Applications are due by May 31. The scholarship application deadline is April 30.

Contact: The Frost Place

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Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Tapping into Your Write Brain Workshop

In her exhibition The Firmament, Toyin Ojih Odutola presents an interconnected series of fictional portraits chronicling the lives of two aristocratic Nigerian families. This dynamic workshop fuses an exploration of the Ojih Odutola’s work with a fun and meaningful creative writing exercise using thematic prompts. All writing levels welcome. Leave all self-doubt at the door. Facilitated by a Hood staff member and Joni B. Cole, founder of the Writer’s Center of White River Junction.

Free and open to all.

Registration: Space is limited. Register by July 9.

Contact: Hood Downtown

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Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Poetry & Pie II

Join Literary North for its second annual Poetry & Pie!

This year's event features:

Doors open at 2:30 pm. Readings begin at 3:00 pm. Open mic begins at 4:00 pm.

This event will be held at Sweetland Farm in Norwich, Vermont.

Cost: Sliding scale donation of $6 to $10, includes readings, beverages, pie, and souvenir pencil. Custom poems are offered on a sliding scale of $10 to $25

Registration: RSVP online

Contact: Literary North

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Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

The Frost Place Poetry Seminar

Join a select community of poets for 5-1/2 days (July 29 to August 3) to refresh your artistic inspiration in a setting of great natural beauty. Have your poems-in-progress given generous and focused attention in this intimate setting. Our specialty is unparalleled access to a faculty of celebrated contemporary poets, including Patrick Donnelly, Martha Collins, and Eduardo C. Corral. Our goal is to send you home charged up to re-enter your own work. The opportunity to discuss a full-length manuscript is also available.

Application: Applications are due by June 28. The scholarship application deadline is May 24. The optional manuscript revision submission deadline is May 24.

Contact: The Frost Place

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May
23
12:00 PM12:00

Author Luncheon with Reeve Lindbergh

We are so excited to announce our May luncheon and author talk with Reeve Lindbergh, author of Two Lives, at Moat Mountain Smoke House and Brewing Co. in North Conway, New Hampshire.

Cost: $20, includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore by calling (603) 356-3200, or North Conway Library by calling (603) 356-2961. Purchase tickets by May 21.

Contact: White Birch Books

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May
22
5:00 PM17:00

Lisa Lerer (The Bernard D. Nossiter '47 Lecture)

Lisa Lerer is a national political writer at The Associated Press, where she was a lead reporter covering the 2016 U.S. presidential race and its aftermath. She has reported in Washington for 10 years, covering the White House, elections, Congress and lobbying for the AP, Politico, Businessweek and Bloomberg News.

Contact: Dartmouth College

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May
20
4:00 PM16:00

nErDcampVT Author Event

nErDcampVT Author Event featuring authors and illustrators at a Meet and Greet from 4:00 to 6:0 pm. Books will be available for purchase.

Free and open to the public. You do not need to be registered for the daylong event to attend the Author event.

  • Will Alexander
  • An Na
  • Jim Arnosky
  • Elizabeth Bluemle
  • Louella Bryant
  • Jason Chin
  • John and Jennifer Churchman
  • Kaela Coble
  • Sharon Darrow
  • Sarah Dillard
  • Maxwell Eaton
  • Jan Gangsei
  • Abby Klein
  • Jo Knowles
  • Jarrett Lerner
  • Dayna Lorentz
  • Laura Williams McCaffrey
  • Kekla Magoon
  • Tracey Campbell Pearson
  • Jan Reynolds
  • Rebecca Rupp
  • Leda Schubert
  • Tanya Lee Stone
  • Chris Tebbets
  • Linda Urban
  • J & P Voelkel

Contact: nErDcampVT

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May
19
1:00 PM13:00

Solzhenitsyn in Vermont Exhibition Opening

Join the Vermont History Museum to celebrate the opening of a new exhibition about the life and work of Nobel Prize-winning author Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. This new exhibition, a partnership between the Vermont Historical Society, the Cavendish Historical Society, and the University of Vermont, focuses on the author’s time in Vermont after his exile from the Soviet Union. Light refreshments provided.

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

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May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Recording Audio for Oral History and Ethnography

Audio is a powerful medium for capturing human experience and human expression. In the context of cultural sustainability efforts, audio is an extremely useful tool for documenting local knowledge, exploring values and perceptions, and building resources for understanding and supporting cultural practices.

In this workshop, led by Andy Kolovos, VFC Director of Archives and Research, attendees will receive a thorough introduction to the fundamentals of digital audio, types of common field-recording microphones, and the use of digital audio recorders. The workshop includes hands-on exercises with equipment in an actual interview setting. In addition to the use of this equipment, we will also cover the selection and purchase of audio recording equipment and Android and iOS recording apps.

Cost $95

Registration: Attendance is limited to 14 participants. The registration deadline is April 20. Register by calling (802) 388-4964, by sending email to info@vermontfolklifecenter.org), or by mailing the registration form available on the Vermont Folklife Center website.

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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May
17
4:30 PM16:30

Natasha Zaretsky

  • Dartmouth College, Rockefeller Center, Room 003 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Natasha Zaretsky, Senior Lecturer at NYU and a Visiting Professor at the Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights, Rutgers University, will be giving a talk called "In the Land of Nunca Mas: Genocide, Human Rights, and the Jewish Imaginary in Argentina.

She is the editor of Landscapes of Memory and Impunity: The Aftermath of the AMIA Bombing in Jewish Argentina and has a forthcoming book The Liminality of Repair: Struggling for Justice and Truth in the Land of Memory.

This event will be held in room 003, Rockefeller Center.

Contact: Dartmouth College

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May
17
4:00 PM16:00

"Four Seasons" Reading

Join the Keene Senior Center Creative Writing Group as they present their poetry collection, Four Seasons! Every other week, a group of passionate, committed, experienced and emerging writers meet at the Keene Senior Center to weave words and images together, and to share their “parade of ideas.” Four Seasons is a selection of poems, stories, and musings written by members of this inter-generational group (the granddaughter of one of members joined us for a while) over the past five years.

Contact: Toadstool Bookshop - Keene

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Matt Hewes, New Directions Publishing: A Love Story

You probably have a favorite author. You may have a favorite book. But, do you have a favorite publisher? Come meet Matt Hewes and hear how he discovered and began to study and collect his favorite publisher: New Directions.

Matt will provide a survey of the press while exploring its essential role in literary history. He will also discuss the importance of books beyond just the stories they tell. The presentation will feature an illuminating display of some of the more collectible items in his collection. Join us to discover new authors, or just to look at fantastic books.

Contact: Left Bank Books

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May
15
7:00 PM19:00

Literary North Lady Sings the Blues Book Group

This one-meeting book group will read and discuss Billie Holiday's autobiography, Lady Sings the Blues, in preparation for attending a performance of JAG Productions' presentation of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill. Local author and fantastic question-asker Julia Cooke will lead our discussion. Come join in the discussion! Light refreshments served.

This event will be held at Yankee Bookshop in Woodstock, Vermont. Yankee Bookshop will donate $5 from every copy purchased at their store to JAG Productions!

Registration: Please RSVP if you're interesting in attending.

Contact: Literary North

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May
15
6:00 PM18:00

Matter of Life and Verse: Writing Poetry

"Tell all the truth," wrote Emily Dickinson, "but tell it slant." Poetry, through wordplay and its various forms, allows us to experiment artfully with the matter of life – our loves and losses, fears and dreams, and every mundane thing in between – so as to give it better resonance, a heightened urgency, and a timeless quality. In this class, our reading and discussion of good poems will frame in-class writing exercises and the creation and sharing of our own good poems.

This event will be held at the AVA Gallery in Lebanon, New Hampshire.

Cost: $25

Registration: Pre-registration is required. To register, please contact AVA at (603) 448-3117.

Contact: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Aging Resource Center

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