Nov
25
10:30 AM10:30

Tomie dePaola

Tomie dePaola: Strega Nona's Magic Lessons

Contact: Norwich Bookstore

Come meet Tomie dePaola and have books signed. Free and open to the public. No reservations necessary. If you can't make the signing, let the bookstore know and they are happy to have books signed for you that you can pick up later.

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Nov
27
7:00 PM19:00

Dean Whitlock

Dean Whitlock will read from and talk about his new book, Finn's Clock, a middle-grade novel set in 1853 Boston. During this talk, Dean will focus on the writing process and the extensive research that went into the book.

There will be a talk for kids on December 7 at 6:30 pm that focuses on the characters and plot twists in Finn's Clock.

Contact: Latham Memorial Library

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Nov
28
7:00 PM19:00

2017 Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry, with Frank Bidart

The Hall-Kenyon Prize honors Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of the United States, and Jane Kenyon, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and Donald Hall's late wife. The married poets lived and wrote together for nearly 20 years at Eagle Pond Farm, Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hampshire. In 2010, President Obama honored Donald Hall with the National Medal of Arts, the highest award given to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. Government.

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce Frank Bidart as the 2017 Winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry. Donald Hall is expected to attend.

The awards presentation will include a reading from Frank Bidart and a conversation with Virginia Prescott, host of Word of Mouth and the 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop podcast from NHPR.

This event will be held at the Capitol Center for the Arts.

Cost: $10 general admission; $5 for students. Purchase tickets online through November 25, or at the door.

Contact: NHPR

 

 

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Nov
30
7:00 PM19:00

Imagining Arabic Literature Beyond Politics with Elizabeth Jaquette

Translated literature from non-European countries is often expected to play a dual role, both literary and ethnographic. What books, authors, and stories are missed when we read through a political lens? How might we imagine reading Arabic literature in English without the usual tropes of conflict, oppression, and hardship, which have often provided convenient justifications for US imperialism and military action? How instead might we learn to read Arabic literature on its own terms?

Elisabeth Jaquette’s translation of The Queue, by Basma Abdel Aziz, won the English PEN Translates Award and was longlisted for the Best Translated Book Award. She received the PEN/Heim Translation Grant for her translation of Thirteen Months of Sunrise, by Rania Mamoun. An adjunct instructor of Arabic translation at Hunter College-CUNY, she is also managing director of the American Literary Translators Association.

Contact: Bennington College

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Where the Rivers Flow North" - Benefit and Screening Honoring Howard Frank Mosher

Join us for a special benefit program honoring the late Howard Frank Mosher, Vermont novelist and inspiration for five movies by filmmaker Jay Craven. The program will include a screening of Where the Rivers Flow North, presented by director Jay Craven, readings from the director and audience Q&A. There are two great ways to attend the event, to help support WRIF and Kingdom County Productions:

Benefit Reception and Screening – $50 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Benefit reception with filmmaker Jay Craven. Join us for an intimate gathering with director Jay Craven and WRIF friends at the exciting new eatery in White River Junction, Trail Break Taps and Tacos. Includes a light meal of crispy tortillas, street tacos and fixings, and homemade churro balls with Mexican dipping sauce. Cash bar.

Screening at the Briggs Opera House – $12 - 7:00 pm – Benefit screening and Howard Frank Mosher Tribute with filmmaker Jay Craven (screening at 7:30 p.m.). Join us in the Briggs Opera House reception area for fun and festive eats, crispy corn tortillas and charred salsa from White River’s exciting new restaurant, Trail Break Taps and Tacos, then attend our 25th anniversary screening of Where the Rivers Flow North with special guest, director Jay Craven. With readings and reminiscence from Jay Craven and post-screening Q&A. 

Cost: $12 for the screening only; $50 for the reception with dinner and screening.

Reservations: Buy tickets online here.

Contact: White River Indie Films

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Dec
3
1:00 PM13:00

"Where the Rivers Flow North" Film Screening

Join us for an afternoon honoring the late Howard Frank Mosher, Vermont novelist and inspiration for five movies by filmmaker Jay Craven. The afternoon will include a screening of Where the Rivers Flow North and a talk by director Jay Craven.

Screening at the Latchis Theatre  - 1-4 PM  25th anniversary screening of Where the Rivers Flow North with special guest, director Jay Craven.

Cost: $12; Free for students and Marlboro College faculty and staff.

Contact: Latchis Theatre

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Dec
5
6:30 PM18:30

The Moth:Dirt

"Prepare a five-minute story about dirt. Squalor, smut, filth, muck and mire! Dig it, dish it, spread it, hose it off. Dirt cheap, dirt poor, treated like dirt. Listen as gardeners and gossips share dirty tidbits and all the filthy details. Talk Dirty to Us."

Doors open at 6:30 PM. Stories begin at 7:30 PM. All ages. $10.

Purchase your tickets at themoth.org. Tickets go on sale ONE WEEK before the event at 3PM. Tickets are only available online and tickets ARE NOT available at the door.

Contact: ArtsRiot

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Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Bill McKibben

Gibson’s Bookstore, the Capitol Center for the Arts, and New Hampshire Public Radio are pleased to present Bill McKibben (The End of Nature; Eaarth; Oil and Honey). He will be joined on stage and in conversation by Virginia Prescott, host of NHPR’s Word of Mouth and the 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop podcasts, as they discuss his debut novel, Radio Free Vermont, in which a band of Vermont patriots decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.

Cost: $35 for one ticket and one book; $48 for two tickets and one book. A minimum of one book must be purchased for every two admissions. Buy tickets online.

Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts

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Dec
6
7:00 PM19:00

J.D. Salinger's Family Dramas with Amy Hungerford

"Why did Salinger write novels that sound like plays, begging to be acted out?

Yale Professor of English and Dean of Humanities Amy Hungerford explores the voices and dramas of the Glass family at the heart of Salinger’s work and his themes of love, religion, and the power of human performance."

Contact: Vermont Humanities First Wednesdays

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - Guilty Pleasure

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This quarter's theme, "Guilty Pleasure," 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 (21 and over); refreshments will be available.

Cost: Advance tickets are available online at $7.50 for members; $10 for non-members;  tickets at the door are $20.00 and sold as space permits.

Contact: AVA Gallery

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Jan
7
7:00 PM19:00

Francisco Cantú

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Francisco Cantú served as a border patrol agent for the United States Border Patrol from 2008 to 2012. A former Fulbright fellow, he recently received an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of Arizona. His essays and translations appear frequently in Guernica, and his work can also be found in The Best American Essays 2016, Ploughshares, and Orion, among others. He lives in Tucson, Arizona. The Line Becomes a River will be published by Riverhead Books in February 2018.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Jan
10
4:30 PM16:30

Jelani Cobb (Dorsett Lecture Series)

  • Dartmouth College, Haldeman Center room 41 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Jelani Cobb an American writer, author and educator will give a talk as part of the Dorsett Lecture Series on the topic of Free Speech on College Campuses.

Jelani Cobb joined the Columbia Journalism School faculty in 2016. He has contributed to The New Yorker since 2012, and became a staff writer in 2015. He is the recipient of the 2015 Sidney Hillman Award for Opinion and Analysis writing and writes frequently about race, politics, history and culture.

This event will be held in Haldeman 41 (Kreindler Conference Hall).

Contact: Dartmouth College

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Jan
31
7:00 PM19:00

Jojo Moyes

JoJo Moyes: Still Me

Cost: $13.75 ($11.75 members). For each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher ($27 hardcover) is required. Vouchers can be redeemed on the event night for signed copies of Still Me. Those who purchase in advance or on the night (as available) can join a public book signing to meet Ms. Moyes to get their book(s) personalized.

Contact: The Music Hall

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Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Poets Resist: Voices of Dissent

Major Jackson: Roll Deep

Reuben Jackson: Fingering the Keys

Sarah Browning: Whiskey in the Garden of Eden

Simone John: Testify

Muslim Girls Making Change: Kiran Waqar, Balkisa, Hawa Adam, Lena Ginawi

Introduction by Chard deNiord

Contact: Bear Pond Books

The event will be held at the Unitarian Church. Tickets are $5 and support the ACLU of Vermont.

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Prose Poem Webinar: Lost at the Heart

Join author Marie Harris (former NH Poet Laureate) for this hourlong webinar. The prose poem has been called subversive and a form particularly suitable to the speech patterns of everyday America. In this webinar, hosted by NH Writers' Project Trustee Barbara Hoover, we'll read prose poems with an eye and an ear to how they differ in form and intent and impact from poems in other forms. There will be ample opportunity for lively discussion.

Registration: Register online

Cost:  $10 for NHWP members, $25 for nonmembers

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Elin Hilderbrand (Writers in the Loft)

Elin Hilderbrand: Winter Solstice

Cost: $40; $38 members; includes reserved seat, book (Winter Solstice: A Novel), bar beverage, author presentation, Q+A, and book signing meet-and-greet

Note: This event is sold out, but you are invited to join the author for a post-event for a meet-and-greet book signing at 8:00 pm. The cost is $26 for a signed, hardcopy copy of Winter Solstice.

Contact: The Music Hall Loft

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Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

"Where the Rivers Flow North" and Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher

Vermont filmmaker Jay Craven is hitting the road this fall for an extended series of film screenings and personal reflections to pay tribute to his 30-year collaborator, Northeast Kingdom writer, Howard Frank Mosher. Craven will screen his film Where the Rivers Flow North and present reflections on his work with Mosher at the Billings Farm & Museum for two showings: 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm.

Cost: Admission is by contribution to the Hurricane Maria Relief Fund.

Reservations: Reservations are recommended. Call 802-457-2355.

Contact: Billings Farm & Museum

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Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Al Karevy, Nancy Lazarus, Patti Harville

Join us in welcoming Al Karevy, the photographer of the new Moosewood Restaurant cookbook, The Moosewood Restaurant Table: 250 Brand-New Recipes from the Natural Foods Restaurant That Revolutionized Eating in America; Nancy Lazarus one of the cooks and co-owner since 1978; and Patti Harville, who prepared and styled the food in the cookbook.

Contact: Toadstool Bookshop - Keene

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Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Teen Writers from Avenue A

Teen writers from Avenue A’s creative writing club will read from and discuss their anthology, I Need to See This on Paper, a collection of prose and poetry from their WRITE OUT! project. These students have chosen to Write Out as a way of breaking down stigma surrounding depression, anxiety, body image, gender identity, and other challenges youth face. Avenue A is a program of The Grapevine Family & Community Resource Center in Antrim.

Contact: Toadstool Bookshop - Peterborough

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