Sep
24
10:00am10:00am

Poetry Workshop with Lizzy Fox

The Spirit of Everyday Things: Entering Political Poetry through Objects — Taking our cues from Pablo Neruda and Naomi Shihab Nye, we’ll explore the intersection of poetry, politics, and everyday objects. Neruda and Nye both comment on social inequity through the poetic rendering of what we may take for granted—salt, figs, bread—without becoming preachy or overly sentimental. This workshop will explore their secrets, and our discussion will give way to writing prompts and outdoor reflection. After lunch, there will be time for sharing, critique, and an introduction to public speaking specifically geared toward poets. Come prepared with a notebook, writing utensil, and outdoor-appropriate attire. A half-hour lunch is built into the day; participants should provide their own lunch.

Note: This workshop is the second of a pair given by Lizzy Fox in September. The first workshop is on Sunday, September 17. The registration cost covers both workshops. 

Cost: $65 for both workshops (see note above)

Registration: Please register online

Contact: River Arts

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Sep
25
12:00pm12:00pm

Book and Author Luncheon with Alice B. Fogel

Friends of the Moultonborough Public Library host a Book and Author luncheon featuring NH Poet Laureate, Alice B. Fogel.

The luncheon will be held at the Bald Peak Colony Club. Cash bar at noon; lunch served at 12.30 pm.

Cost: $40, on sale at the library until September 15.

Contact: Moultonborough Public Library

 

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Sep
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Extempo - Live Storytelling

Now in its eighth year, extempo is Vermont's most popular live storytelling series. At each event (approximately monthly), local raconteurs—many of whom you will recognize as your friends and neighbors—get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often about half of the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Sign up in advance if you want to give it a try...or just come listen.

Cost: $5

The event will take place at the WGDR Performance Pit, at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.

Contact: Extempo

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Sep
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Banned Books Night 2017

Join us for the 6th annual presentation of readings by notable residents focusing on the freedom to read, freedom from censorship, and the Constitutionally protected freedom of speech.

Readers this year: Brendan Dubois, well-known author of the Lewis Cole mystery series, as well as of other books, will read from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451; Courtney Marshall, English instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy, will read from Stephen King’s Carrie; Jonathan Ring, Exeter businessman and activist, will read from George Orwell’s 1984; Lisa Bunker, Exeter first-time author, will read from Madeleine Engle’s A Wrinkle in Time; and Roger Goun, area artist, photographer and activist, will read from Sherman Alexie’s The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.

Devon Chaffee, Executive Director of ACLU-NH, will discuss the value of highlighting freedom of speech in difficult political times. The event, which is free and open to the public, will include discussion following the readings. Refreshments will be served.

Contact: Water Street Bookstore

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Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Peter Gould, Tim Weed, Nancy Hayes Kilgore, Nadine Budbill

Join Green Writers Press authors and discover four new books from this Vermont publisher.

Nadine Budbill will be reading from David Budbill's Broken Wing

Nancy Hayes Kilgore: Wild Mountain

Peter Gould: Horse Drawn Yogurt

Tim Weed: A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing

Contact: Phoenix Books - Rutland

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Sep
30
10:00am10:00am

Time Travel: Real and Imagined Journeys - Workshop with Elayne Clift

Have you ever been somewhere that captured your imagination in unexpected ways? Changed your life? Challenged you? Made you a better person? Ever wish you could go someplace special or mysterious, a place you imagine would have a particular impact on you? This half-day workshop focuses on places people have been – or fantasize about going – and the real or hoped for experiences such travel would entail. Whether whimsical or wise, hilarious or heartbreaking, dangerous or delightful, join in crafting and sharing stories real or imagined.

Cost: $40

Registration: Registration required and space is limited. For more information or to hold your place, please contact eclift@vermontel.net.

Contact: The Writer's Center

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Oct
1
11:00am11:00am

Free Verse Festival

Come join us on the hill for a day of foliage & fun to celebrate the 5th anniversary of Free Verse Farm and kick off a season of fundraising for our new herb drying and processing space.

  • Live music by Reckless Breakfast, Ida Mae Specker & Faith Wood, Still Hill and Dave Richardson
  • Poetry performances by Taylor Mardis Katz, Hal Coughlin, Didi Jackson, Megan Buchanan, and Major Jackson
  • Local foods from NOFA Vermont pizza oven (wood-fired pizza), Caja Madera (delectable tacos), and Juel (juices & smoothies)
  • Local beers from Brocklebank Brewery & Upper Pass Brewery
  • Local hot tea from Free Verse Farm & Apothecary
  • Locally roasted coffee
  • Plus charcoal portraits, tea leaf readings by Madame M, free children's activities, & more!

Cost: Sliding-scale ticket prices begin at $10. Children 12 & under are free.

Contact: Free Verse Farm

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Oct
1
2:00pm 2:00pm

Letterpress Intensive Workshop: Printing Bilingual Poetry Introductory Meeting

  • Dartmouth College, Baker Library room 21 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS


The Letterpress Intensive workshop is offering an opportunity to explore letterpress typography by typesetting and printing poetry interlined with its translation in a second language and typeface. Students with an interest in Latin, Hebrew, or ancient Greek are especially encouraged to attend but no classic language knowledge or letterpress experience is required. Participants will learn about historic typefaces and how to hand set and print a short poem of one's choice using movable metal type. They will receive intensive hands-on instruction in the nuances of traditional fine book typography and printing. Examples of the project from earlier workshops are on display outside the Treasure Room in Baker Library.

This event is an informational meeting open to all. At the end of this introductory session, attendees can decide if they would like to register to participate in the workshop. Subsequent sessions will be held on Sunday afternoons from 2:00 to 5:00 pm through the term. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend with students given priority for registration which will be limited to six. All materials and equipment will be provided.

This event will be held in Baker Library, room 21.

Contact: Dartmouth College

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Oct
2
7:00pm 7:00pm

"The Mentorships of Robert Frost" with Dan Toomey

  • Landmark College, Brooks M. O'Brien Auditorium (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A study of Robert Frost’s friendships with younger men is important for a number of reasons. This talk will, among other things, speak in specific terms to how Frost’s mentorship of one young man laid the groundwork for Frost’s writing of “The Most of It,” called by eminent literary critic Irving Howe “one of the greatest poems ever written by an American.”

Dan Toomey has taught writing and literature at Landmark College for 32 years. He has published numerous articles on Robert Frost.  He holds degrees from Marlboro College and the Bread Loaf School of English, both Vermont institutions that were influenced profoundly by Frost’s educational ideals and that graduated many students whom Frost mentored.

This event will be held in the Brooks M. O'Brien Auditorium, East Academic Building

Contact: Landmark College

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Oct
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

"This Verse Business" with Gordon Clapp

Emmy Award Winner Gordon Clapp brings Robert Frost to life. Drawn directly from Robert Frost’s lectures, interviews, and letters, This Verse Business is both an illuminating portrait of the man and an entertaining distillation of one poet’s body of work and his writing methods. Gordon Clapp brings Frost to life in this captivating testament to the intrinsic value of poetry and the arts. Audiences will leave moved and inspired.

This Verse Business will be running from October 5 to October 28 at Northern Stage.

Cost: Ticket prices vary depending on day and time. Contact Northern Stage for more information and to purchase your tickets in advance.

Contact: Northern Stage

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Oct
12
5:15pm 5:15pm

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 2017 Brattleboro Literary Festival will take place October 12 to 15. The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. 

Authors and presenters for Thursday, October 12:

5:15 to 6:15 pm - Avi - Brooks Memorial Library

6:15 to 7:30 pm - Stephen Kiernan and Robert Madrygin - Brooks Memorial Library

7:30 to 8:30 pm - Robert Watson - Brooks Memorial Library     

Cost: All events are free and open to the public!              

Contact: Brattleboro Literary Festival

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Oct
13
10:00am10:00am

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 2017 Brattleboro Literary Festival will take place October 12 to 15. The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. 

Authors and presenters for Friday, October 13:

10:00 to 11:15 pm - Avi - Latchis Theatre (school event)   

Cost: All events are free and open to the public!              

Contact: Brattleboro Literary Festival

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Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 2017 Brattleboro Literary Festival will take place October 12 to 15. The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. 

Authors and presenters for Saturday, October 14:

9:30 to 10:45 am - Family event - Liza Ketchum - Robert H. Gibson River Garden

9:30 to 10:45 am - Carolyn Forché and David Tomas Martinez - First Baptist Church

9:30 to 10:45 am - David Samuel Levinson and Jacob Appel - 118 Elliot

9:30 to 10:45 am - Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina and Wendy Warren - Centre Church

11:00 am to 12:00 pm - Ron Powers – Centre Church

11:00 am to 12:15 pm - Steph Burt and Denise Duhamel - First Baptist Church

11:00 am to 12:15 pm - Hannah Tinti and John Freeman Gill - 118 Elliot

11:00 am to 12:15 pm - Write Action - Robert H. Gibson River Garden

12:30 to 1:45 pm - Bill Griffeth and Chris Child - Centre Church

12:30 to 1:45 pm - Major Jackson and Jill Bialosky - First Baptist Church

12:30 to 1:45 pm - Katherine Arden and Carmen Maria Machado – 118 Elliot

12:30 to 1:45 pm - Molly Booth – River Garden

2:00 to 3:15 pm - Claire Messud and Yoojin Grace Wuertz – Centre Church

2:00 to 3:00 pm - Michelle Burford – 118 Elliot

2:00 – 3:15 pm - Andrea Cohen and Gail Mazur - First Baptist Church                

3:30 to 4:30 pm - Richard Russo – Centre Church

3:30 to 4:45 pm - David Rivard and Maggie Dietz – First Baptist Church

4:00 to 5:15 pm - Literary Happy Hour – 118 Elliot

4:45 to 5:45 pm - Ruth Franklin – Brooks Memorial Library

5:15 to 6:30 pm - Short Stories - Jacob Appel, Carmen Maria Machado, Emma Smith Stevens, Hannah Tinti (with Tim Weed) – 118 Elliot

7:30 to 9:00 pm - Write Action open reading - Robert H. Gibson River Garden       

Cost: All events are free and open to the public!              

Contact: Brattleboro Literary Festival

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Oct
15
10:00am10:00am

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The 2017 Brattleboro Literary Festival will take place October 12 to 15. The Festival is a four-day celebration of those who read books, those who write books, and of the books themselves. Located in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont, the Festival includes readings, panel discussions, and special events, featuring emerging and established authors. 

Authors and presenters for Sunday, October 15:

10:00 to 11:00 am - Tanya Stone – 118 Elliot

10:00 to 11:00 am - Joyce Maynard - Brooks Memorial Library

10:00 to 11:15 am -  Crystal King and Olivia Kate Cerrone - Robert H. Gibson River Garden

10:00 to 11:15 am - Vermont Voices - Dede Cummings and April Ossman – Brooks Library Upstairs

11:15 am to 12:30 pm - James Dodson and Tom Callahan - Brooks Memorial Library  

11:15 am to 12:30 pm - Words in Translation - Allison Markin Powell, Maria José Gimènez, Jeremy Tiang (with John Freeman) – 118 Elliot

11:30 am to 12:45 pm - Vermont Voices - Ben Pease and Alison Prine - Brooks Library Upstairs   

11:30 am to 12:45 pm - Min Jin Lee and Bill Goldstein in conversation - Robert H. Gibson River Garden                             

12:45 to 2:00 pm - Julia Foulkes – 118 Elliot

1:00 to 2:15 pm – Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich and Helene Stapinski - Brooks Memorial Library                                                    

1:00 to 2:15 pm - Courtney Maum and Emma Smith Stevens - Robert H. Gibson River Garden

1:15 to 2:15 pm - Charles Simic – Centre Church

2:15 to 3:30 pm - Freeman’s Home - John Freeman, Emily Raboteau, and Kerri Arsenault – 118 Elliot

2:30 to 3:45 pm - John Freeman and Nicole Sealey – Centre Church

2:30 to 3:45 pm - Ruth Franklin and Nina Sankovitch - Brooks Memorial Library           

2:30 to 3:45 pm - Anna Noyes and Victoria Redel - Robert H Gibson River Garden

4:00 to 5:15 pm - Family event - Leda Schubert - Robert H. Gibson River Garden

4:00 to 5:15 pm – Panel - Poetry of Witness - Carolyn Forché, Major Jackson, Charles Simic, and Nicole Sealey - Brooks Memorial Library

Cost: All events are free and open to the public!              

Contact: Brattleboro Literary Festival

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Oct
18
7:00pm 7:00pm

Yogurt Poets Polyphony (Poetry Society of New Hampshire)

Ten members of Concord’s premier poetry group return to Gibson’s for a third appearance to present a diverse and lively evening of poetry. Yogurt Poets originated from a workshop with Wes McNair in 1993. Wanting to continue working together, the original members began meeting at Concord’s Frozen Yogurt shop (thus the name) and have met monthly ever since. The current Yogurt Poets includes 12 members and meets at Kimball Jenkins estate. Those reading tonight and creating a polyphony of poetic music will include Hope Jordan, Kay Morgan, Gail DiMaggio, Nancy Stewart, Anny Jones, Sara Willingham, Mary French, Mary Jo Alibrio, David Coursin and Grace Mattern.

An open mic follows their reading. All are welcome, newcomers encouraged.

Contact: Gibson's Bookstore

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Oct
19
4:15pm 4:15pm

Carlos Eire

Carlos Eire, T. Lawrason Riggs Professor of History & Religious Studies at Yale, will deliver the James & David Orr Memorial Lecture on Culture and Religion at Dartmouth. Free and open to all. Reception follows.

He is the author of several books, including A Very Brief History of Eternity (2010),  Waiting for Snow in Havana (2003), which won the NationalBook Award in Nonfiction in the United States (2001). His latest memoir, Learning to Die in Miami (2010) explores the exile experience. He is now writing a survey history of the Reformation era.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

Northern Woodlands 2017 Writers Conference

  • Hulburt Outdoor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Enjoy a fun, informal weekend with the Northern Woodlands crew at the Hulbert Outdoor Center on Lake Morey in Fairlee, Vermont, while engaging with writers, scientists, artists and educators. Writing workshops, natural history presentations, woods walks and more!

Plenary Speakers Include:

  • David George Haskell, professor at the University of the South and author of The Songs of Trees (2017) and The Forest Unseen (2012), winner of multiple book awards and finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction
  • Thomas D. Seeley, Horace White Professor of Biology, Cornell University and author of Honeybee Democracy and Following the Wild Bees
  • Julie Zickefoose, artist, writer and naturalist, author of Letters from Eden, The Bluebird Effect, and Baby Birds: An Artist Looks Into the Nest

View the complete weekend schedule here.

Registration: Register by October 16, 2017. Register by August 31 to receive 10% off your registration.

Cost: $250 - $425. Register by August 31 to receive 10% off your registration.

Contact: Northern Woodlands

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Oct
22
10:00am10:00am

Beyond the Ship's Log: Capturing the Spirit of Your Adventures with the Written Word

Chronicling a sea voyage has always been part of what happens on board a boat and these written narratives are the basis for much of our understanding of maritime related history. Modern day adventurers and sailors continue this tradition with personal journals, blogs, essays or the dream of writing a book of one’s own about adventures on the water. For many the question is how to go about it in a way that captures the spirit, not just the day-to-day details, of a voyage.

This day-long workshop, tought by poet and high school teacher Sarah Anderson, will equip each participant with tips and techniques for writing about your impressions and thoughts along the way and a framework for transforming those notes into a lasting memoir of your adventure.

This event will be held at the Strawbery Banke Museum Stoodleys Tavern meeting room and aboard the gundalow Piscataqua (weather permitting).

Cost: $130 (SBM members); $145 (SBM non-members). Lunch will be provided.

Registration: Register by October 10. Space is limited.

Contact: The Word Barn



 

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Oct
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

Extempo - Live Storytelling

Now in its eighth year, extempo is Vermont's most popular live storytelling series. At each event (approximately monthly), local raconteurs—many of whom you will recognize as your friends and neighbors—get on stage and regale the audience with their short-format, first-person, true stories delivered without notes or reading. Often about half of the participants are veteran storytellers, and half are newcomers trying it for the first or second time. Sign up in advance if you want to give it a try...or just come listen.

Cost: $5

The event will take place at Bridgeside Books in Waterbury, Vermont.

Contact: Extempo

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Oct
28
11:00am11:00am

Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript Workshop

You've written a whole lot of poems and are ready to see if or how they will work together as a chapbook or a full-length book. Join New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice B Fogel for this workshop that will help you think about how to organize a collection in such a way that it becomes its own work of art. We'll look at thematic, structural, emotional, stylistic, and other aspects involved in creating a balanced experience of unity and variety for a reader. When you come, bring a couple of other authors' poetry books, to talk about what works or doesn't work in their presentation, and bring your own collection of poems (20-60, on paper) and any notes, thoughts, or questions you have on putting it together as a book.

This event will be held at the Tuck Museum in Hampton, New Hampshire.

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

Registration: Registration is required.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers Project

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Oct
28
5:30pm 5:30pm

Orchard Pageant

On October 28th and 29th, a large-scale pageant will unfurl across the fields of Green Mountain Orchards, a hundred-year-old family farm in Putney, VT. Movement, large-scale puppetry, poetry and music will converge to explore the themes and small beauties surrounding this storied orchard.

The pageant is an investigation of place. It explores the inter-generational transitions that family farms face, the people new and migrant and old and older who have animated Putney over the years, and the enduring commitment to live alongside the land.

Contact: Green Mountain Orchards

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Oct
29
5:30pm 5:30pm

Orchard Pageant

On October 28th and 29th, a large-scale pageant will unfurl across the fields of Green Mountain Orchards, a hundred-year-old family farm in Putney, VT. Movement, large-scale puppetry, poetry and music will converge to explore the themes and small beauties surrounding this storied orchard.

The pageant is an investigation of place. It explores the inter-generational transitions that family farms face, the people new and migrant and old and older who have animated Putney over the years, and the enduring commitment to live alongside the land.

Contact: Green Mountain Orchards

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Nov
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

Reeve Lindbergh

Reeve Lindbergh: Forward From Here

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

The name of this presentation is "Rowing Against Wind and Tide: The Journals and Letters of Anne Morrow Lindbergh." Author Reeve Lindbergh discusses collecting four decades of her mother’s previously unpublished diaries and letters—shedding light on her mother’s marriage to Charles Lindbergh and her take on world events.

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Nov
4
9:30am 9:30am

How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier: A Full-Day Retreat

Join author and teacher Joni B. Cole for this retreat, which will help you cultivate a healthy and productive creative process that will serve you now, and for the rest of your writing life. You’ll learn tips and techniques to get started and stay motivated. You’ll receive quality instruction on craft. You’ll also find inspiration and generate new material through writing prompts and other forms of sustenance, most notably gathering within a supportive community.

As part of the retreat, everyone is encouraged to bring 3 to 4 pages of writing to share for appreciation and quality critique. Both nervous beginners and seasoned authors are welcome—this workshop meets you where you’re at in your writing life, and moves you forward from there. Minimum participation 5. Max 8. Please leave your inner critic at home. (Bring a brown bag lunch; beverages and snacks provided.)

This event will be held at Old Clary Farm in Greensboro, Vermont.

Cost: $150; workshop registration must be paid in full prior to the retreat, and is non-refundable for cancellations within two days of the event.

Registration: To register, email jonibethcole@gmail.com.

Contact: The Writers Center

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Nov
5
2:00pm 2:00pm

Bill Schubart (Vermont Voices)

Bill Schubart: Lila & Theron

Contact: Phoenix Books-Misty Valley

Gift with purchase: Attendees who purchase Lila and Theron at the event will get a complimentary CD of Bill Schubart reading five of his favorite picks from Lamoille Stories! The genesis story of Lila and Theron, "Lila's Bucket" is on the CD.  (Some exceptions apply.)

Free and open to all.

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Nov
10
3:30pm 3:30pm

Anna Christina Soy Ribeiro (Sapientia Lecture Series)

  • Dartmouth College, 103 Thornton Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anna Christina Soy Ribeiro is associate professor of philosophy at Texas Tech University. Her main research project currently is a monograph entitled Beautiful Speech: The Nature, Origins, and Powers of Poetry (forthcoming from Oxford University Press), where she offers a "comprehensive philosophical theory of poetry, drawing on cognitive and evolutionary psychology, pragmatics and metrical phonology in linguistics, and work in disciplines such as classics, anthropology and archaeology on oral literary traditions ancient and contemporary." 

This event will be held in 103 Thornton Hall at Dartmouth College.

Contact: The Leslie Center for Humanities

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Dec
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Jan
7
7:00pm 7:00pm

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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Sep
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Peter Gould, Tim Weed, Nancy Hayes Kilgore, Nadine Budbill

Join Green Writers Press authors, discover four new books from this Vermont publisher, and celebrate the launch of Nancy Kilgore's Wild Mountain!

Nadine Budbill will be reading from David Budbill's Broken Wing

Peter Gould: Horse Drawn Yogurt

Nancy Hayes Kilgore: Wild Mountain

Tim Weed: A Field Guide to Murder and Fly Fishing

Cost: $3 (comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of one of the featured books)

Contact: Phoenix Books - Burlington

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Sep
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry

The Peterborough Community Theatre presents the film “Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry.” Readers of his fiction, poetry, and writings on farming and community are sure to enjoy this 80 minute film that features Henry County, Kentucky, Wendell Berry’s homeplace.

Cost: Admission is $9. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.

Contact: Peterborough Community Theatre

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Sep
17
10:00pm10:00pm

Poetry Workshops with Lizzy Fox

Join Lizzy Fox for poetry workshops on September 17 and September 24 from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm:

September 17 -  Magical Realism in Nature: Lessons from Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s Poetry — In this four-hour craft workshop, we’ll read from Brigit Pegeen Kelly’s acclaimed book Song to understand how she blends fantasy with the natural world to achieve transcendence. Then, taking inspiration from our natural surroundings, we’ll borrow from Kelly’s toolkit to our own craft poems. After lunch, there will be time for sharing, critique, and an introduction to public speaking specifically geared toward poets. Come prepared with a notebook, writing utensil, and outdoor-appropriate attire. A half-hour lunch is built into the day; participants should provide their own lunch.

September 24 - The Spirit of Everyday Things: Entering Political Poetry through Objects —
Taking our cues from Pablo Neruda and Naomi Shihab Nye, we’ll explore the intersection of poetry, politics, and everyday objects. Neruda and Nye both comment on social inequity through the poetic rendering of what we may take for granted—salt, figs, bread—without becoming preachy or overly sentimental. This workshop will explore their secrets, and our discussion will give way to writing prompts and outdoor reflection. After lunch, there will be time for sharing, critique, and an introduction to public speaking specifically geared toward poets. Come prepared with a notebook, writing utensil, and outdoor-appropriate attire. A half-hour lunch is built into the day; participants should provide their own lunch.

Cost: $65 for both workshops

Registration: Please register online

Contact: River Arts

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Sep
17
4:30pm 4:30pm

A Conversation with Baratunde Thurston

  • Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Moore Theater (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Baratunde Thurston is a futurist comedian, writer, and cultural critic who helped re-launch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, co-founded Cultivated Wit and the About Race podcast, and wrote the New York Times bestseller How To Be Black

This event will be held at the Moore Theater, Hopkins Center for the Arts

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Sep
17
12:00pm12:00pm

Burlington Book Festival

The 2017 Burlington Book Festival will take place September 14 to 17. The events will take place at various venues in Burlington.

Authors, presenters, and events for Sunday, September 17:

12:00 to 2:00 pm - Tracey Medeiros - Hotel Vermont, Juniper Common Room

12:00 to 3:00 pm - The Third Annual BBF Type-In - Maglianero Cafe

2:00 to 4:00 pm - Sheryl Craig - Morgan Room, Aiken Hall, Champlain College

Cost: All events are free and open to the public!  

Contact: Burlington Book Festival

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Sep
16
10:30am10:30am

Burlington Book Festival

The 2017 Burlington Book Festival will take place September 14 to 17. The events will take place at various venues in Burlington.

Authors and presenters for Saturday, September 16:

10:30 to 11:30 am:

11:30 am to 12:30 pm:

11:30 am to 1:00 pm:

12:30 to 1:30 pm:

1:30 to 2:30 pm:

  • Tim Brookes - Contois Auditorium
  • The Power of Outrage, a Panel - BCA Center, LBG Room, 2nd Floor
  • J. Mae Barizo - BCA Center, Roth Gallery, 2nd Floor
  • Angela Palm - BCA Center, Vermont Metro, 4th Floor

2:30 to 3:30 pm:

2:30 to 4:00 pm:

  • Crystal and Ariel Zevon - Contois Auditorium
  • Melissa Febos in conversation with Jessica Hendry Nelson - BCA Center, LBG Room, 2nd Floor
  • The John Elder Robison Roundtable - BCA Center, Roth Gallery, 2nd Floor

3:30 to 4:30 pm:

  • Cora Sire - BCA Center, Vermont Metro, 4th Floor

4:30 pm:

Cost: All events are free and open to the public!             

Contact: Burlington Book Festival

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Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Burlington Book Festival

The 2017 Burlington Book Festival will take place September 14 to 17. The events will take place at various venues in Burlington.

Authors and events for Friday, September 15:

6:00 pm - Festival Reception (Contois Lobby)

7:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies and Festival Dedication to Sen. Patrick Leahy followed by a poetry reading by David Lehman (Contois Auditorium)

Contact: Burlington Book Festival

 

 

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Sep
15
9:00am 9:00am

"Many Faces, Many Moods" Workshop with Tim Seibles

Join poet Tim Seibles for a workshop titled, "Workshop title: Many Faces, Many Moods: Using Persona to Expand the Tonal Range of Your Poetry."

When using persona, we are obliged to abandon the familiar, to re-imagine the world with fresh eyes and new terms. Stepping beyond our writerly comfort zones, we find new questions to ask ourselves, new ways to feel about what surrounds us. This can widen the aperture through which we view our lives and the words we use to describe what we think we know.  This can re-energize our poetry.

This workshop will take place at the Barn House at the Clemmons Family Farm, in Charlotte, Vermont.

Cost: $25

Registration: Space is limited to 15 participants. To register, email Tamra at sundogpoetry@gmail.com.

Contact: Sun Dog Poetry Center

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Sep
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

Burlington Book Festival

  • Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center (map)
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The 2017 Burlington Book Festival will take place September 14 to 17. The events will take place at various venues in Burlington.

Authors and events for Thursday, September 14:

7:00 pm - Sun Dog Poetry Pre-game Poetry Event featuring a reading by Tim Seibles. A Q&A session and signing will follow the reading. Light refreshments will be served - Main Street Landing Performing Arts Center

Cost: Free and open to the public

Contact: Sundog Poetry Center

 

 

 

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Sep
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Mudroom - Scary Stories

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This quarter's theme, "Scary Stories," 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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Sep
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

Mike Nelson (Ferguson Reading Series)

Mike Nelson: Current Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and founder of Tribe Poetry Project.

The Ferguson reading is held each month on the second Wednesday (September through May) and features a reading from a  local or regional poet, followed by an open mic. We welcome readers of all ages and experience levels.

Contact: Water Street Bookstore

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Sep
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

The Moth Story Slam

The Moth Story Slam: Schooled

Contact: ArtsRiot

Doors open at 7 PM with stories at 7:30. All Ages. $10. Tickets can be purchased one week before the event.

Prepare a five-minute tale about lessons learned, mentored enlightenment or hard knock knowledge. Taught by nuns or wolves, the streets, trial and error or Harvard professors, come share a story of SCHOOL.

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