Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult: A Spark of Light

Cost: This event will be ticketed. A pre-signed copy of the book is included with the ticket. Check the Northshire Bookstore website for ticket information.

Please Note: This event does not include a book signing, and the author will not be personalizing copies of the book. The books that accompany the purchased ticket will be pre-signed by the author.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult: A Spark of Light

The Norwich Bookstore is proud to partner with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) to launch Jodi Picoult's new book, A Spark of Light. This is a ticketed event to benefit PPNNE.

Cost: Tickets are $50 and $35, on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay, just like PPNNE's health care services. General admission includes a signed book. PPNNE sponsorship opportunities—with special perks including a reception with the author—are available. To buy tickets, please visit the Planned Parenthood website.

Contact: The Norwich Bookstore

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Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jay Parini

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is honored to welcome Jay Parini, a renowned biographer (of Robert Frost among others), poet, novelist, and Middlebury professor. Parini will offer a reading from his book New and Collected Poems: 1975-2015, and will talk about the life and work of Robert Frost.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating for this lecture is first come, first serve.

This event will be held at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum.

Contact: Bennington College

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Vox Pop Poetry Slam Tournament

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art (map)
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Two days - 50 poets - Over $1000 in prizes - Winner take all!

Saturday workshops

NHIA | Lowell Hall | 88 Lowell Street | Manchester, NH

  • Workshop #1 - 10:00 am to 12:00 pm - Asking The Shadow To Dance w/Clementine von Radics

  • Workshop #2 - 12:15 to 2:15 pm - Ode to Dystopia w/Porsha O

  • Workshop #3 - 2:30 to 4:30 pm - The Myth Myself w/CE Bain

For a complete workshop schedule and info, go to: www.tinyurl.com/VOXPOP2018workshops

Saturday Team Slam

NHIA | French Hall | 148 Concord Street | Manchester, NH

Doors open at 6:00 pm; show starts at 7:00 pm. This is an all ages show.

Cost: $5 cover

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Sep
29
12:00 PM12:00

100 Thousand Poets for Change

Join 100 Poets for Change, and poets, musicians, and artists around the world in a demonstration and celebration to promote peace, sustainability and justice... and to call for serious social, environmental and political change.

Poets and musicians, come with 3 poems or 2 songs with themes of environment, human rights, animal rights, world peace, mother nature, etc. Acoustic music only.

Registration: Each reader/performer has approximately five minutes. Sign up when you arrive.

Contact: Portsmouth Book & Bar

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Oct
2
5:00 PM17:00

Amal Kassir

  • Colby Sawyer College, Wheeler Hall, Ware Student Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Cultural Events Committee presents spoken word poet Amal Kassir. Born to a German-Iowan mother and Syrian father, Kassir’s art reflects her experience as a young Muslim woman. She is also an activist, having conducted workshops and given lectures in venues ranging from orphanages and refuge camps to universities and churches.

This event will be held in Wheeler Hall on the Colby-Sawyer campus.

Contact: Colby Sawyer College. For more information, contact Connor Delaney at connor.delaney@colby-sawyer.edu or (603) 526-3741.

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Madeleine Kunin

Madeleine Kunin: Coming of Age

This event is co-hosted by The Flying Pig Bookstore and Shelburne Farms with Green Writers Press and Cabot Creamery Cheese.

Green Writers Press donates a portion of each book's sales to The Fund for Sustainable Communities and to Emerge Vermont. The Flying Pig will donate a portion of this event's book sales to Shelburne Farms youth programs.

Please note: the event will take place in the Shelburne Farm’s Coach Barn.

Registration: The event is free of charge, but please reserve seats through eventful.

Contact: Flying Pig Books

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Mohsin Hamid

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

NHIA is pleased to welcome author Mohsin Hamid for an onstage interview and audience question and answer session. Mr. Hamid is the author of Exit West, the book selected for the first annual One Book, One Manchester (@1BOOK1MHT) citywide reading program. This special event is open to the public.

Cost: Tickets are $5 at the door and can be reserved at eventbrite.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson: Bread and Roses

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

Acclaimed children’s book author Katherine Paterson discusses her novel of historical fiction that 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.

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Oct
3
9:00 PM21:00

Lisa Gardner in Conversation with Lisa Unger

We are "thrilled" to be partnering with Believe in Books Literacy Foundation to bring you THRILLER IN THE WOODS, a night with #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner (Look For Me) in conversation with New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author Lisa Unger. They will be discussing Unger's latest psychological thriller Under My Skin.

This event will be held at Theater in the Wood in Intervale, New Hampshire.

Cost: Tickets are $5 per person or pre-order the book for only $25 (and admission is free!). We will also be hosting a pre-event party starting at 5:30 pm in the lobby of the Theater with hors d'oeuvres and BYOB.

Contact: White Birch Books

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Oct
4
3:30 PM15:30

Daniel E. Kelm and Poetic Science: A Life in Science and Art

  • Dartmouth College, Baker Library, East Reading Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Daniel E. Kelm is a book artist who enjoys expanding the concept of the book. He is known for his innovative structures as well as his traditional work. His expression as an artist emerges from the integration of work in science and the arts. Alchemy is a common theme in his book work. Before Daniel began his career in the book arts he received formal training in chemistry and taught at the University of Minnesota. He is known for his extensive knowledge of materials. In 1983 he opened his own studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts, called The Wide Awake Garage, where he designs and produces artist’s books, interpretive fine bindings, and book sculptures.

A reception begins at 3.30 pm, followed by a talk from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Contact: Dartmouth College Book Arts Workshop

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Oct
4
4:00 PM16:00

Volker Kutscher

  • Dartmouth College, 105 Dartmouth Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an author reading with Volker Kutscher, author of the wildly popular historical German crime novel series that served as the basis for the popular Netflix TV show “Babylon Berlin.” A discussion with the author follows the reading.

This event will be held in 105 Dartmouth Hall on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

League of Vermont Writers Open Mic and Gathering

  • Shelburne Town Hall, Meeting Room 2 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join fellow writers for an informal reading and social gathering. The League’s past president, Alyssa Berthiaume, will be emceeing the evening's festivities.

Registration: If you plan to attend please email Alyssa at alyssa.berthiaume@gmail.com by Friday, September 28.  Please include your contact information and if you would be willing to bring a baked good to share. This event is free of charge.

This event will be held at Shelburne Town Hall.

Contact: League of Vermont Writers

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Oct
6
8:30 AM08:30

Other Paths to Publication: Independent Presses & Self Publishing

The League of Vermont Writers hosts its Fall Program, Other Paths to Publication: Independent Presses & Self Publishing. The speakers and their presentations for the day are: Sonja Hakala presenting, “What Would William Shakespeare do in Today’s Publishing Landscape,” Ed Vincent presenting, “Details, Details, Details: The Crash-Course in Going the Independent Publishing Route," and Bill Schubart presenting, “The Publishing Journey Requires Perseverance, Courage, and Humility: Tips and Life Lessons from a Pro.”

During the day there will be two genre "break0out" sessions where writers will collaborate on a group activity, network, swap business cards, and dialog about current writing projects and publications.

The event will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Shelburne, Vermont.

Cost: $42 for members; $63 for non-members.

Registration: Pre-registration is required. The registration deadline is September 21. Register online or by sending a check (made out to "League of Vermont Writers") to League of Vermont Writers, P.O. Box 5046, Burlington, Vermont, 05401.

Contact: League of Vermont Writers

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Oct
9
9:00 AM09:00

Share Your Heart, Share the World! Student Intensive

Join Sun Dog Poetry Center for a student intensive workshop featuring guest poet, Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord. This is event is part of the annual "Share Your Heart, Share the World" event.

This event will be held at the Bishop Booth Conference Center in Burlington, Vermont.

Contact: Sundog Poetry Center

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Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The Brattleboro Literary Festival begins the evening of October 11 and goes through the evening of October 14. It includes author readings, open readings, and other literary events.

All events are free and open to the public. There are no tickets and seating is on a first come basis.

All events take place in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont.

Saturday Schedule

10:00 to 11:15 am

11:30 am to 12:45 pm

12:45 to 2:00 pm

1:00 to 2:15 pm

2:15 to 3:30 pm

2:30 to 3:45 pm

3:45 to 5:00 pm

4:00 to 5:00 pm

  • Short Stories/Happy hour - 118 Elliot

7:30 to 9:00 pm

  • Write Action open reading – Robert H. Gibson River Garden

Contact: Brattleboro Literary Festival

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Oct
14
10:00 AM10:00

Brattleboro Literary Festival

The Brattleboro Literary Festival begins the evening of October 11 and goes through the evening of October 14. It includes author readings, open readings, and other literary events.

All events are free and open to the public. There are no tickets and seating is on a first come basis.

All events take place in downtown Brattleboro, Vermont

Sunday Schedule

10:00 to 11:15 am

11:30 am to 12:45 pm

1:00 to 2:00 pm

1:00 to 2:15 pm

2:15 to 3:30 pm

2:30 to 3:45 pm

3:45 to 4:45 pm

4:00 to 5:15 pm

5:30 to 6:30 pm

Contact: Brattleboro Literary Festival

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Oct
17
5:00 PM17:00

David Sanger

David Sanger: The Perfect Weapon

“New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger describes America’s move to using cyber warfare as a key part of its arsenal. Examining its impact on both defense strategy and civil liberties, he argues that over-classification is not only impeding our understanding of government actions but also hurting American national security.”

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

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Oct
17
5:30 PM17:30

Poetry Society of New Hampshire, New Book Night

The Poetry Society of New Hampshire returns for a night to feature the new publications of their members!

Four poets featured tonight have recently enjoyed publication of their first chapbooks by Finishing Line Press in Georgetown, Kentucky.

The authors will read their work, interact with audience, use ekphrastic writing prompts, and discuss their experiences in the publication process. Bring your enthusiasm, pens and voices.

Priscilla Turner Spada: Light in Unopened Windows

Elizabeth S. Wolf: What I Learned: Poems

Paulette Demers Turco: In Silence

Sandra Thaxter: The Colors of Water, The Shapes of Stone

Contact: Gibson's Bookstore

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Oct
17
6:00 PM18:00

Jason Lutes with Jack Mayer (Get Lit at the Marquis)

Jason Lutes: Berlin

Jack Mayer: Before the Court of Heaven

This event is held at the Marquis Theater.

Jason Lutes, Vermont-based cartoonist of the graphic novel omnibus Berlin, a 20 year literary masterpiece of historical fiction about the decline of the Weimar Republic and the rise of fascist extremism in 1930s Germany in conversation with local author Jack Mayer, author of the award-winning Before the Court of Heaven, a fictional depiction of events as they unfolded in Germany and beyond.

The event is free. Food and drink available for purchase

Contact: Vermont Book Shop

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Keith Knight

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Keith Knight, nationally syndicated cartoonist, speaker, and activist is coming to NHIA in partnership with the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE).

Knight is many things to many people–rapper, social activist, father and educator among them. He’s also one of the funniest and most highly regarded cartoonists in America, and the creator of three popular comic strips: the Knight Life, (th)ink, and the K Chronicles.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Oct
22
7:00 PM19:00

Joe Citro

Joe Citro, Vermont author and folklorist, has extensively researched and documented the folklore, hauntings, ghost stories, paranormal activity, and occult happenings of New England. He has published numerous novels and works of nonfiction. His latest work is The Vermont Monster Guide. Mr. Citro will share from his novels, oddity collections, and public radio commentaries, providing connecting anecdotes about the material and the collection process. Copies of his books will be for sale.

Contact: Latham Library

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

James Sturm (Landmark Academic Speaker Series)

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

In this thought-provoking lecture, James Sturm, the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, Vermont, will explore a brief history of the language and art of comics, and the new ways that cartooning and visual storytelling are changing the world.

This event will be held in the Brooks M. O'Brien Auditorium at Landmark College.

Contact: Landmark College

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Oct
24
4:00 PM16:00

Alexander Chee

  • Dartmouth College, Baker-Berry Library East Reading Room (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How does the life add up to the writer? Or to the writing itself? In How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, prize-winning author Alexander Chee takes measure of some of the most formative experiences in his life and career, including the odd jobs that supported him as he wrote his first novel (Tarot-reading, bookselling, cater-waiting), the death of his father, 9/11, and teaching fiction writing. Chee will present this book and take questions from the audience.

This event will be held in the Baker-Berry Library East Reading Room on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Nov
2
4:00 PM16:00

Fielder Farm Retreat

Sun Dog Poetry Center is excited to offer its Fifth Annual Poetry Retreat, which will take place from the afternoon of Friday, November 2 through the afternoon of Sunday, November 4 at Fielder Farm in Huntington, Vermont. The goal of the retreat is to create a network of poets who are interested in discussing poetry in depth and who are willing to support each other in their creative work. We believe this will be an opportunity for each of us to learn something significant about poetry, whether it is about our own work or about poetry in general.

The retreat includes accommodations at beautiful Fielder Farm, all meals, two workshop sessions during which you’ll receive and give feedback, a talk about the craft of poetry with discussion, opportunities to read your work, time for writing, reading, and relaxing, and mini-workshop choices.

Cost: $100 to $350; a deposit of $100 is required to secure your place.

Registration: To reserve your spot and pay the deposit, please visit the retreat page.

Contact: Sun Dog Poetry Center

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Katherine Paterson

“Acclaimed children’s book author Katherine Paterson discusses her novel of historical fiction that 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.”

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Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

Linus Owens (Landmark Academic Speaker Series)

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

This talk will focus on the issue of free speech on college campuses. Linus Owens brings first-hand experience of the challenges faced by Middlebury College during the March 2017 visit by author Charles Murray, which was disrupted by hundreds of student protesters.

As an Associate Professor of Sociology at Middlebury College, Owens thinks about movements, places, and the conflicts that bring them together and push them apart. In past work, he has brought these interests together in exploring how anarchists organize online and the place-making and storytelling practices of squatters in Amsterdam.

This event will be held in the Brooks M. O'Brien Auditorium at Landmark College.

Contact: Landmark College

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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Louise Penny

  • Capitol Center for the Arts, Chubb Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Just in time for the holidays, Louise Penny once again astounds and delights readers with the latest entry in her sublime Chief Inspector Gamache series. She explores the line between sacrifice and sin in Kingdom of the Blind.

Cost: Single ticket: $38.00, includes signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind (not personalized) Single ticket, signing line: $38.00, includes signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind and access to the meet and greet signing line to get your book personalized. This purchase option is available to only 150 purchasers. Double ticket: $47.00: includes admission for two and one signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind (not personalized)

Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts

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Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian: The Flight Attendant

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

“When is art activism and when is it escapism? Artists can take the risks that politicians won’t, and art can often reach people in ways that politics can’t. Author Chris Bohjalian discusses how he has used fiction to address issues as diverse as genocide, domestic violence, and teen homelessness.”

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Sep
16
2:00 PM14:00

Keeping the Faith - Sisters of the Story

With the recent uptick of hateful and vitriolic language in this country since the 2016 election, Rohina Malik, a Muslim woman and storyteller, wanted to create a project to demonstrate peace and commonalities between us all. She approached Susan Stone who is a Jewish woman and storyteller and Kim Schultz, who identifies as a Christian woman and storyteller with an idea: what if we all told stories from our faiths with the goal of bringing people together and showing peace, curiosity and similarities amongst the faiths.

Each storyteller tells three stories inspired by their personal faith journey. We are often joined by a cultural musical storyteller, Lucia Thomas, on violin, oud and guitar.

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

Cost: $10

Reservations: Buy tickets via the CCA website

Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts

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Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

New Hampshire Poetry Festival

The Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival is an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The day culminates with a headliner reading by Linda Pastan, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner for lifetime achievement.

Held in the scenic town of Henniker, New Hampshire, on the New England College campus, the 2018 event will include readings, panels, and workshops by poets from New Hampshire, across the country, and around the world.

Cost: $55 - $120

Registration: Registration is required

Contact: New Hampshire Poetry Festival

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Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Rebecca Rule "Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire"

  • The Monadnock Center for History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Monadnock Center welcomes you to its 116th Annual Meeting with a special program with New Hampshire humorist and author Rebecca Rule!

Drawing on research from her book, Moved and Seconded: Town Meeting in New Hampshire, the Present, the Past, and the Future, Rebecca Rule will regale guests with stories of the rituals, traditions, and history of town meeting, including the perennial characters, the literature, the humor, and the wisdom of this uniquely New England institution. This program is free and all are welcome!

Founded in 1902, the Monadnock Center will hold its 116th Annual Meeting before the main presentation.

Contact: The Monadnock Center for History & Culture

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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Tiny Writes: A Celebration of Verse, Visual Art, and Community

  • Millspace Center for Art, History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The public is invited to attend the culmination of months of community creativity and collaboration!

Doors open at 5:00 pm. A 6:00 pm reading will feature twenty-three writers living in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. The celebration, organized by Millspace Arts & Culture Laureate Carand Burnet, will also feature notable writers such as current Portsmouth Poet Laureate Mike Nelson and former Portsmouth Poet Laureates Kate Leigh and Mark DeCarteret.

Tiny Writes is a two-part project that promotes cross collaboration with the writing community and the general public. From May to June, visitors to Millspace wrote lines in response to poetry-themed dioramas. These lines were used by poets to create new verse. Additional readers will include Sarah Anderson, Bethanie Beausoleil, Wendy Cannella, Kathleen Clancy, Nicholas Coulombe, Todd Dowey, Amy Fukuizumi, Alison Harville, Matt Jasper, Kate Leigh, Marybeth McNamara, Phil Montenegro, Jessica Purdy, Cyndle Plaisted Rials, Jim Rioux, Holly Wren Spaulding, S Stephanie, Lauren Vermette, Jeff Volk, and Jess Waters.

Contact: Tiny Writes

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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Ann Braden

  • Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ann Braden: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Join us to celebrate the launch of Ann Braden’s middle grade novel The Benefits of Being an Octopus. This family-friendly party will also serve as a benefit for the Women’s Freedom Center. Enjoy book-themed foods like yogurt, saltines with Easy Cheese, and chocolate pudding, as well as cupcakes with octopuses on top! Listen to a short reading from the novel, followed by a conversation between Ann Braden and Library Director Starr Latronica. You’ll be able to find out more about the important work the Women’s Freedom Center does, and you’ll get to show off your best octopus dance on the dance floor. There will be octopus tattoos, octopus stickers, octopus fun facts, octopus selfies, and don’t forget about the octopus cupcakes. A fun time will be had, no matter how many arms you have!

Contact: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

 

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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Poetry & Food: Two Things the Mouth Loves - Weekend Retreat

Join Sundog Poetry Center for a weekend (September 14 to 16) of cooking and eating food intermingled with writing, reading, and reciting poetry. We will focus on poetry that engages with food, while also exploring how food is laced with language, culture, and politics. We will be seeking the sensuousness and significance in both oral forms. The retreat features discussions, workshops, readings, and meals.

This event will be held at Fielder Farm in Huntington, Vermont.

Cost: $500 to $1000; a deposit of $250 is due at registration. The balance must be received by September 1.

Registration: To register and pay your deposit, please visit the retreat's registration page.

Contact: Sundog Poetry Center

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Gray Basnight

Gray Basnight: Flight of the Fox

When Phoenix's co-owner Mike DeSanto decided to plan a book festival for 2019, he began looking at other events for ideas. Imagine his surprise when his research uncovered an old acting friend now writing novels who attended one such writer’s conference last fall. Mike reached out to NY-based author Gray Basnight through Facebook, and the two connected, sharing updates of each other’s lives since their young acting days, and realizing that they both moved from the stage to the page. Flash forward to September 13, 2018, when the two will reunite at Phoenix Books Burlington, where Gray will read and sign copies of his new thriller Flight of the Fox!

Cost: $3. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank.  our $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.

Contact: Phoenix Books - Burlington

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Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

The Mudroom - Life and Death

Live storytelling at the AVA Gallery and Art Center. This evening’s theme, "Life and Death," 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 at 6:30 pm. Storytelling begins at 7:00 pm.

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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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Dean Whitlock

  • Strawberry Banke Museum, Tyco Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a discussion with author Dean Whitlock based on his historical fiction novel, Finn's Clock. This is an event for all readers interested in history, adventure, and the process of writing.

Cost: $10 at the door. Copies of Finn's Clock will be available to purchase at the event for $10. Cash is appreciated.

Contact: Strawberry Banke Museum

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Rising Vermont Voices: Women Writers Showcase

Melanie Finn: The Underneath

Sarah Healy: The Sisters Chase

Maria Hummel: Still Lives

Robin MacArthur: Heart Spring Mountain

Each author will read from new work, and Chris Bohjalian will make an introduction and facilitate a discussion. With a book signing and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Rivan Calderin and Asha Ganguly-Hickok

The Clemmons Family Farm's Humanities Series: To Sing of Common Things: The Voices of Young People in 2018.
In these times of increasing civil unrest, social injustices and violence across our nation as well as in our beloved Vermont, how are young people coping and how does art help them to do so? 

Co-organized with The Young Writers’ Project, the 2018 Clemmons Family Farm Humanities Speakers’ Series will feature ten teenage scholars who are creative writers and spoken word artists. The young speakers' presentations will share how they use their art to express their feelings, find their grounding, and take action. The speakers will also share brief performances of selections of their creative works.  The series is funded in part by the Vermont Humanities Council and ArtPlace America.

Admission is free but you must pre-register. Sign up on Eventbrite at:  http://bit.ly/CFFSingCommonThings

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Sep
8
10:00 AM10:00

Art Write Now Exhibition

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards are the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades 7–12.

This year, students submitted nearly 350,000 works of visual art and writing to the Scholastic Awards; more than 90,000 works were recognized at the regional level and celebrated in local exhibitions and ceremonies. The top art and writing at the regional level competed at the national stage, where more than 2,800 students earned National Medals and their work was included in the Art.Write.Now. National Exhibition.

A curated show featuring approximately 50 visual art works and an anthology of The Best Teen Writing from this year’s national exhibition is touring the country and will be at the New Hampshire Institute of Art (NHIA) from September 7th to October 20th. We would like to invite you to an exclusive viewing of the show.

A light breakfast will be served.

Registration: There is no fee to attend. Register for the event online.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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