Jul
21
8:30 AM08:30

Writers Meet Agents! League of Vermont Writers

The League of Vermont Writers presents Writers Meet Agents 2018. All writers are welcome to this event, which includes presentations, pitch sessions, panels, and more.

Participating agents:

  • Katharine Sands, Sarah Jane Freymann Literary Agency
  • Michael Carr, Veritas Literary Agency
  • Paula Munier, Talcott Notch Literary
  • Rob Broder, Ripple Grove Press
  • Sheree Bykofsky, Sheree Bykofsky Associates, Inc.
  • Emily S. Keyes, Fuse Library
  • Danielle Burby, Nelson Literary Agency, LLC

The event will be held at Trader Duke's Hotel in South Burlington, Vermont.

Cost: $135 for League members; $185 for non-members; $35 for one pitch session (limit of two; each session is 15 minutes)

Registration: Register by July 7

Contact: League of Vermont Writers

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Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Summer Seasonal Children's Authors Open House

Join us in welcoming Matt Forrest Esenwine and Jessie Haas to speak at the Keene Toadstool’s summer seasonal Author’s Open House! Esenwine and Haas will be here to share their experiences publishing and marketing their children’s books, as well as doing a signing. We encourage all writers, new to the field or otherwise to join us in sharing trade secrets and insight on writing and publishing. Refreshments will be offered for attendees and a discount of 10% off purchases for published authors that come to the event! Come meet and mingle with fellow writers at our Author’s Open House!

Contact: Toadstool Bookshop - Keene
 

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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
23
6:00 PM18:00

Nancy Stearns Bercaw

In conjunction with the kick-off for Bookstock, Nancy Stearns Bercaw will be presenting at a special dinner program at The Thompson Center at 6:00 pm, immediately followed by a 7:00 book presentation for her newest book, Brain in a Jar: A Daughter's Journey Through Her Father's Memory.

Cost: $20 for dinner, includes grilled beef kebabs, corn and tomato summer salad, roll, and pavlova

Reservations: Reservation are required by calling (802) 457-3277 or by emailing info@thompsonseniorcenter.org.

Contact: Bookstock

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Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

Occoult Poetics and (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals Workshop with CA Conrad

In this two-day workshop (July 24-25), CAConrad will discuss how occult and paranormal experiences and practices of poets in the past show us the way to trusting these same forces are also alive and at work for us today. CA has successfully used (Soma)tic poetry rituals to overcome depression after the murder of their boyfriend Earth (aka Mark Holmes). CA has also created writing rituals using the night sky to design homemade star constellations, another ritual to experience what the impact of hearing the word “drone” has on the human body, and many others from talking with trees, ghosts, translating Shakespeare’s sonnets with crystals, and coping with the destroyed wilderness of our planet.

Please bring notebooks and pens as we will construct together a (Soma)tic poetry ritual for all workshop participants.

Cost: Sliding scale of $27 to $108; personalized rituals available for workshop participants on Thursday and Friday. Sliding scale of $9-$27.

Registration: Register now for the two-day workshop by sending email to hello@antidotebooks.com

Contact: Antidote Books

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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock 2018, Woodstock's annual literary festival, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year July 27 to 29 with a superlative array of prominent authors, artists, performers, and teachers.

Headliners of this 10th edition include Richard Russo, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Chee, and Ezzedine Choukri Fishere.

Besides its 30+ presenters, Bookstock includes a huge used book sale and a vintage book sale. Publishers and authors gather in a spacious tent to display their publications and talk to participants about their work.

The Artistree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret stages UNBOUND, an exhibit of artist creations inspired by books. At different venues, workshops are led by talented authors dealing with writing and poetry. Also on the program are a poetry slam and a literary brunch at a local restaurant.
 

Friday schedule

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Vintage book sale, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Used book sale, The Green

9:15 to 11:30 am

  • Daniel Lusk: Wonder writing workshop - Woodstock History Center

11:00 to 11:40 am

  • Andrea Avery: Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano, Thompson Senior Center

12:00 to 12:40 pm

1:00 to 1:40 pm

2:00 to 2:40 pm

2:30 to 3:10 pm

3:00 to 3:40 pm

4:00 to 4:40 pm

5:30 pm

7:30 pm

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Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock 2018, Woodstock's annual literary festival, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year July 27 to 29 with a superlative array of prominent authors, artists, performers, and teachers.

Headliners of this 10th edition include Richard Russo, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Chee, and Ezzedine Choukri Fishere.

Besides its 30+ presenters, Bookstock includes a huge used book sale and a vintage book sale. Publishers and authors gather in a spacious tent to display their publications and talk to participants about their work.

The Artistree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret stages UNBOUND, an exhibit of artist creations inspired by books. At different venues, workshops are led by talented authors dealing with writing and poetry. Also on the program are a poetry slam and a literary brunch at a local restaurant.

Saturday schedule

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Vintage book sale, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Used book sale, The Green
  • Hire a Poet, The Green: GennaRose Nethercott will write a custom poem for you. Pay her what you'd like. She tours nationally and internationally, composing poems to order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter.

10:00 to 10:40 am

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

12:00 to 12:40 pm

1:00 to 1:40 pm

  • Gareth Hinds: Poe: Stories and Poems, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Robin MacArthur: Heart Spring Mountain, St. James Parish Hall
  • Patricia Smith: Incendiary Art, North Universalist Chapel
  • Mark Bray: Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, Woodstock History Center
  • Sean Prentiss: Nature writing workshop, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

2:00 to 2:40 pm

3:00 to 3:40 pm

  • Alexander Chee: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Garret Graff: Raven Rock, St. James Parish Hall
  • Eileen Myles: Afterglow, North Universalist Chapel
  • Robert Madrygin: The Solace of Trees, Woodstock History Center
  • Tova Mirvis: "What it Means to Write Fiction About the Jewish world," Congregation Shir Shalom

4:00 to 4:40 pm

5:00 to 6:00 pm

  • Author reception, St. James Parish Hall

7:30 pm

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Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thacher Hurd (Tory Hill Author Series)

Thacher Hurd: Art Dog

This reading is part of the Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

Cost: $10 per reading, or $32 for all four readings in the series. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock 2018, Woodstock's annual literary festival, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year July 27 to 29 with a superlative array of prominent authors, artists, performers, and teachers.

Headliners of this 10th edition include Richard Russo, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Chee, and Ezzedine Choukri Fishere.

Besides its 30+ presenters, Bookstock includes a huge used book sale and a vintage book sale. Publishers and authors gather in a spacious tent to display their publications and talk to participants about their work.

The Artistree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret stages UNBOUND, an exhibit of artist creations inspired by books. At different venues, workshops are led by talented authors dealing with writing and poetry. Also on the program are a poetry slam and a literary brunch at a local restaurant.

Sunday schedule

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Vintage book sale, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Used book sale, The Green

10:00 to 10:40 am

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

11:00 to 11:40 am

  • Amy Traverso: The Apple Lover's Cookbook, Bentley's Restaurant

12:00 to 12:40 pm

  • Bill Torrey: Storytelling, Norman Williams Public Library

1:00 to 1:40 pm

  • Michael Caduto: The Garden of Wisdom: Earth Tales from the Middle East, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

2:00 to 4:00 pm

  • Jay Craven: Wetwear, film screening at Artistree's The Grange Theatre
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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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Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Jay Craven: My Life, So Far, With Howard

Filmmaker Jay Craven will talk about his 28-year collaboration with the late Northeast Kingdom writer, Howard Frank Mosher. Craven's talk is followed by a screening of his first Mosher feature film, Where the Rivers Flow North, starring Rip Torn, Tantoo Cardinal, and Michael J. Fox. The evening will end with an audience Q&A.

Contact: The Howe Library

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Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

NH Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher (Tory Hill Author Series)

New Hampshire tribute to Howard Frank Mosher, with director Jay Craven and screening of Where the Rivers Flow North.

This event is part of the Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

Cost: $10 per reading, or $32 for all four readings in the series. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Aug
15
12:15 PM12:15

Art Spiegelman (MacDowell Medal Day)

Celebrate cartoonist and graphic novelist Art Spiegelman’s contribution to the comic arts canon and American culture on August 12th as we honor him with the 59th Edward MacDowell Medal.

• Medal Ceremony 12:15 pm
• Picnic on the grounds 1:15 pm
• Open Studios 2:00 to 5:00 p.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Maus will be awarded with the first-ever MacDowell Medal given in comic art at a free public event. After the Medal Ceremony, guests can enjoy picnic lunches on Colony grounds by pre-ordering or bringing their own, and then tour MacDowell's 32 studios on the only day of the year they are open to the public.

Cost: Free and open to the public. Picnic baskets go on sale this summer.

Contact: The MacDowell Colony

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen P. Kiernan (Tory Hill Author Series)

Stephen P. Kiernan: The Baker's Secret

This reading is part of the Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

Cost: $10 per reading, or $32 for all four readings in the series. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Ann Braden

  • Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (map)
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Ann Braden: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Contact: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

oin 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!

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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
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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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Joyce Maynard (Tory Hill Author Series)

Joyce Maynard: The Best of Us

This reading is part of the Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

Cost: $10 per reading, or $32 for all four readings in the series. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Jul
14
10:00 AM10:00

Mindfulness & Writing: A One Day Workshop with James Crews

James Crews

In this one-day writing workshop, we'll examine connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. Using quotes and written works as prompts, we will complete several exercises that invite us to pay closer attention to ourselves, our lives, and the world around us as we do our best to define the term, "mindfulness," and what it means for each of us. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. You do not need any previous experience with mindfulness, meditation or writing; all you need is an open mind. Email James Crews with any questions you might have: jcrewsjr@gmail.com.

Contact: The Northshire Bookstore to register

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Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Third International Thorton Wilder Conference

  • Monadnock Center for History & Culture, Bass Hall (map)
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The Third International Thornton Wilder conference will feature paper panels, roundtable discussions, presentations, readings, and social events featuring leading academics and theatre practitioners from countries around the world. The Monadnock Center is pleased to be the host the Thornton Wilder Society for this conference and to welcome Wilder scholars from around the globe to Peterborough!

Conference sessions will be held at the Monadnock Center July 12 to 14 with some offsite sessions and activities for conference attendees.

Registration: A limited number of seats will be made available to the public to attend conference sessions. Seats must be reserved in advance. To view the sessions and reserve a seat, click here.

Contact: The Monadnock Center for History & Culture

 

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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
10
6:30 PM18:30

Advanced Poetry Workshop with Matt Miller

This workshop is for poets who already have work in progress and are looking to work with fellow poets in a collaborative way to prepare their work for publication. Formal elements will be discussed like line, syntax, diction, image, and even rhyme and meter as a means to work to improve poems. Reading other poems as models, major revision techniques will be considered, diving into some in-class generative writing, and wondering if a poem can ever really be “done”. This workshop will include publication and submission process discussion, and participants should come with generous spirits and a willingness to work.

This workshop meets on July 10, 17, 24, and 31 at The Word Barn in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Cost: $300

Registration: This workshop is limited to 8 participants. Register online to save your space.

Contact: The Word Barn

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Jul
9
6:30 PM18:30

From Photography to Ink to Photography to Ink to ~

This summer writing workshop, led by Sarah Anderson & Mercy Carbonell, is a chance to explore the translational power of writing from photographs into memory & imagination through Poetry, Lyric Reflection & Flash Fiction. We will generate writing through prompts of photographs from Antiquity to Instagram to a postcard found in an old drawer. This Workshop Series will culminate in an optional Word Barn reading.

This workshop meets on July 9, 16, 23, and 30 at The Word Barn in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Cost: $200

Registration: This workshop is limited to 10 participants. Register online to save your space.

Contact: The Word Barn

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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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