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
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Peter Zheutlin

This event is co-sponsored by Homeward Bound, Addison County's Humane Society. Joining Zheutlin will be Jesse Freidin, one of America’s leading fine art dog photographers, will speak about the role of shelter volunteers in the rescue process and also raffle off one of his prints and/or a book. The event will also feature a slide show by the author, including images of Freidin’s photographs. Raffle proceeds and a portion of the book sales proceeds will directly benefit Homeward Bound and animals in need

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Oct
20
10:00am10:00am

Drawing from the Past: A Nonfiction Comics Workshop

Join New Hampshire teaching artist Marek Bennett for this hands-on non-fiction comics lab featuring materials from the Vermont Folklife Center and UVM Special Collections or materials you bring along. We'll look at basic techniques of cartooning and comics creation, then try our hands at drawing original comics based on primary source texts. Our discussions will address elements of readability, historical accuracy, point of view, research, and the responsibilities of the artist as an interpreter of historical narratives.

Participants each create 1+ pages of original comics drawn from primary source texts, and go home with the skills necessary to continue their work independently. No experience required – everyone can draw comics!

Registration: This workshop is free and limited to 20 participants. Registration is required

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Oct
20
to Oct 22

Northern Woodlands 2017 Writers Conference

  • Hulburt Outdoor Center (map)
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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
24
5:30pm 5:30pm

Telling Our Stories through Word and Image

  • Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Auditorium G, Level 4 (map)
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Please join us for the 7th annual public reading of works written by patients, family members and staff at Norris Cotton Cancer Center. We invite you to attend a reception with refreshments before the reading and to view the multi-media art work, created by patients and family members, on display In the atrium outside the auditorium.

Refreshments and reception from 5:30-6:30. Reading begins at 6:30 sharp.

This event will be held in Auditorium G of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Registration: To register please call (603) 650-7751 or email cancersupport@hitchcock.org.

Contact: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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Oct
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Author as Entrepreneur, with Paul Durham

  • Southern New Hampshire University, 302 Robert Frost Hall (map)
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It’s not enough just to write well anymore; authors also need to be entrepreneurs. This short workshop will provide an introduction to the business side of being an author today. We’ll cover basic terms to watch for in agreements with literary agents and publishers; the essentials of tracking income and expenses for tax purposes; and building an author platform at the early stages of your writing career. Time will be allotted for questions.

Paul Durham is an award-winning novelist whose books for young readers are published by HarperCollins and Penguin Random House. 

The workshop will be held at 302 Robert Frost Hall at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Cost: $25 for NHWP members, $40 for nonmembers.

Registration: Registration is required

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

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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
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Live Storytelling with Ethan Hubbard

Join us for a live storytelling event with Ethan Hubbard, in conjunction with his new exhibition - Driving the Back Roads: In Search of Old-Time Vermonters. Ethan will share stories about the people he met and photographed--with a rolling slideshow of images as a backdrop. The event is free and we will be serving complimentary food and drinks as well.

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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Oct
28
7:30am 7:30am

Chidren's Literature Festival

Welcome to the Keene State College Children’s Literature Festival. Since 1978, the Festival has brought readers, writers, illustrators and publishers of children’s books together in an on-going conversation about the past, present and future of this important literary genre.

Cost: $94 for regular registration; $47 for full-time students

Contact: Keene State College

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Oct
28
11:00am11:00am

Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript, with Alice Fogel

New Hampshire Poet Laureate Alice B Fogel is leading the "Putting Together Your Poetry Manuscript." If you're ready to assemble your poems into a book, this workshop is for you.

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

Cost: $50 for NHWP members, $75 for nonmembers.

Registration: Registration is required.

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

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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
4:00pm 4:00pm

Ghost Pain: A Short Story Sunday with Pamela Mandell

Pamela Mandell writes fiction and nonfiction. She has published numerous profiles of artists, such as thosethat accompanied a book of photographic portraits of artists by Normal Holt, On Equal Ground, as well as those that appeared in the "Lives They Loved" feature of the New York Times and in Provincetown ArtsArt New England and elsewhere. 

Reading at 4:00 pm, followed by a resplendent tea.

Registration: Guest list is limited, so please RVSP by Monday, October 23, to scavengeraesthetic@gmail.com.

Contact: Bloodhouse

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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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Oct
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

Tackling the NaNoWriMo Monster, with R.W.W. Green

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, Wool by Hugh Howey -- three best-sellers that started in the frantic, frenzied writing stunt called National Novel Writing Month. Will your book join the pantheon? Not if you don't finish it. Join NaNoWriMo survivor R.W.W. Greene for a discussion of tips, tricks, and plans for slaying everyone's favorite November monster.

This is an online webinar. Direction for accessing the webinar will be provided after you register.

Registration: Registration is required.

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

Contact: New Hampshire Writers' Project

 

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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
3
7:00pm 7:00pm

Kristen Ringman, Sue Repko


Kristen Ringman is a deaf writer, wanderer, and artist. Her multi-cultural, lyrical fiction plays along the boundaries of magical realism, fantasy, and horror. She is the author of I Stole You: Stories from the Fae, Makara: a novel (Lambda Literary finalist), and the editor of Everyday Haiku: an anthology.

Sue Repko’s essays have appeared in The MacGuffin, The Southeast Review, Tributaries at The Fourth River, Hippocampus, The Common, Literal Latte, and elsewhere. Her work has been named notable in Best American Essays 2016 and 2017. She is the author of Legendary Locals of Pottstown, PA (Arcadia) about the people of her hometown. She teaches English at Phillips Exeter Academy and is at work on a memoir about a shooting accident from her childhood.

Contact: The Word Barn

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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
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

The 25th Hour: The MacDowell Colony 2017 New Hampshire Benefit

6:00 pm - Reception - Featuring a Presentation from Fellow Martin Philip,  Writer and Head Bread Baker at King Arthur Flour - Savidge Library

7:00 pm - Dinner with Artists-In-Residence and Chairman of the Board, Michael Chabon
Colony Hall

8:30 pm - Performance by Fellow Aja Nisenson, Singer, Actor and Playwright - Colony Hall

Cost: Make a donation at any level

Contact: The MacDowell Colony

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Nov
5
10:00am10:00am

Next Stage Speaks: Emerging Poets

Next Stage Arts Project will host a reading for poets from Vermont who have published poems in literary journals but have yet to publish a book. This reading will take place at Next Stage, 15 Kimball Hill, in Putney starting at 10:00 a.m. and a light brunch will be served. Poets will read in alphabetical order.

Next Stage Speaks is hosted by poet Chard DeNiord. There is a suggested donation at the door of $10.

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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
5
7:00pm 7:00pm

Paul Doiron at the Cold River Radio Show

The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. We’re selling tickets at the store and we’ll be selling books at the show for Maine author Paul Doiron, who will be talking about his new book, The Poacher’s Son.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7:00 pm.

This event will be held at Theater in the Woods.

Cost: Tickets are $25 on sale at White Bird Books, or call (602) 356-200

Contact: White Birch Books

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Nov
10
3:30pm 3:30pm

Anna Christina Soy Ribeiro (Sapientia Lecture Series)

  • Dartmouth College, 103 Thornton Hall (map)
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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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Nov
14
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
25
10:30am10:30am

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
30
7:00pm 7:00pm

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
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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Dec
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

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
7:00pm 7:00pm

Francisco Cantú

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, Emma B. French Auditorium (map)
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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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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
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

Rob Hardy, April Ossmann, Lzzie Apple, Jericho Parms (NER Vermont Reading Series)

Come down for poetry and prose, tacos and tequila, at the next event in New England Review’s Vermont Reading Series. Poets Rob Hardy, April Ossmann, and Lizzie Apple, and essayist Jericho Parms will read from their new work in the Marquis Theater Café at 7:00 pm. Come early and fill your plate at the Marquis Theater’s Southwest Cafe, which will open just for this event.

Contact: New England Review

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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
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
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
13
10:00am10:00am

Storytelling for Social Change Workshop

Storytelling is a powerful tool for the documentation of voices, memories and histories. It can also be a catalyst for activism and social change. In this workshop we will explore the ethics and techniques of oral history, ethnography, and storytelling as activist research methodologies. Attendees will be introduced to these three merging methodologies through a combination of short media pieces and discussions, and will learn the basics of corresponding skills such as interviewing, story circle facilitation, and ethnographic observation. We will also cover the technical aspects of storytelling for social change, providing an introduction to minimal resource audio recording tools.

Cost: $95

Registration: Register by October 12 by calling (802) 338-4964.

Contact: Vermont Folklife Center

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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
11
5:00pm 5:00pm

"A Link to Another World" Talk by Kelly Link

  • Ira Allen Chapel, University of Vermont (map)
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Come join us at the Ira Allen Chapel and let Kelly Link transport you into the vibrant “pocket universes” of her stories.

The author of four award-winning collections, Link has also been published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, A Public Space, Tin House, One Story, Conjunctions, The Best American Short Stories, and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. She has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for her short story collection Get In Trouble.

Contact: Maria Hummel

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