Katherine Arden: The Witch of Winter
S.A. Chakraborty: The Kingdom of Copper
Contact: Phoenix Books Burlington
ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.
Northshire Bookstore and Vermont Works for Women are thrilled to bring Stephanie Land, the author of Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive to Manchester where she will be interviewed live by Jennifer Oldham, the executive director of VT Works for Women. This event is free and open to the public.
Join faculty from Goddard College's MFA in Creative Writing Program for a forum on writing with a reading from the 2nd edition of Alchemy of the Word: Writers Talk About Writing.
Authors and contributors Rahna Reiko Rizzuto, Jan Clausen, John McManus, Darrah Cloud, Rogelio Martinez, Sherri Smith, and Richard Panek will discuss the writing process as outlined in "Alchemy," and will read from selections of newly published fiction. Elena Georgiou, Director of the MFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College, will moderate the discussion and a Q&A.
Contact: Bear Pond Books
To honor the late Donald Hall, the inspiration of Plymouth State's Eagle Pond Writers Series, Wesley McNair offers this recollection of his literary friendship with Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon during a crucial period when all three New Hampshire poets were developing as poets of place. Interspersing his presentation with poems, McNair will show how each developed a vision of place that was both different and distinctive. His talk will conclude with a Q&A and a signing of his new and widely admired collection, The Unfastening.
This event will be held at the Silver Smith Recital Hall.
Contact: Plymouth State University
Camille Guthrie: The Articulated Lair
Peter Orner: Am I Alone Here?
Laura Jean Binkley will perform before the readings.
Cost: Tickets are $5 and include refreshments. Purchase tickets online.
The Yankee Bookshop will be selling books. Please bring cash or checks as we will not have a way to process credit cards.
Contact: Literary North
Frank Gado and OSHER@Dartmouth present two ninety-minute lectures that will present the novel as the pivot of Melville's persistent search for meaning in the face of apparent meaninglessness, and as an unsatisfied demand for justification of injustice. Everyone from high school students to pensioners curious about their country's literary heritage is welcome.
While attendees are not required to have read the book, your enjoyment of these sessions will be elevated by familiarity with this classic novel. Free and open to the public.
The two lectures will be held on Thursday, October 4, and Thursday, October 18. A Q&A session will be held on Thursday, November 1.
All events will be held in Rockefeller Center 003 on the Dartmouth College campus.
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 read from the book, then discuss it in conversation with fellow writer Peter Orner.
This event will be held in the Baker-Berry Library East Reading Room on the Dartmouth College campus.
Contact: Leslie Center for the Humanities
Author, journalist and historian Garrett Graff, who has conducted numerous interviews with special counsel Robert Mueller, will talk about his newest book, Dawn of the Code War, and the larger Mueller/Russia investigation.
Refreshments and a book signing to follow the reading/discussion.
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