Explore the art of storytelling and learn how to shape your writing to tell a compelling story. The agenda includes talks by three writing professionals, a tour the town library for a librarian's perspective on books and writing, and a generative writing exercise with local writer Amy Braun. The program concludes with a Q&A on storytelling and books.
Cost: $54 for members; $74 for non-members
Registration: Register by April 9 online or by sending a check, payable to “League of Vermont Writers,” to LVW, P.O. Box 5046, Burlington, VT 05402 and write "Spring Program 2019" on the memo line. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by the deadline.
Contact: League of Vermont Writers
The New Hampshire Institute of Art’s Student Leadership Committee is pleased to present Pamela Sneed as part of their series, “Something About Being Loud and Gay.”
Sneed will give a spoken word performance, talk about her process and herself then open the floor for a Q&A.
This event is free, open to the public. Please note this event may not be appropriate for children.
Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art
As part of PoemCity 2019, poets will read original work that touches on issues relating to border culture, migration, and social justice; a representative from Migrant Justice, a non-profit organizing for economic justice and human rights in Burlington, Vermont, will give a talk and introduction.
The reading, titled “In Defense of Butterflies: Poets for Migrant Justice,” features the following poets:
Nico Amador: Flower Wars
Cynthia Dewi Oka: Salvage
Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Lima: Limon
Cost: Suggested donation at the door, with all proceeds benefiting Migrant Justice.
Contact: Bear Pond Books
Join Northshire Bookstore for Booktopia 2019, where authors and readers meet. Booktopia features author events, presentations, book signings, meet and greets, and a celebratory dinner. Booktopia is all about the attendees meeting authors and discussing their work. Each year seven or more authors are invited to participate. Authors and guests find Booktopia special because attendees are avid readers who have often read the titles being discussed—so the conversation is rich and insightful.
2019 Booktopia authors and presenters:
Amy Einhorn: Flatiron Books Publisher
Sarah Blake: The Guest Book
Christopher Castellani - Leading Men
Stephen Mack Jones - Lives Laid Away
Andrea Lawlor - Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
Bianca Marais - Hum If You Don’t Know Words
Abi Maxwell - The Den
Jay Parini - The Damascus Road
Dave Patterson - Soon the Light Will Be Perfect
Maura Roosevelt - Baby of the Family
Cost: $175. One ticket entitles you to all Booktopia 2019 sessions and activities taking place May 3 to May 4. You will also receive a $50 gift certificate to our store when you check in. Buy your tickets online.
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.
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.