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Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00

"Eagle Pond: Three New Hampshire Poets of Place" with Wesley McNair

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

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Nov
3
7:00 PM19:00

Literary North Writers' Process Night

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

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Nov
1
7:15 PM19:15

Melville's Moby-Dick with Frank Gado

  • Dartmouth College, Rockefeller Center 003 (map)
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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.

Contact: OSHER@Dartmouth

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Oct
24
4:00 PM16:00

Alexander Chee

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

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Oct
23
7:00 PM19:00

Garrett Graff

Garrett Graff: Dawn of the Code War

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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.

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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
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
13
10:30 AM10:30

Burlington Book Festival

  • UVM Alumni House and Silver Pavilion (map)
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Burlington’s 14th annual celebration of the written word kicks off Friday, October 12 and runs through Sunday, October 14.

All events take place at the UVM Alumni House and Silver Pavilion unless otherwise noted.

10:30 am

11:30 am

  • Reeve Lindbergh: Two Lives

  • T. R. Hummer: After the Afterlife

  • Exploring Dimensionality in Narrative: A Panel - Nina Gaby, Cynthia Close, Josh (J.) Turk, and Jill Abilock, moderated by Rachel Moore. The panel will discuss dimensions in writing and art and will present a slide show of recent projects. Members of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont will have a demo and exhibit in conjuntion with this presentation.

12:30 pm

1:30 pm

2:30 pm

3:30 pm

4:30 pm

7:00 pm

  • America: The Movie - An Evening with Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight). A benefit for the Burlington Book Festival, this ticketed event features a screening of film excerpts with live directorʼs commentary and an audience Q&A followed by a reception and book signing. Emceed by Vermont International Film Foundation Director Orly Yadin. $15. Purchase tickets in advance online at sevendaystickets.com.

Contact: Burlington Book Festival

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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
12
7:00 PM19:00

Burlington Book Festival

Burlington’s 14th annual celebration of the written word kicks off Friday, October 12 and runs through Sunday, October 14.

The 14th annual Burlington Book Festival kicks off with a celebration that features Opening Ceremonies and a Festival Dedication, followed by a reading by Sharon Olds!

These opening events will be held at the UVM Alumni House Silver Pavilion.

  • 7:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies and Festival Dedication begin at 7:00 pm Philip Baruth emcees the weekendʼs kickoff featuring distinguished guests and Dedication of the 14th annual Festival to author and filmmaker Eugene Jarecki along with a special tribute by civil rights activist Arjun Singh Sethi.

  • 7:30 pm - Reading by Sharon Olds - Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds will give a reading. The reading will be following by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Contact: Burlington Book Festival

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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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