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May
2
6:00 PM18:00

Tony Whedon (AMP nights)

During each of these dynamic evenings, an Artist, Musician and Poet will share their work through a short series of back to back presentations and performances. Informal discussion with audience and artist afterward. Snacks and drinks available. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

  • Artist: Karen Henderson, Fiber Artist

  • Musician: Pojazz

  • Poet: Tony Whedon

Cost: Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Contact: River Arts

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May
3
to May 5

Booktopia 2019

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:

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.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore - Manchester Center

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Apr
13
9:30 AM09:30

People Need Stories: League of Vermont Writers Spring Program

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

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Apr
12
9:30 AM09:30

Touch Your Words: Teaching Indigenous Languages through Making Symposium

The recent purchase of metal type in the Cherokee Syllabary has prompted new interest in our Book Arts Workshop. With the Cherokee type and other printing and binding activity, faculty in Native American Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics, and Environmental Studies have integrated book-making projects into their courses, giving students hands-on exposure and practice in the study of indigenous languages. Over the past year, a number of students and faculty have engaged in applied learning in language revitalization with the Book Arts Workshop. This symposium seeks to bring together makers of all kinds (students, scholars, librarians, writers, artists, and printers) to exchange their experiences and knowledge in tactile learning and explore new possibilities.

The day begins with an open house of the Book Arts Workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 am, where you’ll have a tour, get a chance to make a print from our Cherokee type, and learn about how the type was created.

In the afternoon there will be talks, panel discussions, a lecture, and a reception held in the Haldeman Center. See the entire schedule online.

Contact: Dartmouth College Libraries

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Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Neil Shepard, Tamra Higgins, Mary Jane Dickerson (AMP Nights)

Artist – Clare Dolan, Museum of Everyday Life

Musician – Lou Weller & Guest, Musical saw

Poets – Sundog Poetry Center, Neil Shepard, Tamra Higgins & Mary Jane Dickerson

Contact: River Arts

During each of these dynamic evenings, an Artist, Musician and Poet will share their work through a short series of back to back presentations and performances. Informal discussion with audience and artist afterward. Snacks and drinks available. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

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Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Kevin Gardner

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.

Contact: New Hampshire Humanities

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Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

LN (AMP Nights)

Artist – Matt Neckers, Visual Artist

Musician – Vermont Fiddle Orchestra

Poet – Jeffersonville poet, LN

Contact: River Arts

During each of these dynamic evenings, an Artist, Musician and Poet will share their work through a short series of back to back presentations and performances. Informal discussion with audience and artist afterward. Snacks and drinks available. Suggested donation of $10 per person at the door.

Doors open at 5:30pm.

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Feb
6
4:00 PM16:00

Jacqueline Wernimont

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

Jacqueline Wernimont, a new Dartmouth faculty member, and the inaugural bearer of the Distinguished Professorship in Digital Humanities and Social Engagement, presents her new book, Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media (MIT Press, 2018), in conversation with Paul Young, Chair of Film and Media Studies. Wernimont's work explores the history of pedometers and other forms of Anglo-American quanitification, and their "entanglement with religious, imperial, and patriarchal paradigms."

This event will be held in the Baker-Berry Library East Reading Room on the Dartmouth College Campus.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Allan Dooley

Lyme resident Allan Dooley, will present a talk called, “Thoughts on the Evolution of Story,” based on his book Authors and Printer in Victorian England. The discussion will touch on related themes including the relationship of form and content, the primacy of story, how a story evolves within the boundaries of its means of communication, changes in communication technologies and how they shape our relationships with stories.

Contact: Matt Brown Fine Art

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Dec
12
7:00 PM19:00

Tracy K. Smith

New Hampshire Public Radio is proud to announce United States Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith as the 2018 winner of the Hall-Kenyon Prize in American Poetry.

The award honors the late Donald Hall and Jane Kenyon—married poets who lived and wrote at Hall’s ancestral home in Wilmot, New Hamspshire. Hall is a former poet laureate of the United States and a recipient of the 2010 National Medal of the Arts, and Kenyon is a former poet laureate of New Hampshire. After a long and lauded career, Donald Hall passed away this past June.

Smith will accept the award at the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester, New Hampshire. The evening will include a reading from Smith as well as a remembrance of Donald Hall. 

Cost: $10 general admission; $5 students. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the poet. Purchase tickets online.

Contact: New Hampshire Public Radio

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Nov
29
6:30 PM18:30

Ben Kilham

Ben Kilham (Out on a Limb, and Among the Bears) will be presenting a talk titled, “The Social Black Bear: What Bears Have Taught Me About Being Human.” Ben will be available to sign books after the lecture.

This event will be held at the Fairlee Town Hall.

Cost: $10 for adults; free for students. Register online or pay at the door.

Contact: OSHER@Dartmouth

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Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Amal Kassir

  • University of New Hampshire, Memorial Union Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Amal Kassir is a Muslim woman, born and raised in Denver, Colorado to a German-Iowan Mother and a Syrian Father. She is an nternational spoken word poet, having performed in 10 countries and over 45 cities. She has conducted workshops, given lectures, and recited her poetry in venues ranging from youth prisons, to orphanages to refugee camps to universities to churches to community spaces for the public.

This event will be held in the Memorial Union Building, Strafford Room, on the UNH Campus.

Contact: University of New Hampshire

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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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Aug
25
3:00 PM15:00

Antidote Books Celebrates One Year

Join Antidote books as it celebrates its first anniversary with an afternoon and evening of events!

Contact: Antidote Books

 

 

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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
12
12:15 PM12:15

MacDowell Medal Day with Art Spiegelman

Please join MacDowell and Chairman Michael Chabon as we award the annual Edward MacDowell Medal to comic artist Art Spiegelman, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in literature in 1992, for his graphic memoir Maus. His comics are best known for their shifting graphic styles, their formal complexity, and thought-provoking content. The Medal is awarded each year to an artist who has made an outstanding contribution to the arts.

The Medal Day Ceremony will begin at 12:15 pm and will include opening remarks by Michael Chabon; a presentation by Hillary Chute, literary scholar in comics and graphic novels; and acceptance of the Medal by Art Spiegelman. A picnic lunch and open studios will follow. Guests may bring their own wine or beer.

Cost: The event is free and open to the public; special events, picnic baskets, and bus tickets are available for purchase online.

Contact: MacDowell Colony

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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
9
7:00 PM19:00

"Rad Girls Can" Launch with Kate Schatz, Miriam Stahl, and Muslim Girls Making Change

Join us to celebrate Rad Girls Can with author and illustrator Kate Schatz and Miriam Stahl, plus special guests Muslim Girls Making Change and Rep. Selene Colburn. Ths book is a bold and brave collection of stories and art about inspiring and accomplished girls who have made positive impacts on the world before the age of 20.

Cost: 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. Free for attendees under 18.

Contact: Phoenix Books - Burlington

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Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

"Rad Girls Can" with Kate Schatz and Muslim Girls Making Change

Celebrate the launch of Rad Girls Can: Stories of Bold, Brave, and Brilliant Young Women, with a reading by author Kate Schatz of New York, a performance by Burlington’s Muslim Girls Making Change, who are featured in the book, and a talk with Montpelier High School’s Hope Petraro, who will demonstrate what local “rad girls” are doing to change the world! Plus activist postcard writing and new voter registration. Teens and tweens encouraged to attend. All ages welcome. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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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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Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

Dr. Claudia Ford

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall Auditiorium (map)
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As part of NHIA's Master of Fine Arts June Residency events, Dr. Claudia Ford will be offering a presentation, Recipes for Resistance: Resilience and Justice in our Food Systems. She will explore the multiplicity of critical issues, debates, and responses within agricultural and food justice activism, as well as the role of artists and the humanities in these debates. She will examine the connections between hidden stories of resilience and contemporary responses to inequalities, including grassroots resistance, advocacy, and the quest for food justice, sustainable agriculture, and land rights.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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