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Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Poetry & Pie II

Join Literary North for its second annual Poetry & Pie!

This year's event features:

Doors open at 2:30 pm. Readings begin at 3:00 pm. Open mic begins at 4:00 pm.

This event will be held at Sweetland Farm in Norwich, Vermont.

Cost: Sliding scale donation of $6 to $10, includes readings, beverages, pie, and souvenir pencil. Custom poems are offered on a sliding scale of $10 to $25

Registration: RSVP online

Contact: Literary North

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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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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock 2018, Woodstock's annual literary festival, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year July 27 to 29 with a superlative array of prominent authors, artists, performers, and teachers.

Headliners of this 10th edition include Richard Russo, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Chee, and Ezzedine Choukri Fishere.

Besides its 30+ presenters, Bookstock includes a huge used book sale and a vintage book sale. Publishers and authors gather in a spacious tent to display their publications and talk to participants about their work.

The Artistree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret stages UNBOUND, an exhibit of artist creations inspired by books. At different venues, workshops are led by talented authors dealing with writing and poetry. Also on the program are a poetry slam and a literary brunch at a local restaurant.
 

Friday schedule

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Vintage book sale, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Used book sale, The Green

9:15 to 11:30 am

  • Daniel Lusk: Wonder writing workshop - Woodstock History Center

11:00 to 11:40 am

  • Andrea Avery: Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano, Thompson Senior Center

12:00 to 12:40 pm

1:00 to 1:40 pm

2:00 to 2:40 pm

2:30 to 3:10 pm

3:00 to 3:40 pm

4:00 to 4:40 pm

5:30 pm

7:30 pm

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Jul
28
9:00 AM09:00

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock 2018, Woodstock's annual literary festival, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year July 27 to 29 with a superlative array of prominent authors, artists, performers, and teachers.

Headliners of this 10th edition include Richard Russo, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Chee, and Ezzedine Choukri Fishere.

Besides its 30+ presenters, Bookstock includes a huge used book sale and a vintage book sale. Publishers and authors gather in a spacious tent to display their publications and talk to participants about their work.

The Artistree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret stages UNBOUND, an exhibit of artist creations inspired by books. At different venues, workshops are led by talented authors dealing with writing and poetry. Also on the program are a poetry slam and a literary brunch at a local restaurant.

Saturday schedule

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Vintage book sale, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Used book sale, The Green
  • Hire a Poet, The Green: GennaRose Nethercott will write a custom poem for you. Pay her what you'd like. She tours nationally and internationally, composing poems to order for strangers on a 1952 Hermes Rocket typewriter.

10:00 to 10:40 am

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

12:00 to 12:40 pm

1:00 to 1:40 pm

  • Gareth Hinds: Poe: Stories and Poems, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Robin MacArthur: Heart Spring Mountain, St. James Parish Hall
  • Patricia Smith: Incendiary Art, North Universalist Chapel
  • Mark Bray: Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook, Woodstock History Center
  • Sean Prentiss: Nature writing workshop, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

2:00 to 2:40 pm

3:00 to 3:40 pm

  • Alexander Chee: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Garret Graff: Raven Rock, St. James Parish Hall
  • Eileen Myles: Afterglow, North Universalist Chapel
  • Robert Madrygin: The Solace of Trees, Woodstock History Center
  • Tova Mirvis: "What it Means to Write Fiction About the Jewish world," Congregation Shir Shalom

4:00 to 4:40 pm

5:00 to 6:00 pm

  • Author reception, St. James Parish Hall

7:30 pm

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Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thacher Hurd (Tory Hill Author Series)

Thacher Hurd: Art Dog

This reading 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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Jul
29
9:00 AM09:00

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock 2018, Woodstock's annual literary festival, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year July 27 to 29 with a superlative array of prominent authors, artists, performers, and teachers.

Headliners of this 10th edition include Richard Russo, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Chee, and Ezzedine Choukri Fishere.

Besides its 30+ presenters, Bookstock includes a huge used book sale and a vintage book sale. Publishers and authors gather in a spacious tent to display their publications and talk to participants about their work.

The Artistree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret stages UNBOUND, an exhibit of artist creations inspired by books. At different venues, workshops are led by talented authors dealing with writing and poetry. Also on the program are a poetry slam and a literary brunch at a local restaurant.

Sunday schedule

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

  • Vintage book sale, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Used book sale, The Green

10:00 to 10:40 am

11:00 am to 4:00 pm

11:00 to 11:40 am

  • Amy Traverso: The Apple Lover's Cookbook, Bentley's Restaurant

12:00 to 12:40 pm

  • Bill Torrey: Storytelling, Norman Williams Public Library

1:00 to 1:40 pm

  • Michael Caduto: The Garden of Wisdom: Earth Tales from the Middle East, Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park

2:00 to 4:00 pm

  • Jay Craven: Wetwear, film screening at Artistree's The Grange Theatre
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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen P. Kiernan (Tory Hill Author Series)

Stephen P. Kiernan: The Baker's Secret

This reading 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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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Ann Braden

  • Brattleboro Museum and Art Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ann Braden: The Benefits of Being an Octopus

Contact: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

oin us to celebrate the launch of Ann Braden’s middle grade novel The Benefits of Being an Octopus. This family-friendly party will also serve as a benefit for the Women’s Freedom Center. Enjoy book-themed foods like yogurt, saltines with Easy Cheese, and chocolate pudding, as well as cupcakes with octopuses on top! Listen to a short reading from the novel, followed by a conversation between Ann Braden and Library Director Starr Latronica. You’ll be able to find out more about the important work the Women’s Freedom Center does, and you’ll get to show off your best octopus dance on the dance floor. There will be octopus tattoos, octopus stickers, octopus fun facts, octopus selfies, and don’t forget about the octopus cupcakes. A fun time will be had, no matter how many arms you have!

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Sep
15
8:00 AM08:00

New Hampshire Poetry Festival

The Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival is an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The day culminates with a headliner reading by Linda Pastan, Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize Winner for lifetime achievement.

Held in the scenic town of Henniker, New Hampshire, on the New England College campus, the 2018 event will include readings, panels, and workshops by poets from New Hampshire, across the country, and around the world.

Cost: $55 - $120

Registration: Registration is required

Contact: New Hampshire Poetry Festival

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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Joyce Maynard (Tory Hill Author Series)

Joyce Maynard: The Best of Us

This reading 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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Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Rebecca Makkai

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall Auditiorium and Rotunda (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As part of NHIA's Master of Fine Arts June Residency events, Rebecca Makkai will read from her new book, The Great Believers, which is described as a novel of friendship and redemption in the face of tragedy. Author Lidia Yuknavitch, writes: “Rebecca Makkai’s novel The Great Believers has stolen my heart. Crossing decades and lives, love and loss, art, and the long lasting legacy of AIDS, the novel is a brilliant triumph of empathy and intimacy between friends.” There will be time for Q&A after the reading.

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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