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Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult: A Spark of Light

Cost: This event will be ticketed. A pre-signed copy of the book is included with the ticket. Check the Northshire Bookstore website for ticket information.

Please Note: This event does not include a book signing, and the author will not be personalizing copies of the book. The books that accompany the purchased ticket will be pre-signed by the author.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore

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Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult: A Spark of Light

The Norwich Bookstore is proud to partner with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) to launch Jodi Picoult's new book, A Spark of Light. This is a ticketed event to benefit PPNNE.

Cost: Tickets are $50 and $35, on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay, just like PPNNE's health care services. General admission includes a signed book. PPNNE sponsorship opportunities—with special perks including a reception with the author—are available. To buy tickets, please visit the Planned Parenthood website.

Contact: The Norwich Bookstore

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Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Jay Parini

The Robert Frost Stone House Museum is honored to welcome Jay Parini, a renowned biographer (of Robert Frost among others), poet, novelist, and Middlebury professor. Parini will offer a reading from his book New and Collected Poems: 1975-2015, and will talk about the life and work of Robert Frost.

This event is free and open to the public. Seating for this lecture is first come, first serve.

This event will be held at the Robert Frost Stone House Museum.

Contact: Bennington College

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Oct
2
6:30 PM18:30

Madeleine Kunin

Madeleine Kunin: Coming of Age

This event is co-hosted by The Flying Pig Bookstore and Shelburne Farms with Green Writers Press and Cabot Creamery Cheese.

Green Writers Press donates a portion of each book's sales to The Fund for Sustainable Communities and to Emerge Vermont. The Flying Pig will donate a portion of this event's book sales to Shelburne Farms youth programs.

Please note: the event will take place in the Shelburne Farm’s Coach Barn.

Registration: The event is free of charge, but please reserve seats through eventful.

Contact: Flying Pig Books

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Oct
4
4:00 PM16:00

Volker Kutscher

  • Dartmouth College, 105 Dartmouth Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an author reading with Volker Kutscher, author of the wildly popular historical German crime novel series that served as the basis for the popular Netflix TV show “Babylon Berlin.” A discussion with the author follows the reading.

This event will be held in 105 Dartmouth Hall on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: Leslie Center for the Humanities

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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
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
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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Dec
9
1:00 PM13:00

Louise Penny

  • Capitol Center for the Arts, Chubb Theatre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Just in time for the holidays, Louise Penny once again astounds and delights readers with the latest entry in her sublime Chief Inspector Gamache series. She explores the line between sacrifice and sin in Kingdom of the Blind.

Cost: Single ticket: $38.00, includes signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind (not personalized) Single ticket, signing line: $38.00, includes signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind and access to the meet and greet signing line to get your book personalized. This purchase option is available to only 150 purchasers. Double ticket: $47.00: includes admission for two and one signed copy of Kingdom of the Blind (not personalized)

Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts

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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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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Tiny Writes: A Celebration of Verse, Visual Art, and Community

  • Millspace Center for Art, History & Culture (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The public is invited to attend the culmination of months of community creativity and collaboration!

Doors open at 5:00 pm. A 6:00 pm reading will feature twenty-three writers living in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. The celebration, organized by Millspace Arts & Culture Laureate Carand Burnet, will also feature notable writers such as current Portsmouth Poet Laureate Mike Nelson and former Portsmouth Poet Laureates Kate Leigh and Mark DeCarteret.

Tiny Writes is a two-part project that promotes cross collaboration with the writing community and the general public. From May to June, visitors to Millspace wrote lines in response to poetry-themed dioramas. These lines were used by poets to create new verse. Additional readers will include Sarah Anderson, Bethanie Beausoleil, Wendy Cannella, Kathleen Clancy, Nicholas Coulombe, Todd Dowey, Amy Fukuizumi, Alison Harville, Matt Jasper, Kate Leigh, Marybeth McNamara, Phil Montenegro, Jessica Purdy, Cyndle Plaisted Rials, Jim Rioux, Holly Wren Spaulding, S Stephanie, Lauren Vermette, Jeff Volk, and Jess Waters.

Contact: Tiny Writes

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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

Join 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!

Contact: Brattleboro Museum and Art Center

 

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Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Poetry & Food: Two Things the Mouth Loves - Weekend Retreat

Join Sundog Poetry Center for a weekend (September 14 to 16) of cooking and eating food intermingled with writing, reading, and reciting poetry. We will focus on poetry that engages with food, while also exploring how food is laced with language, culture, and politics. We will be seeking the sensuousness and significance in both oral forms. The retreat features discussions, workshops, readings, and meals.

This event will be held at Fielder Farm in Huntington, Vermont.

Cost: $500 to $1000; a deposit of $250 is due at registration. The balance must be received by September 1.

Registration: To register and pay your deposit, please visit the retreat's registration page.

Contact: Sundog Poetry Center

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Sep
13
7:00 PM19:00

Gray Basnight

Gray Basnight: Flight of the Fox

When Phoenix's co-owner Mike DeSanto decided to plan a book festival for 2019, he began looking at other events for ideas. Imagine his surprise when his research uncovered an old acting friend now writing novels who attended one such writer’s conference last fall. Mike reached out to NY-based author Gray Basnight through Facebook, and the two connected, sharing updates of each other’s lives since their young acting days, and realizing that they both moved from the stage to the page. Flash forward to September 13, 2018, when the two will reunite at Phoenix Books Burlington, where Gray will read and sign copies of his new thriller Flight of the Fox!

Cost: $3. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank.  our $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.

Contact: Phoenix Books - Burlington

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Sep
11
7:00 PM19:00

Rising Vermont Voices: Women Writers Showcase

Melanie Finn: The Underneath

Sarah Healy: The Sisters Chase

Maria Hummel: Still Lives

Robin MacArthur: Heart Spring Mountain

Each author will read from new work, and Chris Bohjalian will make an introduction and facilitate a discussion. With a book signing and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

Rivan Calderin and Asha Ganguly-Hickok

The Clemmons Family Farm's Humanities Series: To Sing of Common Things: The Voices of Young People in 2018.
In these times of increasing civil unrest, social injustices and violence across our nation as well as in our beloved Vermont, how are young people coping and how does art help them to do so? 

Co-organized with The Young Writers’ Project, the 2018 Clemmons Family Farm Humanities Speakers’ Series will feature ten teenage scholars who are creative writers and spoken word artists. The young speakers' presentations will share how they use their art to express their feelings, find their grounding, and take action. The speakers will also share brief performances of selections of their creative works.  The series is funded in part by the Vermont Humanities Council and ArtPlace America.

Admission is free but you must pre-register. Sign up on Eventbrite at:  http://bit.ly/CFFSingCommonThings

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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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