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Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

Kevin Brown

  • University of Vermont, Davis Center, Livak Ballroom (map)
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UVM’s Silver Special Collections and the Department of English are pleased to present Kevin Young, award-winning poet, New Yorker poetry editor, author of the bestselling Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News, and Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Young will be giving a public lecture, "BROWN: Adventures in Being," discussing his experience documenting American culture through his unique perspective as a poet, essayist, editor, curator, and Schomburg Director.

This event will be held in the Livak Ballroom, Davis Center, at the University of Vermont.

Contact: University of Vermont

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Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

Diane Les Becquets

  • Location TBD - Please see White Birch Books' website (map)
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Luncheon and author talk with Diane Les Bequets, author of The Last Woman in the Forest.

Cost: $20, includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Purchase tickets through the bookstore (603) 356-3200, or the North Conway Library (603) 356-2961, by March 13.

The location for this event is still TBD.

Contact: White Birch Books

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Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Alexandra de Steiguer

Alexandra de Steiguer: Small Island, Big Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See

This event takes place in the third-floor Shaw Research Library.

Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members

Reservations: Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (603) 431-2538 ext 2 to reserve your seat.

Contact: Portsmouth Athenaeum

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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

James Sturm

James Sturm: Off Season

CCS co-founder James Sturm will read excerpts from his new graphic novel Off Season (Drawn and Quarterly), a love story about a marriage hanging on by a thread against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential elections. James’ presentation will also touch upon the drawing of dogs, crooked contractors, LSD, and 4 x 6 index cards.

Contact: The Center for Cartoon Studies

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Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian: The Flight Attendant

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

“When is art activism and when is it escapism? Artists can take the risks that politicians won’t, and art can often reach people in ways that politics can’t. Author Chris Bohjalian discusses how he has used fiction to address issues as diverse as genocide, domestic violence, and teen homelessness.”

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Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Steven Pinker (Writers on a New England Stage)

  • The Music Hall Historic Theater (map)
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Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress

Cost: $13.75. For each 1-2 tickets sold, the purchase of a book voucher (Enlightenment Now, $18 paperback) is required. Vouchers can be redeemed on the event night for signed copies.

Contact: The Music Hall

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Jan
29
4:30 PM16:30

All of Yesterday's Tomorrows: Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky and the Time-Travel Narrative

The philosophical fictions of Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, the so-called "Soviet Borges," are a relatively recent discovery for scholars, having languished unpublished in Soviet archives for a half-century after being written by the then-unknown writer in the 1920s and 1930s. This talk focuses on the author's 1929 science-fiction novel Memories of the Future—specifically, how the novel repurposes the conventions of the time-travel narrative in order to challenge the era's reigning ideological and scientific conceptions of time. Presented by Reed Johnson, Fellow in Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Virginia.

This event will be held in Reed 108 on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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Jan
21
7:00 PM19:00

Franchesca Ramsey

  • Dartmouth College, Hopkins Center for the Arts, Spaulding Auditorium (map)
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Franchesca Ramsey will be the keynote speaker at Dartmouth College’s 2019 MLK Jr. Celebration Feature Presentation. Franchesa Ramsey is a social justice advocate, comedian, actress, writer, video blogger, speaker, and writer. Her first book Well, That Escalated Quickly was published in 2018.

This is a free non-ticketed event, open to the community.

This event will be held in Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center for the Arts.

Contact: Dartmouth College

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Jan
14
4:30 PM16:30

AK Thompson

AK Thompson is an activist, author, and social theorist. Bringing together a decade of AK Thompson’s essays on the culture of revolt, Premonitions offers an engaged assessment of contemporary radical politics. Inspired by Walter Benjamin and addressing themes ranging from violence and representation to Romanticism and death, Thompson combines scholarship and grassroots grit to disabuse us of cherished certainties. Whether uncovering the unrealized promise buried in mainstream cultural offerings or tracing our course toward the moment of reckoning ahead, the essays in Premonitions are both practical investigations and provocations.

This event will be held in Haldeman 246 on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: Dartmouth College

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Jan
6
7:00 PM19:00

Seth Abramson

  • New Hampshire Institute of Art, French Hall (map)
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As part of NHIA's Graduate Programs Winter Residency, affiliate faculty member Seth Abramson will be giving a talk about the poetics of digital storytelling.

As we stand at the precipice of the 2020s, digital literacy is now a mandate not just for consumers of digital media but for authors of every stripe. Abramson will talk about how to develop a superlative digital creative writing practice and why it means not just having an aesthetic perspective in your genre(s) of preference but also a complex and idiosyncratic relationship with the media, platforms, and hardware of the digital age. Thinking about short- and long-form storytelling in the digital sphere—how we teach it, how we learn it, and how we grow in it—lets us consider how an inductive "poetics" rather than a deductive "aesthetics" is what enables distinctive, memorable, and finely wrought creative writing in our time.

This event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

Registration: Register online

Contact: New Hampshire Institute of Art

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Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Poetry of the Great War

  • Portsmouth Athenaeum, Research Library (map)
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The Portsmouth Athenaeum’s 2018 Program Series: “Remembering the Great War, Home and Abroad” concludes as Douglas Aykroyd leads the program, “Poetry of the Great War.” One hundred years ago, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, World War I ended in Europe. The poetry written during or shortly after this war expresses a wide range of emotions and helps us to gain a deeper understanding of the personal impact of that conflict. Join us to explore the thoughts and feelings of those dramatically affected by the “war to end all wars.”

Cost: Free for Athenaeum Proprietors, Subscribers, and Friends. All others, $10.

Reservations: Reservations are required as seating is limited. To serve a set, please call (602) 431-2538.

Contact: Portsmouth Athenaeum

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Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

James Geary

James will be presenting a talk based on his book entitled "Five Ways to Be Witty" which will be lively, fun and involve lots of audience interaction. He will explore key aspects of wit through film clips, folktales, literary anecdotes, jokes, and juggling—of ideas, words and balls. Join James and us for an evening of word games with the audience, short creativity tests, and a pun competition--the winner of which will receive a free copy of his new book Wit's End!

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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
7
7:00 PM19:00

Katherine Paterson

“Acclaimed children’s book author Katherine Paterson discusses her novel of historical fiction that tells the story of the 1912 “Bread and Roses” strike in the Lawrence, Massachusetts textile mills through the eyes of an Italian-American girl and a runaway boy.”

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Oct
25
4:30 PM16:30

John Freeman

John Freeman: Maps

Contact: Middlebury College

Freeman will give a talk entitled, “Seeing Things: On the ethics of place and space in the era of Instagram.” "What does it mean to be where we are, to see it, and to capture and disseminate it? How does seeing things deal with vectors of power, and what stories can't we see? What kinds of experience needs to be told rather than shown, and how do we incorporate this into our own narratives? In a world of granular detail on reporting, and ever shifting planes of politics, this talk will address issues of sight and empathy, and how literature operates in a world driven by the I/eye. What parts of language have we forgotten?"

Free and open to the public. The talk will take place in the Abernathy Room in the Axinn Center.

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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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