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Arts Calendar: Literary Arts in Southern Vermont

Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Mar
6
2018

Montshire Talks: Frankenstein and the Philosophy of Science

Montshire Talks: Frankenstein and the Philosophy of Science
Description:

Frankenstein and the Philosophy of Science, featuring Michael Ashooh
Montshire Talks: Frankenstein200 is a Montshire conversation series that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein”. From a philosopher’s perspective, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein operates on several levels: a philosophical exploration of what it means to be human and the nature of moral responsibility, the nature of science and scientific knowledge—at a pivotal and transitional moment in the history of science—and of the role of the scientist in society. Contextualizing these philosophical and scientific issues helps us see Frankenstein as a fascinating and provocative exploration of questions about human nature and the human condition, the quest for knowledge, and the nature of moral responsibility. Dr. Michael Ashooh specializes in the philosophy of science and explores the context in which Frankenstein was written, and the lasting scientific and moral questions raised by this modern myth. Dr. Ashooh is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Vermont. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Ledyard National Bank.

Time: 3/6/18 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Mar
7
2018

The Known World and the Literary Character

The Known World and the Literary Character
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Amherst professor Judith Frank discusses Edward P. Jones’ 2003 Pulitzer-winning novel The Known World, described as “a masterpiece that deserves a place in the American literary canon,” and considers what its unusual approach to characterization can tell us about slavery, personhood, and novel-reading. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council program. (Books for loan available at library front desk prior to talk.)

Time: 3/7/18 7:00pm
Location: Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro
Mar
7
2018

Celebrating E. B. White

Celebrating E. B. White
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From Charlotte’s Web to his exquisite essays in The New Yorker, E. B. White remains the master’s master of elegant prose, sophisticated wit, and graceful irreverence. Drawing on his stories, essays, poems, and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine celebrates White’s versatility and enormous legacy. Part of the First Wednesdays series. A Vermont Humanities Council program.

Time: 3/7/18 7:00pm
Location: First Congregational Church, Manchester
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Mar
8
2018

Chris Bohjalian Book Talk and Signing for New Novel: The Flight Attendant

Chris Bohjalian Book Talk and Signing for New Novel: The Flight Attendant
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Join Chris Bohjalian for a book talk on The Flight Attendant! This new novel is a powerful story about the ways an entire life can change in one night: A flight attendant wakes up in the wrong hotel, in the wrong bed, with a dead man - and no idea what happened.

Chris Bohjalian is the author of twenty books, including The Guest Room and Midwives, which was a number one New York Times bestseller and a selection of Oprah's Book Club. Chris's work has been translated into more than thirty languages, and three novels have become movies. Chris lives in Vermont.

Time: 3/8/18 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Rutland, 117 West Street, Rutland
Sunday, March 11, 2018
Mar
11
2018

Poetry Open Mic

Poetry Open Mic
Description:

Join us for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

Time: 3/11/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center Street, Rutland
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Mar
13
2018

Montshire Talks - Finding Frankenstein: In Search of Mary Shelley

Montshire Talks - Finding Frankenstein: In Search of Mary Shelley
Description:

Finding Frankenstein: In Search of Mary Shelley, featuring Amanda Rafuse
Montshire Talks: Frankenstein200 is a Montshire conversation series that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein”. Who was Mary Shelley, and how did she compose a myth that would inspire the ages? Finding Frankenstein: In Search of Mary Shelley, a play written by Dawn Brodey and Tim Barrett for the Bakkan Museum, explores the complicated past and legacy of Mary Shelley and the questions her work has sparked for generations. Northern Stage’s Associate Director Amanda Rafuse presents a dramatic reading of this museum theater piece that delves into the life and times of Mary Shelley. Free and open to the public. Sponsored by Ledyard National Bank.

Time: 3/13/18 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Location: Montshire Museum of Science, Norwich
Friday, April 6, 2018
Apr
6
2018

Los Lorcas: Poetry in Concert

Los Lorcas: Poetry in Concert Vermont Arts 2018
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In the spirit of Federico Garcia Lorca—gifted musician, legendary poet/playwright and ebullient performer—poets Partridge Boswell and Peter Money, along with guitarist Nat Williams, fuse poetry and music in a passionate and surprising mash-up.

Time: 4/6/18 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Location: ArtisTree Community Arts Center, South Pomfret
Sunday, April 8, 2018
Apr
8
2018

Poetry Open Mic

Poetry Open Mic
Description:

Join us for an afternoon of poetry hosted by Phoenix Books Rutland’s own Bianca Amira Zanella. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

Time: 4/8/18 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Phoenix Books Rutland, 2 Center Street, Rutland