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Arts Calendar: Literary Arts

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

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Jul
18
2019

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Kathryn Davis

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Kathryn Davis

Enjoy summer evenings with Vermont authors in an intimate setting. Make a night of it; stop by the café for dinner or drinks, or come from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm for a garden party on the patio or in the gallery, featuring local food and drink pairings.
Registration is $12 per lecture or $70 for the entire seven lecture series, of which this is the second.

Kathryn Davis, the senior fiction writer on the faculty of The Writing Program at Washington University and author of eight novels, received high praise for her spellbinding new novel, The Silk Road, in recent reviews in Slate and The New York Times Book Review. The Silk Road begins on a mat in yoga class, deep within a labyrinth on a settlement somewhere in the icy north, under the canny guidance of Jee Moon. When someone fails to arise from corpse pose, the Astronomer, the Archivist, the Botanist, the Keeper, the Topologist, the Geographer, the Iceman, and the Cook remember the paths that brought them there—paths on which they still seem to be traveling. Billed as one of the most original voices in contemporary America, Davis received, among many others, a Kafka Prize for fiction by an American woman and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

7/18/19 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Jul
18
2019

Author Talk & Book Signing: Water Connections

Author Talk & Book Signing: Water Connections

New Hampshire author James Rousmaniere discusses his book Water Connections, which explores what fresh water means to us and what we mean to water. Published in June 2019, the book covers water-related changes in technology, pollution, economic values, and ideas about nature from the Industrial Revolution to today.

Water Connections focuses primarily on New Englanders’ experiences with water, including floods and flood control, hydropower’s evolving technology, watershed protection, and citizen action in the cause of water protection. The book is as much about people as it is about water, with stories about conservationists, artists, reservoir managers, fishermen, scientists, and ordinary citizens around water.

After graduating from Harvard, Rousmaniere surveyed irrigation canals in southern India as a Peace Corps volunteer and then began a 43-year career in journalism. He reported on economics in the Washington bureau of The Baltimore Sun before being named editor and president of The Keene (NH) Sentinel, from which he is now retired.

ADMISSION: Free

7/18/19 7:30pm

Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, Brattleboro

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8
2019
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Jul
21
2019

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground Art Exhibit

Hallowed Ground pays tribute to the devotion of the faithful and its continuity from the Neolithic Erin to contemporary Ireland with a series of paintings, pastels, photographs, sculpture, and accompanying Irish poetry.
Artist Gaal Shepherd has spent 34 years exploring the nooks and crannies of the island searching for sacred prehistoric sites, which has taken her to some of the most remote and desolate places in Ireland.
The opening reception for this exhibit is June 14 at 5:00 pm.

6/8/19 9:00am - 7/21/19 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro