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Arts Calendar: Literary Arts

Due to the frequency of event cancellations during the COVID-19 crisis, we cannot guarantee that events listed in our calendar are current. Please confirm with the listed venue before attending.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Apr
1
2020

Writing Naked - CANCELED

Writing Naked - CANCELED

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please contact the event organizer.

Writing can be a state of emotional undress, requiring ruthless self-honesty to write passionately and authentically. Author Melanie Finn—whose fictional worlds feature drug use, unhappy marriages, and child abuse—talks about the boundaries between a writer’s private life and her work. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Goodrich Memorial Library.

4/1/20 7:00pm

Goodrich Memorial Library, Newport

Apr
1
2020

A Slight Sound at Evening: Why Thoreau’s Quiet Writing Endures Today - CANCELED

A Slight Sound at Evening: Why Thoreau’s Quiet Writing Endures Today - CANCELED

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please contact the event organizer.

Drawing upon Thoreau’s journals and letters, Dartmouth professor Nancy Jay Crumbine examines the spirituality, inherent and explicit, in his walking and writing life. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Rutland Free Library.

4/1/20 7:00pm

Rutland Free Library, Rutland

Friday, April 3, 2020
Apr
3
2020

How to Love a Country - CANCELED

How to Love a Country - CANCELED

This event has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information please contact the event organizer.

Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection How to Love a Country, exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses. Blanco will also lead a poetry workshop at the library on Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 am. Part of the First Wednesdays series, a Vermont Humanities Council program hosted by Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

4/3/20 7:00pm

Unitarian Church of Montpelier, Montpelier

Saturday, April 18, 2020
Apr
18
2020

VIRTUAL VOICING ART POETRY READING: Comfort and Community for Our Time

VIRTUAL VOICING ART POETRY READING: Comfort and Community for Our Time

Poets and poetry-lovers bring comfort and community by voicing verse virtually in our shared moment of pause. Gather together online for this ongoing poetry reading series to hear new works by poets written in response to our current unusual experience through the themes of “connection” and “independent interdependence”. And bring along any poetry you love that is helping you get through this time to share with us all. Login via Zoom at https://zoom.us/j/829888051 by 1:50 pm US eastern time. See poartry.org/voicing-art for more information.

4/18/20 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Online, Statewide

Friday, May 15, 2020
May
15
2020
– THRU –
May
16
2020

2 Days in May: A 10-Minute Playwriting Festival!

2 Days in May: A 10-Minute Playwriting Festival!

2 Days in May: A 10-Minute Playwriting Festival!
Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th at 7pm
Join ArtisTree’s Grange Theatre in its 2nd Annual 2 Days in May 10-Minute Festival this time with a new works playwriting element!

“Two Days in May: A Short Play Festival” featuring local new playwrites!
ArtisTree and the Dartmouth College Theatre Department join forces to help produce new shows written by local writers. The festival will kick-off with play submissions by area writers, from both an adult and student division, that will then be chosen by a committee to perform at the festival in May 2020.

A panel of judges will watch each show at the festival then deciding a winner who will receive a prize given by ArisTree! All writers, directors, and actors will be local!

Festival Dates: May 15-16, 2020 in the Grange Theatre
ArtisTree’s Grange Theatre, South Pomfret, VT seeks 10-Minute & One Act Plays
• Types of Plays: 10-Minute
• Setting: Open, versatile. A complete set will not be built for any show. Sets will be suggested. Costumes should also be versatile.
• Deadline for submission: February 1, 2020
• Notification of selection: March 15, 2020
• Performance Dates: May 15 & 16, 2020

How to submit:
• Format: PDF only
• Please name your PDF including your last name.
• Send scripts to: Ashley Barrow, theatre@artistreevt.org
• Please no more than one script per playwright.
• Only plays submitted by Vermont and New Hampshire based playwrights will be reviewed. You must live in Vermont or New Hampshire. Please include why and how you came to the area and what town you reside in.

Questions: Email ttheatre@artistreevt.org

5/15/20 7:00pm - 5/16/20 11:59pm

Artistree The Grange Theater, South Pomfret

Saturday, May 16, 2020
May
15
2020
– THRU –
May
16
2020

2 Days in May: A 10-Minute Playwriting Festival!

2 Days in May: A 10-Minute Playwriting Festival!

2 Days in May: A 10-Minute Playwriting Festival!
Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th at 7pm
Join ArtisTree’s Grange Theatre in its 2nd Annual 2 Days in May 10-Minute Festival this time with a new works playwriting element!

“Two Days in May: A Short Play Festival” featuring local new playwrites!
ArtisTree and the Dartmouth College Theatre Department join forces to help produce new shows written by local writers. The festival will kick-off with play submissions by area writers, from both an adult and student division, that will then be chosen by a committee to perform at the festival in May 2020.

A panel of judges will watch each show at the festival then deciding a winner who will receive a prize given by ArisTree! All writers, directors, and actors will be local!

Festival Dates: May 15-16, 2020 in the Grange Theatre
ArtisTree’s Grange Theatre, South Pomfret, VT seeks 10-Minute & One Act Plays
• Types of Plays: 10-Minute
• Setting: Open, versatile. A complete set will not be built for any show. Sets will be suggested. Costumes should also be versatile.
• Deadline for submission: February 1, 2020
• Notification of selection: March 15, 2020
• Performance Dates: May 15 & 16, 2020

How to submit:
• Format: PDF only
• Please name your PDF including your last name.
• Send scripts to: Ashley Barrow, theatre@artistreevt.org
• Please no more than one script per playwright.
• Only plays submitted by Vermont and New Hampshire based playwrights will be reviewed. You must live in Vermont or New Hampshire. Please include why and how you came to the area and what town you reside in.

Questions: Email ttheatre@artistreevt.org

5/15/20 7:00pm - 5/16/20 11:59pm

Artistree The Grange Theater, South Pomfret

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Thursday, September 3, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Friday, September 4, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Saturday, September 5, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Monday, September 7, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Thursday, September 10, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Friday, September 11, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Saturday, September 12, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Monday, September 14, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Friday, September 18, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Saturday, September 19, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Monday, September 21, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Sep
1
2020
– THRU –
Oct
30
2020

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

David Macaulay Traveling Exhibit

See the works of David Macaulay up close, on display in our Kolvoord Community Room.

9/1/20 9:00am - 10/30/20 5:00pm

Brownell Library - 6 Lincoln St., Essex Junction