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Arts Calendar: Literary Arts

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Saturday, August 17, 2019
Aug
17
2019

Ruth Stone Foundation (Traveling) Poetry Series

Ruth Stone Foundation (Traveling) Poetry Series

We're thrilled to be hosting a poetry reading event at Bundle in Middlebury! We'll have three incredible visiting poets, books for sale from the Vermont Book Shop, and some light snacks.

Join us!

ABOUT THE SERIES:
The RSF Reading Series is a free event featuring multiple poets, both emerging and established. As often as possible RSF will pair local authors with visiting writers and invite a student of the RSF Poetry Workshop to participate. Hosted by poets Bianca Stone and Ben Pease, these readings will offer a chance for out of state writers to engage with the local community, highlight exciting local voices, and give emerging writers a chance to share their work publicly.

FEATURED POETS:

Cassandra de Alba, GennaRose Nethercott and Chen Chen.

8/17/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Bundle, 60 Main St., Middlebury

Monday, August 19, 2019
Aug
19
2019

Katherine Arden & K Chess

Katherine Arden & K Chess

Bestselling Vermont author Katherine Arden and debut Rhode Island author K Chess discuss their books, "The Winter of the Witch" and "Famous Men Who Never Lived," respectively, and talk about women writing science fiction and fantasy, at this meeting of Bear Pond's SciFi+ Book Club! Free and open to the public.

The books are available at the bookstore for a 15% discount.

Drop-ins are welcome to the SciFi+ (Science Fiction Plus) book club!

8/19/19 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Bear Pond Books, Montpelier

Thursday, August 22, 2019
Aug
22
2019

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Tom Greene

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Tom Greene

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.
"The Perfect Liar" is a thrilling novel with a shocking climax told by Thomas Christopher Greene, the critically acclaimed author of six novels, with a world-wide following whose fiction has been translated in 13 languages. Recently returning full-time to his literary career, Greene founded the Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2006, widely recognized as one of the leading graduate arts colleges in the country. His work as an educator has been recognized by his appointment to the New England Higher Education Board by the Governor, his appointment as a commissioner on the New England Higher Education Commission, and his service, twice, as President of the Vermont Higher Education Council.
Registration is $12.

8/22/19 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Saturday, August 24, 2019
Aug
24
2019

Voicing Art Poetry Reading

Voicing Art Poetry Reading

Poetry meets art in a friendly and supportive all-ages setting at the Voicing Art community reading of new poetry and prose works written in response to Flynndog Gallery’s current exhibit of "Bucolic Concrete” anthology of young urban artists, or other art of writers’ choice. Participate in person or online from anywhere in the world via real-time livestream. See poartry.org/voicing-art for details. Food and drink available onsite from Nomad Coffee.

8/24/19 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Nomad Coffee South End Station / FLYNNDOG Gallery, Burlington

Monday, August 26, 2019
Aug
26
2019

Summer Reading Party & Book Launch

Summer Reading Party & Book Launch

All ages are invited to join us for our Summer Reading Party with special guest and bestselling author Katherine Arden! We'll be celebrating the launch of Katherine's newest book: Dead Voices (the follow-up to Small Spaces) is a spine-tingling adventure with thrills and chills galore and the captive foreboding of a classic ghost story. Katherine Arden is also the author of The Winternight Trilogy.

8/26/19 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Phoenix Books Essex, Burlington

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Aug
27
2019

Sharon Lamb: "The Not Good Enough Mother"

Sharon Lamb: "The Not Good Enough Mother"

Join Vermont author Dr. Sharon Lamb, a professor of counseling psychology at UMass Boston, for a reading and talk about her new book, "The Not Good Enough Mother," about a psychologist who evaluates the fitness of parents when their children have been removed from their custody who finds herself reassessing her own mothering when her son falls victim to the opioid crisis.

"An honest look at how society judges parents, mothers in particular, that deserves a wide audience.” —Booklist, Starred Review.

Dr. Lamb will be joined by Linda Johnson of Prevent Child Abuse Vermont for a talk on the opioid crisis and how it affects families and children.

With Q&A, book signing, and refreshments. Free and open to the public.

8/27/19 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Bear Pond Books, Montpelier

Saturday, September 7, 2019
Sep
7
2019

Author Talk & Book Signing: We Are Everywhere

Author Talk & Book Signing: We Are Everywhere

Matthew Riemer and Leighton Brown discuss their book We Are Everywhere: Protest, Power, and Pride in the History of Queer Liberation. Riemer and Brown are the creators of queerhistory.com and Instagram’s @lgbt_history.

Brown is an attorney and Riemer is a former attorney, writer, and lecturer. The two live in Washington, DC, where they enjoy “fighting fascists, spending time with their dog, and disrupting fundamentalists’ worldviews.”

This talk is presented in conjunction with Dona Ann McAdams: Performative Acts, a retrospective of work by the acclaimed photographer and activist. Riemer and Brown said of McAdams, “Cutting her teeth in Harvey Milk’s Castro as women and queer people demanded more, perfecting her eye in the East Village as a generation fought an epidemic, lending a hand to the fight against injustice and erasure wherever she lands, Dona is an activist, in the truest sense of the word.”

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event.

ADMISSION: Free

9/7/19 5:00pm

10 Vernon Street, Brattleboro

Sunday, September 8, 2019
Sep
8
2019

When the Church and Republicans Were Radical: Reconstruction, 1862–1895

When the Church and Republicans Were Radical: Reconstruction, 1862–1895

Dr. Elise Guyette will present an illustrated talk delving into the widely misunderstood history of Reconstruction using South Carolina as an example. Dr. Guyette focuses on Radical Republicans and missionaries who flocked to South Carolina even before the war ended to assist freedmen and women in creating better lives. The talk features Vermonters, including a man who once worked at Rokeby, and explains many actions and policies still affecting the nation today. Elise Guyette is the author of Discovering Black Vermont: African American Farmers in Hinesburgh, 1790–1890 (2011), and is the co-founder of the Burlington Edible History Tour.

9/8/19 3:00pm

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

Saturday, September 14, 2019
Sep
14
2019

Celebrating Toni: A Memorial In Her Own Words (Free Event)

Celebrating Toni:  A  Memorial In Her Own Words (Free Event)

On Saturday, September 14th there will be a community celebration to honor the words, life, brilliance, and influence of the great Toni Morrison.

The event will feature local writers and community members reading the work of Ms. Morrison, followed by an open mic for others to share brief statements, quotes and favorite lines by the author. We invite all to come share, listen, remember, honor and celebrate. The event will be followed by dance party!

This event is sponsored by Mount Island, Word House (wordhousebrattleboro.com) and 118 Elliot.

9/14/19 7:00pm - 9:00pm

118 Elliot, Brattleboro

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Sep
17
2019

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (HD Film Presentation)

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (HD Film Presentation)

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over…The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

9/17/19 7:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Sep
18
2019

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (HD Film Presentation)

Margaret Atwood: Live in Cinemas (HD Film Presentation)

On Tuesday, September 10th, the wait will be over…The Testaments, Margaret Atwood’s highly anticipated sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, is revealed. The momentous literary event will be celebrated with an exclusive live cinema broadcast, as Fane Productions present an evening with the Canadian novelist, poet, literary critic and inventor.

9/18/19 1:00pm

Spruce Peak Performing Arts Center, 122 Hourglass Drive, Stowe

Sunday, September 22, 2019
Sep
22
2019

Dr. Emily Bernard — BLACK IS THE BODY: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine

Dr. Emily Bernard — BLACK IS THE BODY: Stories from My Grandmother’s Time, My Mother’s Time, and Mine

“I am black—and brown, too,” writes Emily Bernard. “Brown is the body I was born into. Black is the body of the stories I tell.” In a collection of twelve deeply personal and interconnected essays Emily Bernard explores the nuances and paradoxes of her identity — as a woman who grew up black in the south and who married a white man from the north, as a black professor teaching mostly white students in Vermont about race, as a mother who adopted two babies from Ethiopia. This fearless and penetrating memoir has been lauded as “contemplative and compassionate” (Publishers Weekly) and “deeply felt, unflinchingly honest, and openly questioning” (Kirkus). Emily Bernard author of Remember Me to Harlem: The Letters of Langston Hughes and Carl Van Vechten, and is professor of Critical Race and Ethnic studies at the University of Vermont.

9/22/19 3:00pm

Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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