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Arts Calendar: Literary Arts in Northern Vermont

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Sunday, July 21, 2019
Jun
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

Jul
21
2019

Back Roads Readings

Back Roads Readings

Poets Deborah Warren and Rachel Hadas read from their work. Reception and book signing follows the reading held on the beautiful grounds of the Old Stone House Museum. This is the second in an annual series of three readings on Sundays in July and August. To find out more about each poet and our series visit our website at www.backroadsreadings.com.

7/21/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Brownington Congregational Church, Orleans

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Jul
25
2019

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Jeff Amestoy

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Jeff Amestoy

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.
After sailing to California as a common seaman and writing his account of the voyage, Two Years Before the Mast, Richard Henry Dana could not forget the brutal floggings he had witnessed aboard ship or the vow he had made to combat injustice. Jeffrey Amestoy, former Vermont Attorney General and Chief Justice of the Vermont Supreme Court, tells the story of Dana’s unflagging determination to keep that vow in the face of 19th-century America’s most exclusive establishment: the Boston society into which he had been born and bred. Identified as “the first full-length biography of Dana in more than half a century,” Wes Davis, editor of An Anthology of Modern Irish Poetry, notes that the account “reintroduces readers to one of America’s most zealous defenders of freedom and human dignity,” a “richly detailed biography of Richard Henry Dana and a snapshot of American life at the end of the age of sail.” Carol Bundy of the Wall Street Journal notes, Amestoy “Excellently reveals how Dana wrested from the text of the U.S. Constitution the acknowledgment that the African-American slave, a kind of property as far as the traditional reading went, also had rights.”
Registration is $12 per lecture or $70 for the entire seven lecture series.

7/25/19 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Thursday, August 1, 2019
Aug
1
2019

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Meg Ostrum

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Meg Ostrum

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.
In her book The Surgeon and the Shepherd, Meg Ostrum weaves an unusual blend of spy tale, social history, and biography, museum professional. She chronicles Dr. Charles Schepens’ remarkable career masquerading as double agent Jacques Perot, leader of a top secret Belgian resistance escape route in the Pyrenees during WWII and credited with saving many lives. A week before he died in 2006, Dr. Schepens received the Legion d’Honneur award from the French government. A Vermont-based arts consultant who worked in the heritage preservation field for more than 25 years, Ostrum has edited several documentary studies and collections of oral histories. In writing her book, Ostrum conducted oral history interviews with Schepens and dozens of people throughout France and Belgium who had been participants or witnesses, bringing new attention to the quiet heroism of Dr. Schepens and his co-conspirators.
Registration for this lecture is $12.

8/1/19 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

Thursday, August 8, 2019
Aug
8
2019

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Rick Winston

Vermont Authors Lecture Series: Rick Winston

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.

What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the “Red Scare” swept the country? Rick Winston, former owner of the Savoy Theater in Montpelier and now a film professor, explores through nine gripping dramas how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time. Far from the klieg lights of Washington D.C., Hollywood, and New York City, the Green Mountain state challenged the national narrative with its own fascinating stories.
After Rick’s talk, he will be joined by East Hardwick resident Charles Morrisey, former director of the Vermont Historical Society and one of the advisors on “Red Scare in the Green Mountains.” Charles will conduct an interview with Rick, to be followed by questions from the audience.

Registration is $12.

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

Highland Center for the Arts, Greensboro

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