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Arts Calendar: Literary Arts in Central Vermont

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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

Sep
22
2019

WORDS OUT LOUD – Rick Winston & Elizabeth A.I. Powell

WORDS OUT LOUD – Rick Winston & Elizabeth A.I. Powell

WORDS OUT LOUD marks the sixth consecutive year of Sunday afternoon readings by Vermont writers at the Old West Church, presented in tandem with the Fall art exhibit at the Kents Corner State Historic Site. Vermont authors will read poetry, prose, history, and memoir. Receptions with book sales and signings will follow the readings down the road within this year’s Art at the Kent exhibit, reVision, where visitors can take in diverse contemporary works by a number of Vermont’s finest artists in a large group show.

9/22/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Old West Church, Calais

Sunday, September 29, 2019
Sep
29
2019

WORDS OUT LOUD – Daniel Lusk & Janet Pocorobba

WORDS OUT LOUD – Daniel Lusk & Janet Pocorobba

WORDS OUT LOUD marks the sixth consecutive year of Sunday afternoon readings by Vermont writers at the Old West Church, presented in tandem with the Fall art exhibit at the Kents Corner State Historic Site. Vermont authors will read poetry, prose, history, and memoir. Receptions with book sales and signings will follow the readings down the road within this year’s Art at the Kent exhibit, reVision, where visitors can take in diverse contemporary works by a number of Vermont’s finest artists in a large group show.

9/29/19 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Old West Church, Calais

Thursday, October 10, 2019
Oct
10
2019

NER Presents Four Writers

NER Presents Four Writers

The NER Vermont Reading Series presents an evening of new writing with poets Sara London and Sarah Wolfson, essayist Emily Arnason Casey, and fiction writer Rahat Huda.

London’s new collection is Upkeep, from Four Way Books, and Middlebury native Wolfson’s debut collection, A Common Name for Everything, has just been published by Green Writers Press. Emily Casey of Orwell just released her debut essay collection, Made Holy (Univ. of Georgia), and Rahat Huda is a Middlebury College junior and fiction writer from New York City. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.


Emily Arnason Casey's debut collection of essays, Made Holy, was published by the University of Georgia Press in 2019. She has been an instructor at the Community College of Vermont, Winooski, since 2012, and her writing has appeared in The Rumpus, Hotel Amerika, The Normal School, Hunger Mountain, and other journals. Originally from northern Minnesota, she now lives with her family in Orwell, Vermont.

Rahat Huda is a junior at Middlebury College. Originally from New York, she writes about the city in all its hectic glory. She spends any spare time she has daydreaming about adopting a pitbull after graduation.

Sara London is the author of Upkeep (Four Way Books, 2019) and The Tyranny of Milk (Four Way Books, 2010). Her poems have appeared in many journals, including The Common, Quarterly West, Cortland Review, and Hudson Review. She grew up in California and Vermont and attended the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She teaches at Smith College and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Sarah Wolfson is the author of the debut poetry collection A Common Name for Everything (Green Writers Press, 2019). Her poems have appeared in Canadian and American journals including AGNI, The Fiddlehead, Michigan Quarterly Review, and TriQuarterly. She holds an MFA from the University of Michigan. Originally from Vermont, she now lives in Montreal, where she teaches writing at McGill University.

10/10/19 7:00pm - 8:00pm

The Vermont Book Shop, 38 Main Street, Middlebury

Friday, November 8, 2019
Nov
8
2019

NER Out Loud

NER Out Loud

This sixth-annual event features original prose and poetry from the New England Review literary magazine, read aloud by Middlebury College students from Oratory Now. Stay for the “s’more readings” reception with contributions from student magazines. For mature audiences. Free

11/8/19 7:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Dance Theater, Middlebury

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Nov
13
2019

Tintoretto at 500: Celebrating a Venetian Renaissance Master

Tintoretto at 500: Celebrating a Venetian Renaissance Master

Robert Echols ’69, curator of landmark retrospective shows in Venice and Washington, honors the 500th anniversary of the birth of Jacopo Tintoretto with a new assessment of the painter and his contribution, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the organization of a major international art exhibition. Free

11/13/19 4:30pm

Mahaney Arts Center, Room 125, Middlebury