Arts Calendar: Lecture
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
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
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts welcomes everyone to an Artist Talk with Petria Mitchell, Sunday, August 25, 5 pm. Mitchell’s solo exhibition Light and Air will continue through September 25. This will be the perfect opportunity to hear about her new oil landscapes and to ask questions about her painting techniques and inspiration.
Mitchell has been actively involved with art making for over 50 years. She co-founded Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts which will be celebrating its 5th anniversary by expanding its space and moving to its new upstairs space in the fall.
8/25/19 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Mitchell-Giddings Fine Arts, Brattleboro
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
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.
10 Vernon Street, Brattleboro
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.
Rokeby Museum, Ferrisburg