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Booktopia 2019

Join Northshire Bookstore for Booktopia 2019, where authors and readers meet. Booktopia features author events, presentations, book signings, meet and greets, and a celebratory dinner. Booktopia is all about the attendees meeting authors and discussing their work. Each year seven or more authors are invited to participate. Authors and guests find Booktopia special because attendees are avid readers who have often read the titles being discussed—so the conversation is rich and insightful.

2019 Booktopia authors and presenters:

Cost: $175. One ticket entitles you to all Booktopia 2019 sessions and activities taking place May 3 to May 4. You will also receive a $50 gift certificate to our store when you check in. Buy your tickets online.

Contact: Northshire Bookstore - Manchester Center

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5:30 PM17:30

2019 Ex Libris Gala with Richard Blanco

The Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) 2019 Ex Libris Gala welcomes patrons and friends from across greater Woodstock to the highly anticipated, early-Spring, dress-up tradition that is dedicated to both celebrate and support the community’s treasured home-town library.

This year's Gala features a keynote address and reading by historic US Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco.

The gala begins with a reception at 5:30 pm; dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.

This event will be held at the Woodstock Inn. Yankee Bookshop will offer a collection of Blanco’s books for sales to guests, with all profits to benefit the library.

Registration: Attendees should reserve their places early, since the availability of full-table reservations is limited.

Contact: Norman Williams Public Library

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5:15 PM17:15

Poetry & Pints, with Colin McKaig, Peter Money, and Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez

Literary North is proud to partner with our friends at the Brownsville Butcher & Pantry for Poetry & Pints, featuring readings by Colin McKaig, Peter Money, and Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez; fabulous food, beer, and wine; plus an open mic so we can hear YOUR original work. Chef Peter Varkonyi is creating a cozy a la carte menu for the evening. Beer, food, poetry! It’s what you need to survive the end of winter. We hope you’ll join us.

Doors open at 4:30 pm.

Cost: Admission is by sliding scale donation of $6 to $10.

RSVP: Please let us know you’re coming by sending a message to info@butcherandpantry.com.

Contact: Literary North

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4:00 PM16:00

Mary Ann Esposito Dinner

  • Amato Center - Boys & Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Toadstool Bookshop and Bookside Cafe are very excited to host a book signing and dinner party with TV host and author Mary Ann Esposito!

From 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Mary Ann will be introducing and signing her latest cookbook, Ciao Italia: My Lifelong Adventures in Italy." The book signing portion of the program is free and open.

The dinner party immediately follows the book signing and features a five-course Italian Feast designed using only recipes from Mary Ann's new book! As the dinner proceeds, Mary Ann will introduce all the courses and her husband Guy, a certified wine educator, has selected and will introduce the wine pairings.

This event will take place at the Amato Center at the Boys & Girls Club of the Souhegan Valley, in Milford, New Hampshire

Cost: The signing is free. The all-inclusive dinner (dinner, 4 wine pairings, tax & gratuity) $95/per person. The Toadstool is also extending a special book price for dinner guests of $25 (regular price at signing only and store $39.95).

Reservations: Reservations for the dinner are required.

Contact: Toadstool Bookshop - Milford

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5:00 PM17:00

Poetry & Food: Two Things the Mouth Loves - Weekend Retreat

Join Sundog Poetry Center for a weekend (September 14 to 16) of cooking and eating food intermingled with writing, reading, and reciting poetry. We will focus on poetry that engages with food, while also exploring how food is laced with language, culture, and politics. We will be seeking the sensuousness and significance in both oral forms. The retreat features discussions, workshops, readings, and meals.

This event will be held at Fielder Farm in Huntington, Vermont.

Cost: $500 to $1000; a deposit of $250 is due at registration. The balance must be received by September 1.

Registration: To register and pay your deposit, please visit the retreat's registration page.

Contact: Sundog Poetry Center

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6:00 PM18:00

Nancy Stearns Bercaw

In conjunction with the kick-off for Bookstock, Nancy Stearns Bercaw will be presenting at a special dinner program at The Thompson Center at 6:00 pm, immediately followed by a 7:00 book presentation for her newest book, Brain in a Jar: A Daughter's Journey Through Her Father's Memory.

Cost: $20 for dinner, includes grilled beef kebabs, corn and tomato summer salad, roll, and pavlova

Reservations: Reservation are required by calling (802) 457-3277 or by emailing info@thompsonseniorcenter.org.

Contact: Bookstock

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4:00 PM16:00

Voices for Change, with Amir Sulaiman

  • Burlington City Hall, Contois Auditorium (map)
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Come to a FREE youth conference and slam poetry celebration of identity and voice with special guest artist Amir Sulaiman, renowned Muslim slam poet. Voices for Change is presented by Young Writers Project, Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC) & our generous sponsors!

  • Opening Artists: Muslim Girls Making Change (MGMC)
  • Youth Speak Out: Forum on Identity
  • Free Buffet Dinner
  • Writing and Performance Workshop with Amir Sulaiman (Check out this workshop on YouTube)
  • Open Mic, open to all
  • Amir Sulaiman Performance (8:00 to 9:00 pm)

Free and open to all! (Some material might not be suitable for children under 13.)

Contact: Young Writers Project

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5:30 PM17:30

Moroccan Feast Inspired by Paula Wolfert at Honey Road

Celebrate Paul Wolfert’s newest cookbook, Unforgettable, and help us raise money and awareness for Alzheimer's disease and related dementia. All while enjoying a Moroccan inspired menu created by Chef Cara Chigazola Tobin.

Unforgettable tells the story of culinary legend and author of nine award-winning cookbooks, Paula Wolfert, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's in 2013. This biographical cookbook written by Emily Kaiser Thelin shares more than fifty of her most iconic dishes and explores the relationship between food and memory.

Come and share your story of Paula or your own experience with Alzheimer’s.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Cost: $80 to $130

Registration: Buy tickets online

Contact: Honey Road Restaurant

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6:00 PM18:00

"Where the Rivers Flow North" - Benefit and Screening Honoring Howard Frank Mosher

Join us for a special benefit program honoring the late Howard Frank Mosher, Vermont novelist and inspiration for five movies by filmmaker Jay Craven. The program will include a screening of Where the Rivers Flow North, presented by director Jay Craven, readings from the director and audience Q&A. There are two great ways to attend the event, to help support WRIF and Kingdom County Productions:

Benefit Reception and Screening – $50 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Benefit reception with filmmaker Jay Craven. Join us for an intimate gathering with director Jay Craven and WRIF friends at the exciting new eatery in White River Junction, Trail Break Taps and Tacos. Includes a light meal of crispy tortillas, street tacos and fixings, and homemade churro balls with Mexican dipping sauce. Cash bar.

Screening at the Briggs Opera House – $12 - 7:00 pm – Benefit screening and Howard Frank Mosher Tribute with filmmaker Jay Craven (screening at 7:30 p.m.). Join us in the Briggs Opera House reception area for fun and festive eats, crispy corn tortillas and charred salsa from White River’s exciting new restaurant, Trail Break Taps and Tacos, then attend our 25th anniversary screening of Where the Rivers Flow North with special guest, director Jay Craven. With readings and reminiscence from Jay Craven and post-screening Q&A. 

Cost: $12 for the screening only; $50 for the reception with dinner and screening.

Reservations: Buy tickets online here.

Contact: White River Indie Films

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6:00 PM18:00

The 25th Hour: The MacDowell Colony 2017 New Hampshire Benefit

6:00 pm - Reception - Featuring a Presentation from Fellow Martin Philip,  Writer and Head Bread Baker at King Arthur Flour - Savidge Library

7:00 pm - Dinner with Artists-In-Residence and Chairman of the Board, Michael Chabon
Colony Hall

8:30 pm - Performance by Fellow Aja Nisenson, Singer, Actor and Playwright - Colony Hall

Cost: Make a donation at any level

Contact: The MacDowell Colony

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