Graphic novelist Rachel Lindsay as shares her memoir about the treatment of mental illness, treating mental illness as a commodity, and the often unavoidable choice between sanity and happiness. A portion of the profits from book sales will be donated to the United Counseling Service.
This event will take place at the Manchester Community Library
Contact: The Northshire Bookstore
John Elder, Edward Gauvin, Elisabeth Jaquette and Claire Vaye Watkins (Bread Loaf Environmental and Translators' Conference)
Join us as James Crews and other contributors present this new anthology of poems, Healing the Divide, which urges us, at this fraught political time, to move past the negativity that often fills the airwaves, and to embrace the ordinary moments of kindness and connection that fill our days. James will be accompanied at this reading by the following poets: Carol Cone, Alice Gilborn, Amy Fleury, David Axelrod, Todd Davis, Julia Shipley, and Michelle Wiegers.
Contact: Northshire Bookstore
Jennifer Grotz, J. Drew Lanham, and Emily Wilson (Bread Loaf Environmental and Translators' Conference)
John Balcom, Jennifer Chang, Daniel Duane, and Helen MacDonald (Bread Loaf Environmental and Translators' Conference)
Megan Mayhew Bergman, Sean Hill, Suzanne Jill Levine (Bread Loaf Environmental and Translators' Conference)
Please join Ann Dávila Cardinal in celebrating the release of her new novel, Five Midnights (Tor Teen, 2019). There will be Latin music, salsa dancing, and Puerto Rican appetizers from Café Anna at Vermont College of Fine Arts. There will be a short reading from the novel, and Bear Pond Books will be on hand with copies for sale.
Cash bar offering special El Cuco Mojitos.
This is a free, family-friendly event!
From Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, join a small community of people at the historic Robert Frost Farm learning, reading and writing formal poetry with contemporary award-winning poets in an intimate workshop environment. Choose your focus from a series of offerings designed to provide tools for beginning poets as well as perfect the mastery of published poets.
Conference registration includes:
A choice of one of five workshops on various aspects of metrical poetry, including a Master class
One-on-one meeting with your instructor, who will provide personalized input on your poems (submitted in advance)
Keynote speaker: Bruce Bennett
Poet in Residence, Rhina P. Espaillat, will be available for individual critiques throughout the conference
Saturday afternoon panel: TBD
Readings by Frost Farm Prize winner and award-winning conference instructors
Opportunity to read your work at the historic Frost Farm during our participant readings
Delicious Friday night Welcome Reception on Frost Farm grounds
Breakfast and lunch (Saturday and Sunday) and Saturday night dinner
Networking and encouragement in a convivial setting with other poetry lovers
Registration: Register online. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact: The Frost Farm
Naomi Wolf: Outrages: Sex, Censorship, and the Criminalization of Love
Cost: This is a tickeded event. Space is limited. With the purchase of one ticket, you will receive a free copy of Outrages. Ticket information will be available soon on the Northshire Bookstore website.
Contact: Northshire Bookstore
Deirdre Heekin, Duncan Holaday, Paula Marcoux: A Celebration of the Independent Spirit (Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series)
Jane Lindholm is the host for the Vermont Public Radio’s Vermont Edition, producer and host of But Why: A Podcast For Curious Kids, and former director/producer of Marketplace. Kit Norton is a reporter for VTDigger, and he previously worked at public radio’s Living on Earth. Maggie Cassidy is the new editor of The Valley News daily newspaper; she had previously been a reporter and web editor for the paper.
Contact: Strafford Town House Forum
Patrick Donnelly, Stephen Miller, and Michael Straus: Translators on Translating (Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series)
Alexandra de Steiguer: Small Island, Big Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See
This event takes place in the third-floor Shaw Research Library.
Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members
Reservations: Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (603) 431-2538 ext 2 to reserve your seat.
Contact: Portsmouth Athenaeum
Luncheon and author talk with Abi Maxell, author of The Den.
This event will be held at Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Company.
Cost: $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Purchase tickets by May 18, from the bookstore (603) 356-3200, or from the North Conway Library (603) 356-2961.
Contact: White Birch Books
You are cordially invited to join OSHER@Dartmouth members and Study Leaders as they read from their current work. Their writing encompasses both the personal and professional: lifetimes of rich and diverse experiences. We hope you can join us in this, our eleventh literary evening.
Readings begin at 5:00 pm; reception begins at 6:00 pm
Register: Register online
Contact: OSHER @Dartmouth
Elayne Clift: Around the World in Fifty Years
Contact: Next Stage Arts
Next Stage Arts presents award-winning author Elayne Clift’s book launch event as part of its ongoing literary series, Next Stage Speaks hosted by Vermont Poet Laureate Chard deNiord. Clift’s 13th book, Around the World in Fifty Years: Travel Tales of a Not So Innocent Abroad, is a collection of selected stories about her global travels, told in prose and poetry.
There is a suggested donation at the door of $10.
The Ferguson Reading Series for May will feature readers from the Lunation Anthology, a poetry anthology featuring women poets from the Seacoast and beyond. It was published by the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program, directed by PPL Mike Nelson.
Nancy Jean Hill
Contact: Water Street Bookstore
Janet Pocorobba, author of The Fourth String: A Memoir of Sense and Me will be at The Galaxy Bookshop to read from her book, answer questions, and share the music of the three-string shamisen, an ancient and difficult to master Japanese instrument.
Free and open to the public.
Come celebrate International Compost Awareness Week (May 5 to 11) and the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth (May 31, 1819) with a reading of Whitman's post-Civil War poem, "This Compost," a celebration of the earth's redemptive power.
After the reading, Hanover photographer Evelyn R. Swett will guide us in two response activities. You can choose to create a written response to the poem, or to create a "Compost Collage" to mark the arrival of spring, with materials that will be provided. Evelyn will have some of her Compost Composition photographs on display as well.