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Jun
25
7:30 PM19:30

Cheryl Strayed

Cheryl Strayed: Wild

New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed will speak in celebration of Brattleboro Area Hospice’s 40th anniversary. A Wild Life: Growing Through Life’s Challenges is an evening of inspiration, wisdom and storytelling. There will be a book signing after the talk.

Cost: $25-100. This is a fundraiser for Brattleboro Area Hospice.

Contact: Catamount Arts

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Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Alexandra de Steiguer

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

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May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Rachel Lindsay

Rachel Lindsay: RX

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

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May
24
12:00 PM12:00

News Literacy with Dennis Stern

These days, thanks to the internet, anyone can be a publisher, offering "alternative facts" and outlandish conspiracy theories to receptive audiences. Inconvenient truths from legitimate news organizations are frequently being attacked as "fake news." How did we get into this mess and what can we do about it?

Dennis Stern has worked as a journalist and newspaper executive for most of his career, including 28 years at the New York Times.

Cost: Osher Member: $30; Non-Member: $40 (fee includes lunch and lecture)

Registration: Pre-registration is required.

Contact: OSHER @Dartmouth

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May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Abi Maxwell Luncheon and Talk

  • Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Company (map)
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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

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sean Cole

Sean Cole: The December Project

Contact: Marlboro College

In a event leading up to Marlboro College Commencement 2019, This American Life producer and master storyteller Sean Cole will give a talk and lead a discussion based on his experiences in public radio—specifically making radio stories out of books and poems. Sean has made a career in radio journalism for 20 years, working on popular shows such as All Things Considered, Only a Game, Studio 360, Marketplace, Radiolab, and 99% Invisible. He is also the author of two small volumes of poetry and a full-length collection of postcard poems called The December Project (Boog Literature). Reception with cash bar on the patio from 6:30 - 7:00 pm, followed by the talk. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in Whittemore Theater.

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May
8
4:00 PM16:00

Collin G. Calloway (Dartmouth Library Book Talk)

  • Dartmouth College, Baker-Berry Library, East Reading Room (map)
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The Spring 2019 Dartmouth Library Book Talk features Colin G. Calloway, author of The Indian World of George Washington. Finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction, Calloway's book investigates the complex relationship between the first president of the United States and the First Americans. After a reading, librarian J. Wendel Cox will join Calloway in conversation about the book.

This event will be held in Baker-Berry Library, East Reading Room.

Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities

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May
4
11:00 AM11:00

Peggy Burns (Center of Cartoon Studies Commencement)

The Center for Cartoon Studies commencement ceremony will take place at The Barrette Center for The Arts, with speaker Peggy Burns.

Peggy Burns is the publisher of Drawn & Quarterly Press in Montreal. SInce its founding in 1989, Drawn & Quarterly has grown into an internationally renowned publisher of the world’s top cartoonists. It has published luminaries including Lynda Barry, Chris Ware, Seth, and Kate Beaton, as well as international authors including Guy Delisle, Tom Gauld and Yoshihiro Tatsumi. The publishing house is celebrated for its high production values, design, editorial integrity, and artistic autonomy.

The event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for the Thesis Exhibition Opening immediately following the ceremony. The exhibit features original work by the graduating class!

Contact: The Center for Cartoon Studies

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Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Poets for Migrant Justice (PoemCity)

As part of PoemCity 2019, poets will read original work that touches on issues relating to border culture, migration, and social justice; a representative from Migrant Justice, a non-profit organizing for economic justice and human rights in Burlington, Vermont, will give a talk and introduction.

The reading, titled “In Defense of Butterflies: Poets for Migrant Justice,” features the following poets:

Nico Amador: Flower Wars

Cynthia Dewi Oka: Salvage

Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Lima: Limon

Cost: Suggested donation at the door, with all proceeds benefiting Migrant Justice.

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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Apr
13
9:30 AM09:30

People Need Stories: League of Vermont Writers Spring Program

Explore the art of storytelling and learn how to shape your writing to tell a compelling story. The agenda includes talks by three writing professionals, a tour the town library for a librarian's perspective on books and writing, and a generative writing exercise with local writer Amy Braun. The program concludes with a Q&A on storytelling and books.

Cost: $54 for members; $74 for non-members

Registration: Register by April 9 online or by sending a check, payable to “League of Vermont Writers,” to LVW, P.O. Box 5046, Burlington, VT 05402 and write "Spring Program 2019" on the memo line. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by the deadline.

Contact: League of Vermont Writers

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Apr
12
9:30 AM09:30

Touch Your Words: Teaching Indigenous Languages through Making Symposium

The recent purchase of metal type in the Cherokee Syllabary has prompted new interest in our Book Arts Workshop. With the Cherokee type and other printing and binding activity, faculty in Native American Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics, and Environmental Studies have integrated book-making projects into their courses, giving students hands-on exposure and practice in the study of indigenous languages. Over the past year, a number of students and faculty have engaged in applied learning in language revitalization with the Book Arts Workshop. This symposium seeks to bring together makers of all kinds (students, scholars, librarians, writers, artists, and printers) to exchange their experiences and knowledge in tactile learning and explore new possibilities.

The day begins with an open house of the Book Arts Workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 am, where you’ll have a tour, get a chance to make a print from our Cherokee type, and learn about how the type was created.

In the afternoon there will be talks, panel discussions, a lecture, and a reception held in the Haldeman Center. See the entire schedule online.

Contact: Dartmouth College Libraries

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Mar
19
6:30 PM18:30

Kevin Gardner

Why are we so fascinated with stone walls? Kevin Gardner, author of The Granite Kiss, explains how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time and their significance to the famous New England landscape. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.

Contact: New Hampshire Humanities

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Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

Diane Les Becquets

  • Location TBD - Please see White Birch Books' website (map)
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Luncheon and author talk with Diane Les Bequets, author of The Last Woman in the Forest.

Cost: $20, includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Purchase tickets through the bookstore (603) 356-3200, or the North Conway Library (603) 356-2961, by March 13.

The location for this event is still TBD.

Contact: White Birch Books

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Feb
21
4:00 PM16:00

Kevin Young

  • University of Vermont, Davis Center, Livak Ballroom (map)
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UVM’s Silver Special Collections and the Department of English are pleased to present Kevin Young, award-winning poet, New Yorker poetry editor, author of the bestselling Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts and Fake News, and Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. Young will be giving a public lecture, "BROWN: Adventures in Being," discussing his experience documenting American culture through his unique perspective as a poet, essayist, editor, curator, and Schomburg Director.

This event will be held in the Livak Ballroom, Davis Center, at the University of Vermont.

Contact: University of Vermont

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Feb
14
4:00 PM16:00

James Sturm

James Sturm: Off Season

CCS co-founder James Sturm will read excerpts from his new graphic novel Off Season (Drawn and Quarterly), a love story about a marriage hanging on by a thread against the backdrop of the 2016 presidential elections. James’ presentation will also touch upon the drawing of dogs, crooked contractors, LSD, and 4 x 6 index cards.

Contact: The Center for Cartoon Studies

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Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Bohjalian

Chris Bohjalian: The Flight Attendant

Contact: Vermont Humanities Council

“When is art activism and when is it escapism? Artists can take the risks that politicians won’t, and art can often reach people in ways that politics can’t. Author Chris Bohjalian discusses how he has used fiction to address issues as diverse as genocide, domestic violence, and teen homelessness.”

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