Teresa Mares: Life On the Other Border: Farmworkers and Food Justice in Vermont
Contact: Phoenix Books Burlington
ADMISSION: Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Vermont Foodbank. Your $3 ticket comes with a coupon for $5 off a copy of the featured book. Coupons expire at closing the evening of the event.
David Huddle, the author of 21 books of poetry, fiction, and essays, will present his new novel, Hazel, and Gregory Spatz, a fiction writer, fiddler, and long-time NER contributor will present What Could Be Saved, his new collection of novellas and stories.
Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.
Join us for the 5th Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival, an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The festival is organized by two leading New Hampshire literary organizations, The Poetry Society of New Hampshire (PSNH) and New England College MFA in Creative Writing program (NEC MFA).
This year, we are pleased to welcome our headline reader Ilya Kaminsky, author of the widely acclaimed Deaf Republic, and winner of prizes including Poetry magazine’s Levinson Prize and the Pushcart Prize. Our workshop leaders are Chen Chen, Patrick Donnelly, Maudelle Driskell, and Joan Houlihan.
Contact: New Hampshire Poetry Festival
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!
Shomari Wills: Black Fortunes
Brooklyn journalist and author Shomari Wills will read from selected parts of his book, Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires, in the historic Barn House at the Clemmons Family Farm. Q&A, discussion, refreshments and socializing to follow the presentation. Books will be available for purchase!
Contact: Clemmons Family Farm
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.
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:
Amy Einhorn: Flatiron Books Publisher
Sarah Blake: The Guest Book
Christopher Castellani - Leading Men
Stephen Mack Jones - Lives Laid Away
Andrea Lawlor - Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl
Bianca Marais - Hum If You Don’t Know Words
Abi Maxwell - The Den
Jay Parini - The Damascus Road
Dave Patterson - Soon the Light Will Be Perfect
Maura Roosevelt - Baby of the Family
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.
Peter Money: Oh When The Saints
Salt Hill Pub (Lebanon)—with the Salt Hill Irish Language Group and the Norwich Bookstore—will host a book send-off event for longtime West Windsor writer Peter Money, in their Galway Room.
The event includes Irish music, introductions, a brief selection of readings, books for sale, and—of course—all else for which Salt Hill is known.
Contact: The Norwich Bookstore