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Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Shomari Wills (To Sing of Common Things Speaker Series)

  • Clemmons Family Farm, This Historic Barn House (map)
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Join us for the first of our five-part "To Sing of Common Things: Making A Way Out of No Way" speakers series, moderated by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant. Our series kicks off with our special guest speaker Brooklyn journalist and author Shomari Wills, who will read from selected parts of his book, Black Fortunes: The Story of the First Six African Americans Who Survived Slavery and Became Millionaires. Q&A, discussion, refreshments and socializing to follow the presentation.

Cost: By donation. Seating is limited to 40 and pre-registration is required.

Contact: Clemmons Family Farm

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Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Susan Ritz

Susan Ritz: A Dream to Die For

Contact: Bear Pond Books

Join Susan Ritz to celebrate the publication of her debut novel, "A Dream to Die For," "an original and compelling murder mystery that will keep you up late turning pages as you’re sucked into a world of dreams and dreamers, mystics and bartenders, artists and cops," says Jennifer McMahon.

Reading, Book Signing, Cake and Refreshments. Free and open to the public.

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Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Rajnii Eddins

Rajnii Eddins: Their Names Are Mine

Contact: Clemmons Family Farm

The series talks are springboards to provoke meaningful conversations, and will be guided by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant as moderator. This third annual speakers’ series is free and open to the public at the historic Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. Advance registration is required and a donation is welcome. A Q&A and discussion will follow each presentation.

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Sep
14
4:00 PM16:00

Emily Bernard

Emily Bernard: Black Is The Body

Contact: Clemmons Family Farm

The series talks are springboards to provoke meaningful conversations, and will be guided by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant as moderator. This third annual speakers’ series is free and open to the public at the historic Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. Advance registration is required and a donation is welcome. A Q&A and discussion will follow each presentation.

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Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

New Hampshire Poetry Festival

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

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Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Ann Patchett

  • Capitol Center for the Arts, Chubb Theatre (map)
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Gibson's Bookstore is thrilled, in partnership with the Capitol Center for the Arts and New Hampshire Public Radio, to bring international best-selling author Ann Patchett to the main stage for an evening of literary discussion with NHPR's Peter Biello. They'll be in conversation about her newest novel, The Dutch House, a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. A Q&A with the audience follows their chat.

Cost: This is a ticketed event. Single ticket: $37.00, includes admission for one, and one signed copy of The Dutch House. Double ticket: $46.00, includes admission for two, and one signed copy of The Dutch House.

Contact: Capitol Center for the Arts

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Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Naima Wade

Naima Wade: Elbow Dreams

Contact: Clemmons Family Farm

The series talks are springboards to provoke meaningful conversations, and will be guided by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant as moderator. This third annual speakers’ series is free and open to the public at the historic Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. Advance registration is required and a donation is welcome. A Q&A and discussion will follow each presentation.

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Oct
19
4:00 PM16:00

Jackson Clemmons and Lydia Clemmons

Jackson Clemmons and Lydia Clemmons: Making A Way Out of No Way: 100 Years of African-American Family Storytelling

Contact: Clemmons Family Farm

In addition to their medical careers, Jack and Lydia Clemmons pursued lives as farmers, artists, and are the parents of five children and 13 grandchildren. The Clemmons are also gifted storytellers who blend gentle humor and humility with vivid descriptions of people, places and events. Their stories shines a personal light on African-American history and a culture of resilience and triumph. In the face of the dramatic loss of 93% of African-American owned land assets nation-wide over the course of their lifetimes, the couple have owned and maintained the Clemmons Family Farm for nearly 60 years. A vital land and cultural heritage asset, the 148-acre farm with six beautiful historic buildings is one of just 0.4 percent of farms in the U.S. that are still African-American owned. 

The series talks are springboards to provoke meaningful conversations, and will be guided by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant as moderator. This third annual speakers’ series is free and open to the public at the historic Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. Advance registration is required and a donation is welcome. A Q&A and discussion will follow each presentation.

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

David Huddle and Gregory Spatz with NER

David Huddle: Hazel

Gregory Spatz: What Could Be Saved

Contact: The Vermont Book Shop

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.

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Jun
8
5:00 PM17:00

Ann Davila Cardinal

Ann Davila Cardinal: Five Midnights

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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!

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Jun
1
4:00 PM16:00

Shomari Wills

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

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