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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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6:00 PM18:00

Carl R. Small

Join us Tuesday, June 18 at Cafe Renee (right next to the Coolidge Hotel) to celebrate the release of Memories Unleashed: Vietnam Legacy, a new book by hometown author Carl R. Small. Carl’s reading will be followed by a free “prompt” workshop, where everyone is invited to write and share.

The reading starts at 6:30, but come early because Cafe Renee will be serving up light fare and its usual homey, European vibe. Bring something to write on/with. Bring a friend. (Heads up, space is limited.)


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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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7:00 PM19:00

Elayne Clift

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.

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Healing the Divide Group Reading (PoemCity)

PoemCity 2019 is celebrating the launch of Healing the Divide: Poems of Kindness and Connection with a group reading from the anthology (edited by poet James Crews). The reading features:

  • James Crews

  • Mary Elder Jacobsen

  • Megan Buchanan

  • Alison Prine

  • Patricia Fontaine

  • Laura Foley

  • Carol Cone

Contact: Bear Pond Books

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6:30 PM18:30

Lunation Book Release

Celebrate International Women’s Day with the Book Release of Lunation: A Good Fat Anthology of 114 Women Poets. Lunation is an epic gathering of women poets from the seacoast and beyond in one fierce and fiery publication six months in the making and culminating with a free and open to the public book release.

Along with readings of poems from the book by the poets who wrote them, amazing local band River Sister will be there as well as our incredible sponsor Feminist Oasis as part of the celebration. Books are free for the poets in the book and on sale to the public for 10 dollars.

Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program

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6:30 PM18:30

Madeleine Kunin

Madeleine Kunin: Coming of Age

This event is co-hosted by The Flying Pig Bookstore and Shelburne Farms with Green Writers Press and Cabot Creamery Cheese.

Green Writers Press donates a portion of each book's sales to The Fund for Sustainable Communities and to Emerge Vermont. The Flying Pig will donate a portion of this event's book sales to Shelburne Farms youth programs.

Please note: the event will take place in the Shelburne Farm’s Coach Barn.

Registration: The event is free of charge, but please reserve seats through eventful.

Contact: Flying Pig Books

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6:00 PM18:00

Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult: A Spark of Light

The Norwich Bookstore is proud to partner with Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE) to launch Jodi Picoult's new book, A Spark of Light. This is a ticketed event to benefit PPNNE.

Cost: Tickets are $50 and $35, on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay, just like PPNNE's health care services. General admission includes a signed book. PPNNE sponsorship opportunities—with special perks including a reception with the author—are available. To buy tickets, please visit the Planned Parenthood website.

Contact: The Norwich Bookstore

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