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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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Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Bookstock

Bookstock supports the cultural richness and diversity of the Upper Valley and celebrates authors and poets, both established and emerging, from our region. Most events take place in historic buildings around Woodstock’s lovely Green, within three minutes’ walk to the center of Woodstock village, with its unique shops and superb dining. In addition, ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret, hosts the opening reception, as well as the UnBound exhibition of book art. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park hosts a writing workshop and presentation. Catch of the Day restaurant holds a brunch reading Sunday morning.

Bookstock events continue on Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28.

Please note: Reading schedules and location are subject to change. For the the most up-to-date schedule information, please visit the Bookstock website.

11:00 am

  • Cherise Wolas: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby - Thompson Senior Center

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

  • Garret Keizer and James Crews: The World Pushes Back and Telling My Father - North UU Chapel

  • James E. Dobson: Critical Digital Humanitiess: The Search for a Methodology - NW Library Mezzanine

  • Terry Osborne: Nature Writing Workshop - Marsh Billings Rockefeller Education Center (1-4 pm)

  • Jim Rousmaniere: The Water Connection - Woodstock History Center

  • Geza Tetrallyay: The Fencers - Parish Hall St. James

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

  • Brian Adams: Offline -Parish Hall St. James

  • Vievee Francis: Forest Primeval - North UU Chapel

  • Gary Meffe: The Wizard of Odd: A Vermont Tale of Community Devotion - Woodstock History Center

  • Cherise Wolas: The Resurrection of Joan Ashby - NW Library Mezzanine

4:00 pm

Contact: Bookstock

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Jul
27
11:00 AM11:00

Bookstock

Bookstock supports the cultural richness and diversity of the Upper Valley and celebrates authors and poets, both established and emerging, from our region. Most events take place in historic buildings around Woodstock’s lovely Green, within three minutes’ walk to the center of Woodstock village, with its unique shops and superb dining. In addition, ArtisTree Gallery in South Pomfret, hosts the opening reception, as well as the UnBound exhibition of book art. Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park hosts a writing workshop and presentation. Catch of the Day restaurant holds a brunch reading Sunday morning.

Bookstock events continue on Sunday, July 28.

Please note: Reading schedules and location are subject to change. For the the most up-to-date schedule information, please visit the Bookstock website.

10:00 am

  • Benjamin Aleshire - Poet for Hire - Ben will write a poem for you. Pay him what you wish. - On the Green from 11am -2 pm

  • Presentation of the first Vermont Literary Inspiration Award to Green Writers Press - Woodstock Town Hall

  • Marcelo Gleiser - The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected - Keynote address - Woodstock Town Hall

11:30 am

12:00 pm

1:00 pm

2:00 pm

3:00 pm

4:00 pm

6:30 pm

Contact: Bookstock

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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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Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Jane Lindholm, Kit Norton, Maggie Cassidy (Strafford Town House Forum)

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

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Aug
9
5:00 PM17:00

Jeremy Holt

Jeremy Holt: Before Houdini

Contact: Vermont Book Shop

Meet local author Jeremy Holt for an in-person signing for his latest graphic novel Before Houdini.

This one-of-a-kind exhibit at the Jackson Gallery in the Town Hall Theater will showcase the creative process behind how a comic book page gets made. 

Original art and prints available for sale!

Book sales at reception provided by the Vermont Book Shop.

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Aug
28
6:00 PM18:00

Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson: My Brigadista Year

Contact: Aldrich Public Library

Join us as we speak with beloved author, Katherine Paterson, about her life, her work, and her recent recognition in the 2019 E.B. White Award for literature. Author visits are followed by light refreshments and the Barre Partnership's Concerts in Currier Park series. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

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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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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
16
5:00 PM17:00

Neukom Institute Literary Arts Awards

  • Dartmouth College, Moore Building, Filene Auditorium (map)
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Winners of the Literary Arts Awards along with the judges, Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, will have a panel discussion. Open to the public with a book signing and reception to follow.

See the 2019 Book Shortlist and 2019 Play Shortlist.

This event will be held in Filene Auditorium in the Moore Building on the Dartmouth College campus.

Contact: Neukom Institute for Computational Science

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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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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
18
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.)

Contact: jonibethcole@gmail.com.

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