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MacDowell Colony's James Baldwin Library Dedication

To recognize James Baldwin and his extraordinary cultural legacy, the MacDowell Colony’s library is being named in his honor. Baldwin’s work as a novelist, poet, activist, essayist, playwright, social critic, and cultural leader continues to have enormous impact on the public imagination. Three times during the 1950s, Baldwin came to MacDowell to advance books that became seminal works and he recalled the Colony as his, “favorite sanctuary for writing.”

Housing more than 15,000 books, recordings, musical scores, films, and visual works created by past Fellows, the James Baldwin library offers an extraordinary resource and connects artists across the decades.

Light refreshments will be served in the library after an outdoor ceremony.

Rain or shine.

Registration: RSVP is required.

Contact: The MacDowell Colony

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Burlington Book Festival

Burlington’s 14th annual celebration of the written word kicks off Friday, October 12 and runs through Sunday, October 14.

The 14th annual Burlington Book Festival kicks off with a celebration that features Opening Ceremonies and a Festival Dedication, followed by a reading by Sharon Olds!

These opening events will be held at the UVM Alumni House Silver Pavilion.

  • 7:00 pm - Opening Ceremonies and Festival Dedication begin at 7:00 pm Philip Baruth emcees the weekendʼs kickoff featuring distinguished guests and Dedication of the 14th annual Festival to author and filmmaker Eugene Jarecki along with a special tribute by civil rights activist Arjun Singh Sethi.

  • 7:30 pm - Reading by Sharon Olds - Pulitzer Prize winning poet Sharon Olds will give a reading. The reading will be following by an audience Q&A and book signing.

Contact: Burlington Book Festival

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