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 an evening celebrating the work of renowned local author Shirley Jackson.
Ms. Jackson's daughter, Jai Holly, is our guest of honor and plans to read from her mother's work.
Shirley Jackson Award jurors, nominees and past winners will read from their own work and Ms. Jackson's.
This event is free, open to the public and the venue is accessible to individuals with mobility challenges.
Refreshments will be served.
The Bennington Bookshop will host a table with copies of Ms. Jackson's books and other related items for sale.
Contact: The Left Bank
Deirdre Heekin, Duncan Holaday, Paula Marcoux: A Celebration of the Independent Spirit (Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series)
Kira Fournier Schore's stunning sculpture Split Lady is the inspiration for a poetry reading by the River Poets at the AVA Gallery. Kira's Split Lady has a calm demeanor, yet seems very aware of her situation. The five River Poets reading today will explore this theme of women's divided selves, of loss and renewal. The reading will be inside the gallery, but on your way in or out, please visit the Split Lady in Kira's Garden.
The River Poets:
Contact: AVA Gallery
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.
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
Patrick Donnelly, Stephen Miller, and Michael Straus: Translators on Translating (Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series)
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
Alexandra de Steiguer: Small Island, Big Picture: Winters of Solitude Teach an Artist to See
This event takes place in the third-floor Shaw Research Library.
Cost: Free for members; $10 for non-members
Reservations: Space is limited and reservations are required. Please call (603) 431-2538 ext 2 to reserve your seat.
Contact: Portsmouth Athenaeum
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.)
From Friday, June 14 through Sunday, June 16, join a small community of people at the historic Robert Frost Farm learning, reading and writing formal poetry with contemporary award-winning poets in an intimate workshop environment. Choose your focus from a series of offerings designed to provide tools for beginning poets as well as perfect the mastery of published poets.
Conference registration includes:
A choice of one of five workshops on various aspects of metrical poetry, including a Master class
One-on-one meeting with your instructor, who will provide personalized input on your poems (submitted in advance)
Keynote speaker: Bruce Bennett
Poet in Residence, Rhina P. Espaillat, will be available for individual critiques throughout the conference
Saturday afternoon panel: TBD
Readings by Frost Farm Prize winner and award-winning conference instructors
Opportunity to read your work at the historic Frost Farm during our participant readings
Delicious Friday night Welcome Reception on Frost Farm grounds
Breakfast and lunch (Saturday and Sunday) and Saturday night dinner
Networking and encouragement in a convivial setting with other poetry lovers
Registration: Register online. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
Contact: The Frost Farm
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!