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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
22
7:00 PM19:00

Shirley Jackson Day!

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

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Jul
20
1:30 PM13:30

The River Poets

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

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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
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
18
5:30 PM17:30

Patrick Donnelly, Stephen Miller, and Michael Straus: Translators on Translating (Joan Hutton Landis Summer Reading Series)

Patrick Donnelly: Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin

Stephen Miller

Michael Straus

Readings will be followed by a moderated discussion with Steven Kleinberg. Doors open at 5:00 pm; the readings begin at 5:30 pm in the main gallery Refreshments will follow.

Contact: Big Town Gallery

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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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Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Alexandra de Steiguer

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

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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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Jun
14
5:00 PM17:00

Frost Farm Poetry Conference

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

Cost: $325

Registration: Register online. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Contact: The Frost Farm

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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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