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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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Jul
20
4:00 PM16:00

Shomari Wills (To Sing of Common Things Speaker Series)

  • Clemmons Family Farm, This Historic Barn House (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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
19
7:00 PM19:00

Lesle Lewis

Poet Lesle Lewis and Antidote Books co-owners Jeremy Sowell and Ruth Antoinette Rodriguez will read from James Tate's final poetry collection, The Government Lake, at 7 p.m. at Antidote.

They'll be joined by poets and writers Ken Estey, Geoffrey Gaddis and Justin Grimbol who will read from Tate's posthumously published book. Lewis will also read from her book Rainy Days on the Farm, forthcoming this fall from Fence Books. The event is free and open to the public. Locals, neighbors and friends of Antidote are strongly encouraged to join us for the reading and reception.

Contact: Antidote Books

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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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May
15
5:00 PM17:00

OSHER @Dartmouth Literary Night

You are cordially invited to join OSHER@Dartmouth members and Study Leaders as they read from their current work. Their writing encompasses both the personal and professional: lifetimes of rich and diverse experiences. We hope you can join us in this, our eleventh literary evening.

Participating authors:

Readings begin at 5:00 pm; reception begins at 6:00 pm

Cost: $10

Register: Register online

Contact: OSHER @Dartmouth

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May
10
7:00 PM19:00

Sean Cole

Sean Cole: The December Project

Contact: Marlboro College

In a event leading up to Marlboro College Commencement 2019, This American Life producer and master storyteller Sean Cole will give a talk and lead a discussion based on his experiences in public radio—specifically making radio stories out of books and poems. Sean has made a career in radio journalism for 20 years, working on popular shows such as All Things Considered, Only a Game, Studio 360, Marketplace, Radiolab, and 99% Invisible. He is also the author of two small volumes of poetry and a full-length collection of postcard poems called The December Project (Boog Literature). Reception with cash bar on the patio from 6:30 - 7:00 pm, followed by the talk. This event is free and open to the public and will be held in Whittemore Theater.

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Apr
29
6:30 PM18:30

Maura MacNeil, Ewa Chrusciel (New Voices Concord)

New Hampshire poets Maura MacNeil and Ewa Chrusciel read with four new immigrant writers to Concord in New Hampshire Humanities “New Voices” project. Nawras Altaher, Federica Odetti, Fatima R. Ejam and Sophia Bombia will present original poetry about home and the journeys of their lives.

Contact: New Hampshire Humanities

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Apr
28
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Ex Libris Gala with Richard Blanco

The Norman Williams Public Library (NWPL) 2019 Ex Libris Gala welcomes patrons and friends from across greater Woodstock to the highly anticipated, early-Spring, dress-up tradition that is dedicated to both celebrate and support the community’s treasured home-town library.

This year's Gala features a keynote address and reading by historic US Presidential Inaugural Poet Richard Blanco.

The gala begins with a reception at 5:30 pm; dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.

This event will be held at the Woodstock Inn. Yankee Bookshop will offer a collection of Blanco’s books for sales to guests, with all profits to benefit the library.

Registration: Attendees should reserve their places early, since the availability of full-table reservations is limited.

Contact: Norman Williams Public Library

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Dec
2
2:00 PM14:00

Visual Verse - Ripple Effects

Please join us for a very special afternoon celebrating our local poets and photographers: “Visual Verse - Ripple Effects,” photography and poetry inspired by Lake Sunapee. A joint venture from the Literary Arts Guild of the Center for the Arts, the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, and The John Hay Poetry Society. Conceived and developed by Larry Chase, Joan T. Doran, June Fichter, Sandra Little, Nancy Marashio, Lea McBain, Catherine O'Brian, and Dianalee Velie.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Oct
13
10:30 AM10:30

Burlington Book Festival

  • UVM Alumni House and Silver Pavilion (map)
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Burlington’s 14th annual celebration of the written word kicks off Friday, October 12 and runs through Sunday, October 14.

All events take place at the UVM Alumni House and Silver Pavilion unless otherwise noted.

10:30 am

11:30 am

  • Reeve Lindbergh: Two Lives

  • T. R. Hummer: After the Afterlife

  • Exploring Dimensionality in Narrative: A Panel - Nina Gaby, Cynthia Close, Josh (J.) Turk, and Jill Abilock, moderated by Rachel Moore. The panel will discuss dimensions in writing and art and will present a slide show of recent projects. Members of the Book Arts Guild of Vermont will have a demo and exhibit in conjuntion with this presentation.

12:30 pm

1:30 pm

2:30 pm

3:30 pm

4:30 pm

7:00 pm

  • America: The Movie - An Evening with Eugene Jarecki (Why We Fight). A benefit for the Burlington Book Festival, this ticketed event features a screening of film excerpts with live directorʼs commentary and an audience Q&A followed by a reception and book signing. Emceed by Vermont International Film Foundation Director Orly Yadin. $15. Purchase tickets in advance online at sevendaystickets.com.

Contact: Burlington Book Festival

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Oct
4
3:30 PM15:30

Daniel E. Kelm and Poetic Science: A Life in Science and Art

  • Dartmouth College, Baker Library, East Reading Room (map)
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Daniel E. Kelm is a book artist who enjoys expanding the concept of the book. He is known for his innovative structures as well as his traditional work. His expression as an artist emerges from the integration of work in science and the arts. Alchemy is a common theme in his book work. Before Daniel began his career in the book arts he received formal training in chemistry and taught at the University of Minnesota. He is known for his extensive knowledge of materials. In 1983 he opened his own studio in Easthampton, Massachusetts, called The Wide Awake Garage, where he designs and produces artist’s books, interpretive fine bindings, and book sculptures.

A reception begins at 3.30 pm, followed by a talk from 4:30 to 5:30 pm.

Contact: Dartmouth College Book Arts Workshop

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Oct
3
9:00 PM21:00

Lisa Gardner in Conversation with Lisa Unger

We are "thrilled" to be partnering with Believe in Books Literacy Foundation to bring you THRILLER IN THE WOODS, a night with #1 New York Times bestselling crime novelist Lisa Gardner (Look For Me) in conversation with New York Times and internationally bestselling, award-winning author Lisa Unger. They will be discussing Unger's latest psychological thriller Under My Skin.

This event will be held at Theater in the Wood in Intervale, New Hampshire.

Cost: Tickets are $5 per person or pre-order the book for only $25 (and admission is free!). We will also be hosting a pre-event party starting at 5:30 pm in the lobby of the Theater with hors d'oeuvres and BYOB.

Contact: White Birch Books

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Aug
25
7:00 PM19:00

Stephen P. Kiernan (Tory Hill Author Series)

Stephen P. Kiernan: The Baker's Secret

This reading is part of the Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

Cost: $10 per reading, or $32 for all four readings in the series. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Aug
11
7:00 PM19:00

NH Tribute to Howard Frank Mosher (Tory Hill Author Series)

New Hampshire tribute to Howard Frank Mosher, with director Jay Craven and screening of Where the Rivers Flow North.

This event is part of the Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

Cost: $10 per reading, or $32 for all four readings in the series. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Jul
28
7:00 PM19:00

Thacher Hurd (Tory Hill Author Series)

Thacher Hurd: Art Dog

This reading is part of the Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

Cost: $10 per reading, or $32 for all four readings in the series. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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Jul
27
9:00 AM09:00

Bookstock Literary Festival

Bookstock 2018, Woodstock's annual literary festival, is celebrating its 10th consecutive year July 27 to 29 with a superlative array of prominent authors, artists, performers, and teachers.

Headliners of this 10th edition include Richard Russo, Robert Pinsky, Alexander Chee, and Ezzedine Choukri Fishere.

Besides its 30+ presenters, Bookstock includes a huge used book sale and a vintage book sale. Publishers and authors gather in a spacious tent to display their publications and talk to participants about their work.

The Artistree Gallery in nearby South Pomfret stages UNBOUND, an exhibit of artist creations inspired by books. At different venues, workshops are led by talented authors dealing with writing and poetry. Also on the program are a poetry slam and a literary brunch at a local restaurant.
 

Friday schedule

9:00 am to 6:00 pm

  • Vintage book sale, Norman Williams Public Library
  • Used book sale, The Green

9:15 to 11:30 am

  • Daniel Lusk: Wonder writing workshop - Woodstock History Center

11:00 to 11:40 am

  • Andrea Avery: Sonata: A Memoir of Pain and the Piano, Thompson Senior Center

12:00 to 12:40 pm

1:00 to 1:40 pm

2:00 to 2:40 pm

2:30 to 3:10 pm

3:00 to 3:40 pm

4:00 to 4:40 pm

5:30 pm

7:30 pm

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Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Joyce Maynard (Tory Hill Author Series)

Joyce Maynard: The Best of Us

This reading is part of the Tory Hill Authors Series, sponsored by the Warner Historical Society. It is an annual summer event showcasing locally and nationally known authors reading and talking about their books and personal experiences. Each event in the series is followed by a dessert reception with live music, a book signing and an opportunity to meet with the author. 

Cost: $10 per reading, or $32 for all four readings in the series. Tickets are available at MainStreet BookEnds.

Contact: MainStreet BookEnds

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