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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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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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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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May
3
5:00 PM17:00

Tim Brookes - The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets

The Enigmatic Art of Endangered Alphabets, an exhibit of wood carvings by Tim Brookes, will exhibit at the Gallery at River Arts May 3 to June 19, 2018.

The non-profit Endangered Alphabets Project, founded in 2010, flourishes on the borderlands between art and woodwork, painting and typography, linguistics and anthropology, creative design and cultural preservation, ethnography and spirituality. Originally intended to preserve some of the world’s endangered writing systems by carving them in boards of beautiful Vermont curly maple, the Alphabets have expanded to encompass artwork, poetry, sound sculpture, and furniture.

Join River Arts in celebrating Tim Brookes' work on Thursday, May 3, from 5:00 to 7:00 pm for an Artist Talk and Reception. Free admission and refreshments, cash bar. 

Contact: River Arts

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Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program Poetry Gala

In celebration of 20 years of building community through poetry, the Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program presents the Poetry Gala: a night of  revelry and reminiscence featuring live music, lively discussion, food and raffles. Join past Poets Laureates and fellow arts community members as we look toward the future, and ring in the new decade of community building.

Music and hors d'oeuvres start at 6:00 pm, with poetry and performances starting at 7:00.

Cost: $10 optional donations. All ages.

Reservations: Reserve your spot at the Gala by visiting the Event page

Contact: Portsmouth Poet Laureate Program

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Feb
6
6:00 PM18:00

Word/Image Collaboration: A Conversation with Major Jackson and Jane Kent

  • Unversity of Vermont, 301 Williams Hall (map)
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Please join us for "Word/Image Collaboration: A Conversation Across Disciplines with Major Jackson and Jane Kent." The poet and artist will have a conversation about their on-going collaborative project and discuss their distinct ideas about the interaction of word and image.

A reception will follow the conversation, and the Colburn Gallery will be open for viewing “Illuminating Words: Artists’ Books at the University of Vermont."

This event will be held in 301 Williams Hall.

Contact: University of Vermont Special Collections

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Jan
30
5:30 PM17:30

Points North: A Celebration of Howard Frank Mosher

Phoenix Books Burlington will celebrate beloved author Howard Frank Mosher, and his final book, Points North, at a reception and reading. Local authors Chris Bohjalian, Stephen P. Kiernan and Stephen Russell Payne will read from Points North and share reminiscences of Mosher and his work. Phoenix Books co-owner Renee Reiner will host and MC the event. Light fare will be provided.

Contact: Phoenix Books - Burlington

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Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

"Where the Rivers Flow North" - Benefit and Screening Honoring Howard Frank Mosher

Join us for a special benefit program honoring the late Howard Frank Mosher, Vermont novelist and inspiration for five movies by filmmaker Jay Craven. The program will include a screening of Where the Rivers Flow North, presented by director Jay Craven, readings from the director and audience Q&A. There are two great ways to attend the event, to help support WRIF and Kingdom County Productions:

Benefit Reception and Screening – $50 - 6:00 to 7:00 pm – Benefit reception with filmmaker Jay Craven. Join us for an intimate gathering with director Jay Craven and WRIF friends at the exciting new eatery in White River Junction, Trail Break Taps and Tacos. Includes a light meal of crispy tortillas, street tacos and fixings, and homemade churro balls with Mexican dipping sauce. Cash bar.

Screening at the Briggs Opera House – $12 - 7:00 pm – Benefit screening and Howard Frank Mosher Tribute with filmmaker Jay Craven (screening at 7:30 p.m.). Join us in the Briggs Opera House reception area for fun and festive eats, crispy corn tortillas and charred salsa from White River’s exciting new restaurant, Trail Break Taps and Tacos, then attend our 25th anniversary screening of Where the Rivers Flow North with special guest, director Jay Craven. With readings and reminiscence from Jay Craven and post-screening Q&A. 

Cost: $12 for the screening only; $50 for the reception with dinner and screening.

Reservations: Buy tickets online here.

Contact: White River Indie Films

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Nov
10
3:30 PM15:30

Anna Christina Soy Ribeiro (Sapientia Lecture Series)

  • Dartmouth College, 103 Thornton Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Anna Christina Soy Ribeiro is associate professor of philosophy at Texas Tech University. Her main research project currently is a monograph entitled Beautiful Speech: The Nature, Origins, and Powers of Poetry (forthcoming from Oxford University Press), where she offers a "comprehensive philosophical theory of poetry, drawing on cognitive and evolutionary psychology, pragmatics and metrical phonology in linguistics, and work in disciplines such as classics, anthropology and archaeology on oral literary traditions ancient and contemporary." 

This event will be held in 103 Thornton Hall at Dartmouth College.

Contact: The Leslie Center for Humanities

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