Join us as we speak with beloved author, Katherine Paterson, about her life, her work, and her recent recognition in the 2019 E.B. White Award for literature. Author visits are followed by light refreshments and the Barre Partnership's Concerts in Currier Park series. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.
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
Jackson Clemmons and Lydia Clemmons: Making A Way Out of No Way: 100 Years of African-American Family Storytelling
In addition to their medical careers, Jack and Lydia Clemmons pursued lives as farmers, artists, and are the parents of five children and 13 grandchildren. The Clemmons are also gifted storytellers who blend gentle humor and humility with vivid descriptions of people, places and events. Their stories shines a personal light on African-American history and a culture of resilience and triumph. In the face of the dramatic loss of 93% of African-American owned land assets nation-wide over the course of their lifetimes, the couple have owned and maintained the Clemmons Family Farm for nearly 60 years. A vital land and cultural heritage asset, the 148-acre farm with six beautiful historic buildings is one of just 0.4 percent of farms in the U.S. that are still African-American owned.
The series talks are springboards to provoke meaningful conversations, and will be guided by Dr. Wanda Heading-Grant as moderator. This third annual speakers’ series is free and open to the public at the historic Barn House on the Clemmons Family Farm in Charlotte, VT. Advance registration is required and a donation is welcome. A Q&A and discussion will follow each presentation.
Contact: Clemmons Family Farm
In celebration of the “A Garden Dream” exhibit poet Ala Khaki will discuss the role of “Garden” in Persian art and life, both as a multi-dimensional metaphor and a physical place of serenity, and read thematic poems from classic and modern Persian poets in Farsi and English.
Contact: The Lakes Gallery at Chi-Lin
Cheryl Strayed: Wild
New York Times bestselling author Cheryl Strayed will speak in celebration of Brattleboro Area Hospice’s 40th anniversary. A Wild Life: Growing Through Life’s Challenges is an evening of inspiration, wisdom and storytelling. There will be a book signing after the talk.
Cost: $25-100. This is a fundraiser for Brattleboro Area Hospice.
Contact: Catamount Arts
Graphic novelist Rachel Lindsay as shares her memoir about the treatment of mental illness, treating mental illness as a commodity, and the often unavoidable choice between sanity and happiness. A portion of the profits from book sales will be donated to the United Counseling Service.
This event will take place at the Manchester Community Library
Contact: The Northshire Bookstore
These days, thanks to the internet, anyone can be a publisher, offering "alternative facts" and outlandish conspiracy theories to receptive audiences. Inconvenient truths from legitimate news organizations are frequently being attacked as "fake news." How did we get into this mess and what can we do about it?
Dennis Stern has worked as a journalist and newspaper executive for most of his career, including 28 years at the New York Times.
Cost: Osher Member: $30; Non-Member: $40 (fee includes lunch and lecture)
Registration: Pre-registration is required.
Contact: OSHER @Dartmouth
Luncheon and author talk with Abi Maxell, author of The Den.
This event will be held at Moat Mountain Smoke House & Brewing Company.
Cost: $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library. Purchase tickets by May 18, from the bookstore (603) 356-3200, or from the North Conway Library (603) 356-2961.
Contact: White Birch Books
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.
The Spring 2019 Dartmouth Library Book Talk features Colin G. Calloway, author of The Indian World of George Washington. Finalist for the National Book Award in nonfiction, Calloway's book investigates the complex relationship between the first president of the United States and the First Americans. After a reading, librarian J. Wendel Cox will join Calloway in conversation about the book.
This event will be held in Baker-Berry Library, East Reading Room.
Contact: The Leslie Center for the Humanities
The Center for Cartoon Studies commencement ceremony will take place at The Barrette Center for The Arts, with speaker Peggy Burns.
Peggy Burns is the publisher of Drawn & Quarterly Press in Montreal. SInce its founding in 1989, Drawn & Quarterly has grown into an internationally renowned publisher of the world’s top cartoonists. It has published luminaries including Lynda Barry, Chris Ware, Seth, and Kate Beaton, as well as international authors including Guy Delisle, Tom Gauld and Yoshihiro Tatsumi. The publishing house is celebrated for its high production values, design, editorial integrity, and artistic autonomy.
The event is free and open to the public.
Please join us for the Thesis Exhibition Opening immediately following the ceremony. The exhibit features original work by the graduating class!
Contact: The Center for Cartoon Studies
As part of PoemCity 2019, poets will read original work that touches on issues relating to border culture, migration, and social justice; a representative from Migrant Justice, a non-profit organizing for economic justice and human rights in Burlington, Vermont, will give a talk and introduction.
The reading, titled “In Defense of Butterflies: Poets for Migrant Justice,” features the following poets:
Nico Amador: Flower Wars
Cynthia Dewi Oka: Salvage
Natalie Scenters-Zapico: Lima: Limon
Cost: Suggested donation at the door, with all proceeds benefiting Migrant Justice.
Contact: Bear Pond Books
Explore the art of storytelling and learn how to shape your writing to tell a compelling story. The agenda includes talks by three writing professionals, a tour the town library for a librarian's perspective on books and writing, and a generative writing exercise with local writer Amy Braun. The program concludes with a Q&A on storytelling and books.
Cost: $54 for members; $74 for non-members
Registration: Register by April 9 online or by sending a check, payable to “League of Vermont Writers,” to LVW, P.O. Box 5046, Burlington, VT 05402 and write "Spring Program 2019" on the memo line. Mailed registrations must be postmarked by the deadline.
Contact: League of Vermont Writers
The recent purchase of metal type in the Cherokee Syllabary has prompted new interest in our Book Arts Workshop. With the Cherokee type and other printing and binding activity, faculty in Native American Studies, Anthropology, Linguistics, and Environmental Studies have integrated book-making projects into their courses, giving students hands-on exposure and practice in the study of indigenous languages. Over the past year, a number of students and faculty have engaged in applied learning in language revitalization with the Book Arts Workshop. This symposium seeks to bring together makers of all kinds (students, scholars, librarians, writers, artists, and printers) to exchange their experiences and knowledge in tactile learning and explore new possibilities.
The day begins with an open house of the Book Arts Workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 am, where you’ll have a tour, get a chance to make a print from our Cherokee type, and learn about how the type was created.
In the afternoon there will be talks, panel discussions, a lecture, and a reception held in the Haldeman Center. See the entire schedule online.
Contact: Dartmouth College Libraries