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Sep
14
11:30 AM11:30

5th Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival, Henniker, NH

Join us for the 5th Annual New Hampshire Poetry Festival, an exciting event celebrating the reading and writing of poetry. The festival, taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2019, 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).

BEAUTIFUL LOCATION, CONTEMPORARY POETS

Held in the scenic town of Henniker, New Hampshire, on the New England College campus, the 2019 event, taking place on Saturday, September 14, 2019, will include readings, panels, and workshops by poets from New Hampshire, across the country, and around the world.

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.

If you need accommodations, we recommend the Colby Hill Inn (mention the Poetry Fest for a 10% discount) or Henniker House.

Ready to learn, read, share and have fun with other poetry lovers?

Questions?

Email the festival organizers at NewHampshirePoetryFestival@gmail.com

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Oct
17
to Oct 20

2019 Brattleboro Literary Festival -- October 17-20, 2019

The 2019 Brattleboro Literary Festival

will take place October 17-20, 2019.

All festival events are FREE and open to the public.

There are no tickets and seating is on a first come basis.

All events take place in downtown Brattleboro.

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Oct
18
to Oct 20

Northern Woodlands Conference -- The Hulbert Outdoor Center, Fairlee, VT

SAVE THE DATE:

October 18-20, 2019

The Hulbert Outdoor Center

Fairlee, Vermont

Enjoy a fun, informal weekend with the Northern Woodlands crew at the Hulbert Outdoor Center on Lake Morey, while engaging with writers, scientists, artists, and educators. Writing workshops, natural history presentations, woods walks, and more!

Questions? Contact conference coordinator Emily Rowe at emily(at)northernwoodlands.org

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Jul
28
11:00 AM11:00

James Crews Mindfulness & Writing Workshop -- Northshire Bookstore (Manchester, VT)

Mindfulness & Writing

A One-Day Workshop with Poet, James Crews

Event date:

Sunday, July 28, 2019 - 11:00am to 1:00pm

Event address:

4869 Main St

Manchester Center, VT 05255

In this generative writing workshop, we'll examine connections between the practice of meditation/mindfulness and the act of writing fearlessly from the heart. Using poems and other written works as prompts, we will complete several exercises that invite us to pay closer attention to ourselves, our lives, and the world around us as we do our best to define the term, "mindfulness," and what that means for each of us. Though not required, attendees will be invited to share their work via email with each other. Beginners and all skill levels are welcome. You do not need any previous experience with mindfulness or meditation; all you need is an open mind. Email James with any questions you might have: jcrewsjr@gmail.com.

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Jul
20
7:30 PM19:30

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, Vijay Seshadri -- poetry reading

Join the New England College MFA Program in Creative Writing

for a poetry reading with Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Vijay Seshadri.

Seshadri is serving as the 2019 NEC MFA Elizabeth Yates McGreal Writer-in-Residence.

This event will take place in the Great Room

at 98 Bridge Street in Henniker, NH

on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 7:30 PM.

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Cheryl Suchors -- Northshire Bookstore (Manchester, VT)

Cheryl Suchors

48 Peaks: Hiking and Healing in the White Mountains

Event date:

Friday, July 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address:

4869 Main St

Manchester Center, VT 05255

 

At forty-eight years old, Cheryl Suchors vows to summit the highest forty-eight peaks in New Hampshire’s challenging White Mountains—and discovers, in the years that follow, that in order to feel truly successful, she will have to do much more than tick off peaks.

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Justice – And Poetry – For All: A celebration of poems by new Americans
Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Justice – And Poetry – For All: A celebration of poems by new Americans

Friday, June 21, 2019 – 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Featuring Julia Alvarez

with guests Fabiola Mujomba, Marges Anzali, Tenzin Waser, Migmar Tsering, Tina Escaja, Rajnii Eddins, Jesse Wiens, Catherine Cadden, Vera Escaja-Heiss, LN, Mary Jane Dickerson, Judith Yarnall, and more…

At North End Studios, Studio A, Burlington, Vermont

Free. Limited seating available. Registration required.

To register, email Tamra at sundogpoetry@gmail.com

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Jun
8
9:30 AM09:30

Mike Urban -- Travel Writer -- Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers

Creating A Writing Life Retreat for Emerging Writers

Mike Urban, guest speaker

This June the event takes place on Ender's Island in Mystic. The setting is an idyllic 11 acre island in Fisher's Island Sound.

The all-inclusive event is Saturday, June 8th, from 9:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. and includes morning refreshments and lunch. Registration is $165 per person with a $5 discount for registration prior to May 8.

To sign up to receive the complimentary Creating A Writing Life Newsletter, or to register for the Creating a Writing Life Retreat, visit www.CreatingAWritingLife.com or call (860) 536-0051.

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May
16
7:00 PM19:00

Charles Fergus -- Phoenix Books (Rutland)

Charles Fergus

Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land

Rutland

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join Charles Fergus to learn how to create habitat in your backyard. Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to improve the quality of your land. Focusing on the eastern US, this book describes basic habitat types, from forests to wetlands, and highlights native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants that you can use to help wildlife make a home on your land.

Attendees will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Charles' mystery novel, A Stranger Here Below!

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May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Charles Fergus -- Phoenix Books (Burlington)

Charles Fergus

Make a Home for Wildlife: Creating Habitat on Your Land

Burlington

Thursday, May 9, 2019 - 7:00pm

Join Charles Fergus to learn how to create habitat in your backyard. Make a Home for Wildlife helps you see your property in new ways and is the resource you need to improve the quality of your land. Focusing on the eastern US, this book describes basic habitat types, from forests to wetlands, and highlights native and introduced trees, shrubs, and plants that you can use to help wildlife make a home on your land.

Attendees will have a chance to win an autographed copy of Charles' mystery novel, A Stranger Here Below!

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Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Voicing Art Poetry Reading - Nomad Coffee South End Station, Burlington, VT

Date And Time

Sat, April 27, 2019, 2:00 PM EDT

Location

Nomad Coffee

208 Flynn Avenue

#3i

Burlington, VT 05401

New Poetry Reading Series

About this Event

"Voicing Art" is a new inclusive bi-monthly community poetry reading event hosted by The Poartry Project. We invite and encourage the community (all ages - especially young children and teens, all experience levels - including none) to write and submit original poetry or prose inspired by the current art exhibit at FLYNNDOG Gallery at South End Station to be shared publicly at the reading. 

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Julia Alvarez: White Fund Enlightenment Series, Lawrence Public Library

The White Fund’s purpose is to have a free series of interactive presentations for Lawrence area adults, youth, and children. The audience is encouraged to seek wisdom, cultural enrichment, and intellectual enhancement by attending and participating.

Julia Alvarez

April 25, 6 PM

White Fund Enlightenment Series


Lawrence Public Library

51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA

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Apr
25
to Apr 26

Jeremy D’Entremont - Durham Evangelical Church, Durham, NH

Lighthouses of Southern New Hampshire and Maine

Jeremy D’Entremont

Date: Thursday Apr 25, 1:30 p.m.–3:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Website: www.unh.edu/ara

Everyone is welcome. Please join us on Thursday, April 25, 2019, 1:30 p.m., at the Durham Evangelical Church (lower level), 114 Dover Road (Route 108), Durham, NH, to learn more about these lighthouses and their vital role in New England’s history and culture and our nation’s early maritime economy.

For additional information, visit the ARA website at www.unh.edu/ara, email info@ara-nh.org, or phone Membership Director Geoff McConnell at 603-743-4494.

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Apr
19
2:00 PM14:00

Kristen Lindquist -- Farnsworth Art Museum

(READING) DIGGING FOR GOLD: RESPONDING TO ART THROUGH POETRY

Friday, April 19, 2019

2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM

Farnsworth Art Museum

16 Museum Street

Rockland, ME 04841

This event is part of a series of poetry readings that will take place at the Farnsworth throughout the month of April, National Poetry Month. For more information, please contact Karen Francomano at the Farnsworth or look for the event posted on the Farnsworth’s website soon!

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Mar
19
6:00 PM18:00

Gibson's Bookstore (NH) -- Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger 

Eleanor Dunfey-Freiburger visits Gibson's Bookstore to present Counter Culture: Clams, Convents and a Circle of Global Citizens, an uplifting story of her family's origins as mill workers with 12 children to feed, starting a hospitality empire from a luncheonette and fried clam stand to what would eventually grow to be the Omni International Hotels.

Event date: 

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

Gibson's Bookstore

45 South Main Street

Concord, NH 03301

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Phoenix Books (Rutland) -- Ageless Authors Open Mic

Phoenix Books (Rutland) -- Ageless Authors Open Mic Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

An open mic, inspired by the Ageless Authors Anthology, featuring writers 65 and older. Come to read, come to listen, or come for both! Those interested in reading can sign up at the door.

Free and open to all.

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Jan
19
8:30 AM08:30

League of Vermont Writers -- HONING YOUR CRAFT: WRITING THAT SIZZLES and WINTER BUSINESS MEETING

HONING YOUR CRAFT: WRITING THAT SIZZLES

(and WINTER BUSINESS MEETING)

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Trader Duke's Hotel, 1117 Williston Road, S. Burlington, VT 05403

Member price: $46

Non-Member price: $56

Please note that registration will close at end-of-day Sunday, January 6, 2019



PRESENTERS/WORKSHOPS:

JULIA SHIPLEY - BUT WHY? UNDERSTANDING WHAT'S AT STAKE IN YOUR WORK *

* with apologies to parents of two-year olds and VPR's eponymous podcast

SEAN PRENTISS - BENGAL TIGER MOMENTS: PERCEPTION OF TIME ON THE PAGE


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Manisha Sinha -- VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture
Nov
7
7:00 PM19:00

Manisha Sinha -- VHC 1st Wednesday Lecture

Norwich Congregational Church

Event date: 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:00pm

Event address: 

Norwich Congregational Church

15 Church Street

Norwich, VT

The Norwich Bookstore is proud to partner with the Norwich Public Library and the Vermont Humanities Council for 1st Wednesday Lecture Series. We will be providing books for several of the gatherings.

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