Vermont Reads 2018

Bread and Roses, Too by Katherine Paterson

The Double-Edged Sword of Technology

Fall Conference 2017: November 17-18, University of Vermont.

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Because Ideas Matter

The Vermont Humanities Council strives to make Vermont a state in which every individual reads, participates in public affairs, and continues to learn throughout life. Learn more about our programs.

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First Wednesdays 2017-2018

Talks in nine towns, October through May. Learn more.

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Speakers Bureau

Host a thought-provoking presentation in your town! See our catalogue.
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Fall Conference 2017

Nov. 17-18: The Double-Edged Sword of Technology. Learn more.

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Literacy Programs

Designed for specific underserved and at-risk audiences. Learn more.

Upcoming Events

Sun 24

Book Discussion: Middlemarch by George Eliot

September 24
1:30 pm
Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft, both literal and figurative—such as George Eliot's Middlemarch—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. Participants will enjoy digesting this work in a multi-session group, the ideal environment in which to relish it. Read More »
Sun 24

Eliza Marsh’s Book of Sentiments

September 24
3:00 pm
Brandon resident Eliza Marsh had an unusual hobby: she collected the autographs of leading abolitionists in the 1840s. Historian Kevin Thornton discovered her project—though her book has disappeared—and will share his research on her life and labor. $2 program only or free with Museum admission. Read More »
Sun 24

Burlington Rising: Fufu Demo with Schkinah

September 24
4:00 pm
Not formally a bread, fufu is a staple of the Congolese diet. It is eaten with everything from breakfast to dinner. Learn more about the DR Congolese culture and foods in this hands-on demo. Read More »
Sun 24

Fufu Demo with Schkinah

September 24
4:00 pm
Burlington Rising is a series of lectures, culinary workshops, and community discussions centered on the historical role of food in human civilization and its connection to cultural identity. Read More »