A Green Mountain Mixtape

Our latest Before Your Time podcast episode ponders the nature of Vermont’s music. Even in the 1930’s, such questions resisted easy answers.

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Sat 16

Woody Guthrie: Dustbowl Balladeer

December 16
3:00 pm
In his music and writing, Woody Guthrie chronicled the devastation of the 1930s dust storms and the Great Depression, championing the dispossessed and economic and social justice. This presentation by Mark Greenberg explores the always-rambling Guthrie’s life and legacy. Read More »
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Mon 18

Book Discussion: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

December 18
7:30 pm
Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »
Mon 18

Book Discussion: Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner

December 18
7:30 pm
Since 1918, the Pulitzer Prize for Drama has spotlighted outstanding playwriting. The titles in this series, including one by four-time winner Eugene O'Neill, span over fifty years of the award. Read More »
Tue 19

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

December 19
7:30 pm
Classic works of literature of a certain size and heft—both literal and figurative—can be a little daunting to tackle on one’s own, and in one big gulp. A multi-session group is the ideal environment in which to relish them, and the rewards are many. Read More »