Ideas on Tap: March 21

Don’t miss our new series of free talks at ArtsRiot in Burlington, beginning with “Apples to Apples: Deciphering Sounds and Images in an Era of Media Saturation” with UVM professor David Jenemann.

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First Wednesdays 2017-2018

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

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Vermont Reads 2018

“Bread and Roses, Too” by Katherine Paterson. Learn more.

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Upcoming Events

Sun 18

Agatha Christie: Creator of Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot

March 18
2:00 pm
In this living history performance by Helene Lang, Ms. Christie tells you how a typewriter in Torguay spawned over 80 mysteries and created Miss Jane Marple and Hercule Poirot. Read More »
Sun 18

Song of the Vikings: The Making of Norse Myths

March 18
3:00 pm
Award-winning author Nancy Marie Brown brings the fascinating story of 13th-century Icelandic chieftain Snorri Sturluson’s life into focus, drawing on newly available sources and illuminating the folklore and pagan legends of medieval Scandinavia. Read More »
Mon 19

Vermont Reads Book Discussion: Bread and Roses, Too

March 19
5:30 pm
Bethel University’s Vermont Reads 2018 class will be reading and discussing Bread And Roses, Too. In addition we will be talking about the history of The Italian community in Bethel. Read More »
Mon 19

Book Discussion: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

March 19
7:00 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 »