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First Wednesdays: December 7

We’re hosting nine talks around Vermont on Wednesday, including The New York Times’ Virginia Heffernan, who discusses The Internet as Art in Norwich.

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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 2016-2017

Talks on the first Wednesday of the month, October to May. See schedule.

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Ideas on Tap

Engaging topics. Seriously fun. At ArtsRiot in Burlington. Learn more.

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Vermont Reads 2017

Brown Girl Dreaming, by Jacqueline Woodson. Learn more.

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Speakers Bureau

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

Upcoming Events

Mon 05

Book Discussion: Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides

December 5
6:30 pm
To or from the United States, spanning India, Cuba, Greece, and Ireland, this series of Pulitzer-winning works spotlights characters in the midst of broader migrations. Read More »
Wed 07

Winter Movie Night: The Endurance

December 7
6:00 pm
This 2000 documentary by George Butler, based on Caroline Alexander's The Endurance, tells the story of Ernest Shackleton's Antarctic expedition ending in 1916. Read More »
Wed 07

William Carlos Williams: America’s Most Revolutionary Twentieth Century Poet

December 7
7:00 pm
UVM professor Huck Gutman considers how William Carlos Williams changed American and world poetry forever by creating a new poetic language and new poetic forms. Read More »
Wed 07

America in a New, More Dangerous World

December 7
7:00 pm
Distinguished veteran diplomat George Jaeger discusses recent rapid changes in world power relationships and the key challenges America faces: from our perception of our world role and management of nuclear policy to our critical relationships with Europe, Russia, and China. Read More »