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April 2017

Fairfax Community Library Poetry Station

April 1 – April 30

In celebration of National Poetry Month and Vermont Reads Brown Girl Dreaming, the Fairfax Community Library will host a poetry station for the month of April. Patrons are encouraged to submit their own poems relating to personal memories. Read More »

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Dinner with Southern Vermont Poets

April 25
6:00 pm
Saap Restaurant, Randolph

Southern Vermont poets Megan Buchanan, Verandah Porche, and Diana Whitney read from their work at Saap Restaurant. Dinner at 6:00, followed by readings at 7:00. Dinner reservations are required and can be made by calling Saap at 802-565-8292. Part of PoemTown Randolph. Read More »

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Book Discussion: The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy

April 25
7:00 pm

The Booker Prize has achieved respect that rivals the Pulitzer. Graham Swift, who won the Booker in 1996, singled it out as the finest accolade a writer can receive. "It's the one which, if we're completely honest, we most covet." Read More »

Acoustic Archeology: Impressions of Ancient Greek Music

April 25
7:00 pm
ArtsRiot, Burlington
Image of statue with lyre

How do we know what ancient music sounded like? Join UVM classics professor John Franklin for an entertaining exploration of ancient sounds. Part of the Ideas on Tap conversation series, held in partnership with the University of Vermont Humanities Center. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Angle of Repose by Wallace Earle Stegner

April 26
7:00 pm

One biography each year is awarded a Pulitzer Prize, but these character studies wouldn't count—each is a Pulitzer-winning work of fiction, with portions based on one person's real life story. Read More »

Book Discussion: Night on Fire by Ronald Kidd

April 27
12:00 pm

Ronald Kidd's acclaimed novel takes a young adult's perspective on the 1961 Freedom Rides in Anniston, Alabama. Discussions begin at 12:00 pm and 6:00 pm. Read More »

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Book Discussion: Brown Girl Dreaming

April 27
6:30 pm

This beautiful memoir of author Jacqueline Woodson's childhood, written in verse, tells the story of a young person finding her voice and examines the strength of family bonds. This multi-generational discussion is facilitated by students from area schools who have been studying Brown Girl Dreaming. Read More »

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Vermont Poets at VCFA

April 27
7:00 pm

Come listen to Vermont's finest voices as they read their poetry. Spend the evening with Didi Jackson, Major Jackson, Kerrin McCadden, Elizabeth Powell, Alison Prine, Karla Van Vliet, and Diane Whitney as they share their words, thoughts, and emotions. Part of PoemCity 2017. Read More »

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Storytime for Social Justice

April 28
5:00 pm

Help our children become thoughtful, kind, and open-minded leaders. All are welcome! Storytimes are planned for youth age 6 and younger. Read More »

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Junior Jam: A Youth Poetry Event

April 28
6:00 pm
St. Johnsbury Athenaeum, St Johnsbury

Elementary and middle school students will read original and favorite poetry. Selections from Brown Girl Dreaming will be interspersed throughout the program. Open Mic available after the planned program for attendees to share poetry in the time left. Read More »

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