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February 2022

*DIGITAL* Boneyarn: New York Slavery Poems

February 2
7:00 pm
Hand-drawn old map with "Negro Burial Ground" written on it in fountain pen

The oldest and largest slave cemetery in the United States is located in the shadow of Wall Street. Actor and poet David Mills reads from and discusses his award-winning poetry collection, Boneyarn, featuring groundbreaking poems about slavery in New York City, a topic rarely addressed. (Registration required.) Read More »


March 2022

From the Parlor to the Polling Place: Stories and Songs from the Suffragists

March 2
7:00 pm
Suffragist standing on stump at Vermont State Fair

Singer and historian Linda Radtke, in period garb and a “Votes for Women” sash, celebrates the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave the right to vote to white women. Read More »


April 2022

The Poetics of Girlhood and Womanhood in America

April 6
7:00 pm
Head and hair of young black woman, with colorful stars in her hair

Poets and writers Diana Whitney and Shanta Lee Gander join Christal Brown, associate professor of Dance at Middlebury College, in a conversation that explores how girlhood and womanhood in America are manifested across the boundaries of poetry, dance, and lived experience. Read More »


May 2022

The Force of a Story in Parts: Star Wars, Fandom, and Seriality

May 4
7:00 pm
Person in white Star Wars stormtrooper costume, with another costumed person looking on

From Dickens to Game of Thrones, stories told in piecemeal style have shown their power to command a reader’s attention. In this apt talk for “Star Wars Day,” author Anne Moore examines how Star Wars’ serialized structure encourages readers to fill the gaps between installments with their own imaginative play. Read More »

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