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Utopia and Apocalypse

In this series, participants explore 19th and 20th century visions – utopian to apocalyptic – of the future. Themes include repression, community, socialism, capitalism, feminism, creativity, ethics, and evolution.

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The Divine Comedy

Dante ALighieri’s poetic materpeice The Divine Comedy is a moving and imaginative tale exploring the human soul in the after-life. The book will be read and discussed in 3 sections.

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Keiselim (Keysi) Montás: Words in the Woods

Keysi Montás was born in the Dominican Republic and migrated to New York at the age of 16. He has published five poetry books, two collections of short stories, and two collections of essays.

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Book Discussion: Farms and Gardens – My Garden (Book)

Vermonters know as well as anyone the rich metaphors inherent in farming and gardening. These authors dig deep to explore the philosophical roots, family dynamics, and personal enrichment associated with tending and growing. This event features a discussion on the essay collection My Garden (Book) by Jamaica Kincaid.

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Refresh, Restore, Renew – A time to ask: “What is our story going forward?”

A storytelling invitation – Come together to collect, create, and curate to answer this question: What is our story going forward, for ourselves and our organizations? This interactive, 2-hour virtual workshop will expand your storytelling tools and techniques; revive your current skills through new perspective; and reinvigorate your organization through storytelling team building.

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Wolf Peaches, Poisoned Peas, and Madame Pompadour’s Underwear: The Surprising History of Common Garden Vegetables

Common garden vegetables have long and fascinating histories. Science and history writer Rebecca Rupp will discuss the stories behind many of our favorites, among them the much-maligned tomato and potato, the (mostly) popular pumpkin, and Vermont’s dynamic duo of kale and Gilfeather turnip.

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Digital Event

Refresh, Restore, Renew – A time to ask: “What is our story going forward?”

A storytelling invitation – Come together to collect, create, and curate to answer this question: What is our story going forward, for ourselves and our organizations? This interactive, 2-hour virtual workshop will expand your storytelling tools and techniques; revive your current skills through new perspective; and reinvigorate your organization through storytelling team building.

book folded into a heart with orange sunset over water in the background
Live Event

Refresh, Restore, Renew – A time to ask: “What is our story going forward?”

A storytelling invitation – Come together to collect, create, and curate to answer this question: What is our story going forward, for ourselves and our organizations? This hands-on 3-hour in-person workshop will expand your storytelling tools and techniques; revive your current skills through new perspective; and reinvigorate your organization through storytelling team building.

book folded into a heart with orange sunset over water in the background
Live Event

Refresh, Restore, Renew – A time to ask: “What is our story going forward?”

A storytelling invitation – Come together to collect, create, and curate to answer this question: What is our story going forward, for ourselves and our organizations? This hands-on 3-hour in-person workshop will expand your storytelling tools and techniques; revive your current skills through new perspective; and reinvigorate your organization through storytelling team building.

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Cartooning Reconsidered

From cave paintings and hieroglyphics, to comic books and emoji, visual expression has been a cornerstone of human communication. In this thought-provoking lecture, James Sturm, the co-founder of the Center for Cartoon Studies in White River Junction, VT will explore a brief history of the language and art of comics, and the new ways that cartooning and visual storytelling are changing the world.