First Wednesdays

A Humanities Lecture Series, October through May

First Wednesdays

This eclectic lecture series offers talks in nine towns on the first Wednesday of the month, October through May. Topics are varied, timely, timeless, thought-provoking, and fun.

All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public, and are held at libraries and other venues in each host community.

Image of four First Wednesdays talks

Since its beginning in 2002 at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, First Wednesdays has expanded to nine sites within or near most of Vermont’s population centers. The free lectures draw nationally and regionally renowned authors, artists, scholars, and public figures who speak on diverse topics before audiences sometimes numbering several hundred people.

First Wednesdays talks will resume in October, 2017.

Our 2016-2017 First Wednesdays season has ended. We’ll announce the 2017-2018 lectures in August, and the new series will begin in October.