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Michelle Singer

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March 2020

The Legacy of Nicholas Black Elk

March 4
7:00 pm

Author and ethnographer Damian Costello discusses the life of Lakota holy man Nicholas Black Elk and his famous book Black Elk Speaks. He explores how Black Elk’s understanding of Lakota philosophy can help us see the natural world as a unified whole, and how Black Elk’s hope amidst great tragedy can inform how we approach the crises of our age. Read More »


April 2020

How to Love a Country

April 3
7:00 pm

Richard Blanco reads from his recent poetry collection How to Love a Country, exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, unraveling the fabric of the American narrative in accessible and emotive verses. Blanco will also lead a poetry workshop on Saturday, April 4 at 10:30 am at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Read More »

Poetry Out Loud at Farmer’s Night

April 3
7:30 pm
Vermont State House, Montpelier

Vermont's Poetry Out Loud competition will present its 2020 winners—vocalizing the art of the word in a most compelling way! This event will kick off PoemCity 2020, a month-long celebration of poetry in Montpelier supported by a VHC grant. Read More »


May 2020

Writing the Life of Frederick Douglass

May 6
7:00 pm

Yale historian David Blight, winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in History for his biography Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom, tells Douglass’s story: an escaped slave who became one of the leading abolitionists, orators, and writers of his era. Read More »

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