Vermont Humanities

Reading and Discussion Events

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Reading and Discussion

These Reading and Discussion events are hosted by libraries and non-profits across Vermont. All are open to the public. Vermont organizations can book talks by browsing our Reading and Discussion catalog. Vermont Humanities provides the books, and trained scholars lead each session.

Upcoming Reading and Discussion Events

Live Event

Vermont Reads: Make Paper Lanterns with Radiate Art Space

Richmond Free Library and Radiate Art Space are excited to offer a special craft featuring this year’s Vermont Reads book, Last Night at the Telegraph Club.
Join us to create your own paper lantern like Lily and her family would have lit at the Lantern Festival concluding their Lunar New Year celebration.

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Live Event

Pandemics, Surreal and the Real

The Covid-19 pandemic has been devastating for all of us, as we grieve, struggle with separation, and combat the loneliness we collectively feel. This series created by the Quechee Library confronts this difficult time by looking at it through fiction. The series is comprised of two novellas and a collection of 23 short stories.

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Live Event

American Stories Across the Generations: The Giver

This series focuses on the theme of relationships between children and older adults. This event will focus on the book The Giver by Lois Lowry.

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Hybrid Event

Based on a Real Life: Angle of Repose

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. Wallace Stegner’s Pultizer Prize-winning novel Angle of Repose is a story of discovery—personal, historical, and geographical.

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Live Event

American Stories Across the Generations: Tuck Everlasting

This series focuses on the theme of relationships between children and older adults. This event will focus on the book Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt.

Vermont Humanities*** February 9, 2022