Vermont Humanities

Vermont Reads 2022 Events

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Vermont Reads

To support Vermont Reads 2022 we’ll host a series of monthly public events starting in July, featuring in-person and online discussions and presentations around the book’s themes, including up to a dozen Fall Festival events in October and regular First Wednesdays lectures on these topics through May 2023.

Upcoming Vermont Reads Events

Live Event

Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era

What happened in Vermont when the anti-Communist fear known as the “Red Scare” swept the country? Quite a bit, as it turns out. Rick Winston, author of the book “Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era,” explores some forgotten history as we see how a small, rural “rock-ribbed Republican” state with a historically libertarian streak handled the hysteria of the time.

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Live Event

Vermont Reads: Outright Vermont Youth-Centered Discussion

Join Outright Vermont as we explore the Vermont Reads book of the year Last Night at the Telegraph Club. This event will have discussion and activities that explore the themes of this book set in the 50s and how they are relevant today. Come share your ideas, opinions, and perspectives! This discussion is open to both youth who have and have not read the book.

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Live Event

Comics and Queerness in Vermont and Beyond

Vermont Cartoonist Laureate Tillie Walden presents a look at the intersection of indie comics with queer identity through her many graphic novels—from science fiction to memoir to historical retelling. Explore process and power through visual narrative and learn why comics are relevant to Vermonters and beyond.

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Live Event

Vermont Reads: Last Night at the Telegraph Club Discussion

Join the Brown Public Library as we discuss the 2023 Vermont Reads book: Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malinda Lo. Light refreshments will be served. We will meet in the Treehouse Pavilion behind the library with the possibility of moving inside in the case of inclement weather.

Painting of two girls in 1950s San Francisco in a corner under a streetlamp
Live Event

Vermont Reads: Last Night at the Telegraph Club Discussion

All are welcome to the John G. McCullough Free Library for a discussion of Malinda Lo’s Last Night at the Telegraph Club, the 2023 Vermont Reads selection. Refreshments will be available.

Vermont Humanities*** April 5, 2022