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October 2021

*DIGITAL* All The Imagination Can Hold: The Other Side(s) Of Quincy Jones

October 6
7:00 pm
Composer Quincy Jones gesturing while leading an orchestra

While Quincy Jones may be best known as a record producer for superstars like Michael Jackson, jazz archivist and poet Reuben Jackson highlights Jones’ work as a film composer, a Big Band arranger, and a collaborator with legendary vocalists like Sarah Vaughan. (Registration required.) Read More »

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November 2021

Realism and the Supernatural in Henry James

November 3
7:00 pm
Sepia tone portrait of the author Henry James

UVM English professor and former UVM president Daniel Mark Fogel introduces Henry James and the exceptional American family in which James was raised, focusing on two of his great novellas, Daisy Miller and The Turn of the Screw, each of which can be read in a few hours. Read More »

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December 2021

A Journalist’s “Unique Corner” on Vermont History

December 1
7:00 pm
State history marker: Vermont Equality for Same-Sex Couples

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Moats has covered Vermont news for more than 45 years. In this talk, he shares up-close experiences and broad observations of the historical trends that have shaped the state for the past half-century. Read More »

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January 2022

21st Century Refugees

January 5, 2022
7:00 pm
Group of refugees walking through a dry corn field

Even as more people have become unwilling migrants, international borders have hardened in the last two decades, restricting refugee resettlement and making asylum claims more difficult. Dartmouth professor Richard Wright traces recent changes in border policy and the implications for asylum seekers and refugees in the years ahead. Read More »

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February 2022

*DIGITAL* Rethinking the Classics

February 2, 2022
7:00 pm
Illustration of man in rowboat with harpoon, facing a whale

How does a book become a literary classic? And what do the classics say about who we are? Author Ilan Stavans meditates on how literary classics become the collective memory of a culture and suggests that as society changes so must our literary canon. Read More »

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March 2022

The Art of the Haiku

March 2, 2022
7:00 pm
Three stones standing in sand, one with "haiku" painted on it in black letters

Poet Keiselim (Keysi) Montás discusses how to read the traditional Japanese poetic form of haiku, illustrated with works from his haiku collection, Like Water. Read More »

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April 2022

A Living Culture

April 6, 2022
7:00 pm
Singer-songwriter Bryan Blanchetter in a white short with a bolo tie, holding a guitar, sitting against a brown background

Colonialism creates a division within the culture that is being colonized, a tendency seen in Europeans’ early contact with Algonquin tribal groups. Abenaki singer-songwriter Bryan Blanchette demonstrates a living vision of modern Indigenous culture through contemporary and traditional Abenaki songs, showing how our cultural similarities can foster unity. Read More »

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May 2022

Standing in This Place: Growing Up LGBTQ in Vermont

May 4, 2022
7:00 pm
Two young people on a suburban street unfurling a rainbow Pride flag

Playwright Maura Campbell wove the stories of 15 LGBTQ+ Vermonters, old and young, into the book Standing in This Place: Growing Up LGBTQ in Vermont. Campbell joins two people from different generations who shared their personal stories in the book as they discuss their challenges growing up LGBTQ+ in Vermont and respond to audience questions. Read More »

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