Vermont Humanities

Vermont Reads: Outright Vermont Discussion

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

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 is a free, in-person program in the Hayes Room of the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. No pre-registration necessary. Just drop by!

Writers for Recovery: Bearing Witness, Sharing Stories, and Helping People Heal

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

In this participatory workshop, WFR co-founder Gary Miller will take you through their process of writing with people in recovery and those connected to people in recovery. He’ll share readings from their anthologies and powerful recovery stories. This is a free, in-person program in the Hayes Room at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.

Alfred Hitchcock and the Art of Suspense

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Hitchcock famously said “Some films are slices of life; mine are slices of cake.” His career spanned forty years and many film eras. Film expert Rick Winston will discuss the evolution of Hitchcock’s craft, exploring his favorite themes, his relationship with his collaborators, and his wry sense of humor no matter how grisly the subject matter.

Vermont Reads: Last Night at the Telegraph Club Discussion

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Jim Schley leads this community discussion on Last Night at the Telegraph Club by Malindo Lo, the 2023-24 statewide read book selection from Vermont Reads. Copies available at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library. This is free, in-person program at the Kellogg-Hubbard Library in the Hayes Room.

Dare Not Speak: Autocrats and the Campaign to Silence LGBTQI+ Communities

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Michael Bosia, a leading scholar on global trans- and homophobia, argues that manufactured “LGBTQI+ peril” helps obscure growing social inequality and the policy failures of politicians who have turned their backs on democratic accountability. In this talk, Bosia focuses on laws and rhetoric that target LGBTQI+ youth, teachers, and allies as part of a global anti-democratic effort.

The Art of the Haiku

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

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

Journalists Consider Community News Reporting

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Join our panel of journalists as they explore what journalism means in the digital age, and examine ways in which youth take part in current journalism trends. Panelists include Meg Little Reilly, Deputy Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget for President Obama, and Tim Calabro, Editor and Publisher of the White River Valley Herald.

Landscape with Invisible Hand

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

Why do we consider Vermont’s hills beautiful? What’s attractive about a ruined barn? National Book Award-winner M. T. Anderson, author of the satirical novel Landscape with Invisible Hand, will discuss the national longings behind our sense of landscape. 

Vermonters and the Land

Kellogg-Hubbard Library 135 Main St, Montpelier, VT, United States

UVM professor Cheryl Morse—who studies how people perceive, co-produce, and experience rural places—reports on how different groups of Vermonters have engaged with land as landscape, place, and environment in recent years, and why these engagements matter in contemporary land debates.

Free